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I'm up for it. Anyone been before and able to suggest somewhere?

 

I was there a fornight ago and had a great time. Going down on Weds afternoon and back on Friday afternoon staying in Martin's Hotel (basic but functional), first thing I'm going to do on arrival is to stock up on a few beers from the shop and stash them in my hotel room-just in case anything untoward causes bars in town to close down.

 

Bars everywhere- the main square (Markt) has tourist trap joints and a few of them have a decent range of beers and is an easy place to meet up. Nearer the station T'Zand is another large square lined with cafes.

 

For later on there are two Irish bars (haven't been in myself) on Burg (City Hall sqaure) and one off a side street of Markt (Druid's Cellar) and the Eiermarkt (egg market) is just off the back of the square, opposite the belfry has most of the late night places. There are an infinite number of cellar bars, most of which have phenomenal beer lists but are best suited to smaller groups and will stay open until 1 or 2 am at least.

 

Anyone who is a swift drinker will need to switch to Pils or learn to pace yourself. Even the weaker beers start at 5-6%. Personal faves are Deugniet, Oerbier and locals Brugse Zot and Straffe Henrik Quadrupel (post-match drink only, it's 11%!)

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I'm coming back with a suitcase full of fancy beer regardless.

 

If you have a wheeled suitcase, get a taxi back out of town, cobbles everywhere. Do not attempt to drag it through town and look a prat (like I did)

 

Couple of decent priced beer shops on Mariastraat, which is just past the Church of Our Lady. The ones off the main square are 30-40% more expensive.

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I'm up for it. Anyone been before and able to suggest somewhere?

 

I was there a fornight ago and had a great time. Going down on Weds afternoon and back on Friday afternoon staying in Martin's Hotel (basic but functional), first thing I'm going to do on arrival is to stock up on a few beers from the shop and stash them in my hotel room-just in case anything untoward causes bars in town to close down.

 

Bars everywhere- the main square (Markt) has tourist trap joints and a few of them have a decent range of beers and is an easy place to meet up. Nearer the station T'Zand is another large square lined with cafes.

 

For later on there are two Irish bars (haven't been in myself) on Burg (City Hall sqaure) and one off a side street of Markt (Druid's Cellar) and the Eiermarkt (egg market) is just off the back of the square, opposite the belfry has most of the late night places. There are an infinite number of cellar bars, most of which have phenomenal beer lists but are best suited to smaller groups and will stay open until 1 or 2 am at least.

 

Anyone who is a swift drinker will need to switch to Pils or learn to pace yourself. Even the weaker beers start at 5-6%. Personal faves are Deugniet, Oerbier and locals Brugse Zot and Straffe Henrik Quadrupel (post-match drink only, it's 11%!)

 

Sounds canny. Could be a good shout getting some drink in for the hotel room.

 

The prospect of me surviving drinking strong beer is all a bit :yao: mind.

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I'm up for it. Anyone been before and able to suggest somewhere?

 

I was there a fornight ago and had a great time. Going down on Weds afternoon and back on Friday afternoon staying in Martin's Hotel (basic but functional), first thing I'm going to do on arrival is to stock up on a few beers from the shop and stash them in my hotel room-just in case anything untoward causes bars in town to close down.

 

Bars everywhere- the main square (Markt) has tourist trap joints and a few of them have a decent range of beers and is an easy place to meet up. Nearer the station T'Zand is another large square lined with cafes.

 

For later on there are two Irish bars (haven't been in myself) on Burg (City Hall sqaure) and one off a side street of Markt (Druid's Cellar) and the Eiermarkt (egg market) is just off the back of the square, opposite the belfry has most of the late night places. There are an infinite number of cellar bars, most of which have phenomenal beer lists but are best suited to smaller groups and will stay open until 1 or 2 am at least.

 

Anyone who is a swift drinker will need to switch to Pils or learn to pace yourself. Even the weaker beers start at 5-6%. Personal faves are Deugniet, Oerbier and locals Brugse Zot and Straffe Henrik Quadrupel (post-match drink only, it's 11%!)

 

Sounds canny. Could be a good shout getting some drink in for the hotel room.

 

The prospect of me surviving drinking strong beer is all a bit :yao: mind.

 

There's a genuine risk of me being ill almost the entire time I'm there. Christ, I struggle after half a dozen cans of Fosters. God knows the state I'll be in after a couple of Duvels! :lol:

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I'm coming back with a suitcase full of fancy beer regardless.

 

If you have a wheeled suitcase, get a taxi back out of town, cobbles everywhere. Do not attempt to drag it through town and look a prat (like I did)

 

Couple of decent priced beer shops on Mariastraat, which is just past the Church of Our Lady. The ones off the main square are 30-40% more expensive.

 

Got my backpack from travelling so nee problem, love Brugge like, lovely place. There is a Carrefour right next to where we're staying n all, definitely first port of call to see what I can pick up there then on to the specialist shops.

 

Last time I was there was after going to a music festival on the local brews, don't think I've ever been more hungover, horrible set of affairs.

 

Still hoping they'll put a big-screen up somewhere, can't see it though.

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I'm up for it. Anyone been before and able to suggest somewhere?

 

I was there a fornight ago and had a great time. Going down on Weds afternoon and back on Friday afternoon staying in Martin's Hotel (basic but functional), first thing I'm going to do on arrival is to stock up on a few beers from the shop and stash them in my hotel room-just in case anything untoward causes bars in town to close down.

 

Bars everywhere- the main square (Markt) has tourist trap joints and a few of them have a decent range of beers and is an easy place to meet up. Nearer the station T'Zand is another large square lined with cafes.

 

For later on there are two Irish bars (haven't been in myself) on Burg (City Hall sqaure) and one off a side street of Markt (Druid's Cellar) and the Eiermarkt (egg market) is just off the back of the square, opposite the belfry has most of the late night places. There are an infinite number of cellar bars, most of which have phenomenal beer lists but are best suited to smaller groups and will stay open until 1 or 2 am at least.

 

Anyone who is a swift drinker will need to switch to Pils or learn to pace yourself. Even the weaker beers start at 5-6%. Personal faves are Deugniet, Oerbier and locals Brugse Zot and Straffe Henrik Quadrupel (post-match drink only, it's 11%!)

 

Sounds canny. Could be a good shout getting some drink in for the hotel room.

 

The prospect of me surviving drinking strong beer is all a bit :yao: mind.

 

There's a genuine risk of me being ill almost the entire time I'm there. Christ, I struggle after half a dozen cans of Fosters. God knows the state I'll be in after a couple of Duvels! :lol:

 

I've never even risked trying Duvel in this country but I'm determined to sample some random beers while I'm there. It's not going to end well. :lol:

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Craenenburg Bar.

 

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/15/6346705-Cafe_Craenenburg_Brugge.jpg

 

Thursday day in Brugge. It's slap bang in the middle of the Market Square. If we get bored it's right next to the Druid's Cellar too.

 

Or does any one have an other idea? :dontknow:

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Seems a good enough suggestion to me. Are we aiming for a particular time, btw?

 

Midday/13:00?

 

:thup: Yeah that'll do.

 

Trying to coordinate meeting up with several different groups over the course of the trip, I hate having to be all organised. :lol:

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