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Royal Theatre Toone

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Address: Rue du Marche aux Herbes 66, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 511 71 37
12:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 00:00

Traditional Brussels' puppet theater - Typical cafe

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Easy to miss bar in a Brussles back alley, but well worth the search. Share a Kwak, in its traditional glassware, with the pub cat before you head up into the attic for an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to miss bar in a Brussles back alley, but well worth the search. Share a Kwak, in its traditional glassware, with the pub cat before you head up into the attic for an unforgettable marionette show. The atmosphere of the bar and the attic performance stage are perfect. The show was 100% in French, but their performance of Faust... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 669 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, it's not that little, with two decent sized rooms, and a scrubby terrace out the back. The beer list isn't that marvellous. I had a Tripel Karmeliet van 't vat (on draught) which was sweet and strong, followed by a more floral Hopus. Some of the draught offerings are by Bosteels, including Kwak, a sweet brown ale, notable only... More 

Thank Idler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beer is good abd service to. A fun hitten gem in brussels. Almost walked past it but lucky I didn't.

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Thank Súsanna G
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Located in a tiny alley close the Grand Place / rue du boucher, Royal Theatre Toone is a true landmark. Get familiar with the history of this old Brussels' puppet theatre before going so it will all make more sense to you. They offer a very decent list of traditional Belgian beers and the location is dim but cosy. If... More 

Thank Robert V
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Lovely, cosy tavern! We had a great time sampling many different beers, surrounded by the marionettes

Thank eca27
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Called in last week, the "theatre" is covered in dust, hasn't seen use in decades, not many in, average selection of beers, call in if you are nearby otherwise not worth a special visit.

Thank mike r
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,208 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

ROYAL THEATRE TOONE is one of the most unique taverns your likely to visit in this wonderful city. A puppet theatre but with a really interesting bar. Entering and your struck by the superb decor with puppets and puppet posters spread throughout the bar and a mix of beer posters and enamels around the walls,a cute serving bar and plenty... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

just a few minutes away from the hotel, somehow tricky finding this place, but with the help of some locals, found the place and it's worth it. great find place with good tasting beers and some snacks to grab. a must visit place, also close to the grand place.

Thank candaceswendler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

After my terrible dinner at Le Calawhatever.. I ran out without leaving a tip and saw the interesting sign for Toone theatre.. Even though I didn't see a show I was so warmly welcomed and felt right at home in the cosy, chatty bar I was happy to just sit and soak in the atmosphere.. Puppets are really cool! What... More 

Thank tamart2016
Swanley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We only visited due to the reviews on trip Adviser and what a wonderful place this is. An unusual and quirky place with puppets and posters of the shows around the walls. The bars are fairly small but the beer is very different with us tasting orange and cherry beer. Very different and a must to visit. Would love to... More 

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