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.


  • 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
  • stefsabb Avatar

    5 star rating Amazing beer menu! What a wonderful place to visit. The beer menu is huge with lots of choice and the menu featured tasty, local dishes. Really recommend.

    stefsabb 23/11/19
  • Venture50613218729 Avatar

    5 star rating Eating out Eatingout in the resturant was a delight to the tase buds a family owned business & a good shef to treat you for the evening

    Venture50613218729 05/11/19
  • Graeme M Avatar

    5 star rating Excellent food Went here on recommendation from one of our party. Exceeded expectations. Food and service were excellent. Would definitely return when next in Bruges.

    Graeme M 22/11/19


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

    Larissa Avatar

    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

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

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

    Johan 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

    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


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