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If you think swigging beer under a ceiling full of roses is surreal, think again. The Cafe Rose Red is as famous for its exclusive Trappist beers, as it is for its decorative use of roses. Deemed as one of the best bars in Bruges to serve beer, this rosy cafe sees a steady trickle of patrons each day, here to sample the famously brewed beer from Trappist breweries all over the world. With its quiet alleyside location that offers comfortable solitude from the touristy cacophony that surrounds the city, this lovely bar has knowledgeable staff that takes you through most of their beer selections. To nosh on, a small menu of bar snacks is available as well.
Comptoir des Arts sits within the snug interiors of a cellar, translating into easy access to beer varieties, which are plentifully available here. However, beers are not its only specialty. Patrons who drop by at Comptoir des Arts are shown a good time, what with their flair for exciting stand-up comedy shows and soul-stirring live renditions of jazz and blues every Monday. Grab a seat here with your date, and enjoy a spectacular night out in town here.
Tucked away in an inconspicuous building's basement, 't Poatersgat is worth the find for beer lovers. Candlelights and white bulbs cast an ethereal glow to this medieval space while banter of regular patrons give it a lively ambiance. The bar boasts an amazing array of Belgian beers that is even not available at some other bars or are much cheaper than its counterparts. Tipple on these fine brews and enjoy a fun time playing cards at this cheery watering hole.
This gem of a gin bar works wonders not only as a pre-dinner aperitif, but also as a place to have some underrated fun. Tucked into one of the many bylanes in the heart of Bruges, the Brugse Gin Club offers nearly 300 varieties of gin selections, as well as their delicious cocktail versions. The owner is both patient and knowledgeable, offering astute advice and recommendations based on your taste preferences. Add to that, the ambiance is both intimate and serene, with soft melodious strains of music playing in the background.
If you want a quiet place, then Ma Rica Rokk is not the place to be. This veteran bar has been around for decades and is a popular haunt among students, though you will find a crowd of varying age groups. Set on one of the loveliest Bruges' terraces, it makes a nice spot for people watching as well. This late night watering hole is where you can start your party or end, depending upon your choice. Tipple away on drinks or try to get a hangover cure with a hearty bite. The loud music and banter may not subside over the hours, but then if you are in a mood to party, then enjoy the noise as well.
Feast on spicy Belgian dishes at In't Nieuw Museum in Bruges. They specialize in serving the finest barbecue with premium alcohol. A few items on the menu included are Dagsoep, Spare Ribs, Steak Rundskogel, Picanha and Filet Mignon. Indulge in desserts like Artisanale Chocolademousse and Huisgemaakte Tiramisu. Complement your meals with their wide range of beer types such as Zoet Zuur, Zoet Moutig, Moutig Kruiden, Moutig Bitter, Bitter, XX Bitter, Koffie Zoet, Koffie Bitter, Zuur Koffie, Zuur Kriek, Zuur Ander Fruit and Zuur with other spirits like whiskey, bourbon and tequila.
OPCD is located in the heart of Ardooie and houses a lavish variety of seasonal beers. Their beer menu is diverse and has rich choices offering around 200 varieties. It has a beer tasting session for its patrons and the servers help to choose unique beers for the patrons. The beer tasting session is informative as the servers speak about the process of brewing beers. The bar hosts live musical events, comedy acts and quiz nights to delight and entertain its patrons, and also offers board games like Road Billiards, Table Hockey and Top Table. With spacious seating, upbeat environment and offering some of the finest beers, cafe OPCD is popular among the patrons.