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“Charlie Rocket - Bruges mainstay hangout ” 4 of 5 stars
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Charlie Rockets
Hoogstraat 19, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050-330660
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Ranked #156 of 519 Restaurants in Bruges
Cuisines: Belgian, Southwestern, European
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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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“Charlie Rocket - Bruges mainstay hangout ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Whether you stay at the hostel, stop in for a beer, refill with a meal or check out the London Underground station style toilets in the cellar, this place an infamous student/backpacker must see to socialise, drink and 'meet' (read hook up) new likeminded people.

Bar staff are polite and attentive working hard to upsell and earn tips, without being too in your face. Prices and menu as expected.

Pool table, flags and American iconic memorabilia on every inch of wall make the feel of a Irish/music/backpacker bar.

Highly recommended if you want to relax with locals and young travellers. Avoid if you're ever 30 and are looking for gastro experience with fine dining!

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  • Dutch first
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“good beer selection & young crowd”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Bit of an eclectic sports bar almost for students, young belgians, and some backpackers staying next door. Good place to meet new friends over a game of pool and the bar tending staff were quite friendly

Visited July 2014
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Stoke on Trent
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Legs out the window”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Any bar where you can sit in the front windows with your legs on the street is doing something right, very nice chilled atmosphere.

Visited July 2014
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great Unique Bar/Hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stopped by a couple of times while in Bruges. It's Hard Rock Cafe on a local level. Unique atmosphere with a nice selection of beer. Check it out while wandering the city!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Hostel restaurant, a place to find foreigners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Although a perfectly fine bar and restaurant, it isn't entirely the place for being around locals. It's apart of one of the largest and most popular hostels, so there are plentiful foreigners. They do play sports however on a good sized screen. The pizza is quite good. Yet, it's pricey. Especially since you're eating at a hostel. I did wait a long time, nearly 45 minutes to receive it. Unless you're staying here or in search for some foreigners or a foreign hang out, I'd go elsewhere. The pizza is associated with the restaurant next door, Carlitos. I'd eat there. The ambiance is better and there is a nice patio in the back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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