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.


  • AlexMa1981 Avatar

    5 star rating Great for a quick pub grub Very busy place! Pleasant staff and fast moving. We Sat at the bar waited for a table to become available around 15mins. We ordered half a chicken and local beef stew and some local beer, leffe noel. Food great and came out fast. We were in and out within 30mins.

    AlexMa1981 17/12/19
  • NessieNoo Avatar

    4 star rating 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
  • 971janicea Avatar

    4 star rating Good value for money meal and friendly service We stumbled across Cambrinus on a rainy night and luckily found a table. The food was good and reasonably priced. Quite a few other eateries in Bruges seem to close in January to then reopen in February.

    971janicea 19/01/20
  • RoloMunch Avatar

    5 star rating Great food and ambience 4 of us had a great dinner there recently. The beer flight was good value for money. Fast and friendly service and good value for money. Would go back.

    RoloMunch 08/01/20


  • 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.

    Joanis Avatar

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

    Johan Avatar

    Bruyant, sympa, convivial qui rassemble beaucoup de gens�Le repas correspond à ce qui est proposé dans une brasserie et le rapport qualité/prix est tout à fait décent✌

    Coralie Avatar
  • Good old Brugge bar

    David 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

    400 sorts of beer. Say no more.

    Peter Avatar


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