Slightly hidden down a side alley you’ll find the Delirium Cafe serving over 2000 plus beers. The place is covered with old enamelled beer ad-panels and posters and old wooden barrels are scattered around the various floors inviting you to prop yourselves up against them while drink a fine Belgium beer.
Delirium has a amazing range of beers on offer including many different varieties on tap and in a bottle including cherry, blonde, chocolate cookie, ginger amongst many others. Some of the beers, being Belgium are very strong and on average would be around 7-8%.
Drinking in Delirium is a relaxed affair and is free from any pretentiousness. Venture down into the 18th century basement and you’ll find a cosier little bar with dim lighting and old beer trays stuck to the ceiling. There’s also a 1st floor to Delirium if you want to get away from crowds in the basement. We visited on New Years Eve and it seemed to be the most lively place around for a few celebratory drinks.
The Delirium brand itself is going strong with another branch in Tokyo and it’s own beer on sale around Belgium. Delirium is well worth visiting for anyone with an interest in beer, just be warned, some of the beers are mighty strong.