This is not a paid advertorial and the opinions expressed are entirely mine.
I have walked past this establishment on numerous occasions and never stepped foot into it until last weekend.
What a gem of a place this is!
Located on the corner of Mary and Edward Streets in Brisbane City, the Belgian Beer Café is accommodated in a magnificently restored old building.
The brassiere bar takes you back to Brussels. Brown oak timbers, vintage chandeliers and a most magnificent looking bar that speaks old world charm stocked generously with beers on tap as well as the usual alcoholic offerings.
The outdoor beer garden is just as charming and we sat along a counter top styled table that faced the street.
The offerings on their menus (bar menu, restaurant menu and beer menu) were both mouth watering and hearty. The platters that we ordered did not disappoint - Lemon Pepper Baby Squid, frites and caper dill mayonnaise (A$17) and Grilled Chorizo Baguette with Roasted Capsicum, Wild Rocket and Frites (A$18.50)
This establishment is filled to the brim when night falls so if you want a table, booking is certainly essential.
We were there at 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and there were very few patrons around so if what you desire is a quiet place to eat good hearty food, washed down with beer surrounded by charismatic charm, you can't go wrong with the Belgian Beer Café.
To find out more, check out their website.