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Poechenellekelder

5 Rue du Chene | Bruxelles, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 511 92 62
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Ranked #3 of 43 nightlife in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Breweries
Activities: Drinking
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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2 helpful votes 2 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
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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459 reviews 459 reviews
197 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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bedford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise given the location(opposite Mannekin pis statuette)Plenty of locals were using it as well.Main bar is upstairs from the entrance door,more setting is available through the bar and down the stairs at the back.Decorated with cartoons,costumes used for the statue and puppets.Not sure the cases of beer on the ceiling look too safe!Had a good beer... More

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is a must if you´re visiting Bruxelles city center. Especially designed for those who love brewery and delicacies of this enchanted country. Service is amazing: the staff knows how to treat the customer who´s interested in discovering pub and beer culture. A taste of "Belgian Geuze beer" together with "tartine au fromage" it´s suggested. Atmosphere under Christmas time make... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Called in for a quick drink after seeing the Mannekin Pis. Loved the decor staff were friendly, and considering it is located in a tourist trap the prices are very reasonable. Next time I am in Brussels I will be spending a lot more time here.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Great place to try something different on the beer front. Quirky decor with warm welcoming bar staff. Have to be lucky to get in as very popular being opposite the Mannequin Pis. Great place to get away from the shopping into the warm but also good if you can get a table under the heated lamps outside and take in... More

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