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La Mort Subite

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Address: Rue Mont. aux Herbes Potageres 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32-(0)2-513.13.18
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Beer lovers start your Belgium beer experience near the Grand-Place at La...

Beer lovers start your Belgium beer experience near the Grand-Place at La Mort Subite with your first sampling at this popular pub, including its own home-brew concoction called Sudden Death.

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Art nouveau style bar/resto

I went to the place because of its old interior and just had a drink there. Don't expect something posh, but the place had conserved its design from 1928 and it's apparently a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
skanestukas
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the place because of its old interior and just had a drink there. Don't expect something posh, but the place had conserved its design from 1928 and it's apparently a family run business. The menu is pretty Belgian dishes based, they also have a broad variety of beers, which I find to be more expensive than in... More 

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Thank skanestukas
Bangkok, Thailand
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely to sit and take in the surroundings but treat it for what it is, a tourist attraction. Staff were friendly enough. As with most places in Brussels, if you are not into beer, you might struggle a bit to find a decent glas of wine or other.

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Thank Ingrid M
London
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

I visit this place every time I visit Brussels and what I like the most is that it has this local feel that makes me be relaxed and comfortable. Don't expect fancy dishes but all plates I've tried are nice to accompany a beer. Good selection of drinks and even though the service can be a bit grumpy it is... More 

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Thank Mita_London
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I just had dinner there, 2 hours ago. The staff, a lady, I think Belgian, who helped me select what beer to drink, was very kind, humble and very nice. I had a basic dinner, Belgian cheese, special for this month (vieux fromage de Chimay) and the restaurant own white beer (Lambic Blanche), also special for this month. Both beer... More 

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Thank RabieRafia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Its not the place to go have a great meal but surely you can sit and enjoy their specialty - beer of course. Had a really exciting experience because i met a guy sitting next to me that gave me the most impressive history lesson about that place. Beer talk or not its a place i will never forget.

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Thank Tânia V
Diest, Belgium
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Too bad the staff was not friendly. The building is very nice. However, the prices are ridiculous. Much better authentic bars can be found in Brussels. Don't forget, the prices included a (hefty) 16% service charge. (very uncommon for Belgium!)

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We need to go back in time for more then 100 years to explore the origin of this unusual name. About 1910 Mr. THEOPHILE VOSSEN ran an establishment called "LA COUR ROYALE". Amongst his many customers were a lot of employees working at the National Bank of Belgium. Those employees passed their time in the pub playing a dives game... More 

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Swansea
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Very Belgian but touristy. Only sell beer, no G&T. Staff were as described in one of the guide books as 'brusque' but that was ok.

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Thank Soontobe50
Rome, Italy
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

What i can say... Very traditional place, no TV during EU championship, no wi-wi, amazing beer and good snacks. Grate Belgian hospitality!

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Thank talbani
Lambesc, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

You can't go to Brussels without stopping at this pilar of Brussels. Old style typical brasserie where you can enjoy a Belgian beer and have some food. Good break in a day of visits

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