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De Kelk

Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Nice bar away from the centre

Great atmosphere in this bar. The staff are chatty and it's away from the tourist centre. They also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome music venue.

We came here on the off chance of getting in to see Letz Zepplin. Met Michael, the singer, who got... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
“Nice bar away from the centre”
2 weeks ago
“Awesome music venue.”
De Kelk is a wellknown bar in Bruges for over more than 100 years. After a total renovation, De Kelk was reopened in the beginning of March 2017. The focus is now more on (rock)music, in stead of speciality beers. The menu consists of 50 kinds of...more
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Langestraat 69, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 479 85 38 22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere in this bar. The staff are chatty and it's away from the tourist centre. They also have a live music venue downstairs.

Thank LondonKazza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the off chance of getting in to see Letz Zepplin. Met Michael, the singer, who got us in. What an absolutely brilliant night. The band were spectacular, but the bar is just great if you're into loud music and fun. The...More

Thank errnie-the-greek
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The bar has a good selection of beers and the atmosphere was quiet and nice in the afternoon. Good music. A shame it was not very clear to us when it was open! We would have returned but we found it closed twice.More

Thank Nuria E
Lisa-Demeyere, Eigenaar at De Kelk, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hello Nuria ! Thanks for your visit and nice words. Concerning our opening times, there is a sticker at the door that says when we’re open. Only in summer time we are open two hours later at 5PM (this was posted on our Facebook page)...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Nice place. Decent fish n chips, worth its price. Good music for all types. I recommend a visit if you are close by.

Thank h_ensdorff
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This bar is a little out of the centre but well worth the walk. A really friendly bar with a great atmosphere. Some good beers on tap at a good price. We always stop here on the way back to where we are staying.

Thank NessieNoo
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I was strolling off the beaten path and De Kelk caught my eye. I got a glass of the "beer of the month" and some fries. The food/beverage were perfect, and the ambiance was relaxed and friendly. I went around 3pm. This is apparently a...More

1  Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place with great beer list and cocktails. Sympathetically refurbished and really great vibe. Owner planning to add music venue upstairs. Was there on a Wednesday evening g and was starting to get busy when we left. The kind of place which gets packed at...More

1  Thank willmart797
Reviewed 25 May 2017

excellent music - tasty beer (from a sort of tank?) - nice people - great interior design with art works on the wall - just a perfect place to have a drink with friends!

1  Thank marleenxxx2017
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This used to be one of my favourite bars in the late 70's. Back then it was already famous with gigs of national and international brands. Today, the bar has been reinvented by a great local couple, who keep the tradition of fine drinks, cosy...More

2  Thank Dirk B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Kelk was a great bar and hopefully will still be. We went along last week & were disappointed that it was closed. There is a sign on the door which says that it is "opening soon" but you can peer into the gloom to see...More

Thank david n
Lisa-Demeyere, Eigenaar at De Kelk, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi David The new Kelk is open since the 9th of March and is open every day from 3PM until... Except on Sundays and Mondays we're closed. Hopefully you'll give us a visit next time you're in Bruges :-). Thanks!

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23 August 2015|
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Response from Dieter C |
Hi Paul, The owner of the Kelk died recently, so it is unclear if and when the Kelk will reopen. Dieter