World's Top Beer Gardens
Courtesy of Cafe Vlissinghe
Café Vlissinghe, Bruges, Belgium
Scene: Dating to 1515, this is the oldest pub in Bruges, hidden in the quiet
neighborhood of St. Anna. Revelers quaff lagers and play boccie in the ancient stone-walled garden.
During inclement weather, they have the option of gathering around the fire in the cozy,
Sustenance: The menu ranges from highbrow bar food like bacon-wrapped goat
cheese with honey to comfort food like macaroni and cheese, a salami and cheese board, or simple
Suds: The beer garden keeps three staples on tap: Jupiler, Brugse Zot Blonde,
and Leffe Brune. Plumb the list of 20 bottled brews for more interesting options like Tripel
Karmeliet or the Framboise Belle Vue.