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
  • 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
  • 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
  • PieterL286 Avatar

    5 star rating Friendly service with delicious beers Very friendly service and a large variety of beer, a very cosy bar in the heart of Bruges! 10/10 would recommend!

    PieterL286 31/07/20


  • Great food! Good local beers! Service could be improved. Would visit again.

    Larissa Avatar

    Excellent food. Service not at the same level with the food served, inspite that I recommend the place.

    Octavian 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

    They worked as a team to ensure a good customer experience. It's obviously a well managed restaurant . The food was excellent, our only disappointment is they ran out of their signature beer, not only on tap but bottle too

    Gary Avatar

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

    Johan Avatar


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