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La Mort Subite

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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The lively "Sudden Death"

Four of us came for lunch. I've been here several times in the past but not for some years. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must when in Brussels to drink beer

Only a few minutes walk from the central station is this wonderful place. Original atmosphere of a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Beer lovers start your Belgium beer experience near the Grand-Place at La Mort Subite with your first sampling at this popular pub, including its own home-brew concoction called Sudden Death.
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Rue Mont. aux Herbes Potageres 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 13 18
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us came for lunch. I've been here several times in the past but not for some years. The place was very busy indeed and the staff almost run off their feet. even so, service was efficient and friendly. We had a platter of...More

Thank aygeemac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a few minutes walk from the central station is this wonderful place. Original atmosphere of a cafe, bar, offering a wide variety of beers. It is a drinking and talking place that has to be part of your Brussel itinerary.

Thank bengt855
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Mort Subite, is one of Brussels oldest bars. The Mort Subite Geuze is served at room temperature, and is something to be savoured.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Not much has changed at this 1928 bar including the signs inside. It is very crowded by fun. Mort Subite kriek is my favorite Kriek lambic style of Belgian beer, made by fermenting lambic with sour Morello cherries. Here it is served on tap. Expect...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We love to go to this bar for its old fashioned ambience & Belgian feel. They serve light snacks ....omelettes, croques, bread, ham, cheese etc. I just wish the seating was more comfortable then we'd visit more often.

Thank Anzelina
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Being a Brussels institution, we stopped for a beer on a very warm July afternoon. The beers were cold and delicious. However, when it came time to pay the waitress was unable to process our credit card payment. She had no problem with cards from...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We loved this bar/restaurant. While we only drank there, the waitress was wonderful. She asked what type of beer we liked, and then explained their selections. Inside is a beautiful old decore. Reminiscent of a grand hotel. If you're in Brussels sampling beer, definitely check...More

Thank Judi P
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Large selection of beers served at the historical must-visit pub. The beers are a bit more expensive than usually (around 5eur for one beer), but you are paying for the location and atmosphere. They offer various types of omelettes, sandwiches and cold plates. We have...More

Thank Veronika N
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed, having last visited about 15 years ago, that the beer menu has shrank and they no longer serve the plates of cheese and salami that so added to the beer experience the last time I was there. It was also...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Wide selection of great Belgian beers, and the food we had there was nice and "plain" nothing fancy, just good food. Very charming old bar room, and nice waiters.

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