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.
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
Great place We always eat and drink in Cambrinus several times on a trip to Bruges. Service is pretty good when they are busy and the beer taster is superb value. Food is good and it is dog friendly too.NessieNoo 04/01/20
Fantastic place - great atmosphere Fantastic place - great atmosphere , pub/tavern serving super selection of beers and great homemade food.Harleybeano 29/12/19
Great place We always eat and drink in Cambrinus on a trip to Bruges. Service is pretty good when hey are busy and the beer taster is superb value. Food is good and it is dog friendly too. 🐕🐩🐾NessieNoo 15/11/19
Great food! Good local beers! Service could be improved. Would visit again.
Eten was super bediening snel en efficiënt kom hier graag nog eens
Busy tourist hotspot. Vast beer selection, good food menu, a lot of which involves beer.
It’s always a pleasure to come here....excellent food and good choice of beers combined with a great confusion of people. Deserves!!
Fab place to meet our local friends for dinner - 300 beers too!
Fantastic selection of beers. Great service but very difficult to get a seat if you are trying to eat there. Book ahead as their meal prices are 'very good' compared to most in Brugge.