Belgium > Gent
Beer Available At Waterhuis aan de Bierkant (arranged by most recent)
Oud Beersel Framboise 91, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) 96, Bob Vivant Tripel 41, Val-Dieu Brune 91, La Trappe Jubilaris 86, Klokke Roeland 83, Rochefort Trappistes 8 100, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Bockor Omer Traditional Blond 81, Chimay Rouge (Red) / Première 99, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, Barbãr 85, Barbãr Bok 92, Gandavum Dry Hopping 91, Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple 95, Gulden Draak 99, N’Ice Chouffe 98, De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch) 99
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bernatbeer (76) barcelona, Spain | September 8, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Situado cerca del canal esta este curioso bar,decorado como si no pasaran los años.una selección correcta y acceptable sin grandes pretensiones.Se puede encontrar la magnifica Gandavum dry hop en tirador.Siempre que estoy en Gent paso a tomarme unas.....
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tandembrauer (12) Stavanger, Norway | August 10, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice setting close to the water. Wide choice of beers with proper glassware. Attentive waitresses. The pub itself is full of interesting breweriana - fun to take a look around.
Boudicca (657) London, England | August 7, 2011| Updated September 13, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Waterhuis is usually our first stop on arrival in Gent as it’s a lovely place and has such a good choice of beers. The bottle list runs to eight pages, including two pages of lambics and all the Trappist beers except for the elusive (and, in my view, overrated) Westvleteren. Check out the website for the full list and prices (which are reasonable, particularly for this central location). There’s also an impressive range of beers on tap. They’re listed on a blackboard in the bar and, on our last visit, included Mammelokker (the house beer), Boon Kriek, Gandavum Blond, Klokke Roeland, Bitburger Pils, De Koninck, Augustijn Donker, Augustijn Blond, Manneken Pis Witbier, Bacchus Oud Bruin, Delirium Tremens and Chouffe Houblon. The draft beer of the month was Augustijn Grand Cru.
As the name suggests, the Waterhuis is built on an old beer wharf and it has a long, sunny terrace right next to the canal. There’s also an associated restaurant and jenever house next door. Early on a Thursday evening in June the terrace was packed but it was quiet inside.
There’s a narrow L-shaped brick bar topped with railway sleepers, brass dispensers and an array of glasses to be matched with every beer, as is the norm in Belgium. There are stools at the bar, two bench tables by the front window, three tables overlooking the canal (if you peer through the spiky plants on the windowsill) and a small raised area at the far end with a barrel table and two chairs. There’s also an upstairs room which is less atmospheric but commands a similarly good view. The toilets, which are crammed into a small space to the right of the entrance door, are less than salubrious but the Waterhuis can be forgiven this as it’s otherwise so charming.
Unfortunately though, service can be patchy. There were four staff there on the Thursday and none were overly welcoming. On the other hand, when we visited on the Friday evening and secured a table on the terrace, hoping to dine al fresco, we’d missed last orders for food but the waitress was very helpful. She procured some snacks and nibbles for us - cheese, sausage, bread and ham platters – and suggested that we bring some chips from a recommended friterij just over the bridge.
(Last visited 10 June 2011).
sinjoor41 (11) Antwerpen, Belgium | July 22, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The best place in Gent for taking a foreign friend for a Belgian beer tasting. the choice is quite wide. Good mixture of people inside. Lively atmosphere at the bar itself. The beers were served in an excellent way
fugitive (154) Athens, Greece | June 12, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great place next to water. Big selection, good service. If it’s good weather sit outside.
Strebs (163) St. Louis, Missouri | May 14, 2011| Updated March 18, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very quaint bar on a canal with a comfortable terrace. All of the usual Belgian beers are available. As with most places swarmed by tourists, the service can be spotty, and it was extremely unfriendly when I visited.
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 22, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Charming spot on the water. Visited just after opening but soon filled up quickly. Understandable that it’s popular with a good beer selection and attached restaurant. Service was slow with a ’don’t care’ element. More than likely will be the first stop on any Gent pub crawl.
biergenieters (4) Gent, Belgium | February 3, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Friendly staff and a good selection
Travlr (1451) Washington, Washington DC | January 27, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite place in Gent, without question. The selection is very good. The owner is a good guy, and the staff are outstanding. You can’t match the location, on the waterside (obviously). On a sunny day, the terrace is a little bit of paradise. THE place to come in Gent. Oh, and they have free wireless internet, although the staff were not aware of it.
Jaspervanschie (7) Delft, Netherlands | December 28, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Been here a few times. Nice and relaxed. Good break from the mostly busy city of Gent. Love the dry hop beers. Nice view over the water. Must visit if you’re in Gent
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