A really cozy atmosphere here. The beer list was large, and the comments on the beer types were insightful and, in some cases, pretty funny. I didnít realize it the first time I stopped by, but apparently they serve food upstairs too, and the menu looks great. Sadly when I stopped by again to try the food, the place was so packed I could barely get in the door. I wouldnít count on being able to sit down here after 18:00 regardless of what day it is. I was lucky there was a group leaving when I stopped by for the first time on a weekday afternoon.
One of the most important Beer Bars in Belgium. a bit pricey sometimes, and staff can be slow, but the location is just super, the food is good, and foodpairing goes without saying. A must do!
GT (672) Oceanside, California | December 23, 2012
Went here in 2011 with Travlr and had a blast. Probably best beer bar in Gent even though all of them are awesome. Beautiful terrace, right next to the canal and house boats. Beautiful area at night. Great cheese and spicy mustard to pair with the beers. Interesting hanging garden ambiance. Big bottle list and decent number of taps. Lots of fun. Local hangout.
Have visited this bar a number of times over the years, most recently in November 2010.
Popped in for a couple at 1am on a Saturday night/Sunday morning and actually managed to get a couple of seats at the bar (the place is always crowded).
Headed straight to the bottled menu which has around 100 options (4 or so on draft).
The bottled menu doesnít contain much in the way of rareities.
The layout of this bar is akin to an English/Irish pub with various artifacts and ols books strewn around and is table service.
However as we were sat around the bar we proffered from a much faster bar service and didnít go thirsty (top tip, as on previous visits the table service can be somewhat slow - normally due to the fact the bar is jam packed!)
As is our tradition on a Ghent visit, we piled into the Dreupelkot next door for good night Jenevers :P
Excellent location beside a canal in the main tourist area, hence gets very crowded. Good selection including some interesting house beers fron Van Steenberge & Proef. Probably one of Gentís essential visits - if you can get in the door.