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“The best bar in Bruges”
Review of Staminee De Garre

Staminee De Garre
Ranked #5 of 41 Nightlife in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Southampton
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139 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“The best bar in Bruges”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

This bar can be hard to find if you're not in the know - we only discovered it on our second trip after a tip off from hotel staff. It is situated between the market square and the burg down a tiny alley. It is small so getting a table is not easy and usually you end up sharing and making new friends (as is the way when drinking in Belgium!) The beer is great - especially the house brew De Garre (which is 11 percent, punters are allowed a maximum of 3!) There is a fairly extensive beer menu and always some guest beers. Once you have visited De Garre you will always return!

Visited December 2012
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Glasgow
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“Brusque Staff”
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Directions first, as it's hard to find. From the main square in Bruges, go down Breidelstraat, which is the road in the left hand corner as you look at the Bell Tower. About 30 metres down the road on the right hand side there is a very small alley. That is De Garre, where you will find this bar. I didn't like it. We were forced by the staff to share our table with another couple. We also arrived at 10 pm and were curtly told the bar was closing at 10.30, which it did. The lighting is a bit harsh as well. Overall, the staff were quite brusque and what bar closes at half past ten ? The beer was okay, but no better than anywhere else in Bruges, where the welcome is warmer. I will not be going again.

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Torhout, Belgium
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“the place to be if you want to discover "some" beers”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

a must do for most tourists on their visit to Bruges but also for locals a well known place for an pleasant evening with friends, family or colleagues. Discover their beers from draft or the huge assortment of beers from bottle which they serve in their according glass. The service you get for free !

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WALLASEY
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“Hidden gem”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

found this tiny bar down a very small alleyway, great place very old uneven floors with a good atmosphere. Friendly staff helpful when asked advice about beer choices. Small menu but great for lunchtime toasted sandwiches.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“Superb Beer”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

My wife and I visited in October, this being our fifth or sixth visit to this quirky tucked away bar. The bar does serve food but it is their own brew that draws people in and it does not fail to impress. BEWARE! The beer is so nice but so very strong so don't over do it. You really should look to pay a visit here as it is probably unlike any place else you have visited.

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