Selection was a tad better then bars like Het Spijker en Gouden Mandeke. Had 2 year old Orval listed, but wasn’t available. They do hava one geuze, Boon 37.5cl at 5 euro, so acceptable.
Fin (941) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 21, 2015
We (me, Loz, Nick. Anna and the kids)
visited here on Sunday 18th October 2015. This was the first time that I had been here which was surprising really considering it is so close to Het Waterhuis and only 3-4 walk from Aba-Jour. Café ’t Einde is located at St Veerleplein which is the small square across the water from Het Waterhuis near the castle type building, it is also close to the Tourist Information. The café follows a fairly typical layout of these sort of places i.e. some seating outside, inside narrow, rectangular and quite long though this place also had an upstairs (mezzanine floor as I recall) I never ventured upstairs but we could here pool being played. The beer choice was pretty good nothing really out of the ordinary but a good choice nonetheless and prices ok as I recall. It was a friendly little café and I would happily pop in here again if in the vicinity, particularly if Het Waterhuis is rammed as can often be the case.
Boozer with a representative and rather extensive, but not very inspired and quite ’easy’ Belgian beer selection. Agreeable music and atmosphere but I do not visit this place anymore since I had a quarrel with that arrogant owner who practically threw me out a couple of years ago because he had overheard me making ’publicity’ for another pub in Ghent towards two Scottish tourists and found it weirdly inappropriate to talk about other pubs at all. I prefer the other two pubs located in this corner, but none of them has a comparable beer selection, unfortunately.
Very close to “Waterhuis aan de Bierkant” but less crowded. Comfy place with lots of dark wood. Solid selection but nothing particularly rare, we found some tick’s here but nothing to get very exited about. Regular prizes & professional service. This is a solid enough bar.
staff seemed a little bit in a bad mood, yet was very good at hiding that towards the costumors . he was friendly , the card had some selection, yet not extremely special . value was ok, not that diffrent . if you’re passing by , you can hop in . but nothing too seek out
Good beer menu that is a decent representation of Belgium’s beers. We have Trappists, commercial abbey beers, pilseners and sweet kriek, but also real geuze, saisons, etc... If you come in with a large group, go to the second floor (not the pool table, even higher!) where there are pieces of tree trunk to sit on around two large wooden tables. Great atmosphere, but during my last visit, a couple of weeks ago, there were people smoking at the bar. Since Belgium bars are supposed to be smoke free since summer 2011, this was a major turn-off.
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!
Pleasant and cosy bar opposite the castle, lots of dark wood. Decent, if unremarkable, Belgian beer selection at reasonable prices. Friendly, chatty staff who will engage you in a game of chess or backgammon on a midweek afternoon.
As a student, I often went to "the end of civilization" (as it roughly translates) for drinks. The staff is friendly and they have a knack for telling wether you’re interested in beer or just want some lager. Once they open up it’s a great place for general conversation. As it is located away from most student hangouts, it’s a good choice on a week’s evening. Prices are center city prices, a bit too high for students, but OK.
Countbeer (252) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | July 31, 2013
Located across the castle of Gent. Lots and lots of space outside. Mix of new and old brown inside. Decent beer card. Very friendly service. Was difficult to find new beers, but that is not what it is about. Great view, great service, good beers and one of the better places to have a good drink!