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Lowland Food & Drink


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Lowland Food & Drink


 

WHY BELGIUM?

    

    In a word, it's the beer. Beer is to Belgium what wine is to France or Italy. And we love beer! 

    The geography does not lend itself to vineculture, but the flat, wet lowlands are perfect for barley, hops, and wheat. And the variety of beer Belgium produces can challenge the most expert palate.

    The cuisine, richly textured by geography, is as diverse as the cultural make-up of the people. French, Dutch, and German influences are immediately apparent.

    So, why Belgium? Belgium embodies the rich cultural history of European hospitality, but lacks the pretense we Americans sometimes associate with things European. The association of beer with working class tastes makes seemingly high brow dishes more accessible to our democratic American sensibilities.

     We may not be able to afford the finest wines in the world, but we can afford to drink world class beer. A beautiful 750ml bottle of Trappist Ale, purchased in a restaurant, often costs less than a drinkable California wine purchased at Safeway. And, really, which would you prefer to enjoy with a steak, a loaf of bread (grains), or a bowl of fruit (grapes)?

    Here at Bel, we hope to approximate the experience of Belgian hospitality. Brussels sprouts and Belgian endives aside, we want to provide you with a taste of the Grand Place in Brussels—without the 13 hours of air travel.

    Belgium in Pacific Standard Time.

 

CHEERS! - JEN AND RICH

 

LOCATION

3215 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA. 94110

(415) 206-1000

 

Hours

Tues-Sun: 5pm to 10pm

Closed Monday

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Menu


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Menu


Our fine selection of draught beers changes often. Follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and come in and try something new!

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Beer Week 2016


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Beer Week 2016


ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT OPENING

AND ARE 21+ YEARS OF AGE

CASH ONLY ENCOURAGED

 

FRIDAY 1/22 - Opening Gala

SATURDAY 1/23 - All Sour Saturday

TUESDAY 1/26 - Trappist Tuesday

THURSDAY 1/28 - Affligem

FRIDAY 1/29 - Belgian vs Belgian Styles

SATURDAY 1/30 - Strictly Belgian

 

Visit sfbeerweek.com for more information.

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Visuals


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Visuals


A few teasers of BEL's architectural features.

We commissioned several pieces from Alexa. Her beautiful work helps bring Belgium just that much closer to home.