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$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Rue du Chene 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 92 62
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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2,005 reviews
1,585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 689 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Poechenellekelder is a superb taverne that offers a superb Belgium beer range and an excellent food menu.Poechenellekelder or the puppet cellar is housed in an excellent building by the Mannekin Pis statue in the historic centre that has a fantastic outside seating area which is a great area to enjoy a few beers while watching the crowds in this area... More 

Thank Stephen K
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

It is located in the city center next to manneken pis! It has a strange but interesting decoration and a great choice of beers at a very god price!

Thank Manthos P
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

A small-looking bar that actually has a large, downwards sloping outside terrace that packs a big punch. Me & my girlfriend stopped here on an impromptu refreshment break after taking a few pictures of the Manneken Pis. I had read about Poechenellekelder being a must-see bar, but was happier to find it by accident. It's meant to be somewhat of... More 

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235 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This bar is right next to the Manneken Pis statue. After taking a look at the small statue we went into Poechenellekelder to check out the puppets, the puppet theatre and the beers. The service was really good and the food was okay - jellied meats are not really my thing. There's lots to look at and it was quite... More 

Thank Lesley B
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017

After gawking at the fountain for a bit, head in here for a drink. They have the usual endless selection of genius beers, a very friendly staff, and a charming atmosphere. It'd be hard to go wrong.

Thank spoilednonrev
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208 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

The Poechenellekelder is a lovely old bar with very friendly service, not far from the main square. We had a light lunch and a drink, and really enjoyed it.

Thank ClaireofDelft
Brussels, Belgium
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I come to this place for years, they have a great beer list and give the best service, they know a lot about beer. The interior is cosy in typical Brussels style. I always love to come back here.

Thank Maarten77_12
Easton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, fine selection of beer, and very reasonable prices. The "croque monsieur" was really just a toasted ham and cheese sandwich, which was tasty enough but not quite what I expected.

Thank Adam M
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed December 20, 2016

An Orval beer tastes better when served by these savvy waiters, who love beer and know to share their knowledge of it.

Thank ricardo572
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Fab introduction to the world of Belgian beers. Staff were super friendly and helped recommend what beers I might enjoy

Thank Katrina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Chene 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 92 62

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?