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a la becasse

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Rue de Tabora 11, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 00 06
11:00 - 00:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's hidden away we walked past it a couple of times. The entrance to it is like your going into an Aladins cave. You open the door and it's one room with panelled timber walling. They serve a beer out of a traditional stone jug, tastes like cider to me. Worth seeking it out.

Thank MartinM636
Naples, Italy
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

In this small, old and typical place is possibile to taste a very very good lambic. Is also possible take something to eat...good but not the best to have a launch. Very very beautiful place...you have to go!

Thank Adriano T
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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.

Thank mike r
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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.

Thank PeterRaes01
Shanghai, China
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202 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 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.

Thank Scott L
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,761 reviews
3,993 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,125 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 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 

Thank Neil K
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2,005 reviews
1,585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 689 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 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 

Thank Stephen K
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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!

Thank jozefb81
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank spoilednonrev
Washington, DC
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240 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
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 

Thank Nana_JP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?