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 doesn’t 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 didn’t 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
Excellent location beside a canal in the main tourist area, hence gets very crowded. Good selection including some interesting house beers fron Van Steenberge & Proef. Probably one of Gent’s essential visits - if you can get in the door.
Nice location, right next to the water. You can sit outside, inside or on the first floor (most people don’t know that) where you have a very nice view on Ghent.
Great selection of beer, a must visit when you are in Ghent.
Great riverside location, especially in the early summer evening to catch the last of the sun. Fantastic wide selection of Belgian beers at very reasonable prices (given the central location). Some helpful notes in the beer menu to guide the novice. Cheese platter w/ mustard is good value. Service can be a bit slow and shoddy at times especially when the bar gets swamped by passing swarms of tourists.
ekstedt (179) Göteborg, Sweden | July 23, 2012| Updated August 12, 2013
A very small, cosy and hectic place, and the fact that I payed my visit during the Gentse Festivaal perhaps made it extra crowded. Still very nice, rustic and simple with a good assortment, including some local stuff made especially for the pub. Servive fast despite the tough conditions.
Was really pleased when I found this place - is beautifully straight out of the canal and then they have a really good selection available. They have among other things, several beers brewed especially for the bar