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The Beer Factory

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Place du Luxembourg, 6, Ixelles, Brussels 1050 , Belgium
+32 2 513 38 56
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really. The restaurants around Ixelles had limited kitchen, it was a rainy day but I kept on going a little bit more. Well worth it I tell you. Garlick/parsley prawn was a good start. I detoured back to Ireland for a medium/rare steak w. creamy green pepper sauce afterwards, bit rare to my taste but its really nice indeed. Topped... More 

Thank Czegledi A
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great food,awesome stuff,a lot of beers to try. Very close to the European Parliament,if you are nearby you should definitely visit this place.

Thank Gianluca D
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went here with a group of hungry, thirsty friends. Solid decent food and drink, nothing special but good enough for the purpose. Staff can be grumpy when the place is full and busy.

Thank J P
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The place inside is nice, the location as well, specially on Thursdays when Place Luxembourg is the place of the afterwork. The attention isn't good at all and the food is very bad. I asked for a salad and it consisted only in lettuce and little pieces of chicken. The lettuce wasn't even cutted or anything, zero effort. The hamburger... More 

Thank Jimena P
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Well, it's a pub. A very busy pub. On a very busy square, which is very popular with the Parliament's staff and their visitors. Don't expect miracles and don't expect impeccable service, outstanding food, or anything of the sort. It is a watering hole with efficient but brusque service, a very good selection of drinks, and some nibbles to go... More 

Thank Anastas M
Seville, Spain
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178 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Next to the parliament and close to several other EU institutions, this bar gets buys. It has a good two for one happy hour and, naturally, a good selection of beer - including the highly potent Charles-quint. With the demise of the adjacent Fat Boy's no doubt getting even busier (although doesn't have the sport).

Thank mabinho
Brussels, Belgium
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Here's the story... you are hungry and thirsty and don't know your way around... This gem of a bistro is ideal to have drinks and a meal. The folks from the EU or European Parliament start drifting in at around 5.30pm. Happy hr. = 50% discount on drinks!!!!! which of course packs the place during the early evening "rush hour"....... More 

Thank RobertPaltiel
Brussels, Belgium
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162 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

It's very conveniently located right next to the parliament, can get pretty full. Loads of better bars if you head a bit further away from Place Lux.

Thank Alex S
Brussels, Belgium
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121 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

If you enjoy sightseeing around Brussels centre and would like to realx and have a good beer and atmosphere this is place to visit.

Thank Matt_Novi
Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

If you want a burger and a beer in the EU quarter, just go there. This is where we went with our crew when we were working there and it's was great. Enjoy!

Thank EmptyFridgeSurvivor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Luxembourg, 6, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Ixelles
  • Phone Number: +32 2 513 38 56

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?