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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

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Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
09 225 06 80
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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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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent beer choices.

Visited this place a couple of times during our recent trip to Ghent both day time and in the evening. Fantastic choice of beers including three of their own brews. Friendly service and customers (both local and tourists) If you like good beer don't miss this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visited this place a couple of times during our recent trip to Ghent both day time and in the evening. Fantastic choice of beers including three of their own brews. Friendly service and customers (both local and tourists) If you like good beer don't miss this place.

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Stoke on Trent
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic location overlooking the canal and a great selection of beers, very reasonably priced too. Well worth a look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This nice looking beer house can be tucked away, but it is still easy to find for all. It has a nice selection of good beers, prices are okay and the atmosphere is fine. Nothing special, but worth a visit for one beer - as long as you will be visiting other bars as well. It has a little bit... More 

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Nice, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a excellent place for all kinds of beer. They have an extensive beer menu with explanations. You can't beat the location, right on the canal. It's a fun place and was very crowded, but the servers were impatient and unfriendly. I think it was mostly aimed toward tourists. I would go back, but be prepared for the scowls... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Lots of draught beers available including some of their own (whether by naming or actual brewing). Good, friendly service. I think the food is limited to basic sausage, cheese and mustard: we didn't eat here. Enviable location. Interior is a bit bland and it's rather "touristy", but it's a nice place to go.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Excellent range of draught (and bottled) beers. Lovely waterside location, efficient, friendly service!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife and I visited here after it was pointed out by a tour guide from one of the boat trips along the river. The beer selection was great. The location is central and is only a short walk from some of the main tourist spots. The prices of the beer are very reasonable for being so central. The only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A return visit after about 10 years, I had to use my phone to re-find this gem which I had originally stumbled upon. The downstairs was completely full and, sligthtly oddly, they did not have their outside tables in operation. It was chilly but I would definitely have say outside by the canal and most other venues had outside seating,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was my second time in this "cafe", and I like it very much. They have a very good collection of Belgium beers, and it is fun to chat with staff if you sit on the bar. Did not eat anything, except the cheese besides my Chimay Blue, and they were both delicious. You can go out to smoke, and... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great beer, we loved them, but staff were more interested by TV on the wall then serving to the customers.

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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: Belgian

Description

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

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