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Poechenellekelder

5 Rue du Chene | Bruxelles, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 511 92 62
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Ranked #3 of 46 nightlife in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Breweries
Activities: Drinking
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Centurion, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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41 reviews 41 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A big variety of Belgian beers, a good atmosphere and service at the table. Only downside is the selection of food was limited. Great location and decor was cool but creepy, lots of dolls hanging from the ceiling!

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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215 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a great bar. They have good bar food and a delicious selection of beers. Be adventurous and try something new! I highly recommend the Lindemans Cassis or Framboise. We tried four beers we had never had before and they were great. Our waitress even steamed off the label so I could put it in my scrapbook. Just be... More

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Liverpool
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I visited this bar on a recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed. Lots of little rooms decorated in a very atmospheric war with puppets that I understand used to be used in the puppet theatre before it closed. It's a very pleasant bar to spend time in, just opposite Le Manneken Pis, with a very wide selection of... More

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Cologne, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I can recommend Poechenellekelder as a great lunch spot. The location is ideal, adjacent to Mannekin Pis. The beer selection was good and the staff were happy to make recommendations. The food menu is not huge, but the Spaghetti was fresh and perfect on cold day in the city. Be prepared for the interior. The entire place is covered in... More

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