't Poatersgat
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  • VerityE
    53 contributions
    Awesome find!
    This place was such an awesome find! We arrived here at 11pm straight after arriving in Bruges. The bar was filled with people but had a very cool, relaxed atmosphere about it. People playing darts and others playing cards around a table. This place is a locals bar as well as some tourists. You can choose from hundreds of beers (which is not unusual for a Belgian bar). The bar itself felt so cosy and hidden away. Although, something to note - TAKE CASH! They do not accept card. But the bar tender was very accommodating as we had to leave the bar briefly to draw out cash. Overall, really loved this place. If you're heading to Bruges, put this at the top of your 'bar list'.
    Visited December 2019
    Written March 26, 2020
  • mootrotter
    Birmingham, United Kingdom48 contributions
    Tiny door to a massive select of beers
    Good customer service. Massive beer selection and some soft drinks and wine. Great place for beer drinkers. It was quite quiet but interesting place and I imagine it would have a lively atmosphere on busier nights. Would recommend to beer drinkers but if you aren’t a fan of beer other bars might be better.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Tyler Barrett
    Margate, United Kingdom43 contributions
    By far my favourite bar
    T Poatersgat is by far my favourite place to drink in Brugge. The bar is a hidden gem underground, about a 5 minute walk from the main market square. The offers a wide range of local Belgium beers on draft and bottles, ciders & spirits. The bar is candle lit, with a few dull lights, creating a real chilled and relaxing environment. For someone that isn’t the biggest fan of beers such as myself, I would recommend trying one of their flavoured beers. I couldn’t recommend the peach beer enough. The only downside to this bar is that they don’t open until 17:00. Make sure you take cash, as they do not accept card. There is a cash point just down the road in the direction of the market square.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 11, 2022
  • Roberto García
    3 contributions
    Rude and aggressive bartender
    The bartender last Monday night (5th October) was very rude, impolite and disrespectful to customers. The bartender apparently was having a bad day and started speaking in a very rude manner not only to my friends and I, but also to the surrounding tables. At one point, he said that he didn't care about being rude because he isn't the owner of the bar and therefore the potential negative consequences of his misbehavior weren't of his business. I'm sorry that this bad experience tarnished the good decoration and the uniqueness of this hidden bar.
    Visited October 2020
    Written October 6, 2020
  • Grace
    1 contribution
    Very welcoming staff
    We came here to experience more of the Belgian culture and it was so welcoming! We don’t know much about beer, however the server was really warm and attentive to us and gave us fabulous recommendations. Despite it being a busy night, he personally came to our table to sit down and talk with us through about what kind of beer we might like. His welcoming attitude and warmth was the highlight of our trip- and we highly recommend visiting! Especially for young travellers :)
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 27, 2023
  • David B
    Smyrna, Georgia40 contributions
    Great way to learn about Belgian beer!
    Up until visiting this place, my friend never drank beer. Joel, the bartender, patiently taught us about the various Belgian beers - they serve over 120 different types - and when we left, my friend was a beer drinker. The bar is in a cellar dating from the 1500's, popular with students, decorated like you'd think a beer cellar would be decorated. Joel offered suggestions about what we might like and educated us on the brewing process. So much fun, we came back the next night as well!
    Visited September 2021
    Written December 3, 2021
  • david n
    Manchester, United Kingdom4,623 contributions
    A younger crowd
    .. and not just because you have to duck your head as you enter downwards. On a busy night people stand on the stairs smoking as you try to enter - not so welcoming. Inside its dimly lit and service was variable on the two nights we went. We didn't go for a third.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • AnselmColom
    Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom2,349 contributions
    Cool bar
    Again we were recommended this bar as a best bar in Bruges and it did not disappoint. Great selection once more and yes tourists but also locals which tells you it’s good. Like the entrance although beware when coming out! Lots of tables inside
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 5, 2022
  • Gary Flint
    8 contributions
    Fantastic night out
    Came here for a few beers. The bartenders speak very good English. Had a wonderful night and ended up singing happy birthday with the locals. They also have a virtual dart board as well as a football table. 31 balls for 2€ isn’t bad at all.
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 22, 2022
  • Shaun W
    62 contributions
    Our underground local
    Went here every night on our holiday to Bruges and had a great time on all of them. Great range of well priced beers. Friendly bar staff & a jovial atmosphere. Also got an electronic dart board & bar football table for entertainment.
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 23, 2022
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Roberto García
3 contributions
Oct 2020
The bartender last Monday night (5th October) was very rude, impolite and disrespectful to customers. The bartender apparently was having a bad day and started speaking in a very rude manner not only to my friends and I, but also to the surrounding tables.

At one point, he said that he didn't care about being rude because he isn't the owner of the bar and therefore the potential negative consequences of his misbehavior weren't of his business.

I'm sorry that this bad experience tarnished the good decoration and the uniqueness of this hidden bar.
Written October 6, 2020
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Grace
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
We came here to experience more of the Belgian culture and it was so welcoming! We don’t know much about beer, however the server was really warm and attentive to us and gave us fabulous recommendations. Despite it being a busy night, he personally came to our table to sit down and talk with us through about what kind of beer we might like. His welcoming attitude and warmth was the highlight of our trip- and we highly recommend visiting! Especially for young travellers :)
Written January 27, 2023
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David B
Smyrna, GA40 contributions
Sep 2021
Up until visiting this place, my friend never drank beer. Joel, the bartender, patiently taught us about the various Belgian beers - they serve over 120 different types - and when we left, my friend was a beer drinker. The bar is in a cellar dating from the 1500's, popular with students, decorated like you'd think a beer cellar would be decorated. Joel offered suggestions about what we might like and educated us on the brewing process. So much fun, we came back the next night as well!
Written December 3, 2021
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david n
Manchester, UK4,623 contributions
Feb 2023
.. and not just because you have to duck your head as you enter downwards. On a busy night people stand on the stairs smoking as you try to enter - not so welcoming.

Inside its dimly lit and service was variable on the two nights we went. We didn't go for a third.
Written March 8, 2023
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AnselmColom
Grays Thurrock, UK2,349 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Again we were recommended this bar as a best bar in Bruges and it did not disappoint. Great selection once more and yes tourists but also locals which tells you it’s good. Like the entrance although beware when coming out! Lots of tables inside
Written October 6, 2022
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Gary Flint
8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Came here for a few beers. The bartenders speak very good English. Had a wonderful night and ended up singing happy birthday with the locals.
They also have a virtual dart board as well as a football table. 31 balls for 2€ isn’t bad at all.
Written June 22, 2022
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Shaun W
62 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Went here every night on our holiday to Bruges and had a great time on all of them.

Great range of well priced beers. Friendly bar staff & a jovial atmosphere.

Also got an electronic dart board & bar football table for entertainment.
Written June 23, 2022
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Moonshiner8
Mason, OH111 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
We went to this bar for a beer, we ended up staying for way too many. Rueben who served our beers was knowledgeable and passionate about Belgian beer. He served us many things that were trailered to our tastes and we were not disappointed. We even discovered a few new favorites. If you are looking for a fun place to knock a few back this the the place.
Written July 18, 2023
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wends
Kingswinford, UK129 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Great cellar bar. Watch your head on the way in. Fantastic selection of beers, a good mixed ages of customers. Friendly atmosphere with eclectic mix of music load enough to sing with or just enjoy and chat. Friendly extremely busy and knowledgeable barman. Should not be missed
Written September 15, 2018
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Momo
103 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
A few people were smoking in the entry step therefore the whole bar smelled like cigarette. Average bar nothing special or it’s maybe the smell that ruined it for me...
Written November 28, 2019
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