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Taps: 15 / Bottles: 2400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
Impasse de la Fidélité 4
phone: +32 2 514 44 34
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by moderndrunkard:
S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Oh good god! This place is like heaven. We went here everynight of our brussels adventure and were never disappointed. You'll be sure to meet a slew of characters if you hang around this place even for a bit. I don't even know where to start...
You walk down a set of stairs to get to the bar. A small bar. Maybe 15 bar stools or so. Gigantic area of tables. Lots of huge oak barrels for crowds to belly up to. Beer memorablilia from all over the world. I even found an Ahhrrrn City tray! Reminds me a lot of some other bar in the states with a huge selection, lots beeraphernalia, and tiny bathrooms that I used to spend a lot of time in...
But anyway, the selection is ginormous. A plaque hanging behind the bar boasts the Guinness World record for biggest beer selection with AT LEAST 2004 beers available. Good luck finding the menu, though. They're about ten-pound stacks of lists of beer after beer. And there's only two or three of them.
the crowd is pretty touristy, but not without some locals (the waiter from Spinnekopke said he hangs out here), and some honest afficianados (just be careful when ordering a Westvleteren. You might get a lecture from that English beer writer sitting next to you). Everynight we managed to run into some awesome people to help us pass the time (Mike from Milly's, I'm looking at you).
The service I found to be excellent for a place of this stature (i.e. selection and crowd). I do advise you to sit at the bar, though, as it will be much easier to get a beer. Pierre was our bartender. He was great. He made some great recommendations (Guldenberg for de Ranke) and greatly succeeded in entertaining us during our four night stint. Whenever someone would order some average beer or one he had to go get from somewhere, he would just kinda look at them, sigh, and lightly shake his head before heading off.
The other bartender we had was great, too. I asked her to pick something out for me, anything. She came back with an Urthel Quad, and when i told her I was familiar with it, she looked genuinely disappointed and offered to get me something else. Show them you care a little about beer, and they won't forget it. Of course, tipping well helps, too.
we went back every night, but even after the first night, this place felt like my home.
05-18-2006 14:01:40 |
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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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Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
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