Belgium > Kortrijk
Beer Available At Gainsbar (arranged by most recent)
Orval 99, Struise Pannepot Reserva 100, BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 98, BrewDog Tokyo* 98, De Dolle Boskeun 98, Alvinne Land van Mortagne 89, De Molen Rasputin Eisbock 93, HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk 98, De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 100, Verzet Oakey Mokey Wiskey Stout 83, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Gulden Spoor Netebuk Coffee 83, Brouwkot Netebuk Winter 8 , De Molen Rhythm & Blues 94, De Dolle Stille Nacht 99, De la Senne Zinnebir Christmas (X-Mas) 90, Verzet Rebel Local 75, Butcherís Tears / Gulden Spoor Hopbuk 73, De Molen Alive & Kicking 94
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tdtm82 (100) , England | March 29, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice cool modern bar in the centre ideal for Cantillon; De Dolle and 3 Fonteine. I like the late hours on the weekend and the choice of music by DJís was commendable. It gets very busy and is clearly a popular destination for beer geeks.
The beer choice is good. I enjoyed a Struise Pannepot Reserva and many lambics were consumed. I was also happy to find De Dolle. It is a very loud and modern beer bar.
Itís a good place but with a few more tweeks could be amazing. Thanks to Glenn of Alvinne for pointing this place out to me.
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | March 8, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly small and modern, 10 generally interesting taps at reasonable prices and a decent bottle list.
Mathieu87 (202) Ganshoren, Belgium | January 25, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great local pub in the Kortrijk City centre. Went there on a saturday afternoon around 3PM. Place is really cozy, but apparantly itís mainly in the evening that this place gets crowded and that you get a good vibe. Bartender was really friendly, real beergeek. Only served beer at the bar. But as we ordered some special stuff, he immediatly recommended the ACBF in a few weeks at Bierhalle Deconinck. Value is very decent: Oerbier Reserva at 7 euro, Hanssens Oudbeitje at 6 euro... And proper glassware! I love it! Overall a really nice place to hang out!
RudolphSayven (13) Lille, France | January 11, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place. Some old music, a good selection of beers, from Belgium, Netherlands & Denmark. Good ambiance & good prices. Iíll come back again!
sir__v (125) Lille, France | January 11, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bar in the center of the down. Good selection of beer from Belgium and some others countries like Danemark (Mikkeller) and Holland (De Molen), the price is also nice ! The menu is really nice with really good price (the x-mas beer selection was really relevant). About the tap there is 6 taps with classical belgium and local pils as Bokor but 2 craft taps like Struise, De Molen... The place is clean and really nice good decoration. And also good music. The people inside are calm and the place is not noisy, and the music is really great oldies rock and pop with vintage vinyls !
kraddel (205) some beerplace , Belgium | October 8, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice bar , trendy atmosphere .
Pretty clear that there is passion in the house .
Selection is basic, but nice . Even some foreign beers !
Service was not capable of pouring the beer , which was one of the onlh downsides here .
I have the feeling the rotating drafts are normally better ( heard things like hopping frog ) thsn the gulden spoor that was on now . Will return . Nice place , but expected more of this
Leighton (716) London, England | September 17, 2014| Updated October 5, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A solid bar. They donít have any outrageous offerings but they do have all the classics, and at very good prices. The bottle list includes Alvinne, Struise, a few vintages of Orval, Mikkeller, De Molen, etc. If youíre staying in Kortrijk this might be your best option. The ambiance in here is kind of funny, like a student bar or something, but itís OK. The staff was very capable. Worth popping by.
jorge76 (204) , Italy | June 15, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Came here during my journey back to Lille from westvleteren .. 2 aspects in this bar are above average .. The selection and the service ... About the selection anyone of us can say whatever he wants because always depends from own experience and knowledge but about service when you find behind the bar a man who knows his job his beers and he doesnít mind to talk about everithing so what else do you want ..?! Maybe not a must for the Belgium standard but for sure a nice place if you are around here ..
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), England | March 30, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on Friday evening, March 22nd 2013 around 5.15pm.
In the centre of town a short 4 or 5 minute walk from the station, the Gainsbar has a couple of tables outside on the street.
Inside it is split over two levels, downstairs with the bar as you enter and upstairs which didnít seem to be open - got the impression it may be a restaurant area (toilets are up here).
The decor carries a trendy/modern feel, multi coloured battenburg tiles, sunken floor area, micture of wooden chairs/tables and soft poofs, 6 or so tall stools positioned in front of the bar.
The place was pretty busy with a largely youngish crowd both inside and out.
6 beers on tap and a bottled list of around 100. See the chalk board on the left as you enter for specials and one offís.
Good choice of Belgian stuff, lots of local micros, and the likes of Mikkeller Black on tap although I had hoped for something more interesting from Struise but just the easy to get stuff available in bottle.
Service was great here, at the bar during our visit (not sure if they have table staff later in the evening?). The bar man was happy to chat beer between serving and made suggestions for us.
A specialist beer bar in Belgium with a youngish feel to it - reccomended.
JonathanVDB (6) Kortrijk/Gent, Belgium | February 5, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent beer list (also Struise Brouwers and Alvinne) Small place, strange atmosphere.
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