A warm welcome to the website of Bierbrasserie Cambrinus.

Bierbrasserie Cambrinus is located in the heart of the beautiful historic and touristic city of Bruges, just around the corner of the Grote Markt in the Philipstockstraat at No. 19.
Our tavern offers a large selection of Belgian beers, with a total of more than 400 different kinds of beer.
While enjoying your beer, you can also order from our delectable cuisine.

Hence, great care has been put into providing a rich gourmet beer kitchen.

The History of Cambrinus – The King of Beer
Cambrinus, often mentioned in the songs of students, is known as the King of Beer in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, as well as in other European countries.
In this historical building, built in 1699, Cambrinus has been portrayed twice. First as a statue, sitting on a large beer keg with a foaming beer mug in his hand on the corner of the facade of the building. The second time Cambrinus has been etched into a beautiful window, on the side of the building, accompanied by a woman.
Throughout history Cambrinus has often been labeled as John I Primus, Duke of Brabant. The stories go that he invented the Faro and Lambic beers from Brussels. In any case, he is a legendary king, seen by many people as the inventor of beer.
A German tribe, known as the “Gambrivii”, already mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus, is also said to be at the root of the name. A different version tells the story that he was the lord of Cambrai (in modern day France, but historically a part of Flanders, known as “Kamerijk”) and that Cambrinus was the Latin version of his title.


  • helenmA7757JO Avatar

    5 star rating Superb meal, book a table Superb meal, book a table if you plan on going here as always busy, but defiantly worth the effort. The Flemish & fish stew both very good

    helenmA7757JO 21/12/19
  • kriss3590 Avatar

    4 star rating Extreme wide choice of beers Looking for a good meal and a wide choice of Belgian beers? Cambrinus is the place to be. Special environment, a Bible of beers, menu in different languages and friendly staff. Interesting for couples and big groups. Recommendation for beer taste assortiment, Cambrinus steak and dame blanche.

    kriss3590 15/01/20
  • 123grasshopper Avatar

    5 star rating Great lunch Another great experience. We ate this time and were not disappointed.Rabbit with prunes and Lasagne, both really tasty and well cooked. Plus a decent choice of beers if you haven't heard.....

    123grasshopper 12/12/19
  • MilliMaulden Avatar

    5 star rating Fabulous traditional Belgium restaurant No frills ...just excellent food and service. Suggest booking a table in advance. We will visit again next time in Bruges.

    MilliMaulden 08/11/19


  • Fab place to meet our local friends for dinner - 300 beers too!

    Leighanne Avatar

    400 sorts of beer. Say no more.

    Peter Avatar

    Good old Brugge bar

    David Avatar
  • Great food and a wonderful selection of beers. A very busy place.

    Ken Avatar

    Busy tourist hotspot. Vast beer selection, good food menu, a lot of which involves beer.

    Steve Avatar

    We loved this restaurant such a pitty we found it on the day we were coming home! We did try to get in at night but too busy so we tried it at lunch time and managed to get in! Fab food!

    Claire Avatar


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