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Gainsbar
Excellent based on 18 ratings
Type: Bar

Vlasmarkt 1
Kortrijk, Belgium 8500 [ print map ]
0032 497 451004

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Hours: tu/we/th:12pm-1am/fr:12pm-3am/sa:2pm-3am/su:2pm-1a


Mayor: PriorL (4) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: +/- 110


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Beer Available At Gainsbar (arranged by most recent)
Gulden Spoor Netebuk Coffee 76, Brouwkot Netebuk Winter 8 , De Molen Rhythm & Blues 94, De Dolle Stille Nacht 100, Zinnebir Christmas (X-Mas) 91, Verzet Rebel Local 76, Butcher’s Tears / Gulden Spoor Hopbuk 69, De Molen Alive & Kicking 94, Alternatief Ambetanterik 75, Papegaei 79, Alvinne Eva 76, Struise Black Albert 100, Verzet Moose Blues 54, Struise Imperialist 90, BrewDog / Nøgne Ø / Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon 100, Mikkeller / BrewDog / Nøgne Ø Black Tokyo Horizon 99, Mikkeller Black Hole Barrel Aged Edition Bourbon 99, Jester King El Cedro (Batch 1-5) 99, Gulden Spoor Druivenbier 87, Struise / Three Floyds Shark Pants 96
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18 reviews for Gainsbar
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  76%
 Selection  83%
 Food  65%
 Value  75%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  90%
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80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Mathieu87  (161) Ganshoren, Belgium | January 25, 2015
Great local pub in the Kortrijk City centre. Went there on a saturday afternoon around 3PM. Place is really cozy, but apparantly it’s 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!
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
RudolphSayven  (13) Lille, France | January 11, 2015
Nice place. Some old music, a good selection of beers, from Belgium, Netherlands & Denmark. Good ambiance & good prices. I’ll come back again!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v  (90) Lille, France | January 11, 2015
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 !
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel  (148) some beerplace , Belgium | October 8, 2014
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
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (654) London, England | September 17, 2014| Updated October 5, 2014
A solid bar. They don’t 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 you’re staying in Kortrijk this might be your best option. The ambiance in here is kind of funny, like a student bar or something, but it’s OK. The staff was very capable. Worth popping by.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jorge76  (170) , Italy | June 15, 2014
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 doesn’t 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 ..
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (789) The ’Sham, England | March 30, 2013
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 didn’t 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 off’s. 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
JonathanVDB  (6) Kortrijk/Gent, Belgium | February 5, 2013
Excellent beer list (also Struise Brouwers and Alvinne) Small place, strange atmosphere.
68
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
baxterfish  (235) , England | September 6, 2012| Updated September 7, 2012
Excellent selection of beer and a supporter of local micros which is to be commended.Also some over-priced beer-geek nonsense from further afield. No table service and no apology whe the barman lost half my beer because he didn’t have a glass handy. Hence low marks for service. As for atmosphere, think seedy nightclub. Despite the downsides, well worth a visit for the unusual beers. By way of a bonus, the young lady opposite me wasn’t wearing any knickers and was sat with her legs open.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
happyhoppy  (79) , France | May 21, 2012
A lovely beer bar in the city. Very detailed and well explained beer list/menu card in 4 languages. Highly knowledgeable staff. Do take the time to discuss your tastes to have some good recommendations. Good music to go with your beer too. A good selection of local craft beers.

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