Van Moll Brewery Cafe: A huge selection of excellent beers!
There were two beer pubs that I was particularly keen to visit during our stay in Eindhoven in April 2015 – one was De Bierprofessor and the other was Van Moll Brewery Cafe.
So, while Emma and her mum explored the shops in the nearby "De Bergen" district, I took my father-in-law to Van Moll (located on Keizersgracht) to sample a few local beers.
It was Easter Saturday. As we entered, one of the friendly barmen joked that yesterday had been a "very" Good Friday and consequently some of the tap beers listed in the menu were no longer available. Instead, we should consult the up-to-date list on handwritten cards displayed behind the bar to ascertain what beers were still available. The huge list of bottled beers was still largely available, but we might find a few that had sold out.
They were having a very good Saturday too by the look of things; we struggled to find a table as most of them were filled with a young and trendy-looking crowd of locals. The barman kindly removed a "reserved" sign from a table for 6 and allowed us to sit there. We were later joined on there by a couple of local men.
I sat and studied the long list of bottled beers. Most of these came from Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK, USA, Denmark and Italy...and the majority of them were 5% + in strength. The beers were sorted by style of beer and in ascending order of strength within each category – that's the kind of logic that I like as an accountant!
I decided to go for the tap beers instead. I generally prefer tap beer to bottled beers and I was keen to sample Van Moll's own beers. The imported bottles were also far more expensive than the local tap beers – for example, the excellent Thornbridge beers that I can purchase at home for around €3 a bottle cost €8 or €9 at Van Moll.
I am particularly fond of IPA style beers at the moment and had identified a couple that I wanted to try. Unfortunately, the "Lizzylicious" which I had seen on their website prior to our trip wasn't available and the "Gizmo" was one of the tap beers that had run dry the previous day.
Not to worry, there was another 6.5% IPA which was available - Electrica Salsa (€4.00 for 250ml) – so I enjoyed a glass of that. It was brilliant – probably the best beer of my whole stay in Eindhoven!
I followed this up with another of Van Moll's own beers – a 6.5% Belgian Blonde called Toewijding (€3.50 for 250ml) – I enjoyed this one too, but it was never going to live up to the standards of the Electrica Salsa!
My final beer was a style that I wasn't previously familiar with; it was a 6% Saison beer (a style of pale ale) called Zobi la mouche (€3.50 for 250ml) – a refreshing beer brewed with orange and spices.
So, 3 very good Van Moll beers in a modern brewpub with friendly, knowledgable staff and a relaxed and trendy crowd. It's a shame that we didn't have time for another visit. It will be my first port of call next time I'm in Eindhoven!
Excellent tap beers, a huge list of bottled beers and a friendly, welcoming brewpub. Brilliant! Very highly recommended!!
Eetcafe De Baron: Eetcafe De Baron
Brown pub or Grand Cafe, beerprices are low, big variaty and even Belgium beers are on tap or in a bottle.
Upstairs is the Ëetcafe"were you can choose one of the many menu's
I went here last night to celebrate their 15th. Anniversary:-) On the pictures Coverband Betty Blue
The names of the meals are crazy hehe
mon-sat. 12.00 - 02.00
sun 13.00 - 02.00
Lunches possible from 12.00-15.30
daily from 18.00 hrs.
pictures and program can be found on their website
Dress Code: casualRelated to:
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We were welcomed with a cocktail and we had a Meringue workshop,
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My daughter and i and the other guests had a fantastic time.
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The little One: Eindhovens smallest bar
Spacious is not a word that describes the Little One!.
Eindhovens oldest(a listed monument) and smallest pub is located in the centre of the city, just off the market on the Jan van Lieshoutstraat. 25 people+ and it's pleasantly crowded. What it lacks in space it make up for in atmosphere.
Unlike many pubs/cafes these days it has no plasma screens, no live sport, no karaoke, no blaring music. What it does have is atmosphere!!, a great barman, fine cocktails & a selection of whisky/malts that woud make the most avid of collectors jealous.
The clientele is very mixed, young/old, locals/visitors, a real potpourri of people. Anything & everything(Lots of!) adorns its walls(& roof for that matter), musical instruments, farming implements, undergarments, stuffed animals etc. etc.
A definite must if you are in Eindhoven, take your camera along!.
Dress Code: Whatever you likeRelated to:
- Business Travel
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Very nice rooms with very friendly staff. Walking distance to the train station and centre of town....more
Swimming pool and spa. Bar and frendly helpful staff. fantastic breakfast.more
Hooghuisstraat 31 A, Eindhoven, 5611 GS, The Netherlands
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