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“Huge selection of beer but service lets it down” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant
Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
09 225 06 80
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Ranked #50 of 584 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal
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“Huge selection of beer but service lets it down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I went to Ghent with a couple of friends for a weekend break and heard that this was one of the best bars to go to. They had a beer menu on the table that was full of different drinks and so many to choose from which was excellent. After selecting our drinks, we sat at the table for roughly 15 minutes before anyone walked past us. We managed to grab hold of a waiter, ordered our drinks and food and then waited for a further 15 minutes before our drinks and half of our food came. I would probably go back to see if we went on a bad day as there was a nice atmosphere but hopefully the service improves.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Not very friendly but great beer list and pretty location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We didn't have food so not sure about that. Lots of beer on the list. And you can't beat the canal-side location.

Visited September 2013
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“Loads of beers, picturesque setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

At the side of a canal, this is where I sampled my first proper Belgian beer, selecting some really tasty dark Trappist varieties. It was fairly busy, and probably a bit tourist-y, but the prices were good and the beer selection extensive. The waiter who served us at the table was very knowledgeable, and helped with our choices (impressive on his first day!)

Visited August 2013
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

They have a brilliant range of beers, over 180! The staff are extremely helpful and have good knowledge on the beer, would seriously recommend!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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“Great Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic range of beers. Great atmosphere and good location next to the canal. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Visited July 2013
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