Belgium > Gent
jorge76 (125) , 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 (251) Hilversum, Netherlands | 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 (24) 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 (191) 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. :)
tderoeck (141) Gent, Belgium | November 4, 2013| Updated November 7, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Very large selection (beer bible) although sometimes a bit classic and old fashioned. Very touristic, especially the BS thing they do with the basket on the ceiling where you have to deposit your shoe as a guarantee that you will bring back the special glassware for the house beer ("Max"). Often unfriendly staff, although Iíve had friendly waiters as well. But Iíll never forget that we were forbid to play cards one night, when still being a student. (Owner: "there will be no playing cards in my bar!")
MESSAGE FOR FOREIGNERS VISITING GENT: if you read this, youíre probably planning a visit to Belgium, and Gent in particular. Iím always interested to get to know other ratebeerians, and if you come from an interesting country, we can maybe to an in person beer trade? Contact me!
kraddel (129) some beerplace , Belgium | November 3, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
sigh - overrated places, gotta love em -
service .. let me jkust give examples here . i wanna drink the housbeer , but not 1,2 liter since i wanna taste multiple beers tonight . can i get a smaller glass ? NO
where is the housebeer brewed ? we cant tell you, sais our boss. where is your boss ? not here . than how do you know you cant tell me ? no answer ..
selection isnt special at all . they dont even have struise . in a belgianbeerbar ... yeah .. fail ! avoid! better ask bobochamps to guide you, he know the better places in ghent .
MarshallStaxx (10) , | October 16, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Bar on the square filled with old, dusty beer memorabilia. Can get very busy with large groups of tourists, which is when the service can suffer. Sat waiting to order for 15 mins, then tried to order at the bar only to be told "table service only"! You have to ask for a beer menu, then can browse a large selection of Belgian beers with a couple of rare standouts nestled in the list (you will pay dearly for them though, as prices are on the steeper side). Be careful if sitting down with a large group, as the staff will bring you plates of sausage and cheese at 7 Euros each without you ordering them!
dasdan (22) , Belgium | August 24, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice selection of beers. Served in correct glasses. The tables are dirty. No beer book, you have to choose your beer from a list on the window, Huh? Service is low and unfriendly.
ekstedt (113) GŲteborg, Sweden | August 8, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, soft and rustic place at a great location. Good, proffesional service. Very good selection bottle-wise, tap line quite good.
Countbeer (202) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | July 31, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited once, only sat outside, cheap green plastic chairs. Service was quite sad, not a smile and just pointing at the window where they had their beer list hanging... In a window? How silly... Itís on one of the biggest squares so enoughto see, thatís one of the only fun things, seriously. Beer selection is not bad, but only Belgium beers which is a bit boring after such a while in Gent... Afterwards I heard the Dulle Griet is up for sale that causing the unfriendly service and vibe. Luckily other people outside were nice so it wasnít a bad...
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