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Au Bon Vieux Temps

$$ - $$$,
Impasse St.Nicholas 4 Rue du Marche aux Herbes 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 217 26 26
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“belgium beer” (4 reviews)
“beer tour” (7 reviews)
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Belgian, Pub
$$ - $$$
Impasse St.Nicholas 4 Rue du Marche aux Herbes 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

We were determined to find this historic bar and were rewarded with a great experience. Upon arrival mid-afternoon, the locals were chatting at the bar with the bartender while the rest of the venue was quiet. This gave a chance to get settled and simply...More

Thank serendipity821
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The bar has a nostalgia and you cannot go wrong with the beers. The staff are in their own world which is fine if you have a drink, they are both in the basement and the occasionally come up and serve.

Thank r m
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We may not have found this place until we overheard a tour guide pointing it out hidden down a small alleyway. Served great choice of beers in an old traditional pub, was an ideal spot to relax out of the heat and crowds

Thank dsmoore
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dropped in for a beer because it seemed to be a cool venue, away from the tourist traps. The staff ignored me at the bar (counting the till, didn’t acknowledge me, not even in French or a smile) so I sat...More

Thank Extraordinary574817
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. I see lots of poor reviews that I suspect are due to lack of reviewer knowledge of how to act in a true Belgium pub. Westvleteren 12 was awesome, service was great. There is no air conditioning or WiFi or cell signal.

2  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed July 21, 2018

This place gets 5 stars just because of the fact I got to sit in an ancient 400 year old bar drinking Westvleteren XII and got to keep the cap as a souvenir. The wooden bar and tables along with a nice bartender spending time...More

Thank A_Vintage_Thinker
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

EXTREMELY RUDE people work here. As soon as we walked in, the bartender glared at us and looked us up and down like our presence was unwelcome there. Overall brash and unfriendly tone when speaking to us while we were ordering a beer. I would...More

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

A magnificently beautiful place situated in a historical surroundings, offering some of the absolutely best beer you could possibly find. The woman who governs from her place behind the bar is extremely attentive and so very knowledgeable. One could pass the entrance to the alley...More

Thank 123norman2015
Reviewed June 8, 2018

This is "the" (or one of the) oldest bars in Brussels and has all of the feel of an old, historic bar. We first visited on a beer tour but made another trip back just for another beer. Is back in an alley that most...More

Thank BuckeyeKid8059
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We loved it! We got excellent beer recommendations from both hosts. They suggested different beers for me and my wife. The place is quiet and respects the regulars — as it should be. An authentic place, no tourist kitsch here. Merci.

Thank AllanKPB
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Stacy M
December 8, 2015|
Response from Elodie M | Reviewed this property |
this is not a restaurant but a bar. What you can eat there is a bit of cheese with your beer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Pub
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Impasse St.Nicholas 4 Rue du Marche aux Herbes 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 217 26 26
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