Belgium > Antwerpen
DanielBrown (235) 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.
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 (1269) 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
baxterfish (161) , England | May 21, 2011| Updated April 25, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Pretty much unchanged in the 18 years Iíve been coming here. Nice atmosphere, good service and good beer. Well worth the trek from the centre.
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.
n0mel (10) , Finland | September 27, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Hidden away in the corner of the Stadswaag, Waagstuk is a very cozy place (the house dog walking around helps in this regard!). Indoors is peaceful and divided into several rooms, but the outdoors courtyard works just as well! The selection of beers is quite standard. The beer of the month right now is the Hop Ruiter by the Scheldebrouwerij, a very tasty beer. Prices are generally okay, for example Dulle Teve for a decent price (usually higher in other places), but a standard beer like Rochefort 10 goes for much higher than elsewhere. The service was exemplary; friendly and knowledgeable all around. I did not try the food they offer. Waagstukís strength is its atmosphere and the friendly service. It is a place where you can have a good beer in good company. Later in the evening the bars nearby seem to fill up with students from the university nearby.
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