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Belgian Beer Cafe Dubai Festival City

#255 of 5,787 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Belgian, Fish & Chips, Bar, Pub
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Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1128
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Dubai's original Belgian Beer Cafe assures its visitors an authentic...
Dubai's original Belgian Beer Cafe assures its visitors an authentic experience of an olden day bistro from early 1920s Belgium. Old fashioned beer taps, imported memorabilia and antique floor tiles line the restaurant giving it a warm, rural and lived-in feel, which you are sure to appreciate while enjoying the wide range of Belgian beverages. The authenticity also spreads to the kitchen, where hearty favourites of the homeland, such as the signature "Moules-frites" (mussels with fries), can be found. Enjoy Happy Hour every Sunday and Monday between 6pm to 7pm where you can buy one and get one free on selected beverages.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view, great atmosphere

Great pub-like bar with a nice view of the Dubai creek. The beer selection is not the greatest but the draughts offered were tasty and chilled. Great place for a quick drink if you stay at the hotel or the nearby residential area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Dimitris T
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Great pub-like bar with a nice view of the Dubai creek. The beer selection is not the greatest but the draughts offered were tasty and chilled. Great place for a quick drink if you stay at the hotel or the nearby residential area.

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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lively, great atmosphere and good food. Live music and service superb. Value for money, didn't wait long for a table and staff approachable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were here to have some cold belgian beers, warm belgian snacks and a hot hot English game of football! What a great pub to be at during football games.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love this place, one of my very favourite venues in Dubai. Although, rather expensive for one's favorite tipple which means visits are sadly less often than I would like. I would recommend the mussels which are particular delightful and an absolute must, accompanied by a pint of Leffe blond of course. There is a brunch offer on Friday and... More 

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dubai
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150 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Belgian cafe is a great place to be out with friends and enjoy a few drinks and some more. Even better if you get a table outside facing the creek. But the food leaves much to be desired. The burger at the price charged was a major disappointment. Having been to Belgium recently and having overdosed on waffles, I was... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place was in connection to our hotel so it was an easy pick for a beer. You get to choose between 5 or so different Belgian beers, price isn't too bad, service not always too quick. On a sunny day it's pretext nice though to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the creek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Wonderful place by the creek, with a great view from outside. Very well designed interiors, though a little congested, more spacious on A perfect place to cool off the Dubai heat. The view outdoor is just amazing giving you that perfect ambience to spend some quality

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's hot outside, really hot. From what seems like nowhere we go through some secretive looking doors, the type of doors that adorn a gentlemens club. On the other side i'm amazed by the chilled air, firstly. The next thing to hit you is the fact that this place is setup remarkably like a pub back in old Blighty. That's... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful place by the creek, with a great view from outside. Very well designed interiors, though a little congested, more spacious on level 1. Great place with great choices of food and beverages, a great choice of beers. You get to taste different beers, which is kind of difficult in Dubai where most of the places serve only about 5-6... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A perfect place to cool off the Dubai heat. The view outdoor is just amazing giving you that perfect ambience to spend some quality time with friends over a drink. You can ask for a try of the different varieties they have. Meatballs are a must have.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Belgian, Fish & Chips, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

Description

Dubai's original Belgian Beer Cafe assures its visitors an authentic experience of an olden day bistro from early 1920s Belgium. Old fashioned beer taps, imported memorabilia and antique floor tiles line the restaurant giving it a warm, rural and lived-in feel, which you are sure to appreciate while enjoying the wide range of Belgian beverages. The authenticity also spreads to the kitchen, where hearty favourites of the homeland, such as the signature "Moules-frites" (mussels with fries), can be found. Enjoy Happy Hour every Sunday and Monday between 6pm to 7pm where you can buy one and get one free on selected beverages.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?