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Address: Rue du Chene 5 | Bruxelles, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 02 511 92 62

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My adult children researched this establishment for a surprise fathers day gift . Despite visiting Brussels many times had sadly not discovered this truly magnificent place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gregg M
Rochester, United Kingdom
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My adult children researched this establishment for a surprise fathers day gift . Despite visiting Brussels many times had sadly not discovered this truly magnificent place adjacent to the Manneken Pis . What to drink from the extensive list ? The ones I have never had the opportunity to have tried before of course . Expertly and professionally served by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

A small bar that packs a big punch. Stopped here on an impromptu refreshment requirement after taking a few pictures of the Manneken Pis. After perusing the menu, I settled on a blackcurrant beer and I was absolutely NOT disappointed, satisfied immensely enjoyable by my choice of cold, zingy refreshment. The joys kept on coming with a peach beer too,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Good beer in a quirky surrounding. Stumbled upon by accident looking for the Mannequin Pis (underwhelming!)

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We went there looking for manneken pis, which btw is nothing great and can be easily skipped. However, this place, although small, has great collection of beers. Waiters and bartenders are helpful and have knowledge of what they are selling. On a sunny clear day, this place is good to chill.

Thank sonaldubey
Honefoss, Norway
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Du you like Belgian beers? Being in Brussel, near Grand Place? Of course you will see the famous Manneken Pies, the small statue of the peeing boy. And right accross the street from Manneken is Poechenellekelder. Just peeping into this famous cafè is an adventure, spotting all th eold stuffs and Things on walls and roofs inside. After you have... More 

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Goiania, GO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Place has a nice decor with various puppets hanging on the walls. There is a menu with several great belgian beers and the service is also very good! Location? Just in front of the manneken pis. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank RodrigoRCastro
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

It was a hot Friday afternoon when we visited. Supposed to have stopped for a quick beer but they have such an amazing selection we stopped for three until early evening. Opposite the manikin pis. Seated outside. Great service good value and relaxing. A saxophone player was allowed to entertain us. The inside (it was too hot to be in)... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We sat outside at this one. It was a great night outside. The service was typically slow, but the beers were plentiful. We had a cheese tray which was good. There was a meat on top looked and tasted like raw bacon. I would also say this is a good people watching place as it is right next to the... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We knew about the puppet house previously and were searching the streets of Brussels for the Mannekin pis (very underwhelmed!!) Called in twice once for coffee (superb - good and strong) & Beer and secondly, sheltering from the rain for Coffee, Beer, and Portie Mixed - that's cheese and salami plate to you and me. we snack on this often... More 

Thank alison f
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Very nice belgian pub with a history and really huge selection of almost all belgian beers. You can choose not only by colour or make, but also by alcohol content, which is very helpful. I would give 5 star review, but we hadn't good experience with waiter who was a bit cold to us.

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