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Het Oud Arsenaal


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


Pub, Bar, Cafe
Lunch, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

near to the Rubens Museum, this bar is full of locals outnumbering tourists. Enamel adverts fill the walls; a tiled floor; marble-topped bar. Just great.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank david n
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

This is a, local, small but very nice bar. It was a relaxing and pleasant moment drinking a beer there.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ceruttialberto92
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Het Oud Arsenaal is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite beer bar in Antwerp, it's a proper down to earth local bar that serves quality beers in a warm and friendly environment. The interior is timeless, vintage beer posters and enamels adorning the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Most beer bars are expensive hipster affairs but this is a genuine "volkscafé" with an incredible list of Belgian beers. I think you can drink every single gueuze and "trappist" beer here, and quite a lot of other beers too, including new craft beers from...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Zaropans
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Probably my favourite bar in Antwerp. There's a great relaxed atmosphere here. It seems popular with locals and opens very early at the weekend for the market. It seems very traditional without being stuck in nostalgia. A great bar for regular people going about their...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Het Oud Arsenaal is without a shadow of a doubt one my favourite beer bars in Antwerp,on any holiday to this vibrant city I always make a beeline to here as not only is the beer list fantastic but the staff are really nice and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank 293neilk
Reviewed January 5, 2018

I had managed to convince my fellow travellers that we needed to go to see Ruben's house, knowing full-well that there wouldn't be enough time for a proper visit, so as I let out a slightly over-dramatic sigh, I turned, looked around and suggested that...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank R0bertBROWN
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We arrived a bit before closimg time but we were welcomed in very willingly by the owner. The service was very very nice and we even got some help deciding on what to drink and lots of information on beer and local beers. When we...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Angel G
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Big beer list - friendly staff - who could ask for more? Located in the central area and easy to find!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Kentishman123
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Delightful unchanged 1920s institution close to the Rubens House. Charming inside with a fine old bar, lots of interesting clutter and nice old tables and chairs. Pleasant terrace outside where I enjoyed good cold draught Stella Artois and smoked sausage with mustard. Friendly service.

Date of visit: July 2017
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