Located in the city center. Visited several days in a row, before and after ACBF. It was quite relaxed, even peaceful before the festival and total madness after the festival which was expected, I guess. Not a large place, patio outside. Great music, punk and rock combination, really enjoyed it, gets a bonus for ambiance :) There are 10 beers on tap, mostly Belgian alongside some imports like Magic Rock. Very nice bottle list with affordable prices, Belgian modern craft, lambics, imported stuff - a little bit of everything. As good as it gets in a small place like Kortrijk, a must visit.
Funnily laid out (the high steps up to the bar are not exactly customer friendly), very interesting selection for a Belgian bar outside the major cities. Competitively priced and with a welcoming atmosphere.
Fin (1146) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 11, 2016
We visited Gainsbar Thursday 11th March 2016, This Café is located reasonably centrally a few minutes walk from the Grote Markt on Vlaasmarkt. It was a gloriously sunny day so we sat outside, there were a couple of other tables already occupied with folk doing the same.
This is a smaller bar than I expected inside, the bar is ahead as you enter, but be aware as there are a couple of steps up to it. Inside there was a few tables and chairs stairs to the RH side of the bar led upstairs to the toilet, I would imagine this place would be quite difficult to access if you were disabled or used a wheelchair. Information about the beers available is displayed prominently to the LH side and on a pillar at the bar. There were ten taps dispensing a good choice of beers, we had Mikkeller Monks brew, Handbryggiet Flemish Brown with Cherries and Gulden Spoor Quad on tap and Loz also had to have an Orval. We also had a plate of cheese with mustard and celery salt, it was a huge slab of Jonge Gouda.
The barman knew his stuff, he was very professional, however he didn’t appear so friendly or in the least bit chatty, which is fine I guess, perhaps at just after opening it was a bit too early in the day for him yet. We liked it here it’s a great bar and on beer choice alone probably the best in town I shouldn’t wonder, however for us, taking everything else into account it was bettered by Staminee Boulevard and Café In De Wolken.
Kleine gezellige donkere kroeg met mozaïek toog. Leuke muziek: 50’s, rock a billy, blues, folk, alternatieve rock, meestal alles van vinyl. In ’t weekend gaat de muziek wat luider ‘s avonds. 10 taps + krijtbord met suggesties en leuke gevarieerde bierkaart. Hier kun je zelfs nog iets nieuws proeven als bierliefhebber.
My favorite place in Kortrijk, located in the center, some 3 minutes from the main square and 5 minutes from the train station.
10 taps, I think 3-4 are reserved for Guests and the rest are from local breweries. Small 0.16l and 0.33l options so it’s nice for tasting. Really nice guest beer on tap can be found here, Mikkeller for example. Some 120+ bottles, also a lot of local smaller breweries, lots of de Struise. No InBev as they say :)
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, with nice suggestions and serving in proper glassware.
The place is rather small, some 7-8 tables and the bar, rather low light, a bit of beer soaked wood atmosphere, free WiFi. Usually it’s not really crowded except weekend evening. Music on vinyl, rock mostly, I’ve heard Dean Martin also and some I’d call usual hipster music which is to be expected from a beergeek bar like this.
Also good source of information for beer related events in the area. I’ve been coming here every week while in Kortrijk, bringing my colleagues with me and hopefully I’ll return someday.
jprausch (140) Cologne, Germany | January 18, 2016| Updated January 25, 2017
Nice little bar in Kortrijk. 10 taps, some guest taps- quite good selection of interesting beers. Also nice bottle selection, above 100- mostly Belgian but also some "hop beers"- If you arre in Kortrijk its worth a visit
Nice cool modern bar in the centre ideal for Cantillon; De Dolle and 3 Fonteine. I like the late hours on the weekend and the choice of music by DJ’s was commendable. It gets very busy and is clearly a popular destination for beer geeks.
The beer choice is good. I enjoyed a Struise Pannepot Reserva and many lambics were consumed. I was also happy to find De Dolle. It is a very loud and modern beer bar.
It’s a good place but with a few more tweeks could be amazing. Thanks to Glenn of Alvinne for pointing this place out to me.