Gainsbar | Kortrijk,
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Excellent based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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

Mayor: PriorL (7) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: +/- 110


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Beer Available At Gainsbar (arranged by most recent)
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 100, Troubadour Imperial Stout 95, Cuvée De Ranke 99, Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 97, Viven Porter 97, Alvinne Melchior Bourbon Barrel Oak Aged 96, Cantillon Iris 99, Verzet Rebel Local 83, Brouwkot Netebuk 73, De Dolle Stille Nacht 99, Mikkeller Koppi Tomahawk x Guji Natural Coffee IPA 95, Slaapmutske Hop Collection Challenger 54, The Kernel India Pale Ale Amarillo 95, Bockor Brasserie LeFort 70, De Ranke Père Noël 91, De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois 96, Struise Pannepot 100, Mikkeller Copenhagen Womens 10K 48, Alvinne Freaky 65
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13 reviews for Gainsbar
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  73%
 Selection  83%
 Food  50%
 Value  73%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (553) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v  (39) Lille, France | September 30, 2012
Nice bar in the center of the down. Good selection of beer from Belgium and some others countries like Danemark and Holland. Nice decoration, and good music selection.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
baxterfish  (182) , 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
happyhoppy  (60) , 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike  (15) The Hague, Netherlands | April 8, 2012
Nice bar in kortrijk, the guest tab has good beers. Staff is nice and seem to know good beers :).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking  (71) Brentford, England | March 3, 2012
Hip sort of place, all kinds of beerlovers seem to come here to enjoy a small but fascinating range of unusual draft craft beers - including a lot of higher ABV stuff and several de Struise - and some cool music.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | March 2, 2012
There are a ton of great beers packed into a small place here. Plus, Rufus and staff are very passionate about the beers, which makes it a fun place to hang out and chat about beer. Definitely worth going out of your way for.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
veys  (1) , Belgium | January 10, 2012
they have alot of Struise Brouwers, couple of Mikkellers and very decent Belgian Craft beer. very very pleasing music also.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
madthom8  (127) South Devon , | September 3, 2011| Updated August 18, 2013
Visited 21 August 2011. Excellent and interesting selection in this rather odd multi-level cafe. Eclectic, very good background music. Good to see local micros promoted in a Belgian cafe: very rare unfortunately. Friendly, knowledgable owners. No table service outside; you must get the beer inside.

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