Bier Circus, Brussels

Bier Circus, Brussels

Belgian beers are not just great to drink, but go extremely well with food, especially when that food is prepared with beer! Living proof of this is the Bier Circus, where you get served a fine assortment of traditional Belgian dishes such as meatballs, 'vol-au-vent' (creamy chicken in pastry), or the 'veal blanquette' alongside the spaghetti bolognaise cooked with Chimay Trappist and the Beer 'n Beef Stew with Westmalle Trappist. Fortunately, too, these all come in big portion sizes and are reasonably priced.

The service is friendly and knowledgeable and the beers are served properly, each in their own special glass – not a small commitment, as their selection ranges from vintage ones to all of the Belgian Trappists to other, rather rare gems for the connoiseurs. Organized by region, the massive beer book has excellent descriptions of the flavors so that you'll know what to ask for (but don't hesitate to ask the well-informed bartenders about the more obscure artisanal varieties).

If you like to get away from the busy Grand Place and are curious about the Belgian cuisine, head on over to this friendly, informal establishment. The beer-cap-decorated interior is certainly not as vintage as other restaurants in the city center but offers a welcome change after a day of beer shopping. Also note that the bar and dining rooms are separated – good for those who prefer as such.

Tip:
If you fancy a creamy dessert to remember, the 'Dame Blanche' they serve here is one of the best in town.

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Sight Name: Bier Circus
Sight Location: Brussels, Belgium (See walking tours in Brussels)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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