In stark contrast to my post a few days ago about the Delirium Village, I found a new favourite place to drink beer in Brussels on this visit, the sister bar of ‘Meoder Lambic Original“, Moeder Lambic Fontainas.
We had a bit of a shock when first looking for this bar, looking on maps it looked a good mile or so outside of the centre, however this was directing us towards the original (one for another visit) and we were extremely happy to see Fontainas was only a short stroll from The Grande Place.
The inside comes across as being a bit of up market chic and I suppose it is when compared to other older bars in the city, clean lines, exposed brickwork, mood lighting and a stunning bar. But it’s also very cosy, warm and welcoming too, helpful friendly staff buzzing around and attending to your beery needs.
The outside space is really cool too, with loads of shaded tables clustered together on the pavement outside, the view isn’t brilliant as it’s on a square quite near a busy road but who needs a view any further than this?
We spent a good few happy hours exploring the guest beer and bottle lists in a lovely relaxing atmosphere, not a boring at all with a happy gentle buzz of people enjoying beers in the evening sunshine, but a world away from the football factory mayhem of the Delirium Village. We didn’t have any food here although the menu looked fine, plenty of cheese and meat snacky dishes if memory serves perfect for an evening of beer exploration.
For the record the two beers I really enjoyed most here if available when you visit were my first taste of Tilquin Gueuze which was surprisingly palatable for someone who normally struggles with the style (I think I’m getting a taste for it) and Brewfist Spaceman, a really fresh hoppy IPA which I’m amazed is getting poor reviews from the bottle, hopefully they will sort that out soon.
Moeder Lambic’s logo has the strap-line “Beer Is The Answer” and it couldn’t be more right, a new firm favourite must visit bar for anyone on the Brussels beer trail, address details of both bars are below, let me know what you think.
MOEDER LAMBIC FONTAINAS
8 place Fontainas, 1000 Bruxelles
Tel.: 32 2 503 60 68
Lu,Ma,Me,Je,Di : 11:00 > 01:00
Ve,Sa : 11:00 > 02:00
MOEDER LAMBIC ORIGINAL
68 rue de Savoie, 1060 Bruxelles
Tel.: 32 2 544 16 99
Lu,Ma,Me,Je,Ve,Sa,Di : 16:00 > 03:00