There are a dazzling wealth of choices for best local bar (relative to our apartment) so we decided to do a subjective survey and contest. Oh, the labor.
Location: in the shadow of the Hoogsland Kerk. (High Land Church)
Distance from apartment: 120 meters
Website: De Branderij
History: Former coffee roasting, liquor storage building. Interior posts from an old technical school of industry, the benches and paneling from an old church.
Food: Yes! Upstairs. Also, available for parties.
Bitterballen: Tasty, but standard.
Beers on tap: 5, basic selection including a witte bier and a kriek.
Price of Duvel: €3.50