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.


  • Glenn F Avatar

    5 star rating Great place to stop for a beer Great little place to have a beer from Belgium. More food than most similar bars and close to the market square

    Glenn F 06/03/20
  • 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
  • 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
  • David H Avatar

    4 star rating Typical Belgium fare - but with a choice of 400 beers Quaint bar that can get very busy - go early. The menu is very typical Flemish so nothing out of the ordinary but they stock a massive range of Belgium beers. The beer menu is 2 inches thick!Atmospheric, wood panelled interior and close enough to Market Square.

    David H 28/01/20


  • 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

    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

    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

    Fab place to meet our local friends for dinner - 300 beers too!

    Leighanne Avatar


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