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Manneken-Pis

Manneken Pis costumes

The little story...

The Manneken Pis, which literally means “the kid that pees” in the language of old Brussels, is certainly the most well-known fountain in Brussels. It takes the form of a small statue that is 55 cm high, representing a small boy urinating, and it was made in 1619 by Jérôme Duquesnoy, the Ancient.

The story of the small boy remains a mystery because we don’t know anything for sure when it comes to the statue’s origin. However, there are certain legends that talk about a rich bourgeois man, having lost his only son at the age of three or four years old during a popular Brussels celebration, built the fountain in the exact place where he found his son five days later in the same position as the bronze statue. Other legends glorify a small boy who, during the 13th century, saved the town from destruction by urinating on an incandescent wick which was supposed to light a powder keg on fire and, hence, stopped the evil plans of the enemy.

In 1698, this small character received his first costume. Since then, he has collected hundreds and new pieces of clothes, which are offered to him regularly. Over the years, we have admired the Manneken Pis dressed in special clothes made just for him and from around the world. To find out which costumes he’ll be wearing during your Brussels visit, you can check out the official diary of Brussels by clicking here or downloading it.

download the November 2019 diary

Our beers

Duvel

Duvel
Duvel

Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit. Subtle and fresh hop aromas are present as well.

Duvel Triple Hop
Duvel Triple Hop

Intense citrus aromas with pink grapefruit & lime. Melon and passion fruit come slightly afterwards. Delicious tropical fruit...

Duvel Barrel Aged
Duvel Barrel Aged

With this Duvel aged in wooden barrels we combine the exciting bite of Duvel with the smoother hint of caramel from American bourbon. As this beer matures for a longer period...

Vedett

Vedett blonde
Vedett blond

Outspokenly thirst-quenching from the start thanks to its dry character, followed immediately by a subtle bitterness. The smooth malt character pleasantly remains in the background...

Vedett blanche
Vedett white

Immediately after pouring the beer, the herbal, non-dominant aroma is perceptible, with citrus as the main perfume and a note of coriander in the background...

Vedett IPA
Vedett IPA

An outspoken, but soft bitterness which becomes more intense towards the end, showing impressions of grapefruit bitterness. Vedett IPA’s velvety, malty undertones...

Vedett Session IPA
Vedett Session IPA

The fi rst thing that strikes you on this golden, slight cloudy beer, is the powerful, very fresh aroma of citrus and pine resin....

Brasserie d'Achouffe

La Chouffe
La Chouffe

Spicy scents playfully make their entry with notes of citrusfollowed by the refreshing aroma of fresh coriander. It gives the beer a floral scent which is perfectly complemented by...

Mc Chouffe
Mc Chouffe

Though the beer has an inviting scent, its taste is surprisingly mild, with impressions of tree fruit such as pears. The beer is not outspokenly bitter...

Houblon Chouffe
Houblon Chouffe

It is an outspokenly bitter beer supported by the necessary amount of alcohol and a pleasant, dry aftertaste. A powerful and outspoken beer for both beer aficionados and experts...

Chouffe Soleil
Chouffe Soleil

The aroma is extended in the rather mild aftertaste in which chiefly exotic fruit and woody aromas take over. We end with a dry, herbal aftertaste with a royal dose of citrus...

Cherry Chouffe
Cherry Chouffe

In the lightly sweet flavour we also detect red fruit, together with almond notes and subtle spices. It ends with a warming aftertaste.

N’ice Chouffe
N’ice Chouffe

The color of this beer already reveals something and when you experience the aromas it is obvious: this is indeed a solid winter beer. Alcohol is prominent , but there are also certain herbal and fruity notes...

Château d’Ychouffe Rosé
Château d’Ychouffe Rosé

This beer delights with its complex and long finish: a beer for connaisseurs, a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness...

Liefmans

Liefmans Fruitesse
Liefmans Fruitesse

In taste the beer is sweet enough without being too viscious, and the aromas of red fruit come into their own. And right through to its aftertaste...

Liefmans Yell’Oh
Liefmans Yell’Oh

A slight sweetness kicks off the taste palette which is supported by a refreshing hint of sour, making this beer a delicious summery enjoyment.

Liefmans Kriek Brut
Liefmans Kriek Brut

In the mouth you taste a refreshing sourness that evolves into a pleasant sweet aftertaste: the perfect balance between sweet and sour. With its alcohol percentage of 6%...

Liefmans Goudenband
Liefmans Goudenband

The highlight in terms of taste is undoubtedly the perfect sweet-sour balance, which is an unparalleled symbiosis of these two basic tastes. Liefmans Goudenband leaves...

Liefmans Glühkriek
Liefmans Glühkriek

Pure cherry and you can clearly taste the aromatics, namely cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

Liefmans Oud Bruin
Liefmans Oud Bruin

This Oud Bruin is characterised by a fi ne balance between sweet and sour, making it a very thirst-quenching beer with a true taste sensation in the mouth.

De Koninck

De Koninck APA
De Koninck APA

All this comes back in the taste, which is pleasantly smooth, with a nuttiness on the tongue. De Koninck is relatively bitter, but the bitterness does not stay long...

Tripel d’Anvers
Tripel d’Anvers

The aromas all come back in the taste, with in the background the support of biscuit and a nutty and creamy full fl avour, again predominantly almond...

Wild Jo Blond
Wild Jo Blonde

The taste of the beer is pleasantly dry which nicely brings out the clearly present bitterness. Whereas the bitterness continues slightly in the aftertaste the fl oral scents...

Maredsous

Maredsous Blonde
Maredsous Blonde

The beer has a touch of bitterness and a clear gently-hopped fi nish. All this ends with a perfect aftertaste.

Maredsous Brune
Maredsous Brune

The beer is very smooth, not too strong at all but the alcohol taste is there. The bitterness comes more from a nutty character combined with the roasting of the used malts...

Maredsous Triple
Maredsous Triple

The beer pretty much melts in your mouth with a soft bitterness in the background. The alcohol in the aftertaste provides a pleasant warm feeling.

Boulevard brewing co.

Tank 7 (Farmhouse Ale)
Tank 7 (Farmhouse Ale)

This beer of superb complexity opens with a flow of fruity aromas and pronounced hop notes of grapefruit, before gradually tapering to a long dry and peppery finish.

Single Wide IPA (India Pale Ale)
Single Wide IPA (India Pale Ale)

This refreshing, typically American IPA combines citrus and pine aromas with a subtle caramel malt flavour.

Testimonials

  • Patrice D.

    Limoux, France

    A beer break in front of the Manneken Pis! “When visiting Brussels and going to see the famous small boy, a beer break is necessary, and it is perfect! Super atmosphere and welcoming staff. The beer choice is pretty good too!”

    Source: Tripadvisor

  • Lalo C.

    Brussels, Belgium

    “We told ourselves in front of the Manneken Pis that it was a big tourist scam, but we were so cold that we gave in… And it was the right choice! The prices are great, the place is full of charm, very warming. We felt good there. The toilets are very clean. I definitely recommend!”

    Source: Tripadvisor

  • Pierre F.

    Brussels, Belgium

    “Cool little bar where I had an excellent moment with friends. Nice and fresh beers and typical Brussels atmosphere. I recommend!”

    Source: Facebook

Contact

Manneken Pis Cafe

31-33 Rue des Grands Carmes, 1000 Bruxelles

+32 (0)2 513 08 07

+32 (0)478 95 24 81

Open from Sunday to Saturday, from 10 AM to midnight

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