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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

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Pub, Belgian, Seafood, European
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Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
09 225 06 80
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal

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  • 25
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  • 7
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Watched Ghent win the Belgian championship crown on TV here. Fun crowd and good beer, next to the river and in center of town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Watched Ghent win the Belgian championship crown on TV here. Fun crowd and good beer, next to the river and in center of town.

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Thank Jason P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little bar. Huge choice of Belgian beers, several of which are on tap. Friendly staff and menus in English. Good way to pass some holiday time - preferably with a plate of cheese and salami alongside the beer.

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Thank LS2
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place in town for beer. The selection is massive! The staff is very helpful and willing to recommend what to drink. We visited the place twice as we really like it.

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Thank happyessi
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of beer. Very good if you don't know where to start with Belgian beers because the menu is in sections with English descriptions. Average price for the area.

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Thank Lizard1989
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't eat here but we did stop by for a couple of beers and had a lovely afternoon. It's a very quaint, traditional cafe with a laid back atmosphere and nice views across the waterfront. They serve an excellent selection of beers, catalogued in their equally excellent beer menu, which includes handy information on the different beer types. If... More 

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Thank KarlosStag
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My partner and I stopped in here for a beer, after doing a lot of sightseeing on foot (tired). We ended up having 5, because the atmosphere is great - really chilled, although the place was almost full. The bartenders were really helpful and funny, and there is good music. Word to the wise, if you order the cheese and... More 

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Thank ShanHoneyfield
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Great bar with lots of different beers. The staff were really friendly and helpful making recommendations of different beers of particular style. Do visit!

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Thank BoycieUK
Warrington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

What a bar! A true classic. The waterside location in the middle of town means it attracts plenty of tourists but it is none the worse for it. Iniside it is quirky and full of character. The place is a little small though so is often full. The beer list is stunning with countless famous Belgian beers. Food is limited... More 

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Thank TheCulchethClan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to hang out while visiting Ghent. Large selection of draft Belgium beers. It can get crowded both inside and out on the deck. If you like beer it is well worth the stop. They do serve food but we only found the place after we had eaten so I cannot comment on the food. Also try the Jenever... More 

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Thank RayFromPhilly
Athens, Greece
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

One of the best pubs in Gent. this two level place is located in a fantastic spot of beautiful and historical center of the city, just above the canal/river Leie and beside a nice bridge. the guys behind the bar are friendly and (mostly) the Belgian beers (blondes, darks, with fruits etc) are great!! put this pub in your schedule... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 09 225 06 80

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Belgian, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal

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