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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Belgian
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Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09 225 06 80
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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192 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a characterful watering hole which has an excellent selection of beers. The canal side location and quaint interior made it one of our favourite bars in Ghent!

Thank Londoner016
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by my cousin and husband who really and I mean really know their Belgian beers. Had the Gandavum, light hoppy 7.5% and Mammelokker dark and 6%. Excellent drinking house.

Thank Tony L
Odense, Denmark
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small cosy bar with a decent selection of beers. Fine snacks and a brilliant mustard. The staff knows a lot about the beers being served. Would come back.

Thank Jacob H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vast choice and easy to read beer menu list so you have more chance of ordering something you want and like plus helpful knowledgeable bar staff. You could spend all day here if you're not carefully. They warn you to write your name hotel and number on a piece of paper in jest so you can find your way home.... More 

Thank moonmonkeycrew
Leek, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit if you like your beer. Staff were friendly, and it was a nice atmosphere. Would go back

Thank Sollie1234
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic beers and a great variety of tastes to choose. Nice warm environment but stinky toilets. Really stinky! Owners should pay more attention to hygiene since Ghent is such a touristic place.

Thank Chris B
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great spot to try your hand at Belgian beers and all the speciality glassware that goes with it. My entire trip was to hit good beer spots, and this did it. Yes, I was told it was a little touristy, and seeing as I was a tourist and headed there, I had reason to agree. But I must say, it... More 

Thank DCWillows
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat. I had the curried chicken and my wife had the prawns. The presentation of each plate was great, but my chicken was dry as well as prawns were over cooked. Having said that, the overall taste was fantastic, especially all of the different vegetables. We sat at a small table for two overlooking the canal, quite... More 

Thank Rowe R
Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Very nice, central location. Old and authentic, charming, not too big. Great beer selection, some snack options that we didn't try. Service attentive, not much beyond that. A lot of tourists, but the place itself not lacking because of it. Best for evenings out.

Thank plmhns
Manchester, United Kingdom
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508 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The terrace is no longer and scaffolding surrounds the building. Usually its a great place to sit outside by the canal but only inside is possible at the moment. When we went it was warm & sunny so stuffy inside. Anyhow, no problems with service as they spoke good english. Nice decor and as expected - being a tourist place... More 

Thank david n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 09 225 06 80
Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal

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