Great location on the canal in the old part of Gent. Tables inside and out which was great for a nice day like today. Solid beer list with around 150 choices and something for every taste. Cantillon lambics amongst others are available.
As mentioned in other reviews, the service could improve if the staff paid a bit more attention.
This is for sure a beer place.
Located in the center of Gent, with a super heavy beer decoration
When I went, it was very busy and we were lucky to find a small table. Menu is big, with only Belgian beers. It is a bit price for Belgium. Its a nice place, but not a place to call home.
Quaint interior in a great location. Our server was friendly, but he was unbelievable inattentive, and it wasnít even very busy. It took him forever to finally take our order, then it took him forever to bring it to us (probably 20 minutes). Then, while drinking our first beers, we watched two separate parties of two walk in, wait for a while, and then leave without even ordering. And on top of that, he didnít serve people in the order in which they arrived. Food menu is very limited. We got cheese and sausage, which was just OK -- well below what most Belgium restaurants are capable of. I wanted to order another beer, but ended up leaving because our server just never came back. Had to pay the bartender downstairs. In short, itís worth a visit if youíre in the area, but my advice is to sit at the bar; if you sit upstairs (with the nice water views) they might just forget about you like they did with us.
A really cozy atmosphere here. The beer list was large, and the comments on the beer types were insightful and, in some cases, pretty funny. I didnít realize it the first time I stopped by, but apparently they serve food upstairs too, and the menu looks great. Sadly when I stopped by again to try the food, the place was so packed I could barely get in the door. I wouldnít count on being able to sit down here after 18:00 regardless of what day it is. I was lucky there was a group leaving when I stopped by for the first time on a weekday afternoon.
One of the most important Beer Bars in Belgium. a bit pricey sometimes, and staff can be slow, but the location is just super, the food is good, and foodpairing goes without saying. A must do!
GT (672) Oceanside, California | December 23, 2012
Went here in 2011 with Travlr and had a blast. Probably best beer bar in Gent even though all of them are awesome. Beautiful terrace, right next to the canal and house boats. Beautiful area at night. Great cheese and spicy mustard to pair with the beers. Interesting hanging garden ambiance. Big bottle list and decent number of taps. Lots of fun. Local hangout.
Have visited this bar a number of times over the years, most recently in November 2010.
Popped in for a couple at 1am on a Saturday night/Sunday morning and actually managed to get a couple of seats at the bar (the place is always crowded).
Headed straight to the bottled menu which has around 100 options (4 or so on draft).
The bottled menu doesnít contain much in the way of rareities.
The layout of this bar is akin to an English/Irish pub with various artifacts and ols books strewn around and is table service.
However as we were sat around the bar we proffered from a much faster bar service and didnít go thirsty (top tip, as on previous visits the table service can be somewhat slow - normally due to the fact the bar is jam packed!)
As is our tradition on a Ghent visit, we piled into the Dreupelkot next door for good night Jenevers :P