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A La Mort Subite, Brussels, Belgium - pub details

Address: Rue Montagnes Aux Herbes Potageres 11, Bruxelles, B-1000 BELGIUM

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Definately worth a visit just for the old-fashioned atmosphere in this large bar. A bit pricey of course, but if you just want an ordinary Jupiler go next door, it's the cheapest bar in Brussels and the barmaids are fun, "Touche pas!"
I thought I had left my mobile phone here, I hadn't but the staff turned the place upside down looking.
Cibalia - 8 Mar 2010 19:14
Visited on Saturday 16th Jan in a group with a fellow BITE reviewer.

Established in 1928 this pub is run by a fourth generation of the Vossen family who originally opened it, naming the venue after the card game “Sudden Death” often played in Mr Vossen’s previous drinking house.

A large building, it retains virtually all its original décor. Tables are lined up in rows rather like an original Yates’ wine lodge or an old German beer hall. It is lit quite brightly at night, and there is no music, only boisterous conversation. Strong nicotine staining has been left on the ceiling and walls and a residual tobacco smell suggests the pub allowed smoking until only recently.

20 beers are offered; one or two of them unusual, and in addition a range of hot drinks is available including Oxo and “heated wine” assumed to be mulled wine – but do check before ordering! Food here is mainly “tapas”, toasties, sandwiches and omelettes.

They have kept the old tradition of uniformed staff who, on our visit, provided us an efficient, surprisingly quick businesslike and pleasant service.

And a tip for a trouble free time at Mort Subite: Be sure to leave your glass on a beer mat when pausing between sips. I fell foul of this rule and the result was quite entertaining.
lad_newton - 18 Jan 2010 19:58
A must when in Brussels and a good introduction to the joys of Lambic - Yes it is filtered and sweetened but still a decent drink. If you want the real stuff you'll need to venture into the Payottenland or nip down to the Cantillon brewery in Anderlecht
ericthered - 8 Sep 2009 15:14
The gueuze is not traditional
gassybeeriscrap - 31 Jul 2009 20:22
A bit shabby - overworked table staff who definitely needed a cuddle when I was visiting. La Mort Subite beers are well worth the wait though - food was acceptable as usual in Brussels. It's OK and worth a gawp but you do get kept waiting before being served.
paulio1966 - 11 Dec 2008 22:21

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