A la Mort Subite in Brussels
A La Mort Subite is a very popular and well-known staple in the city of Brussels. This internationally recognized Belgian Beer Café is the archetype of traditional brewing in the Netherlands. Having served Brussels for more than 80 years, A la Mort Subite has no shortage of loyal patrons and visiting ale enthusiasts alike.
With its translation meaning “At the Sudden Death,” the name refers to a game played by National Bank of Belgium employees during the early 20th-century as they passed their time in the pub. I n 1928, owner Theophile Vossen decided to relocate, and change the name of his establishment to A la Mort Subite (as that’s what the customers had started calling it regardless). Situated near Grand Place, today the famous haunt is owned by the fourth generation Vossen family.
Perhaps the most popular beer at the pub is the Lambic White Beer Mort Subite. Other great authentic Belgian picks include the Special Palm and the Maes Pils. While it is known for being a superb beer café, A la Mort Subite also offers cocktails, appetizers and wines, and food such as omelets and sandwiches. For the quintessential traditional Belgian pub experience, A la Mort Subite is highly recommended.