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Royal Theatre Toone

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Address: 66 Rue du Marche-aux-Herbes, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 511 71 37
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Traditional Brussels' puppet theater - Typical cafe

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Great old pub tucked away in an alley

We got a tip about this pub and decided to check it out. It has a theme based on marionettes. Lots of beers on tap and in bottles. Old wood and felt like it was 500 years old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a tip about this pub and decided to check it out. It has a theme based on marionettes. Lots of beers on tap and in bottles. Old wood and felt like it was 500 years old (probably rebuilt after WW2). Would highly recommend this place for a Belgian beer or 2.

Thank gkjapo
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Whilst we didn't see a show at the Toone the attached bar is a very quiet and quirky place to escape the hustle and bustle, a wide selection of beers and a very friendly cat. We went a couple of times over the weekend to have a rest and sample a few different beers, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Julie S
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Just in the center of Brussels, don't forget to order a cheese portion with your beer! The best place for quiet talk with friends. Big terrace to enjoy the belgian sun!

Thank Daniel G
Island of Gozo, Malta
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Discovered Toone from a beer guidebook. Perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy Grand Place. Very laid back service but its what makes the place. Great choice of beers and an authentic atmosphere.

Thank Wandergirl88
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A Brussels institution. A wonderful selection of beers served by knowledgeable staff in the unique setting of a marionette theatre. A word to the wise- the beer menu does not show the strength of the drink so you may end up with a pleasant glow quicker than you thought. Look out for the bar cat who keeps a friendly eye... More 

Thank Stuart F
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited Toone on Saturday evening for the first time in about 30 years! Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo they were putting on a show about Napoleon - great fun, and very well written, narrated, and “acted” by the puppets. As it was all in French some was a bit lost on my husband who speaks... More 

Thank Mulqueen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Such a good find, down a very quite side alley off an extremely busy main road you find this beautifully hidden away pub, plenty of beer choices and a lovely garden to spend a summers evening in. Glad we found this place!

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Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A bit off the beaten track, but worth finding... Nice little beer garden out the back with some nice beers on the menu. Had a great evening.

Thank Richard M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Where else in the world can you watch a marionette show in the old tradition in an authentic and atmospheric old venue? This was a huge highlight of our trip to Brussels. An incredible theatrical and historical experience, and funny too! A bit like "The Flashing Blade" without the subtitles. The venue is strewn with marionettes, in the rafters, on... More 

Thank sarahloul
Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Came here with a guide, starting at the main square in front of the Godiva store. My hubby thought this would be great and as usual, he was right! Down a narrow alley you would never notice, it's an awesome little bar that only locals would know about. The Orval beer is brewed locally and the favorite. We liked it... More 

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