Belgium > Ghent
EdKing (157) London, England | July 30, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Atmospheric old style Belgian boozer on the main square in Ghent. Interior is old world dark and dingy. Beer list is excellent although prices are high and extortionate for some things like the aged Oraval. I had a 24 months aed Orval for about 14Euros. I know, but I was tired and fed up because Waterhuis and lots of the other bars were closed for holiday (welcome to Belgium - they are still in the 1970s when it comes to opening hours). Beer was very good though and this was a good place to meet other fellow travellers. Tried the house blonde ale which was overly sweet. When I asked who brewed it for them the barman said íwe are not allowed to sayí. Another bizarre service experience in Belgium. Iíd come here again though. Like the atmosphere and itís got an old fashioned feel to it. Sit out in the square if the weathers nice.
visionthing (387) Oslo, Norway | May 13, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Another centrally located beer pub with a certain atmosphere and a good selection of Belgian beer. Service was fair and prices were not the lowest, but fair enough. Not a must visit in my book, but still worth a visit.
Hamirubi (31) Waarschoot, Belgium | April 13, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (78) , 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 (41) 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 (205) , 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 (347) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | 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 (28) 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 (256) 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. :)
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