Belgium > Gent
JefVerstraete (62) , Belgium | July 3, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Beatiful little bar in the city center. Friendly staff, but this is’nt a beer bar. Just some average boring Belgian beers, nothing special.
Hansen (64) Assentoft, Denmark | May 4, 2014
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
Funny house, lacy staff. Few interesting beers. Try to go upstairs, if there is room. Smallest beer-room I have been in, and with a great view.
limski (4) , Northern Ireland | January 13, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good service from friendly staff, loud music and a real mix of clientele. My wife and I really liked the small cosy atmosphere and the fact that even as tourists we were welcomed back on our second visit. Wish I had a local like this. Not a great selection but a great place to sit.
AndySnow (164) Stockholm, Sweden | November 14, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Very small place in the central of Gent. Never went upstairs since there was plenty of room outside. Not a huge selection, but they do have a few good ones.
Holmen1 (49) Stavanger, Norway | August 22, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
En av de minste og mest særpregede puber jeg noensinne har besøkt. Originale keramiske fliser fra 1700-tallet, rester av galgene fra 1600-tallet, og verdens minste annnen etasje - max antall personer ad gangen: 7! Kjempehyggelig vertskap som er stolt av stedet sitt, men ølutvalget er meget begrenset. Allikevel det stedet du bare MÅ besøke i Gent.
Countbeer (201) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | July 31, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Charming and historical little place. Very small. Thought the beer selection was ’t that special, but combining a good beer they serve with a sit here is quite remarkable. So all by all worth a visit but don’t expect too much.
tquest (14) , Belgium | September 7, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Beside being the smallest bar in Ghent they don’t offer that much beers. It’s very nice to go up stairs and sit on the top table (if it’s free...) or to sit outside where you have a nice view on Ghent.
It’s next to ’waterhuis aan de bierkant’ where they serve alOt more beers.
shoulderbroken (172) Tokyo, Japan | November 26, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Tiny place, but fun. Selection not that great, but there’s Orval so can’t complain. Went up some ridiculous stairs to a tiny upstairs room with a capacity of 6. Stairs were terrifying on the way down. Prices were pretty good. Worth going to for an Orval and to enjoy the atmosphere.
Boudicca (657) London, England | August 29, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
‘t Galgenhuisje is reputedly the smallest bar in Gent. It’s tucked into the corner of the meat market and from the outside, with its slate roof, it looks a bit like a lean-to that has sunk into the ground over the years.
Inside it’s tiny, with just five tables and a little balcony for a maximum of seven people nested in the wooden pitched roof over the bar. The walls are tiled with old, worn blue and white Delft-style tiles and there’s a pair of miniature speakers attached to the beams pumping out old 1980s classics.
Downstairs again, behind an iron gate, there are two rather handsome barrel vaulted rooms now housing a restaurant but once used as prison cells, which perhaps accounts for the fact that there’s very little light down here.
There are four taps (Mystic Kriek, Tongerlo, Keizer Karel Blond and Haacht Primus Pils) and 14 bottles. They also offer two jenevers, coffee, wine and snacks.
There were two bar staff when we were last there, both efficient and industrious as well as friendly, even to a woman who came in to ask if they sold cakes. Bizarrely, she seemed to think it was a bakery and got a suitably witty riposte.
(Last visited 12 June 2011).
tderoeck (140) Gent, Belgium | July 5, 2011| Updated November 8, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Selection is pretty limited, but this is a good place to get introduced to Belgian beer culture. I always come here with my couch surfers and they are always charmed by the old interior of the bar. Music varies from ok to plain dreadfull Flemmish Schlagers, but it all adds up to the local ambiance, together with the old folks having their daily lagers there. Service can be good (the small guy with pony tail) or grumpy (the big sturdy guy). Prices are very acceptable for being smack in the old city center. One of my favorite hang out places during the day. In the evening it is often too crowded, though you might be lucky to find a barrel and two chairs on the second floor. Mind you: they don’t serve on the second floor, you go fetch the drinks yourself, because the staircase is so dangerous. ;-)
MESSAGE FOR FOREIGNERS VISITING GENT: if you read this, you’re probably planning a visit to Belgium, and Gent in particular. I’m 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!
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