Délirium Café


Useful Information

Location: Impasse de la Fidélité/Getrouwheidsgang, near the Grand Place, city of Brussels.
Open: All year Mon to Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2.
[2018]
Fee: free.
[2018]
Classification: ExplainCave Houses
Light: electric
Dimension:  
Guided tours: n/a
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: accessible
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Address: Délirium Café, Impasse de la Fidélité 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Tel: +32-2514-4434, E-mail:
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History


Description

Délirium Café is a bar in the capital of Belgium, Brussels, known for its long beer list. It was listed in the Guinness Book of Records in January 2004 with a menu of 2,004 different beers - did you mention the joke? However, the number is growing, in 2018 they gave a number of 3162 beers. The cafe was named after the beer Delirium Tremens, which has a pink elephant symbol as its brandmark, we guess because you see see those elephants when you drink too much. The pink elephant also decorates the café's entrance. Delirium Tremens is one of the famous Belgian strong beers, which have often more than 13 Vol% of alcohol, which is about the same number as for a strong red wine. It is brewed by the private brewery Huyghe in Melle.

This place is an almost normal pub, but showcaves.com lists only undergroud sites. We were so astonisched about this site, we had to list it. Fortunately this bar is located underground, in the basement of a building full of bars, called the Délirium village. The bar started in the basement, but today it extends over three floors of the building.