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Address: Vlasmarkt 1, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
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2:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 3:00 am

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Best bar in town

100+ kinds of beer, nice music and the best barkeeper you can have (ask stevie) Oh and there's more they even have a recordstore on the 1st floor

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
420bartm
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East Sussex
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223 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Definitely a bar for the young crowd. It was too loud and dark inside, so we ended up outside in the rain under a parasol, along with the smokers. Great list of beers. Barman was not particularly friendly. We had one beer and then beat a retreat to somewhere a bit more civilised.

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Thank EastSussexToad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

100+ kinds of beer, nice music and the best barkeeper you can have (ask stevie) Oh and there's more they even have a recordstore on the 1st floor

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Thank 420bartm
Hulste, Belgium
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42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

In this cafe you have it all: nice music at the background, plenty of different beers and a pretty interior. When it's warm enough, it's a great place to have a refreshing drink on the terrace.

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Thank MeInTheClouds
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I went there with my hubby and we had fantastic time. Waitress has tons of knowledge about beer and when she recommended something to us we were blown away. Very good choice of beers, nice atmosphere and lovely location.

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Thank Varje A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic bar for beer nerds. Great selection of beers, Belgian and others. Nice and polite staff, speaking English as well.

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Thank Skarphéðinn S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

You can find here a very good selection of the best belgian beers. They have also marvelous beers from all over of the world. If you dare: ask for a mazout! beutre

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Thank Beutre
London
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102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

If you love Belgian beer and you are in Kortrijk you must visit this place. Excellent selection of beers in a cozy environment with nice music and service. Wouldn't ask for more on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Kortrijk.

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Thank Mita_London
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Visited yesterday. Loved the range of beers, the barman was a lovely guy. My only complaint is that I had to catch a train. I'd happily have stayed there all night.

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Thank Wexford72
Milton Keynes
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

For lovers of Belgian beer, this is a must-visit! Smallish bar with superb and long list of beers at reasonable prices, and efficient and friendly English-speaking staff. Music can be loud! Situated in a pleasant square with lots of outdoor seating and tables near Kortrijk centre, close to the rail station. If you sit on a stool at the bar... More 

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