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Taps: 15 / Bottles: 2400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
Impasse de la Fidélité 4
phone: +32 2 514 44 34
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
This place was new to us, having opened since our last visit in Summer 03. We got lost finding it but well worth the odyssey. Take a map of some kind. Rue de Bouchers is a long street with sidewalk restaurants that I believe parallels the North side of Grand Place. We ended up reaching Rue de Bouchers by walking through the "Gallery" a covered mall-like walkway from Grand Place.
Excellent and extensive beer list, but its worth studying up beforehand and having a list of beers you would like to try, then seeing if they have them, to take advantage of their selection.
We focussed on beers we could not get in Chicago and tried the whole Mortal line. I also got a strong dark and sweet Silly St Christophe that was fantastic. The beertender who served us was very knowledgable (the other bartenders quickly deferred and let him serve us after trying to deal with our very specific lists). The atmosphere was zoo/frat partyish
late on a Thursday night, but would probably be much saner at earlier times of the day. Think groups of people drinking Corona. Yes really.
It seems to be the new hot drink in Belgium and England.
During busy times, if you can get a table outside on the alley, then you can enjoy a bit more of a relaxed time, but this is not a bar with the right atmosphere to really unwind, savor or reflect.
And especially don't go on Thursday nights when they have live "gigs". Its smoky, loud, crowded and there is a SURCHARGE on all beers! We returned on Sunday night for a second round and were much happier with the atmosphere then.
Nice selection of cheeses as well. We got a Mardesous Faggotin which was a washed rind cheese with just a bit of funk to make it interesting.
08-18-2007 14:20:06 |
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More by phingdong
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Good prices for the quality of the beer. They had lots of lots of interesting Belgian beers, many of which you can't get in the states. Mostly a younger crowd. The service is at the bar only and is a little slow even when the bar isn't crowded. We were there on a Thursday afternoon and it wasn't necessarily busy, but was busier than we would have expected. Overall a good experience and we would go back.
09-20-2013 19:27:48 |
More by mdidonat
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $
I highly recomend chosing DTcafe for your beer venue in Brussells. My favorite location to date in Europe. Please revisit it. In four days I enjoyed it seven times. The staff accomodates all visitors with a profound expression of Belgian hospitality. I suggest three days of draft ale upstairs with four nights of bottle service down stairs. Respectfully yours. Repeat frequently. Buy a catalog for 6 euro to remind you what should be a life quest of ale.
08-09-2013 02:01:08 |
More by hayesjw
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
A little tucked away, but upon discovery, plenty of room to move about, mingle and sample the vast selection, with multiple floors and completely different vibes depending on your current mood. Bartenders a extremely knowledgeable, and the patrons were diverse and very hospitable.
07-27-2013 21:12:56 |
More by jls_gator
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $
Had to make the visit to Delirium Cafe while in Brussels. Got there in the late afternoon and wasn't overly busy. A lot of people outside and in the cellar but no one in the main part of the bar. Tap list was pretty boring. Also, no descriptions or organization of the beer. Found a sticky menu on the bar that had color pages for each beer on tap, but seemed more like an advertisement than a description of the beer.
Downstairs in the cellar, they had a lot of bottled beer, but it didn't seem like they had as much as they advertised.
Service was non-existent. You order a beer from the bar and that's it. Seemed like they were just slinging beers even though they weren't even remarkably busy. Didn't seem like anyone actually wanted to talk about beer.
I just went with a Tremens for a remarkably cheap 3.30 euro.
Bottom line: glad I went but I probably won't return.
06-06-2013 08:02:14 |
More by BeerTampa
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
The most famous aspect of the Delirum Village, is its Delirium Cafe. At the address is also the seperate Delirium Taphouse which is located at street level. No no, that's not it. Look down. That's the Delirium Cafe. Just as you enter down the steps there's a large collection of Delirium bottles to the left. Already there was a large crowd in the early evening, but fortunately there weere still a few seats in the house. Being located below street level, I had the impressio that I was drinking in a cave, so it did a somewhat of a coziness despite its large size and large crowd.
About 14 taps pouring from the L-shaped bar, including beer from Tilquin and Rulles. However, the Delirium Cafe is famous for its stupid large bottle collection and novel-thick menu. There are several menus hanging around the bar, however you may likely to run into a "condensed" paper menu with a smaller bottle selection. Don't fear. Looking through, I wanted to drink some beers I hadn't heard of. Houten Kop was selection, and they have it. The second beer was Ploquette, and they have that too. By now I was joined by a Spainiard at the bar, looking for some dark Belgians to try. I suggested the Gulden Draak, one that he seemed to enjoy a lot. So, my final round I joined him with a more common but delicious Westmalle Dubbel. Sometimes a bar will list a bunch of bottles and be out of half the list, but at Delirium Cafe they had the beers which I requested.
Despite the large crows, multiple bartenders man the bar and are constantly keeping up with requests, opening bottles and pouring into glassware. Don't expect a bunch of brewery branded glassware here, but they have the essential tulips and chalices for starters. Two of my three beers were fresh, my Ploquette tasted like it had seen a better time.
Don't expect much in the way of food besides small snack plates. A bunch of cheese with beer, sure I'll have one. And despite the fame of Delirium Cafe, its prices are in line with the rest of Brussels.
If you're looking for a beer you've never heard before, a trip to Delirium Cafe is obligatory.
05-24-2013 17:43:36 |
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