Setting - 9 | Selection - 5 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 7
Located behind the handelsbeurs in a closed off street, interior of this place is full 1950s gorgeous, probably the prettiest bar in Antwerpen. Visited with a large group for a birthday party. Beer selection includes Orval, Westmalle and Armand & Gaston all for okay prices. Wine also, traditional beer sancks. Coctails also, Old Fashioned seemed to have been made with Makers Mark and had residual sugar, Negroni was a bit too herbal. Worth visiting for the interior for sure which is a thing of beauty.
Setting - 8 | Selection - 7 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 7
Quite a legendary bar that used to be located elsewhere and closed some time before reopening at a new location with same owner and everything. Lovely terrace, local customers, interior is old fashioned, far bigger than expected, apply old fashioned in spots. QR code didn’t work but they’re an Untappd verified venue. Cash or Payconiq. Okay prices. 15 taps with solid classic beers like St. Bernardus, Malheur as well as total rubbish like Delirium Tremens, Filou etc. Nothing shocking but solid beers. Bottles selection didn’t appear as large as advertised, I highly doubt that they have 300 beers, less common De La Senne and Alvinne beers were the most notable ones. Good place to drink a quad or high boost 1990s style Belgian blond.
Setting - 10 | Selection - 7 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 6
Brewpub, distillery and lemonade producers founded by Het Anker. Located quite a bit from the center 45 min walk or a short bus ride but the bus comes only once an hour in the weekend. It is located inside a repurposed church and it looks absolutely amazing, massive installation, the roof, beams, stained glass windows, bar in the middle. Very impressive and amazing. They do food as well including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free etc. options, didn’t eat here. They do a flight of their lemonades, seems like they make a syrup since they asked if I wanted it still or sparkling, every lemonade had a small matching garnish, mint, blood orange and lemon. Lemonades were really good. About 6 taps but also canned beer, I have never seen their cans before anywhere. Pilsner, saison, IPA, RIS etc. Flights and small pours available. Beers were overly Belgian, dull, esters, largely although the coffee stout was okay, saison was doable. Their Pastis on the other hand was just amazing. Service is QR code or order at the bar, ordering at the bar you need to wait a bit for the screen to change from food to drinks or vice-versa. Service could be tad faster given how it is QR etc. Overall worth it definitely for the venue as well as the lemonade and distillate, beer is a bonus.
Setting - 7 | Selection - 7 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 6 | Overall - 6
Very short visit late night saturday before getting a train. Large terrace in a street full of other bars, lovely interior. Not very exciting tap menu with Affligem, Lagunitas and Noordt beers plu Heineken, Brand, Birra Moretti but at least a Dogma tap. High prices, slichtly more interesting bottle and can selection but still Kompaan, Uiltje etc. Eh.