Belgium > Antwerpen
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. Waagstuk’s 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.
Martinus (156) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | May 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not very easy to find, but worth the effort. There’s a nice beer list, decent with some jewels, though not everything that’s available seems to be listed on the beer menu. Some exciting beers on draught. Overall a solid place to visit.
And it was nice to have a chance encounter with 77ships in his natural environment ;)
BlackHaddock (389) , England | April 3, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on the Sunday afternoon of 2010 ZBF weekend.
Three rooms, all completely different, no food allowed to be eaten in the bar area, so we moved into ’The Zeppelin’ room (you’ll see why I called it that if you go) for our healthy deep fat fried beerfood selection of Cheese Puffs, Bitterballen and mini Lumpia’s.
The bar is fairly barron in looks, dusty old steins are in evidence and a large branch clings to the ceiling with a small light at the end of each twig, very effective and adds a rural feel to the bar room.
The third, or back room is darker and more boring than the other two, lets call it ’Odenbach’, again you’ll know why if you visit this lovelly tucked away place.
Service was friendly and swift, the young lady who served us had very good English and knew her stuff, beer wise.
Stone walls and solid wooden furniture in all the rooms, a typical Belgian ale house, the building dates back to 1548.
Even though it is not easy to find and well away from most of the other ’recommended’ beer bars of Antwerp it was fairly full. The customers were both local and beerhunters like my wife and I who were over for the Zythos Beer Festival and staying in Antwerp (mostly Brits).
loeki (10) , Belgium | February 5, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
PieterJan (10) Oudenaarde, Belgium | December 14, 2011
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
They only want to sell food. So we went out to visit an other place.
Rupa (8) , Belgium | November 29, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Cosy place with nice service and great beers as "hopruiter" and a lot of Geuze and Kriek.
beeroverwithme (149) Tønsberg, Norway | November 15, 2011
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 5/20
We had high hopes for this place and my first impression was very positive, from the 19th red brick facade to the interior of wooden furniture and dark walls.
However, the beer selection left a little to be desired (especially compared to some of the beer bars in Antwerp) and the service was slow and misguided. We asked for food recommendations and was served a meal that was tasteless, to say the least, and uninspired - reminding me of something they must have thrown together in a micro oven.
So, even if the place still had a nice atmosphere, the lack of exciting beers and the possibly worst food I’ve tasted in Europe really pulls down my rating of this restaurant.
bvc (103) Kenmore, Washington | October 12, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on recent trip to Belgium. We ended up taking a train from Brussels after spending the day at 3 Fonteinen with DA and Matt. Matt invited Hans, who owns the place or the building at least. Ordered up a couple of draft beers and sat out in the courtyard. Only 5 beers on, but decent selection including fresh Hop Ruiter. Bottle list was decent, but nothing crazy and prices were fair. Worth checking out if in town and making the rounds.
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 !
Travlr (1686) 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.
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