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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

Groentmarkt 9, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #40 of 516 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Frequented this beautiful beer cafe during Gentse Feesten and fell in love with the views. Right by the river, excellent vibe, friendly staff and reasonable prices fir the beers. Spoiled for choice with the variety ! Very romantic in the evening ;)

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Hyderabad, India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you really want to taste more than 200 types of beer, go there and enjoy the evening till night. Although I am tea-totaller, I went there with friends and saw how beer lovers were exited and satisfied with variety of Belgian beers. To my surprize, you can get beer within minutes you order, but if you order simple plain... More

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Derby, England
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239 reviews 239 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lovely afternoon in Ghent , with river views from this bar. We only had little snacks which were very tasty. Really just got confused with the beer choice but with help from the waiters we struggled through a great boozy afternoon by the river with rain and shine, loved it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This bar/restaurant is right by the river, and has a great atmosphere. It's one of the most scenic places to eat or drink in Ghent. Amazing selection of beer.

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Herzele, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Terrace at the waterside with unique view and atmosphere. All the (Belgian) beers that you can not imagine!

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Newport Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Seat by water. Many beers. Helpful staff. Sausage and cheese with a nice mustard. Who cares if it is tourists.

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uk
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited years ago and loved this little bar and looked forward to a return visit. However it seems to have changed hands or perhaps it was an off day. It seems to have lost all its character, the bar staff were more interested in chatting than actually serving, and it took some time to get a drink ordered.

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A cosy bar with a great selection of beers. The seating area outside is a great place to relax with friends while enjoying a drink. The staff are nice and friendly. Love this place

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

A tourist trap with unfriendly nonchalante staff, living on their reputation and localisation. The beer is ok but no diffrent from any bar. n

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Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When we went, and we went multiple times, the patio on the canal was packed and the inside bar area was crowded and dark, but if you go inside and to the right, there are stairs up to a second floor, light and airy with big windows you can open overlooking the canal. The star here is the beer. Their... More

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