|BRUSSELS : City of Beer|
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Belgium is the country with the best beer in the world (we try to be objective). Therefore, your stay in Brussels cannot be complete without a visit to one of the many typical and beautiful cafes and pubs that you will find here. Try the local beers of Brussels Gueuze or fruit beer (cherry beer, raspberry beer, peach beer ) or a wonderful Trappist beer, made in one of the Abbeys of Belgium. Be Careful when drinking a Trappist beer. These beers tend to be very strong (between 8 and 11.5 percent of alcohol !!).
For more information about Belgian beers we suggest you read :"The great beers of Belgium, a complete guide and celebration of a unique culture", by Michael Jackson (No, not the MJ !). Here follows a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the most renowned beer pubs and cafes in Brussels.
TYPICAL CAFES AND PUBS
La Mort Subite
(The Sudden Death): perhaps the best fruit beer cafe in town
OTHER CAFES IN THE 'GRAND' STYLE
In this list you will find cafés that are not typical beer pubs. They can be rather considered as cafés in the grand parisian or viennese style (coffee, cake, wine). They are sometimes situated in Hotels. Most of them are already worth the visit for the beautiful setting.
Cafe of Hotel Metropole (Brouckereplein, Place de
Brouckère, 1000 Brussels). This café is in Belle
OTHER BEER RELATED VISITS
The Brewery Museum (Grote Markt 10, Grand'Place, 1000 Brussels) Open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission: 100 Bfr per person.
Gueuze Museum (Gheudestraat
56, Rue Gheude, 1070 Brussels (Anderlecht)).This museum is situated in the
Cantillon brewery and is famous for its authentic
Lambic beers. Before entering this brewery and museum, forget all you know
about the taste of beer, and then try a Cantillon Gueuze or Kriek (cherry
beer). You're in for a surprise !!