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“Nice bar, great beer”
Review of The Manuscript

The Manuscript
Ranked #5 of 12 Nightlife in Ostend
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited The Manuscript having been to the Ostende Beer Festival last year and wanting to enjoy a few glasses of Poppolou, a local beer served there. The bar was busy but we got the last table and enjoyed the music and some great beer. Plenty of locals having a beer, a good sign. Look forward to visiting on our next trip and enjoying some more Poppolou. Would recommend the bar and the beer to everyone.

Thank NickandAlex
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Read about this and had to visit.
Very friendly throughout.
Buzzing with music and 80s heavy metalish crowd enjoying life.
Good beer choice.Tap and bottles..bearded, tatooed band just arrived and now the music is bob dylan after playing. they are coming to take me away ah ha. Ill try a house beer before moving on.. my rocking days un like the clientel are long gone.... a must to visit and come back to.....10/10... house beer.. cold .dry.. refreshing...mmm maybe another.. late fifties and not still rocking.... or are we?

1  Thank Steven30ju
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Excellent pub, with great selection of Belgium beers, both on tap and bottled. Bar has free wifi and is very toasty if like us you travel to Ostend in winter months, so toasty in fact we had to move twice from were we sitting as it was too hot. Pub has an ideal location and with such a good selection of drinking holes in Ostend I can thoroughly recommend this one

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

As you enter this superb authentic "brown" Belgium café you are greeted with the words BE NICE OR LEAVE etched over the door and in all honesty this is a pub that you certainly want to be nice in and you never want to leave.
The interior is cool with dark wood tables and chairs,nice decor and furnishings and a stage that is perfect for the live bands that play here regularly particularly blues,jazz or rock groups.
The beer range in here is also super with 7 draught taps and well over 60 bottles your bound to find something to suite your taste.
We ended up here every night ,it was the last pub of the night for our group and as it stays open till the early hours of the morning every day was a pub we had a great time in.
Every beer we got was spot on from their great draught beer's to their extensive bottled selection,I particularly enjoyed the Tongerlo bottled beer's and the Vedett bottled beer.
We were here January and Ostend was freezing but this pub was toasty warm ,a cosy pub serving great beer's,no wonder we stayed till 4am plus every morning.
Very easy to locate on Langestraat in an area packed with pubs,bars and restaurants and a major tourist destination.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Sunday,2pm till very late.
A superb pub and well worth checking out.

2  Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The Manuscript is an excellent café that is in Ostend that offers an excellent range of draught and bottled beers.This is a superb café that opened in 1991 and holds one of the Beertourism label café certificates and is a great café to visit for the Belgium beer enthusiast.This superb café is housed in a nice building with a proper pub interior'that offers a fantastic range of beers which are served in perfect condition by superb staff who know there beers.We visited this first rate beer pub three times while we were in Ostend as the beer range was superb'from draught to bottle every beer we had in here was excellent.The beers we had in this top beer pub are too many to list but if I was to name one it would be Poppalou a first rate and superb Belgium North Sea beer which was excellent and well priced.This is a top beer pub on a fantastic street and is a pub well worth visiting in Ostend.Located on a street called Langestraat.
Opening hours are.
Monday-Sunday-14.00-On-Wards.

Thank Stephen K
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