Quite hard to find even when you are standing in front of it. It looks just like a plain olí building. When you go inside you see a big pub, with lots and lots of rooms. Old-looking. The beer list is solid but really not outstanding. A decent place overall.
Visited often years ago and it was always a joy to drink here. The beers were classified by province and beer list was quite extended, for those days at least; in fact, Toon Denooze, the originator of this pub, was a pioneer in Belgium in selling regional beers from all over the country already in the early eighties (the others are Kulminator, of course, and Brugs Beertje). I got to know dozens of different beers here when I first started rating them (for myself). Atmosphere was cosy, especially the garden in summer. Went back after it was taken over by Amadeus but it had lots much of its old charm by then. I will regret the demise of this classic Belgian beer pub for a long time to come. For all clarity: my rating here concerns only the íoriginalí version.
An werry special "beerplace" Kitch itís ŗ Moore exckt. The selecktion of beers was not inpresiv, But I was sattisfid with the beers Iíve trayd. Will come back in the summer, when the Biergarden is open.
Maybe they had a day off, but this was a big dissapointment. Expected way more beers to chose from, had a hard time to find 3 that make me a bit interested... The looks at the back (and the whole Hopduvel) are pretty nice, I somehow like this kind of kitch. But when we came in it was cold... Where we sit the chair was almost on fire (really was smoking!) of the heat of the heater... The person we got our order didnít came back in about 1hour15mins, this with only 3 small groups of people, all 2-3... After that long time I had to go order at the front, cause otherwise we never got a second drink I think. The third one was a bit quicker, but the rudeness to other customers and us was a bit over the edge. Will give it another try one day maybe, but for now... this bar dont get half of the points, and is way overrated in my opinion. Hope they just had a bad day... Cause this was pretty bad. The looks are good, the staff and beerlist isnít that impressive. Especially the staff.
An eclectic but really cool place. Decked out in random decorations, thereís a library room with animal mounts, a tea room area that looks like the ultimate gradmaís parlor, and an extensive forrest like back yard seating area. The beer list is not super extensive, but has an excellent selections. Prices are good and food looks great. A must if youíre in the area.
I visited back in 2006, before the place was refurbed and (by all accounts) changed for the worse. My impression was of a quaint backstreet bar, with a nice garden, good range of beers and reasonable bar food. I was happy to sample Westy 12 whilst here and soak up a bit of sunshine.
A great location with a very nice open space outside where one can really enjoy great beers and the served food.
In summer time it is possible to meet a singer whoís bringing some arias in exchange for some coins... That way he buy his own beers ;-) Luckly he doesnít sing too bad.
If youíve the chance, come to this place. Easy to reach from the station Gent-Sint-Pieters. A walk of 15 minutes.