Belgium > Antwerpen
Beer Available At Afspanning ít Waagstuk (arranged by most recent)
Liefmans Goudenband 98, Scheldebrouwerij De Zeezuiper 84, Scheldebrouwerij Hop Ruiter 89, Grimbergen Triple 82, Grimbergen Optimo Bruno 87, Grimbergen Blonde 58, De Dochter van de Korenaar / Hof Ten Dormaal Amitiť 75, De Molen / Hof ten Dormaal Vallen & Opstaan 97, Rodenbach Grand Cru 99, Rodenbach Vintage 99, Rodenbach 91, Maes Pils 8, t Waagstuk , Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Tripel Karmeliet 99, De Koninck 45
Waagstuk (1) Antwerpen, Belgium | March 29, 2015
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
DanielBrown (290) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | November 9, 2004
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Superb bar, which I probably enjoyed more than the Kulminator. Very spacious and nicely decorated with attentive staff and a great selection of beers, especially Lambics. Located on a nice square, a short walk out of the centre. With a patio, and several rooms this was unusual amongst my experience of Belgian pubs - not at all claustrophobic - light and airy in fact, with high ceilings. Excellent.
EpicKeith (1) , | February 2, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Good service, typical Flemmish dishes and they added another bar so a bigger slection of beers on draft.
BelgaBart (25) Antwerpen, BELGIUM, Belgium | September 27, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing place, good service. Always nice food and good selection of beers. Not to expensive, everybody is always welcome. The place of the Antwerp Beer College, good place for beer tasting events !
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | March 1, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
this is a bit off the beaten path in a small square but definately worth the pillage. cool outside courtyard area and awesome old wooden bar. we had several westvleteren blondes and a boon marriage parfait served in the appropriate basket. huge cheesplate as big as your head. highly recommend.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | October 24, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I realized that the Waagstuk was the right place for me when I met the guy here from the Antwerp Beer College, who was having their monthly meeting in the back room. I had a great visit here, the only shortcoming being that I wasnít asked to join their tasting in the back room.
This place is not easy to find. It is quite a few turns from the central square in Antwerp, and sort of down a dead-end. It is in a little square, but appeared to be the only place in the square open on the Saturday I visited.
It was quite smokey, so we sat outside in its courtyard. Atmosphere was pretty average Ė a small bar and a dining room outfitted in some generic wooden paneling without a lot of distinguishing decoration.
Our server was excellent. He was an older gentleman, who spoke excellent English and had an encyclopedic knowledge of beer. He did a great job making recommendations for our group.
Selection was quite good Ė a few beers on tap and a very high quality bottle list. I had a La Trappe Tripel and the best Saison Dupont Iíve ever had here.
In terms of beer-geek experiences in Antwerp, this was tops for me despite the Kulminatorís superior reputation.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | June 28, 2005| Updated January 14, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I loved this place, in fact it was my favourite in Antwerp. Just the right sized beerlist - loads of good options (especially gueuze) but not so many that itís difficult to choose, and barely any crap. I may be biased by the fact that they had unfiltered Rodenbach and unsweetened Liefmans Kriek on tap whilst I was there! Good cheap food too and nice people. Update: Made a return visit with some of the UK crew and still love this joint. They had Boon Lambik for Ä2 a glass and the old Oud Beersel Kriek which was fantastic. The guy didnít even bat an eyelid when reakt ordered three beers instead of a meal.
Travlr (1887) Washington, Washington DC | September 16, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Owner and staff were quite happy to spend a lot of time with us chatting about beer. Selection is excellent, and the meals are tasty traditional fare. Definitely worth a stop.
hophopaway (10) Alabama | January 30, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
great beer selection and great food
PieterBiesemans (2) Antwerpen, Belgium | October 3, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place! Because itís off the beaten track, it wonít get too crowded with noisy tourists. Friendly staff, always willing to help you find the right beer. Very good beer choice, offering the best of every style of Belgian beers, although they could add some more. Decent food, though nothing exceptional.
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