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Den Stillen Genieter

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Nauwstraat 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Best bar in the world

Loved this place. Had to make the pilgrimage and try the beers. Great atmosphere, amazing selection of beers in the cellar, great prices too

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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English first
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Loved this place. Had to make the pilgrimage and try the beers. Great atmosphere, amazing selection of beers in the cellar, great prices too

1 Thank karl_pearson
Mechelen, Belgium
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126 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

no meals, only beers, will close down for completely reconstruction of the building, what a pity... should stay where is belongs in the heart of the city of Mechelen...

1 Thank mechelaar
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I went there several times in a week and everytime I was stunished by the crazy environment inside. It's a dark, dusty place with a beer card with over 300 varieties and with the bar owner being literally the soul of the bar. You will find a 60 year old guy with some beer/crazy shirts that almost only understands beer... More 

1 Thank Hugo P
Milton Keynes
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Not a restaurant but a wonderfully scruffy no-nonsense traditional beer bar with fabulous beer choice (over 300) at very reasonable prices. Forget frills and fal-lals, just get down to the happy business of enjoying as many examples of Belgium's glorious beer heritage as your liver will stand. Situated in the lively Vismarkt area of Mechelen, the pub's name apparently translates... More 

2 Thank Mkjock
rochester, kent
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346 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Was enticed by the huge beer menu. A dark and dingy place. Served by a lad who looked about 14 who couldnt speak any english and who seemed incapable of understanding beer names (unlike a customer who seemed to understand a ok). Asked for a Westveleteren blonde and a 12 - both were brought to the table in their glasses... More 

2 Thank marcovanbatty
Reading, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Quiet place with random opening hours. It claims to serve 650 different beers at very reasonable prices. Could happily spend hours there.

Thank N_McL
Smithtown, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

If you're looking to stay in Mechelen and try a variety of beer this is the place to go to. Also a few games to play like Monopoly and checkers...Huge selection with good prices and right by the center of the city. Doesn't serve food.

Thank psychephylax
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2008

A lot of beer from all over the world!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nauwstraat 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen
  • Phone Number: 015/21.95.04

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub


Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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