Belgium > Gent
Beer Available At Waterhuis aan de Bierkant (arranged by most recent)
Leffe Blonde 84, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Rťserve 100, Rodenbach 93, Gandavum Dry Hopping 91, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / PremiŤre) 99, Girardin Gueuze Black Label 100, Lindemans Faro 81, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Mammelokker 61, Klokke Roeland 83, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel 99, Oud Beersel Framboise 91
Borresteijn (204) Amsterdam, Netherlands | April 28, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Sat outside first on their patio, with a very nice view over the water onto some very characterful old buildings. Unfortunately there were 3 bachelor parties going on at the same time, and one of them was Dutch. Sorry fellow compatriots, but you are loud and obnoxious when abroad. Off to sit inside then: Small cafť with a worn interior, 2 stories with plenty seating. Staff was very busy and not very attentive, but they work hard and try their best to please all. Had the 3 decent house beers. Beer menu is extensive, but nothing really spectacular on there. Would definitely revisit again though.
bartlebier (102) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | February 16, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited regularly 2007-2015. - Hard to beat location, even harder to find a spot when itís 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 pigís head terrine) with characteristically strong mustard from their neighbours Tierenteyn. Selection: I donít 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.
LomYst (18) Rotterdam, Netherlands | January 13, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
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
crazyninjaface (11) North Carolina | January 13, 2015
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Mathieu87 (182) Ganshoren, Belgium | December 28, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I donít know why a lot of my ratings got deleted or dissapeared. Last visit in 2012 I think. Hope to be back soon.
Alengrin (45) , Belgium | September 28, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.)
JulienHuxley (318) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | September 7, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sic1314 (456) Leiden, Netherlands | September 7, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great location in the centre of historic, and beautiful, Gent. More than decent beer selection, including 3 house beers. Food was very good and large portions. Service was very slow.
Zupastan (15) Kortrijk, Belgium | August 16, 2014
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
Visited this place with my girlfriend as a quick stop to the beerfestival of Ghent. First thoughts: nice to very nice beerlist. We were waiting for 15-20 minutes and saw the waitress passing by several times, without even paying attention to us. After that we went to the bar to order our beers en they said they would bring it. After even another 15-20 minutes we still didnít receive any beers. So we asked the waitress and she gave a very brutal answer. We were shocked by her aggressive reaction and left the place, without even seeing a single beer in more than 30 minutes. I presume there are far better places to visit in and around Ghent than this one, with maybe a smaller list, but at least with waitresses who treat their customers better than this brutal one. To conclude: great selection, nice location, bad service (slow and brutal). Not a place I would go back to.
Lele (26) Padova, Italy | August 15, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Bellissimo locale, con ottima scelta di birre, soprattutto in bottiglia. Ogni tanto se ne possono trovare anche di invecchiate. Il personale non mi Ť sembrato molto disponibile e vi Ť poca selezione di cibo, ma nel pomeriggio o nel dopo cena Ť sicuramente un gran posto, da visitare assolutamente.
olsvammel (137) ÷rebro, Sweden | August 11, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited in 2011. As I remember this wasnít as great as the high rating here might seem. Allot of bottles but not that many that I found interesting. We only stayed for one beer and visited another place instead.
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