Rude staff/bartender, I walk in to talk to I’m and he walks away. When I say "Can I have a..?" He’s like you can’t order from me... Sir while walking away. I ask how can I order and he says sit outside. Fuck this, I waited and waited with waiters walking by or smoking and no one speaking to me so i left. Nice location/ambiance. Crap service & so so selection to my inexperienced in Belgium eyes.
Spent more time here than any other place in Ghent. I was really, really pleased with their outdoor terrace. Ghent is a thoroughly beautiful city and this is as good a place as you’ll find to watch it go by. The service was superb and the beer selection was interesting enough. I found the city to be a little less beer obsessed than Brugges or Brussels but only a little. If there’s any sun in the sky, this is a fantastic place to be.
Visited regularly 2007-2015. - Hard to beat location, even harder to find a spot when it’s 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 pig’s head terrine) with characteristically strong mustard from their neighbours Tierenteyn. Selection: I don’t 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.