La Becasse

La Becasse, Brussels: Hours, Address, La Becasse Reviews: 4/5

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • Beurs • 2 min walk
  • De Brouckère • 3 min walk
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Mes_and_Sim
London, England213 contributions
Stumbling into a dark back alley in Brussels on a rainy March night was not what I had in mind. But as this place had been highly recommended to us by the concierge at the hotel who was obviously an avid beer-drinker herself, we felt almost obliged. We did well not to miss the place, even once we were in the alley, but the smell of gorgeous homemade belgian beer must have led us into the right establishment.

As we entered, the decor was old fashioned, and the customers even more so. They looked as if they hadn't left the place in years... and who could blame them? The menu proved cryptic, even to virtual beer connesieurs such as ourselves, so we decided (between the 4 of us) to order 2 different beers. "The white one" for 3 of us and "the faro" for one. The barman proceeded to produce two earthenware jugs. One was a bit bigger than you would expect to serve one. The other was massive - identically decorated, but supersized to the first. The four of us watched in disbelief as the most authentic belgian-beer-drinking experience of our lives unfolded before us.

Having visited a few other taverns prior to this one, I wondered whether I was in too much of a daze to have taken in the experience (as above described) as acurately as I remembered it. But the others later reassured me that we had all experienced the same... and that every trip hereafter to Brussels would be highlighted by several visits to this absolute gem of a pub.

And if you are reading this review in preparation for your own trip to Brussels, you MUST visit this place. And do let us know what you think of it.
Written June 3, 2004
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Dec 2017 • Couples
We happened upon La Becasse when looking for somewhere to shelter from the snow!

None of the restaurants around The Grand Place would let us in for just a drink! You had to be having a meal.

Well, you know what, they did us a favour because we loved this place.

All kitted out in Tudor style wood and a log fire, it really looked the part.

It is warm and welcoming.

There are lots of types of ale on sale and the waiter will recommend one for you if you ask him.

We went for 10% alcohol content ales and a big plate of Gouda to go with them. We tried four ales in all and loved them all.

All served in their namesake glasses.

We went back the next day and a different waiter was on so we chose our own ales.

Very quiet but great for ale drinkers and I would highly recommend it if you are visiting the Grand Place as the prices are reasonable and it's a two minute walk away.

So glad we found La Becasse.
Written December 12, 2017
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alainevrard
Brussels, Belgium7 contributions
Oct 2019
Their "Lambic" beer is a must-try aswell their "Cervelas"; "Kip-Kap" to eat, all brussels typical products!
Written October 9, 2019
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J S
Melbourne, Australia243 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
It is a bit scary to walk into this place as its down an alley way which has lots of twists and turns. But its worth going in!!

Its a warm small wooden lined bar with a good atmosphere. I asked the waitress what beer to try and she suggested the beer they brew specifically for this bar. It was well worth trying!!! it has a very different taste to your standard Belgium beer and was a good change to all the other Belgium beers i had tried. It comes in a nice looking ceramic cup as well.

Don't be scared to walk down the alley and try it out !!
Written April 12, 2019
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Amy R
South Bend, IN366 contributions
Like many other reviewers we found the staff to be rude. A very strange atmosphere throughout the place. The lambic is well known to be excellent and well kept. And it was. But the waiter-bar man was not helpful in our decisions. Rather impatient. He was simply not friendly. Had to go up to the bar to pay and interrupted the only pleasant conversation that was going on, between him and a friend. Three other separate parties seemed just as confused by the lack of a nice atmosphere. Great lambic but not again. Time better spent at Moeder Lambic.
Written September 9, 2014
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Ian Chapman
London281 contributions
Nov 2013 • Solo
Despite being close to the tourist-infested Grand Place, this characterful bar, hidden up an alley, was quiet when I visited in the late afternoon. I ordered a palette of four different beers which came with advice on the best order to drink them. I will certainly spend more time here when I next visit Brussels!
Written November 17, 2013
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g28molson
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
If you are in Brussels this is the place to taste a beer,
Don't miss it , its a bit challenge to fined but you will not be disappointed
we order taste plater and sample of the beer -you got 4 medium size glasses of different beer
this is one of the oldest pubs in Brussels
Place to taste lambic, gueuze and kriek beers
Written September 5, 2013
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Sarah N
Cambridge, UK21 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
A great little place in the centre of Brussels, hidden down a little alley. It's one of the oldest pubs in Belgium dating back to 1877, with a traditional wooden decor. There a wide variety of beers, specialising in lambic and fruit beers (though admittedly I had wine, so something for everyone!). There was a good atmosphere and I would defiantly recommend taking friends here to visit a traditional Belgian bar.
Written July 20, 2012
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Folkestone, UK512 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
A must visit, traditional Belgian inn, friendly staff, cosy atmosphere with a good selection of food and beers
Written May 6, 2019
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claudiabarbiero
Brussels, Belgium11 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
It is the second time I go to this otherwise nice hidden beer place with a group of adults and a few children (we had a nice beer tasting and the children had juices). Both times I went there with were different children and both times the very unfriendly waiter took it upon himself to tell the children to be quiet. He obviously doesn't like them very much. There were only 3 tables occupied besides ours when we were there and the children were not standing up nor speaking loudly. To be fair the tabe behind us was very loud... and they were adults and nobody complained and in fairness it is a pub not a church. SO DO NOT GO THERE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN. The staff doesn't like them... not sure they even like the customers.
Written August 21, 2017
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