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Volkscafe Sint-Jakobs

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Address: Sint-Jakobsstraat 60, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 494 46 61 46
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Today
11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Typical oldfashioned Bruges neighbourhood bar with beers from oldest...

Typical oldfashioned Bruges neighbourhood bar with beers from oldest brewery in Belgium. musicstyle : local music, oldies and evergreens. open from 11 AM untill 9 PM ( 11 pm on friday and saturday ). This bar is still visited by many (mainly older) locals. very friendly service and familiar atmosphere.

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Great pub, warm welcome and brill atmosphere

Although we have been to Bruges many times, we only discovered this little gem on our latest trip. Tom gave us a very warm welcome and was very helpful with the beers. He... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hazel S
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we have been to Bruges many times, we only discovered this little gem on our latest trip. Tom gave us a very warm welcome and was very helpful with the beers. He introduced me and my friend to Waterloo Kriek, which has now become a firm favourite! The music is ace, and tailored to the audience thanks to Tom.... More 

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Thank Hazel S
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe/pub was just around the corner from our hotel and we went in for a drink on a wet Bruges night. Lovely friendly welcome and a very cosy superb atmosphere. The wine selection is a bit limited to the house wine but the beer selection excellent and Tom is a superb host. Drinks are brought to your table and... More 

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Thank Tregde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here on a walk through the north west of the city. Very friendly atmosphere. Tom the owner, top chap. Great selection of beers too

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Thank Jennifer M
Donegal Town, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place so much we went every day of our trip. A locals bar, slightly off the tourist track. We were made feel very welcome by Tom the owner. The music in here is fantastic, 60's,70's and 80's hits, you'll be singing along.

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Thank Emma O
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Lovely place frequented by tourists & locals alike. Tom, who runs the place, is very friendly and also very knowledgeable on beer styles so can make good suggestions. Food is limited to snacks but they are good value. Very well-recommended.

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Thank david n
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Girls over night stay to celebrate a friends 50th birthday. We came across this place purely by accident We could not have envisaged what a fantastic night it would turn into Tom the owner and his staff member were so friendly. The music was great and requests were soon provided. We ended up dancing the night away and managed to... More 

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Thank Laura W
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say apart from BRILLIANT? myself and 3 girlfriends had been out for a meal in Bruges and were looking for a little bar for a few drinks and we came across this gem..the retro 70s music..the lovely barmaid and the owner made us so welcome..we were VERY merry and within half an hour were singing and... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Tom runs this great little friendly bar, nothing fancy, just old fashioned service with some great beers !

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Thank neiljm
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As soon as I heard that Tom had opened his own bar I couldnt wait wait to get there,and I was not disappointed.Small cosy and very friendly,a good range of beers and the best coffee in Bruges.Well done Tom,its a gem.

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Thank George H
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A lovely friendly bar off the beaten track and used mostly by locals, this bar has good beers, great coffee and enjoyable retro music.

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Thank Christina H

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