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.


  • 749rachaeld Avatar

    5 star rating Fab food and friendly staff Good selection of food on the menu very reasonably priced for Bruges and staff happy to accommodate us even though not booked and packed with customers.

    749rachaeld 10/02/20
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kennyboy21 Avatar

    5 star rating Just brilliant. Went here twice in three days. Wonderful food, Farmer'Sausage, Wild Boar Casserole, Canneloni. All excellent. Fantastic staff, friendly and willing to offer advice on the numerous beers available. Great atmosphere, buzzing. Best to book as so popular. Just loved it. A must visit in Brugge.

    Kennyboy21 21/12/19


  • Toffe locatie! Best wel reserveren. Ideale plek om nieuwe biertjes te proeven (400 soorten) Heerlijk gegeten! De lekkerste kaaskroketjes (met witloof en ham) gegeten ooit! ���

    Cindy Avatar

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

    Leighanne Avatar

    It’s always a pleasure to come here....excellent food and good choice of beers combined with a great confusion of people. Deserves!!

    Giulio Avatar
  • Although initially we were a bit taken back by the attitude, we very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the excellent food and one of the best beers we've ever drunk. We actually took some with us! Highly recommended 😉

    George Avatar

    Eten was super bediening snel en efficiënt kom hier graag nog eens

    Johan Avatar


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