Broadway Market’s Dove is Belgian beer heaven. The building has the feel of a Continental tavern: it’s an old-fashioned building decked out in oak with the always oversubscribed bar the focus of the action. There are a few optimistic picnic benches peppering the front pavement. To finish the effect, a distinct waft of yeast hits you as you enter the room. There’s certainly no messing around on Dove’s tome-like menu filled with Trappist, gueuze and fruit beers: it’s an exhaustive list celebrating the best of a proper beer culture.
There’s the expected Broadway Market trendy community present at most times, as the Dove makes a perfect post-market pitstop or afternoon party venue. Steaming bowls of moules marinière fly from the kitchen just as steadily as pints from the bar. Craft beer done the time-honoured Low-Country way.