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“Old world charm in the heart of Amsterdam” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pilsener Club

The Pilsener Club
Ranked #70 of 277 Nightlife in Amsterdam
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Old world charm in the heart of Amsterdam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

I've been here about 5 times from my student days 30+ years ago and still last month found it one of the most extraordinary unchanged bars I've ever been too. Down a quiet street linking the noises Kalvastaat with the tranquil spiritual Beguine this bar is a must. Close your eyes and time travel to the 20s, 30s, 40s till 2014. It is unpretentious, worn around the edges, friendly, antiquarian...and it has great beer.

Go in look around, close your eyes and open them again and for an hour forget about the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, share your cultural excursions with your friends or newly found friends and just enjoy.

Visited July 2014
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Wellington, Nevada
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“SWEET LITTLE BROWN BAR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We enjoyed the Pilsener Club. One of the coolest brown bars we visited. Nice selection of beers of the area and very nice staff. See ya next year.

Visited February 2014
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Galway, Ireland
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“Enjoy the beer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Located at the side of a busy street - its in quiet and narrow street great at sunny evenings... Its strange that they selling only small beers (0.3l)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“So good i went everyday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

This place is so good so special we went everyday to it once we found it. The range of beers is good without being brilliant but that is not what 'de engelse reet' is about. I would go so far to say that this is the best 'brown bar' in Amsterdam. The beer is good, the food is basic but the atmosphere is electric.

Visited May 2013
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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“Stumbled across a gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

A couple of friends and I stumbled across this wonderful old beer cafe on a midweek day trip to Amsterdam. Having spent a couple of hours exploring the city centre we needed a place to quench our thirst. Even at 3pm the small cafe was full, luckily a table was just being vacated. The enigmatic bar tender talked us through a fantastic selection of local beers. We spent a enjoyable few hours in the company of the friendly locals in wonderful authentic decor. The beer was excellent and the price was fair.

I was in two minds about reviewing this tiny place frequented by locals, for fear of spoiling it. Use this information with care. I would definitely return if I were to ever to return to Amsterdam.

Visited March 2013
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