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$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
As featured in Brussels on business trip
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Rue du Chene 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 92 62
Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place this, next to the Mannekin Pis. Table service only and always a good selection of bottled and draft beer. Just make sure you use beer mats!

Thank Mark H
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit, right by the manneken pis statue. Could benefit from one extra waiter at busier times, but the beer selection is fantastic. Good spot for lunch, with the pasta portions being in excess.

Thank Richard B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth finding, just across the road from the mannekin pi's (which isn't worth finding) very wide range of beers, some food. Lots of antiques hanging from the ceiling. Will go back. One of the "10 best in Brussels"

Thank mike r
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,268 reviews
3,723 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,767 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

POECHENELLEKELDER is a fantastic restaurant and bar that we always visit on any holiday to Brussels as not only is it a wonderful eccentric place to visit but the beer range and meals in here are fantastic. Walking in and your in no doubt that your in a cool place ,set over a couple of floors with an assortment of... More 

Thank Neil K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To say this bar is in the ultimate tourist hot spot is an understatement. Right next to the Mannequin pis. But the best thing is, it seems to be a hidden secret. Busy, but not to much .My wife and I sampled such brews as Malheur 10 , Caracole Troulette and my personal favourite DuPont Bons Voeux. Bargain prices compared... More 

Thank Gary712014
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is right across from the Mannekin Pis and looks like something out of Hansel and Gretel so you'd be forgiven for thinking it would be underwhelming and touristy. Theres hundreds of mannequins, figurines and old dolls everywhere in the place which is a little bit weird (there is a reason behind it I'm sure) but we got ourselves... More 

Thank SamuelHolland8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poechenellekelder is a superb taverne that offers a superb Belgium beer range and an excellent food menu.Poechenellekelder or the puppet cellar is housed in an excellent building by the Mannekin Pis statue in the historic centre that has a fantastic outside seating area which is a great area to enjoy a few beers while watching the crowds in this area... More 

Thank Stephen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is located in the city center next to manneken pis! It has a strange but interesting decoration and a great choice of beers at a very god price!

Thank Manthos P
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A small-looking bar that actually has a large, downwards sloping outside terrace that packs a big punch. Me & my girlfriend stopped here on an impromptu refreshment break after taking a few pictures of the Manneken Pis. I had read about Poechenellekelder being a must-see bar, but was happier to find it by accident. It's meant to be somewhat of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This bar is right next to the Manneken Pis statue. After taking a look at the small statue we went into Poechenellekelder to check out the puppets, the puppet theatre and the beers. The service was really good and the food was okay - jellied meats are not really my thing. There's lots to look at and it was quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Chene 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 92 62

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?