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All 537 Ghent Restaurants

Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

Groentmarkt 9, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #46 of 537 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited this bar while in Ghent. First time we couldn't get in as so busy and there's actually not that many seats inside downstairs. Second time we had to sit upstairs. Didn't think the atmosphere is the same upstairs as downstairs but we got recommended to visit so we did. Stayed for 1 drink each. There our so many to... More 

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Ascot
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236 reviews 236 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

One of the main beer houses in the centre and very busy on a Friday and Saturday night. A decent selection of belgian beers to chose from (not quite up there with some of the bars in Bruges) and in most cases the right glass to accompany the right beer. Regrettably all the beer was being served at one standard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As well as being in the middle of a beautiful city (Gent), and as well as offering an excellent (and not too many) selection of beers, the place has a relaxing vibe and thempeople there helpful ( like after several beers) organising or telling you where to get taxis. Recommend 110%.

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Paal, Limburg, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

When we arrived, the waiter told us to go upstairs because all of the tables downstairs were occupied. We waited for approximately 20 minutes there, but no one came to wait our table. When I eventually went to order downstairs at the bar, the waiter was pissed at me for ordering there. The beer was good indeed, but the unfriendly... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Simply rude employee, you go to the washroom and while you pass by the counter you pass your order to the female waiter in a polite way, Employee looking at you like you are from mars and then says, yeah but you need to give me time to come to your table and take your order..last time for me for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We only stopped here for a beer and didn't have any food. If you are looking for a nice place to sit by the river and have a few beers, then this will do nicely. Looking at the recent reviews, I can't say much more or anything different. It has a good beer list. The service was very good, although... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Of all the places in the centre of Ghent to drink Belgian beer on the waterfront, this is the first I would go back to. The outdoor seating is unfussy compared to that of the places on the Graslei, but comfortable, and more conducive to a good atmosphere. The beer selection is extensive and reasonably priced (see list on website);... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a great place to take the weight off your feet and enjoy one or two of the many beers available at this canal side establishment. Try the house beer, it's really good and then have a kwack, it's even better!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Brilliant canal side location to work through an excellent menu of superb beers, also a splendid gin house next door.

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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I don't know how we found this place but it was gem. Crossed off a few new beers on a evening in Ghent. It was busy but we got there at a good time and got a table. We picked the first round and based on that our awesome server helped us with the rest. He made great recommendation and... More 

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Address: Groentmarkt 9, Ghent, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
Cuisine: Belgian

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