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Cafe Briljant

Lange Annastraat 33, 2011 XG Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 542 2925
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A real find.

Found this wonderful pub while wandering around haarlem. Great craft beers and whiskeys, cosy and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Claire H
Craft beer FTW

If you like craft beer, this is the place to go in Haarlem! Not very big, and maybe a bit anonymous... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
MariF88
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Café Briljant is a safe haven for the beerlover carefully hidden in the historical "Vijfhoek" quarter of Haarlem. A place to settle donw and enjoy a nice craft brew (around 75 on bottle)or a nice dram of Single Malt Whisky (a selection of 40).Good music, but not too loud, always room for a good conversation, lots of activities such as live-music on Thursday, Strictly Vinyl on Sunday and regular tastings of whisky, craftbeer and beer brewing workshops! Besides that a wide selection of boardgames is available. If you are lucky you might even get to try one of the homebrews of the owner Rob Alphenaar. Tastings: Briljant specializes in craftbeer and whisky tastings, and even without reservation it is easy to serve you a nice tasting on any given time, out of our wide assortment.
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25 Oct 2016
“A real find.”
28 Sep 2016
“Craft beer FTW”
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Lange Annastraat 33, 2011 XG Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Found this wonderful pub while wandering around haarlem. Great craft beers and whiskeys, cosy and inviting. Engaging and informative owner, games corner, live music and great atmosphere. Seek it out...go in....enjoy. you will return!

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you like craft beer, this is the place to go in Haarlem! Not very big, and maybe a bit anonymous from the outside, but Cafe Briljant has an impressive choice of beer and whiskey, and a very knowledgeable bartender. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Maybe considered...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

A small but very friendly bar. Realy good selection of drinks. Music was amazing. Went back a few times as such good fun. A must if in the area. Staff and locals very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This quaint little bar in a residencial area of Haarlem inner city was chosen to be the venue for our school reunion, and although it does not seem very big, it was big enough to house us all. We were allowed to bring our own...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Super chilled, friendly welcome, great selection of drinks, free snacks, friendly locals. Win win from me 😁

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Reviewed 17 March 2016

One of my favourite places to visit when I'm in Haarlem. Friendly atmosphere. Great beer. Even has a selection of games to play.

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RobDaBarman, Eigenaar at Cafe Briljant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thanks for your visit! Hope you come again!

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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I was warmly welcomed and recognised when I walked in. That is just great. The beer list is seriously impressive. Feels like my local in London; warm and friendly. I might move here!

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RobDaBarman, Eigenaar at Cafe Briljant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

And the wifi password hardly changes ;) Thanks, and until next time! Rob

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Called in again for a couple of visits when we were back in Haarlem, still one of the best places to go for a beer Made really welcome again and found out it was the 14th anniversary of being open, heres to many more successful...More

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RobDaBarman, Eigenaar at Cafe Briljant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thanks for you felicitations! Hope to welkcome you for a lot of more years. Rob

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

A lovely little place in Haarlem which should suit a beer fan down to the ground. This is an older style bar unlike the new craft beer bars springing up everywhere. The barman was very friendly and offered suggestions of drinks to try and happy...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Not a hip and happening place, but a great pub in a quiet neighborhood. Good atmosphere, nice public. The collection beers and whiskys is impressive. The staff will help you making a choice.

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RobDaBarman, Eigenaar at Cafe Briljant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thanks for your nice words! Rob

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