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a la becasse

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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Rue de Tabora 11, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 00 06
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic old bar, hidden down an alleyway near the grand place. Waiters in monk robes and samples of lambic beers, well worth seeking out.

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Thank mike r
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden in little alley, only French and little English speaking, no Flemish at all, bit very authentic and warm experience. Reasonable priced and, be honest, good staff.

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Thank PeterRaes01
Shanghai, China
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191 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place for a beer. Food is strictly snack and lots of meat, and coffee is not great, so not wonderful for kids and families, though super welcoming nonetheless.

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Thank Scott L
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,322 reviews
3,745 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,781 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of three of the world famous Alleyway pubs located behind the Church of St Nicholas. Along with Bon Vieux Temps and Imaige Nostre Dame these ancient taverns located in alleyways all have great character and amazing beer ranges. The interior of A La Becasse is awesome ,heavy wood seating and tables,beer enamels and posters adorning the wall's... More 

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Thank Neil K
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2,008 reviews
1,586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A La Bécasse is a fantastic pub and is one of Brussels oldest pubs dating back to the 19th century and is a must go destination for the serious beer enthusiast.Located in the centre of Brussels and just a couple of minutes walk from the superb Grand-Place (Grote Markt) this is one of four alley pubs in the historic centre... More 

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Thank Stephen K
Hoboken
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to watch the left pedestrian area floor and look for the copper advertizing showing a "bécass" = a woodcock, otherwhils you're miss the entrance of this very old café. Inside very cozy with good snacks and traditionnal beers only brewed near Brussels and nowhere else in the world. I go here since 1970!

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Thank jozefb81
USA
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Plenty touristy but worth it, regardless. The atmosphere is charming, the waiters friendly and helpful, and the lambics and guezes all top-notch. Try a flight ("palette") for starters. The Belgians simply kick *ss.

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Thank spoilednonrev
Washington, DC
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237 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

A la Becasse is a very bright, mid-sized open room with long wooden tables. Obviously a favorite of the locals, they offer simple food choices and more selections in beer than you can enjoy in one visit. It is a fun place, adults only atmosphere, very loud, busy and with a server that was a crazy guy! He was definitely... More 

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Thank Nana_JP
Manchester
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great authentic feel about this pub, you have to be on the look out as it's down a tiny ally that you'd easily miss it if you weren't looking. We tried three beers and all were great. Would recommend!

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Thank SkiHopper46
Brussels, Belgium
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Imagine, I am sixty now, and my late mother used to have drinks here in het student years. The place (19th century authenticity, and NO KITSCH!) hasn't changed one bit, just have a look at the old stones in the ancient passage leading to this food and drink hall. Love the old style waiters too, real skilled craftsmen. they serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de Tabora 11, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 00 06

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