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“Nightmare service mars amazing beer list” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bier Central

Bier Central
Ranked #25 of 1,396 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: In this interior, that seems to be a copy of an authentic pub of the years 1930 with a typical tiled floor and "lampes belges", you may expect no-nonsense Belgian plain fare with a beer twist. To evolue the right atmosphere you can drink your beer at the into tables transformed yeast presses, seated on half barrels converted into chairs. You'll almost have to make a study to choose your beer out of the 25 draught beers and more than 300 bottled beers! There fore they present a beer encyclopedia with pictures and clarifications. On friday there is a beer sommelier to answer all your questions.
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nightmare service mars amazing beer list”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Lets discuss the elephant in the room: horrific service. This is not your typical bad European service, this takes it to a new level. With our food she did not bring silverware. When we got her attention and notified her, she brought one set for 3 people. By the time we flagged her down again and got the rest of the cutlery the food was cold. And then she didn't come back to our table. Ever. With so many beers on tap, if she had been attentive we'd have ordered at least 2-3 more rounds.

As for the good every beer we had perfectly fit a palette at our table. And our cheese croquettes were very good. I wish I had a server who was more willing to help me spend money on beer I wanted to drink

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beer lovers heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stopped drinking beer in the uk because it's rubbish. But I had to have a few at this place. You have a book to choose from, obviously get the ones on tap, bottle beers you can buy anywhere. Great place, love the old fashioned decor. The place is just outside the train station.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Great Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

A Fantastic Bar, and Eatery. They are famous for having over 300 Belgian Beers on Offer. The Staff are very good, and Helpful. I spoke with most of the staff, and found them to be very approachable, and fun. It is a Great Place to meet the Locals, and travellers., and try some New Ales.

Visited June 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Tourist prices, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Ate mussels and had a few beers. Big beer menu which was impressive, but you couldn't chose quite a few of them. Mussels were ok. Chips nice. Atmosphere cosy. Not bad, but quite expensive.

Visited February 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
“Smell”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

I was there in December and the beer and sandwich I ordered were nice. But it smelled like a sewer in there!! And it took a long time for the sandwich to arrive.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Bee M
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