Gainsbar

Vlasmarkt 1
Kortrijk, Belgium 8500
bar  4.65/5.0 30 reviews
tu/we/th:12pm-1am/fr:12pm-3am/sa:2pm-3am/su:2pm-10pm

Mayor: nutjes (6) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: +/- 120
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Beers At Gainsbar

NameABVEntered
Gulden Spoor Tripel Barrel Aged8%8/10/2017
Laugar / Alvinne Skwoane Karmazedonia6%7/17/2017
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva13%6/27/2017
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)11.5%6/25/2017
BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%)5.6%6/25/2017
Lervig / Magic Rock Farmhouse IPA6%6/25/2017
Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit5.5%3/25/2017
De la Senne / Bruton Racines4.2%3/7/2017
Verzet Oakey Moakey Wiskey Stout 20167.5%3/6/2017
Gulden Spoor Netebuk Coffee6%3/3/2017
Hedonis Suzanne5%3/2/2017
Hedonis Excuse Me While I Kiss My Stout (... - 2016)6.6%3/2/2017
De Leite Fils à Papa V (2016/02)8.5%3/2/2017
d’Oude Maalderij Homo Beerectus 01: Bizarre Brewer7.5%3/2/2017
Naparbier / Alvinne Gentlelady9.2%3/2/2017
Alvinne Cuvée D’Erpigny Sauternes BA12.2%2/22/2017
Struise XXX Rye Quad Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged)10%1/4/2017
Hedonis Ouwen Duiker7%1/4/2017
Alvinne Potbier6%1/4/2017
Maredsous 10 Tripel 10%12/10/2016
Ardenne Spirit Old Ale9.5%11/27/2016
Uiltje FF Lekker Met Je Bek In Het Zonnetje3.6%11/9/2016
Verzet Oud Bruin6%11/8/2016
De Molen Dag & Dauw7.7%9/24/2016
Laugar Aizkolari Crowbeer10.5%9/24/2016
Verzet Oud Bruin Cherry6%9/8/2016


80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
b727trijet  (568) Isleworth, England | August 19, 2017
Well worth a detour. Best of all several on tap. Good selection of beers from micro breweries. Enthusiastic staff. Beers good quality, glad I came, will be back!
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau  (375) Asturias, Spain | August 17, 2017
Nice beer bar in Kortrijk, centrally located. Small room, with a bar at the back, after a couple of wide steps (beware!). 10 taps, with good belgian classics and craft ones mixed with some really nice imports (Hair of the Dog when we visited). Bottle list is extensive, around 100 i guess, with lots of choices. Nice "No AB InBev crap served here" (or something similar) sign. Nice terrace outside, attentive service, fair prices and good vibe, strongly recommended if in the area.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud  (430) , Croatia | April 14, 2017
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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
beerbeerbeers  (13) , Belgium | March 18, 2017
Gezellige bar in Kortrijk. één van de weinige plaatsen waar je een buitenlands bier kan drinken. Wel veel bieren geschrapt op de kaart.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001  (302) Portlethen, Scotland | March 6, 2017
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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
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.

82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju  (22) , Belgium | February 8, 2016| Updated July 29, 2017
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
kajser27  (26) Zagreb, Croatia | February 1, 2016
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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jprausch  (140) Cologne, Germany | January 18, 2016| Updated January 25, 2017
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian  (176) Oslo, Norway | October 24, 2015
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

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