Café Belge

Café Belge, Leuven: Address, Café Belge Reviews: 4/5

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TravellingDaveB
Portsmouth, UK212 contributions
Wow, what a choice. I ended up asking the waiter for his recommendation and he came up trumps! We sat outside as the weather was good in very pleasant surroundings. Good quick table service and, as we are still dealing with covid, the bar was very covid-aware. I hope to return!
Written July 21, 2020
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Maurizio Mattia Dulcinati
Rome, Italy64 contributions
Couples
Situated in the famous square of Leuven. with many others pubs around, it is good for an evening of beer. There are many beers and the price is cheap. Unfortunately
waiters are not friendly and attentive. Awful toilets.
Written April 21, 2019
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Cristina N
16 contributions
Friends
Very alternative and international place, one of the cheapest of Oude, with a wide variety of beers. My favourite bar in Louvain, quite apart from the Fakbars :P
Written November 16, 2016
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Joecamacho
Brussels, Belgium28 contributions
Friends
Nice building, horrible people.
Its clear that people who work there hate they job. Short guy with ponytail seems to be trying to compensate something with a bad attitude. Selection of beers is not special. Toilets dirty. I guess the best thing about this bar is that is close to many other good bars so is easy NOT to chose it.
Written April 13, 2022
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Boris B
1 contribution
Friends
I used to be a regular customer and I used to love the bar. Until they changed a staff member (a very friendly redhead girl) and added an arrogant black haired guy with holes in his ears. He is by far the most unfriendly bartender I have ever met. Firstly I asked where the menu was and he pointed that it was on the complete other side of the bar. Easily reachable for him, but not for me, I had to crawl my way through the crowd to get the menu. I just got the menu without too much questions, but a good bartender would just grab it for me. Anyway, when my beer was half empty, suddenly the bartender felt the urge to take that beer away together with some empty glasses. I was standing next to it, but I was in a conversation. I ran after him and took my beer back that he putted behind the counter. I asked the bartender why he did this and I also implied that you just don't do this as a bartender or at least ask if it is okay to take it away. He couldn't take this critique, said it was my fault and that he would kick me out if I wasn't happy about it. Great, now he started to threat with kicking me out, I asked if this is how he treats his clients and emphasized this strongly. He forced me out aggressively, came from behind his counter, took me by the arm and I didn't have the time to grab my coat. Another bartender (small long haired guy) came to help him and pushed me literally outside along with my friends. They even slammed the door in the face of my girlfriend. To make it even more dramatic they called the cops and yeah the cops stood by their side saying: just search another bar, nothing to do about it. 

In brief, their staff has a lust for power, is aggressive and very unfriendly. Not to mention the racism against my foreign friends other times. 

Written March 19, 2017
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Cecilia
11 contributions
Couples
It’s a nice place, at a very nice location, and the beer menu is enough. But the toilets...! It smells so bad inside the pub so it was not possible to sit there. The weather was nice enough so we could sit outside, but I’m very sceptical to the hygien of the bar/glasses/bottles.
Written May 5, 2019
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suffolksalami
Woodbridge101 contributions
This bar is the best on the Oude markt. It has an extensive beer menu and a friendly vibe with a good mixture of students and locals.
Written February 21, 2016
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Wouter D
Brussels, Belgium39 contributions
Friends
This bar has a lot of great (Belgian) beers! Not too expensive but also not the cheapest beers around. The mood is always a bit alternative, like old beer posters, pictures of the long dead royal belgian family, and old maps of the country. The visitors range from normal people who want to relax with a beer to leftist dreadlocked people and some punks, but all of them are friendly and welcoming. Staff is mostly friendly, with a few exemptions that are not worthy of mentioning. The music, sometimes provided by a live DJ, ranges from pop and folk to 80's and drum 'n' bass, and everything in between. I enjoy this bar, and I should visit it more often. But beware of the toilets, legend says they eat people.
Written October 18, 2015
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Lewispour
London, UK21 contributions
Couples
Great place to go on a night out - music was fun and perfect to get everyone dancing. Be sure to take cash as they do not take card!
Written February 9, 2020
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Marc P
2985673 contributions
if you like Belgian beer and don't mind that the music blots out any conversation, this is the place to go when you are in Leuven.
Written October 8, 2019
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