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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

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Pub, Belgian
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Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09 225 06 80
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

As advised by our boat tour guide we ordered a Klokke Roeland beer which is brewed exclusively for this pub/restaurant. It's 12% and tastes wonderful! We brought home 3 big bottles of it :). As for the rest of the pub, it's location is very nice, good atmosphere and kind waiters. I'd definitely recommend it!

Thank Bram G
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went here with a group of friends whilst the music festival was on. The variety of beer available was good and the service was very fast considering how busy the bar was. Will return when next in town.

Thank BobG1951
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have not been here for about 13 years, but it still delivered the good. Great atmosphere and great list of beers. Shorter list during the Gentse Feesten.

Thank Doug T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic selection of Belgian beers both on tap and bottled. Great food as well, the local stoverij was excellent. Lovely location overlooking the canal as well

Thank wycombe83
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Went here a few times in our week long stay - Don't expect immediate service!! Plonk your bum down inside or out, peruse the very good beer list with all its quirky comments and sit and wait..they don't appreciate idiots and do recognise good customers, friendly good service, right next door to a good restaurant (only opens sometimes) and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pub, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?