Spent more time here than any other place in Ghent. I was really, really pleased with their outdoor terrace. Ghent is a thoroughly beautiful city and this is as good a place as you’ll find to watch it go by. The service was superb and the beer selection was interesting enough. I found the city to be a little less beer obsessed than Brugges or Brussels but only a little. If there’s any sun in the sky, this is a fantastic place to be.
Visited regularly 2007-2015. - Hard to beat location, even harder to find a spot when it’s too chilly to sit on the terrace watching people drove & boats slowly motor by. Good range of oldschool heavy (Klokke Roeland) and cautiously dryhopped (Gandavum) housebeers and 1-2 monthly rotating taps, I believe. Nicely subtitled menu catering to all styles, including good Oud Bruin and Geuze chapters with very decent prices for 37,5cl bottles of Oude Geuze/Kriek, which I have seen at nearly double those prices in less interesting locations. In line with the touristic location, service can indeed be very slow and a bit dull when sitting outside or upstairs. Plus: they do a nice traditional snack plate with cheese and/or "uufflake/preskop" (head cheese aka pig’s head terrine) with characteristically strong mustard from their neighbours Tierenteyn. Selection: I don’t remember ever having seen a foreign beer on the menu here besides perennial Bitburger on draught, still the wisest choice as far as pils goes in BE. As for new wave beers, they do regularly have De la Senne (Taras Boulba, Zinnebir). Always a good first/early stop on a pub crawl through the city, before coming full circle at Dreupelkot later that night.
Really good beercafe with a relaxed, dark atmosphere, lots of space and people to fill it, fast knowledgable service... beers are mostly belgium but there are some odds one on the menu, also three house-beers ranging from dull to great... restaurant besides it is also great
One of the most interesting of the Ghent beer pubs, located in a cosy and pretty corner near the Leie river. Great to sit outdoors in summer, but usually very crowded, and service tends to be on the slow side. Staff is not always knowledgeable about beer but most of them are friendly enough. Beer list is quite extensive and new beers feature regularly, but they do seem to focus on the larger breweries, I suspect because they prefer to stay on the safe side - it remains a tourist attraction, after all. Interesting though is that they have several noteworthy house beers which cannot be found elsewhere. (The owner, a well-known figure in Ghent pub life, used to have a shop on the opposite side of the river where they were also sold, but apparently this shop has closed down meanwhile.)
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Really nice terasse in super touristy center Ghent, very very pretty surroundings, right by the canal. Food and beer prices were not cheap but decent and the quality was good. Selection of Belgian classics, I just settled for some Orval although their hoppy housebeer is quite alright. Nice place.