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“Awesome spot for drinks anytime of the day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Poechenellekelder

Poechenellekelder
5 Rue du Chene | Bruxelles, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 511 92 62
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Ranked #19 of 334 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Drinking
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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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“Awesome spot for drinks anytime of the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Awesome service!! Best beer selection! The servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about every beer we had. There were 4 in my group and we had several rounds with no repeat orders. The location is also great since you can sit and watch everyone gather around to take pics of the pissing baby (not impressed). I thought the pricing was very reasonable especially considering that we basically gave the waiters a type of beer we liked and let them choose several for us. We never had a round for 4 go over 20 euros. If you are in the area or planning a trip and love to drink awesome beers this bar is a must. Also you get to see the creepy puppets in the basement on your way to the restroom!

Visited September 2012
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Brussels
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“Poechenellekelder Brussels - simply one of the city's best beer bars!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Warm, friendly, welcoming bar with 130± beers, including (it has to be said) very high-priced gueuze (€8.20 cf €4.20-€5.00 elsewhere). Beer list is well-presented and if you need help, just ask the knowledgeable waiters. At Christmas there is a good list of Christmas and winter beers (30±). Sip your beer, relax and take in the artefacts: puppets, prints, beer bottles pointing perilously upside-down over your head, souvenirs of the Mannekin-pis of local groups such as the Order of Faro (a local beer). Food is limited to very good lasagne and sandwiches. Downstairs you'll find extra seating and a puppet theatre. The only downside about this bar is that it closes on Mondays! On the upside, children are not encouraged - there is nothing for them here until they're 18.

Visited December 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Excellent atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Bar is located right next to the famous Maneken Pis statue therefore might look as a proper tourist trap. Very unfair! If you walk down the stairs at the back, you will step into the ''Puppet cellar'': surreal, cozy and full of great atmosphere place! Old puppet stage and dolls hanging everywhere. Apart from a great decor and fantastic service, the choice of beer was great also- selection included great Xmas beers! Snta and his helpers stopped by the pub to greet people during their traditional parade. Brilliant experience!

Visited December 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Perfect place to drink a fine Belgian beer.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Excellent place to visit with a very nice atmosphere especially at the period of Xmas. It is located very close at the maneken pis and there are lots of beers to choose from. They also have special menu with Xmas beers. Totally recommended and very reasonable prices.

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Atlanta
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“Beautiful little pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Perfect stop for a beer or cafe as you walk around Brussels.
Dusty, dark, and full of puppets. Ok....some of them are a bit creepy but FUN!
Definately a mix of tourists and locals which is always indicative of a good spot.

Visited November 2012
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