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.


  • BeerWarrior Avatar

    4 star rating Great evening Quite a popular restaurant as I had to book a day in advance.Really enjoyed my food and the atmosphere.Love to come back again.

    BeerWarrior 17/12/19
  • 839shelleyg Avatar

    5 star rating Fantastic Warm and cosy ! Plenty of seating. Staff friendly and efficient. Food and service very good. Would definitely return

    839shelleyg 23/02/20
  • pelny Avatar

    4 star rating Dinner Very nice dinner. Good local choices of food. Many choices of beer, I think it was over 100. Good service

    pelny 08/03/20
  • T K Avatar

    4 star rating Amazing beef stew! Lovely food, the beef stew was incredible, with a healthy portion of chips! A little on the expensive side!

    T K 05/08/20


  • 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

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

    Johan Avatar


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