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Poechenellekelder

5 Rue du Chene | Bruxelles, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 511 92 62
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Ranked #2 of 47 nightlife in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Breweries
Activities: Drinking
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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I don't know where to start from with that place.. From the moment we sat and had to ask for the waiter's attention to order, our night was ruined. We had a plastic bottle of water on the table (a must for every traveller) and when we asked to order he said in a snobbish way half English half French... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Many of the bars in central Brussels seemed dingy and uninspiring, and I'm surprised how so many tourists flock to Delirium which seemed to be the pits. This bar by contrast was great. The staff were friendly and attentive, the selection of draft and bottled ales must be one of the best in Brussels, and sitting on the street-side terrace... More

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manchester
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243 reviews 243 reviews
76 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

.. whenever we are in Brussels. I agree with previous comments and even the "seeming" unhelpfulness of the staff at times. Put this in context: they are almost always busy or busy'ish; on most days, its mainly tourists who sit themselves in one of the best beer bars and then turn out to know nothing at all about beer. "What... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place had the biggest selection of beer I saw in my visit to Belgium so I spent most of my first evening here. We sat outside at first but then also spent the wee hours upstairs in the bar so we could check out the interior which is full of all kinds of crazy stuff. The waiters were all... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Excellent selection of beers, lasagne to share was also very good. Located right at the Manneken Pis it creates a great atmosphere. Our waitress was very unhelpful with the menu and helping to understand the culture otherwise would have given it a 5/5

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of those places you keep going past and saying to yourself "I really must go in there one of these days!". Well, after years of that, I finally made a point to go -- by spending an evening with the Brussels Beer Club. The Poechenellekelder is a magical place...folklore marionnettes, pictures, painting, wall murals... and great beer... More

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Lewes
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The perfect place for a huge selection of beer, good cheese and perfect place to watch people! It is right opposite the manneken pis!!

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I just read the "Terrible" reviews of this place, just out of interest. Largely they complained about the service which is something I don't recognise. When it's busy (and it often is, being right by the Manekin Pis and very close to the Grand Place) it can take a few minutes to get served, sure, but no more than than... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A lot bigger inside that it looks from the outside. Didn't try the food although the lasagne in the table next to us looked great. Superb selection of beers and great service from the excellent waitress

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My 3rd trip to Brussels and my 1st to Poechenellekelder...but not my last!!! A fantastic place to sit and watch the world go by. Right opposite the manekin pis, you're steps from the grand place...but it somehow feels hidden away. A pleasant seated area outside doesn't prepare you for the fantastic interior (I won't spoil it) An impressive beer card... More

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