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Beer in Brugge

Apr 8, 2007  Craft beer and beer tourism
4.5 of 5 stars based on 6 votes

Brugge has a wealth of beer. There are breweries, excellent bottle shops and comfortable bars, as well as a museum dedicated to the medieval style of beer called gruit, made without hops and flavored with a variety of herbs.

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Bacchus Cornelius
    http://www.bacchuscornelius.com

    The best bottle shop in Brugge. Lots of lambic, Flemish sours, and assorted things I saw nowhere else in Brussels, Ghent, or Brugge. Helpful service. Note there is no sign on the outside of the shop, so look for the beer and glassware in the window. A very nice, classy atmosphere. There is a good, inexpensive Italian restaurant a few doors down .

    Academiestraat 17
    Brugge, Belgium 8000

  • 2. Bierbrasserie Cambrinus
    http://www.cambrinus.eu/english.htm

    This is the best restaurant for beer in Brugge. The selection is far larger than any other bar. Expensive food. This restaurant has the feel of a New York bistro. Sit at the bar for the best service and for beer. The large binder serving as a beer menu is organized by beer name rather than brewery, so making your selection may take time.

    Phillip Stockstraat 19
    Brugge, Belgium 8000 Brugge

  • 3. Dickie's Beer & Grillhouse

    Not the largest selection, but high-quality food and first-rate service. The bartender/manager is an expert on beer and happy to chat when not busy. Try the beers from Alvinne, they are excellent and very rare.

    A 16 Vrijdagmarkt
    Brugge, Belgium 8000

  • 4. t Brugs Beertje
    http://www.brugsbeertje.be/index2.htm

    This bar has a very large selection of bottles and a few taps. A place with locals but welcoming to visitors, relaxed atmosphere and lots of quality beer.

  • 5. Staminee de Garre

    Located in an old house near the Burg. Small but high quality selection, and a snack of Belgian cheese is included with your drink. This bar is full of charm and a good romantic location.

    De Garre 1
    Brugge, Belgium 8000

  • 6. Bier Tempel

    Located only a few feet off the Markt in the opposite direction of the Belfort, this bottle shop has hundreds of glasses and the second best bottle selection in the city.
    Philip Stockstraat 7
    Brugge, Belgium 8000

  • 7. Brasserie Erasmus
    http://www.hotelerasmus.com

    A restaurant and beer bar in the Erasmus hotel. Very good food, and a small but quality beer list often featuring beers from De Dolle.