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't Brugs Beertje
Taps: 5 / Bottles: 300
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
phone: +32 50 33 96 16
Closed on Wednesday.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 95 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
't Brugs is a wonderful experience. If I could dream up a super cool beer joint, beertje, I doubt I could come up with anything close to 't Brugs, is is nothing short of a dream come true. The atmosphere is perfect, when you sit at a table or bench you know why and what you are doing in that spot. The selection, especially bottled beers, are worth a trip to Belgium. Service was just fine for a small beer joint with a single waiter, and if you show up 5 minutes after they open, I think 4pm, don't complain that its tough to find a seat for a few minutes. There's a good reason, knowledgeable beer drinkers all over Europe know the deal and they know to get there at 3:55, don't be late. We enjoyed our visits in September 2012, even with the furious North Sea storms blowing through, 't Brugs provided ample protection and what can only be called the perfect beer drinking experience. It is 5 minutes walk from the central square, where all the tourists pack the beautiful restaurants and pay top dollar for Leffe. No offense to the Square, you gotta go there, especially around sunset, but at 4 don't miss opening at 't Brugs.
11-14-2012 23:52:45 |
More by JimTeal
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I visited in July 2012. Everything about this place has already been said. If you're a beer lover and go to Bruges, missing this bar is a sin. Apart from the enormous beer selection, Daisy, the owner is a legend and if you're lucky enough to be there when she's behind the bar, you'll be talking to one of the most knowledgeable aficionados of Belgian beer you'll ever meet (not to mention probably one of the most charming). There are many great beer joints in Belgium, but this one will stay with you.
10-28-2012 15:00:45 |
More by benoniboy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
All around great place. They have 5 drafts, I believe three of which are seasonal. We tried all three seasonals and they were excellent. They have a pretty extensive bottle list. I think the only one I saw with more was the Kulminator.
The atmosphere was nice. Down a side street it was nicely decorated with old beer posters and tchotchkes. There is a bar area as well as tables.
Our waiter was very friendly and fairly speedy. He was helpful in picking out things to try if you told him what you liked.
I would highly recommend this place.
01-18-2012 18:48:40 |
More by mendvicdog
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Tried to stop here on 28Sep11 but it was closed on this Wednesday. I was successful, though, on Friday, 30SEP11...
The building itself is an unimposing brick building, on a narrow side-street near the center of town.
A couple of small bay-windows frame the doorway... Upon entering, there is a small L-shaped bar on the left heading to the rear. A coupleof beer towers ,are on the bar, but bottles dominate here. A number of small tables populate the area to the right in this first room. A second room is present in the rear, with about 5-6 tables of 4 to 6 seats each. The whole place is incandescently lit, giving 't Brugs Beertje a very warm, comfy feel. Contributing to the warmth are the yellow-shaded walls, when you can see them! Most of the wall-space is covered with old beer-related posters and placards, and there are old coasters filling whatever gaps there are to be found. Above the bar is a shelving unit displaying old bottles, and from which hang many old steins and mugs. All in all, this place was verrry comfy!! The staff was spot-on from moment-one; right there to inform and serve. No gripes whatsoever!! I had a light lunch of a Crocque-Monsieur, plus a few biers... The meal was tasty and solid, though nothing special... Biers? A shitload from which to choose, mostly bottles, as mentioned before. And there was a glass to match whichever bier was indeed chosen!! Super!! I wish 't Brugs Beertje had been open on the first day I visited. A super place to enjoy a bier or three!! Prosit!!
4.45 rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
11-06-2011 22:32:03 |
More by Bierman9
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I'll admit upon initially entering I wasn't certain what to think. After all the really great reviews I was expecting the place to be a bit larger maybe. After perusing the menu for a while I spoke with the server who was very helpful and gave me a great recommendation for both beers I ended up having. While we were there I heard him interact with other patrons and my experience was not unique. The beer was great and the atmosphere was wonderful, I didn't feel very good the evening we went in but I wish we could have made an evening of it instead of the two drinks I had.
06-01-2011 00:19:25 |
More by jerryjeff
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Quaint and dark bar on a side street in central Bruges. Helpful and knowledgeable staff can guide even the least knowledgeable through the menu. Stocks an extensive selection of all beers Belgian--particularly beers from the Flemish region. Several orders of the cheese and salami plate will keep any session going long. Prices are super reasonable for nearly everything on the beer list. This place is an institution that is a must stop for anyone who likes beer. I've spent several nights here over the course of a few trips to Bruges... its the must stop at bar.
05-11-2011 15:27:00 |
More by callmemickey
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A brilliant little beer bar near the heart of Brugge. The little bear, for those who don't speak Belgian (I'm fluent in Belgian). A nice atmosphere with two or three rooms going back from the front. Crazy little trinkets adorn the walls. If you have some piece of crap with you that you don't care about, try putting it in one of the wall decorations and see if it's still there when a buddy of yours visits in a year or two. After that, your buddy will be the proud owner of said non-noteworthy piece of crap. Good times... Anyway, the selection is excellent. I had a Rodenbach Vin de Cereal and a De Cam Oude Kriek, both of which were excellent and neither of which you're likely to find in the US of A. Service is very good from my experience. They'll come to your table and take your beer orders, as you'd hope they would. Not sure if they have food, but I didn't get any. Anyway, a very nice beer bar. A definite must-stop if you're in Brugge.
04-29-2011 22:49:25 |
More by nickd717
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
Went here with a couple of friends, all on a vacation from California.
The place was crowded but with enough space to accommodate my group of the three. We were immediately immersed in the menu which offered up a bounty of Belgian beer unlike anything the three of us had ever experienced. Most of these beers we'd never heard of and the quality of what we sampled was superb.
Our server was extremely attentive and though we didn't have any difficult beer questions, he seemed like he'd have immediate answers if needed.
Didn't sample any food and don't recall whether or not it was served.
The price, in my opinion, very reasonable for the quality and selection that was available. Will definitely go back next time I find myself in Brugges.
03-18-2011 17:50:56 |
More by BrewerB
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
We arrived in the evening and it was very crowded, but were able to get seats at the bar without too long of a wait. We came back later in the night and it was still packed.
Great atmosphere, tons of old tackers and other breweriana covering the walls.
The menu is huge, broken up by region of Belgium. It is a little overwhelming to look at but, the staff is extremely knowledgeable. Bjorn was our server and he made tons of great recommendations. This place is a must stop if you find yourself in Bruges.
02-13-2011 15:49:06 |
More by hurfer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I came to Brugge with hopes of checking this place out and sadly its CLOSED EVERY WEDNESDAY. However, amazingly enough it turns out this was the place I visited last June before I knew anything about beer. I had no idea of the name before but as soon as I saw it, I knew exactly what it was. This is a quaint small place, old decor, tons of locals. A very helpful bartender that offers great suggestions and is willing to listen to wasted Americans. They have a huge book of beers, lots of staples but also tons of semi-rare ones. A very chill place to hang out at.
In Brugge this is the top place to go and finish your night after bar hopping because once you get here, you don't want to leave. Highly recommended.
11-27-2010 22:05:02 |
More by jrallen34
't Brugs Beertje in Brugge, Belgium
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