Waterhuis aan de Bierkant | Gent,
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Waterhuis aan de Bierkant
Excellent based on 130 ratings
Type: Bar

Groentenmarkt 9
Gent, Belgium 9000 [ print map ]
09 225 0680

waterhuisaandebierkant.be | beer menu

Hours: From 11am to 2am

Mayor: PriorL (6) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 130

Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

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Beer Available At Waterhuis aan de Bierkant (arranged by most recent)
Klokke Roeland 81, Val-Dieu Triple 92, Augustijn Blond 80, Gandavum Dry Hopping 91, Mammelokker 62, Leffe Blonde 81, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Rťserve 100, Rodenbach 91, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / PremiŤre) 98, Girardin Gueuze Black Label 100, Lindemans Faro 77, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100
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130 reviews for Waterhuis aan de Bierkant
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  70%
 Selection  76%
 Food  68%
 Value  73%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

Munkky  (50) , Denmark | June 4, 2012
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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
DJ1963  (3) | May 21, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | May 8, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty  (300) Uppsala, Sweden | April 22, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock  (434) , England | March 30, 2012
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
dreadnord  (32) San Diego, California | March 12, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
ultimatepoche  (61) Lille, France | February 23, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken  (257) Tokyo, Japan | November 26, 2011
Best place in Ghent, especially now that the Hopduvel has closed. Fantastic location, great decor, nice atmosphere, great selection (including decent house beers). Never had any issues with the service and the prices are ok given the fantastic location. Can be busy sometimes, but just have one somewhere else and try again later.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
simpy1  (2) Leiden, Netherlands | November 14, 2011
Bar girl was a bit sassy, but in her defense itís because my girlfriend ordered a Lindemannís Kriek. But she had a dry sense of humour and the bar itself had a nice warm vibe. Great selection of beers and amazing location!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2011
While at a very touristy spot, you cannot quickly grow tired of the viewpoint that the terrace of the waterhuis offers on Gentís canals. It seems to be hard to find a place inside, where itís surprisingly small although spread on two floors. In terms of beer list, the selection may be one of the best in town although there a quite a few places on par. What may give it the nudge may be its 3 house beers, the Klokke Roeland Belgianesque barley wine and Gandavum hoppy blonde ale being the ones definitely worth trying for the rare visitor. The service was less than stellar, the young man serving us seeming totally uninterested in anything except getting paid. That really hurt the experience. They sell bottles to go at the parent Beer and Ginhouse right across the canal.

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