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La Mort Subite

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Address: Rue Mont. aux Herbes Potageres 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 513 13 18
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11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Beer lovers start your Belgium beer experience near the Grand-Place at La...

Beer lovers start your Belgium beer experience near the Grand-Place at La Mort Subite with your first sampling at this popular pub, including its own home-brew concoction called Sudden Death.

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Art nouveau style bar/resto

I went to the place because of its old interior and just had a drink there. Don't expect something posh, but the place had conserved its design from 1928 and it's apparently a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I went to the place because of its old interior and just had a drink there. Don't expect something posh, but the place had conserved its design from 1928 and it's apparently a family run business. The menu is pretty Belgian dishes based, they also have a broad variety of beers, which I find to be more expensive than in... More 

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Thank skanestukas
Greater London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

lovely to sit and take in the surroundings but treat it for what it is, a tourist attraction. Staff were friendly enough. As with most places in Brussels, if you are not into beer, you might struggle a bit to find a decent glas of wine or other.

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Thank Ingrid M
London
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I visit this place every time I visit Brussels and what I like the most is that it has this local feel that makes me be relaxed and comfortable. Don't expect fancy dishes but all plates I've tried are nice to accompany a beer. Good selection of drinks and even though the service can be a bit grumpy it is... More 

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Thank Mita_London
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I just had dinner there, 2 hours ago. The staff, a lady, I think Belgian, who helped me select what beer to drink, was very kind, humble and very nice. I had a basic dinner, Belgian cheese, special for this month (vieux fromage de Chimay) and the restaurant own white beer (Lambic Blanche), also special for this month. Both beer... More 

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Thank RabieRafia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Its not the place to go have a great meal but surely you can sit and enjoy their specialty - beer of course. Had a really exciting experience because i met a guy sitting next to me that gave me the most impressive history lesson about that place. Beer talk or not its a place i will never forget.

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Diest, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Too bad the staff was not friendly. The building is very nice. However, the prices are ridiculous. Much better authentic bars can be found in Brussels. Don't forget, the prices included a (hefty) 16% service charge. (very uncommon for Belgium!)

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We need to go back in time for more then 100 years to explore the origin of this unusual name. About 1910 Mr. THEOPHILE VOSSEN ran an establishment called "LA COUR ROYALE". Amongst his many customers were a lot of employees working at the National Bank of Belgium. Those employees passed their time in the pub playing a dives game... More 

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Swansea
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72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Very Belgian but touristy. Only sell beer, no G&T. Staff were as described in one of the guide books as 'brusque' but that was ok.

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Thank Soontobe50
Rome, Italy
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

What i can say... Very traditional place, no TV during EU championship, no wi-wi, amazing beer and good snacks. Grate Belgian hospitality!

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Thank talbani
Lambesc, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

You can't go to Brussels without stopping at this pilar of Brussels. Old style typical brasserie where you can enjoy a Belgian beer and have some food. Good break in a day of visits

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