Belgium > Gent
Alengrin (30) , Belgium | November 12, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Ghent beer pub, with a large interior divided into different rooms, brown and old, actually very cosy for such a big place. Service can be slow and stubborn at times and the pub closes stricly at 1 h 30, when the lights switch on, the music stops and youíre obliged to leave the premises. The owner usually hangs around the bar inconspicuously. Beer selection is extended to a few hundreds but the last time I went here, I did not find anything I hadnít already tasted before and itís primarily the usual larger and family brewers being represented here. I was more fascinated by the hugue collection of beer paraphernalia everywhere, including the old beer cans behind the bar. Nevertheless an agreeable boozer, cosy in winter, relaxing in summer outdoors on the market square.
hackobock (40) Stockholm, Sweden | September 1, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nicely situated on next to a plaza with a decent selection of beers, nothing that stood out. Service was friendly but very slow.
Pipi (27) , | August 21, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
jorge76 (170) , Italy | June 13, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice interior ... Itís not the best place for the "real" beer geek but the place worth a visit for sure .. We had the house beer in the famous big long glass so we left our shoes as guarantee that it turns funny if youíre already a bit drunk .. I had the red house beer and I found it better than the blonde version ..the bad thing was the service of the lady at the bar who never smiled and refused to recharge our mobile sayng they didnít have any plug ..
JulienHuxley (296) Hilversum, Netherlands | April 3, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a Thursday afternoon so it was pretty quiet. On a large square in Gent, close to a lot of interesting tourism destinations as well. The terrace was nice. Beer list is good, nice beers on tap including one for their bar. Itís a touristy place so prices are pretty touristy as well. There isnít any warm food, you can get cheese and/or salami. Service wasnít good per se, but not bad either. I probably wonít go back, but it is a decent place.
VincentKabel (24) Haarlem, Netherlands | February 14, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice Belgian Cafe, large selection af beers and some fun features to the cafe like the XXL-Kwak glass you can get when you give them your left shoe as a insurance you wonít leave with the glass.
vipinvelp (216) Velp, Netherlands | December 1, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
As a beer lover you can only love the place, plenty of nice Belgian beers. Decration is interesting, many little things to discover and all about beer. Had a nice GUEUZE. Only one warnig - please go to the toilet before you had a few beers, the staicase is twisty and steep. :)
tderoeck (153) Gent, Belgium | November 4, 2013| Updated November 7, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Very large selection (beer bible) although sometimes a bit classic and old fashioned. Very touristic, especially the BS thing they do with the basket on the ceiling where you have to deposit your shoe as a guarantee that you will bring back the special glassware for the house beer ("Max"). Often unfriendly staff, although Iíve had friendly waiters as well. But Iíll never forget that we were forbid to play cards one night, when still being a student. (Owner: "there will be no playing cards in my bar!")
MESSAGE FOR FOREIGNERS VISITING GENT: if you read this, youíre probably planning a visit to Belgium, and Gent in particular. Iím always interested to get to know other ratebeerians, and if you come from an interesting country, we can maybe to an in person beer trade? Contact me!
kraddel (148) some beerplace , Belgium | November 3, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
sigh - overrated places, gotta love em -
service .. let me jkust give examples here . i wanna drink the housbeer , but not 1,2 liter since i wanna taste multiple beers tonight . can i get a smaller glass ? NO
where is the housebeer brewed ? we cant tell you, sais our boss. where is your boss ? not here . than how do you know you cant tell me ? no answer ..
selection isnt special at all . they dont even have struise . in a belgianbeerbar ... yeah .. fail ! avoid! better ask bobochamps to guide you, he know the better places in ghent .
MarshallStaxx (10) , | October 16, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Bar on the square filled with old, dusty beer memorabilia. Can get very busy with large groups of tourists, which is when the service can suffer. Sat waiting to order for 15 mins, then tried to order at the bar only to be told "table service only"! You have to ask for a beer menu, then can browse a large selection of Belgian beers with a couple of rare standouts nestled in the list (you will pay dearly for them though, as prices are on the steeper side). Be careful if sitting down with a large group, as the staff will bring you plates of sausage and cheese at 7 Euros each without you ordering them!
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