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Delirium Cafe, Brussels, Belgium - pub details

Delirium Cafe
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Address: 4a Impasse de la Fidélité, Bruxelles BELGIUM

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Chose a good time to go - a cold weekday afternoon. Excellent list. Try the Rulles Triple for a hop hit. The Hoppy Loft is a great new bar and wasn't too busy in the evening.
Beverley_boy - 16 Jul 2012 13:03
I was sat next to Joel, the owner of this place while he was at HIS favourite place, Le Corbeau. Never had time to visit so thanks for the comments letting me know what i missed!
Cibalia - 8 Mar 2010 19:17
Fascinating end to crawl on Sat 16th January in a group with a fellow reviewer. Just as heavily crowded as it always is, but for some reason it seemed slightly easier to get served than last time.

Not sure if I could remember from previous visit but smoking is ALLOWED in parts of Delirium Cafe. Beer range still in 4 figures and there were a handful of "phone book" menus being passed around if you were lucky enough to see one. "Only" about 50 beers on the mass-circulated A4 single-sheet menu though.

While I was chatting to a group of locals at another table from us I missed a punter being physically thrown out for lewd behaviour! And my back wasn't turned more than 2 minutes!

Anyhow it was still well worth finishing here and enjoying the lively atmosphere.

Guaranteed not everyone will like this bar, but definitely go once and give it a chance to grow on you!
lad_newton - 18 Jan 2010 22:20
A little overcrowded on Friday 13/2/09 but after a beer or two you soon become accustomed. No change to the level of variety since my 2007 visit, and the pub continues to be thronged by an international cosmopolitan crowd. Most people were in there 20s to 40s, and lively music was just at the right level for the number of punters - loud but not uncomfortably so!

Visitors will note that the clips have been removed from the taps, but beer menus are available - you will need to be prepared to share, and some are torn into three which either adds to the fun or quite simply doesn't!

With no Eurostar to catch until the following day, I also took the opportunity to explore the upper floor of the pub in detail; there are several drinking areas and another bar on the top floor with all the draught beers available. Slightly less heaving than the basement, nevertheless still boisterous. These guys seem to know how to "party" on a Friday night!

No disrespect to the two previous reviewers, I found the staff coping their best with being rushed off their feet, and certainly did not experience any objectionable rudeness on their part, but I probably didn't go looking for it in the first place - but who knows, six months on staff could have changed.

Didn't mention the decor on my last review; check out the HUNDREDS of vintage illuminated beer signs (some neon, others internally lit by fluorescent tubes) and the countless beer trays on the walls and ceilings of all areas of the Delirium.

In conclusion this is a beer mecca, however you will need the strength to cope with heavy crowding, and the patience for a long wait for service, to enjoy this venue.
lad_newton - 16 Feb 2009 22:45
Hmmm, this place was hyped to us beyond belief. I think that caused the lustre to dampen.

The cate upstairs had 25 draft beers on the go, half of them American. Granted they were good, small brewery beers but I didn't cometo Belgium for USA beer. Downstairs in the pub it seemed to be heaving, mainly with big groups of drunken holiday makers. Not my cup of Faro, though the selection is superb in bottle. It isn't the only beer haven in Brussels.
Boongie - 2 Oct 2008 23:47

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