The Glengarry (Gent)

Sint-Baafsplein 32
Gent, Belgium 9000
bar  3.9/5.0 8 reviews
Tue-Thur: 17h-01h Fri-Sat: 14h-...

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
greenclansman  (146) Nicosia, Cyprus | March 9, 2013
Before I state my comments I would like to say that this is not a beer place. Its a whisky bar. BUT if you love the Scottish whiskey ambiance and you like to enjoy your beer with an amazing single malt, then this is the place to be. Its an amazing place, a whisky museum, full of Scottish whisky memorabilia. They have a simple but decent beer menu and they do have a separate menu with beer and whisky pairings. For me its a 10.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Fin  (941) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 30, 2016


We visited The Glengarry on Thursday 30th June 2016, this being our third attempt over the years to get here (previously been closed) It is one of the most centrally located bars as it is located in the Sint Baafsplein one of the main squares in the centre.

It is a cellar bar and as you might expect it is quite dark down here. There was no one else here when we arrived save for the husband and wife (I presume) who sat beyond the far end of the bar eating there tea. There was a little tartan here and there and it looks quite a pleasant place, however like others have mentioned this is absolutely not a go to beer destination, whisky yes, at least I guess so but I never looked at the whiskies as I really donít like it at all, but beer no, donít come here expecting a great choice of beer. We browsed the beer menu and it is really a very plain smattering of beers on the list and not that many either. There is nothing on the list that a corner shop or small supermarket couldnít stock I would suggest that probably 90% of the establishments in this town are likely to be able to better this for beer so I am not sure why you would visit here for a beer. It failed for Loz as Orval wasnít even listed prompting Loz to suggest we head off elsewhere. One final gripe i note that some of the reviews have given very high scoring for selection with one 15/15, now either this used to have an amazing selection of beers (seems unlikely) or they are rating the whiskies which seems unfair on a beer rating website, but to be clear this is not a beer place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw  (46) Gemonde, Netherlands | January 25, 2015
Nice bar in an old basement. Good atmospher. Small slection of beer, big slection of whisky. Nice place to tatse whisky, not for beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler  (274) Enfield, New Hampshire | November 17, 2014
First time visiting here. Note, this is a whisky bar and not a place for beer lovers unless those beer lovers also love whisky. Small place, the selection is very big and the owner knows a lot about scotch whisky. I look forward to going back. For americans who love scotch, the prices are cheap way to try a lot of different varieties.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin  (110) , Belgium | September 29, 2014
Whisky club located in a large basement on one of the old squares in the centre of town. Run by the unsurpassed Bob Minnekeer, an authority on whisky in Belgium. He has analysed flavours in whisky recurring in certain Belgian beers - hence the gimmick of this pub of pairing a whisky with a beer, certainly worth a try, and Bob will be happy to give you a passionate explanation about it. Not a pub you would go to if you have the intention to rate rarer Belgian beers: beer is clearly secondary to whisky here. I did one time buy some Scottish beers here, though, to empty at home, but Iím not sure if those are still for sale there. Interesting to follow Bobís whisky courses when the club is gathered there, too.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
77ships  (177) Antwerpen, Belgium | November 24, 2013| Updated December 9, 2013
Despite being clearly advertised we had some minor issues locating this place. It is located in a basement & is pretty atmospheric overall. Lots of memorabilia everywhere, very thematic & an astonishing collection of whiskeys. It has an older generation feel to it which is. Prizes for beer were excellent, pretty much everything was like 0.2 Ė 0.5 Ä cheaper than what is standard. The beers are available are the usual suspects with one new AB-InBev tick for me. Far more interesting the menu features about 30 different beer & whiskey comboís you can order. The beers were standard but solid & the suggested whiskeys were interesting and exotic for me. I like whiskey but I know nothing about it. I picked an Orval coupled with a Bowmore 15 yr Old ďDarkestĒ, great combo & not an obvious one and both were utterly delicious. You can do a sampler of different whiskey for the ridiculous price of 9 Ä for 3 different whiskeys, I got good pours. There is no list but they will give you stuff according to what you liked, I asked for 3 peated whiskeys. The ones I got very anything but common, 2 of the 3 I had never heard of in my life. All 3 were unique & different and utterly delicious. Later I found out upon inquiring with the owner that asking for all peated stuff is a rookie thing like all the beer geeks doing only hoppy stuff but I am a total whiskey noob. I asked what I love. Afterwards I had a fun & very odd talk with what turned out to be the owner which I didnít know nor figure out. Who was somewhat weirded out that I had no idea who he was but like I honestly admitted, I like whiskey but I know nothing about it. Needless to say that if you like whiskey even remotely, you need to come to this place. The score reflects the awesomeness of their whiskey collection. It is a slightly odd place & probably a bit too much for a noob like me but I loved what I drank here and it was interesting. Food is only snack, we had a standard salami & cheese plate. If you like whiseky, you really need to stop here.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck  (198) Gent, Belgium | November 4, 2013
Let start with this: the Glengarry is a whisky club. Not a beer pub. Keep that in mind when coming here. Very romantic setting in an old stone wall cellar. The owner Bob is one of the most, if not the most, renown whisky connoisseurs in Belgium. He does however like a good beer from time to time as well. And if youíre lucky, heís playing the bagpipes. :-) A few nice trappist beers on the menu, some basic decent Belgian beers. Ask him for a matching whisky with the beer, if youíre up for some pairing!

MESSAGE FOR FOREIGNERS VISITING GENT: if you read this, youíre probably planning a visit to Belgium, and Gent in particular. Iím 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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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Mathieu87  (301) Brussels, Belgium | March 9, 2013
Really nice place to go to. Famous for their beer-whiskey pairings. I had the Rochefort 10 paired to a whiskey and it was really nice/interesting. Bob and his wife are one of the most friendly people youíll ever meet. Recommended!

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