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Alengrin (85) , Belgium | February 8, 2015
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 11/20
Classic pub in the centre of Antwerp, on a corner opposite to the Groote Witte Arend. Brownish, cosy interior, very enjoyable with decent service, but I donít see why this is even rated here in the first place: this is a jenever bar, not a beer bar. They do have some beers (I had the Rader beers there years ago - not coincidentally made with jenever) but there is no reason why anyone searching for specialty beers, should visit this place...
kraddel (206) some beerplace , Belgium | July 22, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 9/20
As been stated below , this is not a RB place . I supose it is like mekka if you like jenever , but beerwise its a 0 , the housebeers mentioned by torino were unknown to the waitress ... Leaving only de komink , grimbergen , etc to drink , berr-wise , if you only even ever wanna try jrnever this is a must go , prob would make a great place on ratejenever.com ...,
Service was friendly ( lets not judge her on beerknowledge since this is not a beerplace ) prices ( for beer , no idea on the jenevers ) are average to low .
Good place , but not for beer .
t0rin0 (1510) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 21, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited October 2012.
This was one of the earlier stops on our walking tour / bar hopping trip in Antwerpen. The draw here is that they have two house beers made with genever as well as several real genevers available. The beers tasted like rum and Iím apparently not a fan of genever, though it is more palatable than most liquors. We showed up in the late afternoon so the place was pretty empty and service wasnít bad once we were actually served. The beer selection isnít overly extensive but they have a couple of decent choices on there. Now that Iíve tried the genever-infused beers I donít have much need to come back here.
fiulijn (680) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 15, 2013
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Open but not a Ratebeer place, I would "unlist" it.
Small place, with strange interior decoration, very old, not impressive. The beer selection is very limited (4 tap beers and 12 bottles, very normal). This is mostly a place for distillates, such as jenever; and I would go back for that, not for the beer.
77ships (141) Antwerpen, Belgium | June 5, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Right across De Groote Witte Arend Ė to be honest I didnít even realized that this place has beer because this is a Jenever bar first & very foremost. Lots of Jeneverís to try, plenty of flavours, cool little place, nice service. Fun place to visit & hangout, apparently some brews & beer based Jeneverís available. Close to the centre, lots of other options nearby & well worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood.
mike_77 (114) Breda, Netherlands | May 13, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good but limited selection. Always busy. Itís nice to sit outside on a warm evening trying to pair jenever with beer. My tip is hazelnut jenever with Corsendonk Pater.
brokensail (1137) Orange County, California | October 5, 2012| Updated May 7, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great genever bar in Antwerp (thereís a store across the alley as well). Not the greatest beer selection, but make sure to try the Rader beers with gin/genever distillate in them. Pretty decent service, nice atmosphere, and good genevers.
BelgBeerGeek (34) Antwerp, Belgium | June 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not a beerbar tough has a decent list .... together with an enormous list of jenevers of all kind !
they even serve a Hop Jenever :-)
BlackHaddock (436) , England | April 3, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Right across the road from the Groote Witte Arend, this corner bar is really all about Genever although the beer list isnít a washout.
My wife, two friends and I propped the bar up late on a Sunday evening, watch carefully by the pub cat, who strolled along the bar-top as if it owned it, finally settling on a locals lap a couple of bar-stools away from us intruders.
A hip, trendy feel to the place, friendly and helpful staff, mixed customers in age, parenthood and nationalities, all enjoying themselves.
This is an ideal last port of call, sadly I was driving in the morning, so no Genevers for me, didnít stop my wife and the other two from having some though.
rotjoch (79) Antwerpen, Belgium | November 16, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
the jenever bar in Antwerp. a very nice stop if youíre doing a pub crawl in the city centre. had a decent beerlist, (rochefort for example) but nothing extraordinary. try one of their hundreds jenevers (i recommend a korenwijn)
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