Belgium > Gent
Beer Available At Waterhuis aan de Bierkant (arranged by most recent)
Leffe Blonde 82, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Rťserve 100, Rodenbach 92, Gandavum Dry Hopping 92, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / PremiŤre) 98, Girardin Gueuze Black Label 100, Lindemans Faro 79, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Mammelokker 61, Klokke Roeland 83, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel 99, Oud Beersel Framboise 89
MarshallStaxx (10) , | August 29, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great riverside location, especially in the early summer evening to catch the last of the sun. Fantastic wide selection of Belgian beers at very reasonable prices (given the central location). Some helpful notes in the beer menu to guide the novice. Cheese platter w/ mustard is good value. Service can be a bit slow and shoddy at times especially when the bar gets swamped by passing swarms of tourists.
ekstedt (123) GŲteborg, Sweden | July 23, 2012| Updated August 12, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A very small, cosy and hectic place, and the fact that I payed my visit during the Gentse Festivaal perhaps made it extra crowded. Still very nice, rustic and simple with a good assortment, including some local stuff made especially for the pub. Servive fast despite the tough conditions.
MrW (52) Londerzeel, Belgium | July 12, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Cozy, nice service, they know their beers.
Prices are normal. Selection is good.
Perfect location in the centre of Gent.
Munkky (50) , Denmark | June 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Was really pleased when I found this place - is beautifully straight out of the canal and then they have a really good selection available. They have among other things, several beers brewed especially for the bar
DJ1963 (3) | May 21, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Spent eight day in Gent. Found this place on our first day and try as we might, couldnít find a reason not to return most days. The service was at times slow, but in their defense, they were at times busy. Ordered a Golden Draack on my first visit and the waitress told me it was a "Manly Bier." Clearly she knows something about bier and men. As a dark bier drinker, I thought they had a fair selection. No Grimbergen, and no Rochefort 10, but what they did have was very much appreciated. Prices were reasonable, escpecially when you consider their excellent location.
AdamJackson (236) Enfield, New Hampshire | May 8, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 15/20
First bar I visited while in Belgium last May. I was new to beer so enjoyed the very nice bottle list. Had my favorites all in custom glasses. It was 9PM (21:00) on a Tuesday and I was able to find a seat. Read the paper and drank some great beers.
SaintMatty (272) Uppsala, Sweden | April 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice place near the water. It has a cosy atmosphere and the beer range is good too. Worth visiting and conveniently located in the centre.
BlackHaddock (417) , England | March 30, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited twice during a long weekend over New Year (08-09). On the first visit we had to go upstairs because the small groundfloor bar was full.
Service up there was poor; the lad forgot our order and then only brought 3 beers, forgetting my on tap Gulden Draak Vintage. The lovely cheese platter we also ordered came only after reminding him. On leaving I found him downstairs texting someone instead of doing his job, very annoying. Everyone upstairs seemed to be tourists, no Flemish spoken at all, just French and English. The view from the windows however are great, the room and furniture all wooden and rickety.
The second visit was quieter and we found seats downstairs, the bar is very pleasant and again wood is the main stuff used throughout. The staff were more attentive and my on tap NIce Chouffe was in fine order. Everyone in the place on this occasion appeared to be local apart from us.
The bar is part of a business that has four distinct parts, this bar, Chez-Leontine, which is a posh looking Flemish eating house next door. Next door to that is ít Dreupelkot, purely a Jenever Bar with 215 to choose from and lastly across the river on Kraanlei is their Beer and Jenever shop, which I also used to buy some rare beers before heading home.
In short, a good choice of well kept beers, pleasant atmosphere and surroundings, hope the staff are the ones we encounted second!
dreadnord (32) San Diego, California | March 12, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice quaint little place on the water in Gent. Apparently this is a bit of a regular place for tourist due to itís easy location, but itís quite charming as well. Oldschool wood style bar. Nice restaraunt next door that shares the same owner and beer. The tap selection is standard stuff but they have some older bottles and great glassware. A bit pricey but again itís in the heart of Gent tourist central. Overall Worth a stop.
ultimatepoche (60) Lille, France | February 23, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
beautifull small pub in Gent old town. Fine selection of beers on tap, and in bottles but nothing amazing there. Service was ok, but not very fast, and it seems they donít really care... Very decent place anyway. Try the Gandavum hoppy ale there, itís well worth the visit.
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