Bars / Cafes / Taverns., Brugge
Prices aren't bad and the beer selection is exactly why one goes to a bar while in Belgium. Its endless. I was with locals so it did seem we got better service than the other tourists around us. They also serve dinner and I had the spaghetti and can I just say YUM? I am pretty sure the reason people come here to eat is JUST for the spaghetti and I understand why. Loaded with cheese and baked until its bubbling. I loved this place so much I went here 2 days in a row.
Dress Code: Come as you are. Very relaxed atmosphere.
The Eiermarkt is a fun and pleasant square, just behind the Market Square of Bruges, where several bars and restaurants can be found, such as: party pub CathEdraak, student café Pick, and the Belfry Pub. You can of course also take a seat on the terrace and relax in the sunshine or sit under the umbrella. The Eiermarkt is actually always lively.
A modern bar that serves decent food and snacks but the main attraction is the beers around 300 diffrent ones most with tasteing notes,so you know what the beer taste should be this place gets Very busy day and night but is worth a visit.
Dress Code: none
WOW! I was taken by this place. If you like Belgian ales you need to come here. We tried to go to the 't Bruges Beertje on a Sunday afternoon but it was closed. We ended in here by chance and boy was I impressed. They have a selection of over 300 Belgian beers to include their own. Huge list with anything you can think of. Lambics, Trappist, Doubles, Triples etc... They even had the legendary "Westvleteren ", considered the world's greatest beer. A hard find since the monastery that brews it only sells it for personal consumption, they refuse to sell it commercially and only produce limited quantities. The setting is really warm and comfortable and the service ok. They are very busy so don’t expect lighting fast service. I think it's a must for any beer lover. Oh, they also sell food. Try the beer cheese croquettes.
Dress Code: casual
This bar is a small family establishment (the owners' little girl and dog were hanging out there). It's a little rundown and off of the tourist track. The draw is that from 5-6pm they sell Hoegaarden for 1 euro. It's not a bad place to drink the rest of the day because most of their beer list is a euro cheaper than anywhere else. They also have a reasonable snack list including the Croque Monsieur for 2,50 euros. They have a chess set and playing cards available so we spent a few very pleasant hours there.
A splendid 16th century tavern that will have you wanting to wander around like at a museum but stay put if you don't want to look like a gawking tourist. It is worth a stop despite a boring beer list even if just to soak in the old world atmosphere. The toilets are through a lovely courtyard and somehow make you feel you are entering a stable! We left our VT contingent there and headed to The Bear without them. Some are more picky then others when it comes to beer choice. ;)
We only came to this place once (in the summer), but we're planning to go back next time when I'm in Bruges. We came here at the end of our walk (station - centre - beguinage - Minnewater - station). I do not know how it looks on the inside, but the terrass is the perfect place to relax for a while. We had a wok dish, that tasted extremely well, and we drank a couple of beers (see picture).
No, that title was not the Bush beer talking, I simply don't remember the name of the area we were in for drinks at night. Perhaps someone will recognize it from the photos. We tried all kinds of beer. Types I had never heard of. Chocolate beer??? Only in Belgium. Though I was happy to report that I found Liefman's Kriek back at home in an international spirits store!
Dress Code: Seems casual everywhere.
We were enticed into De Kuppe for two rather prosaic and one rather fantastic reason! The first two being that it was very near to the hotel (Aragon) we were staying in and the window advertised over 100 beers. The latter reason being that as they walked past they were playing “Ain’t Nothing Gonna Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder, which demanded to be danced to! Oh and with Leffe and Hoegaarden on tap add another two motives!
The bar itself is a long rectangular room with the bar down one side and tables and chairs on the other. Décor is – well to be honest it’s just bar-like! A plain-ish wall, wooden furniture - like a lot of good places to drink it’s the beer that’s the thing and the clientele that make the atmosphere (a mixture of different ages).
The 100 or so beers are listed on a menu card – just make your pick and the barman will take your order. At 6.00pm in the evening (we returned to the bar on our second trip to Bruges) the bar was sparsely populated (there are also tables and chairs outside for those balmy summer evenings) at 10.30pm with the music playing it was much busier.
Located near the Markt this is one of the – many – fine bars you can find in Bruges. Cheers!
Open: from about 5.00pm
t Brugse Beertje: Kemelstraat 5 - 300 beers available, a small place with a big reputation as beer heaven.
Vlissinghe: The oldest café in Bruges, founded 1515 - Beer seminars held Saturdays in the back room, the "Academy".
Staminee de Garre: de Garre passage, off Breidelstraat - restored two storey bar with 130 beers including Tripel brewed for the bar.
De Zolder Cafe: Vlamingsstraat 53 - 60 well-chosen beers in this celler bar.
café Vlissinghe' is the oldest in town.
Since 1515 it is uninterrupted open.
of course you can enjoy the beers from Brugge
' straffe Hendrik' and 'Brugse tripel'.
Watch out trippel means that there is a 8/9
Altough the interior has been undergoing
quit some changes since the place was founded
it think it is something special. In summertime
there is a very nice terrace...
You can also order a snack..farmers bread with
ham or cheese , croque monsieur...etc.
Watch out , it is closed on monday and tuesdays!
This nice little bar down a back street is great at anytime, not just nights. The beer list they give you when you sit down is bigger than any food menu I have ever seen with over 200 on offer. It takes some time to work out what to drink!
It would be instructive to know that the night life in Bruge is mostly spent in restaurants and Bars. On this occassion, the restaurant and Bars of 't Putje was well patronised.
Some others just take evening walk on the cobblestone roads.
Exclusive cocktails. Big choice of wines, champagnes and beers.
Nice chill atmosphere with leather seats, piano & atmospheric lights. It's situated in a cellar, nice pub for Brugge.
It used to be greater with 150 different cocktails,now it has been reduced to +-50 cocktails.
If you drink 2 cocktails, you get a 3rd one for free. But the cocktails are in small glasses,so you actually paid for it, smart trick ;)
Last year there was a new police series on the local television channel VTM. All the episodes were written by the author Pieter Aspe, and it all played in the city centre of Brugge.
It was great to see so many well known views of my favourite city on television.
The main role, Inspector Van In, was played by Herbert Flack. And one of his favourite passions was drinking a good Duvel.
So almost in every episode he visited this Pub (Herberg Vlissinghe), in order to drink a Duvel (or even more then one). So again it was great to recognise this historical place on television.
Dress Code: no dress code