Cafe Rose Red, a great Bruges bar

Published on June 6, 2014.

It only opened a few years ago, but in my opinion, Cafe Rose Red is one of the top three beer cafes in the beautiful medieval city of Brugge (Bruges.) Kris Veireman, who is the general manager of both Hotel Cordoeanier and the attached cafe, is a very passionate beer lover who is a great ambassador for artisanal beer.

Why is it called Cafe Rose Red? Well, I think you get the picture....

Why is it called Cafe Rose Red? Well, I think you get the picture….

Kris Veireman pouring a Tilquin Oude Gueuze.

Kris Veireman pouring a Tilquin Oude Gueuze.

One only need to look at last week’s draft selections to verify. With Cantillon 100% Lambic, Saison Dupont, Dupont Redor Pils, De Struise Brouwers Elliott Brew on tap, you know he “gets it.” And he was down one draft, too: he has six taps at Rose Red. Kris also carries lambic beer in bag-in-box form sometimes.

This is Kris Veireman's private stash of vintage beer. Hands off!

This is Kris Veireman’s private stash of vintage beer. Hands off!

It doesn’t stop there. The bar is also an Orval Ambassador cafe, and stocks over 120 well-chosen bottled beers from over 50 different breweries. There is a large selection of lambic brews, regional, and other specialty brews from around Belgium. Rose Red also specializes in Trappist beers, so they stock most of the ones available in Europe.

The entrance to the cellar at Cafe Rose Red.

The entrance to the cellar at Cafe Rose Red.

Add to this, the fact that Cafe Rose Red just plain feels classy, without being pretentious. Note to beer lovers traveling with your significant other: bring them here. It can set the mood. :)

How about some 3 Fonteinen Vintage?

How about some 3 Fonteinen Vintage?

Rose Red has a classic old cellar too, filled with all kinds of vintage beer. Check out the photos, and enjoy this visual look at one of Belgium’s great beer cafes.

In the cellar at Rose Red.

In the cellar at Rose Red.

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More 3 Fonteinen.

More 3 Fonteinen.

Hanssens Oude Gueuze.

Hanssens Oude Gueuze.

Tilquin Oude Gueuze.

Tilquin Oude Gueuze.

A nice shelf of De Cam.

A nice shelf of De Cam.

Moriau Oude Geuze from Boon on the cellar floor.

Moriau Oude Geuze from Boon on the cellar floor.

Hanssens Oudbeitje.

Hanssens Oudbeitje.

3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek.

3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek.

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze.

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze.

How about some Girardin Oude Gueuze 1882?

How about some Girardin Oude Gueuze 1882?

Kris's private vintage stash, all closed up...

Kris’s private vintage stash, all closed up…

Kris's private vintage collection is well-guarded.

Kris’s private vintage collection is well-guarded.

The old cellar floor.

The old cellar floor.

The draft setup at Rose Red.

The draft setup at Rose Red.

Trappists in the cellar.

Trappists in the cellar.

More beer in the cellar.

More beer in the cellar.

Back topside again, where Red Roses Rule...

Back topside again, where Red Roses Rule…

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