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Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
320486838648
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,060 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

... if you are happy to pay 6 Euros for an unknown beer (in the sense that there is no beer list and the owner (?) simply offered us a strong beer or not. We went for a "not" and were offered a blonde (which was at best good). Inside, it is to be honest dirty. Fascinating as the bicycle... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

THIS IS NOT A RESTRAUNT A friend recommended this place and it was a real eye opener, the place is full of old bikes, hanging from the ceiling, fixed to the walls and free standing. Not much in the way of seating as lots covered in junk. The bottled beer that we drank served by the the eccentric owner in... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Always an experience. Warmish welcome but that is all part of the attraction. Great a few beers in one of the quirkiest places on the planet.

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Thank Doug T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The place is dirty and unhygienic. They don't show the prices of anything, but you think "well, it's bad beer in an obviously illegal place, it can't be that much." When the moment of paying arrives the owner wants to charge you 6 euro for the same beers that would cost 3 euro in any nice place in the city.... More 

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Thank Gustavo F
Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The owner charges 6 euros! for a cheap beer or a soda served in a very dirty glass. His place is extremely unhygienic. Stay away!

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Thank charlesleflamand
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Looks and feels like a great place, but the owner is a real crook as there is no price list. The beers are way overpriced, 6 euro's for a beer that's worth 2,5 - 3€ in another pub. Really disappointing!!!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Found this little gem by accident. Its open in the afternoon. All I can say its unique Its looks like a scrap yard both inside and out but when inside you see many old items. Its a bit like those computer games where you have to find certain items on the screen. But are hiddin among tat and other objects.... More 

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1 Thank paul s
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After some administrative problems, the well known place 't Velootje is again fully open to the public.. Do not ask to eat something, it is not a restaurant,it is a verry tipical special Estaminé, or local Pub, situated in a building who was build before the emperor Carolus Quintus was born, in Ghent, so more than 535 ears ago. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came here by chance whilst waiting for a restaurant to open. It is a very interesting places, and Lieven is definitely somebody who enjoys what he does! We couldn't go inside due to "Health and Safety" reasons, but we could look in and it's easy to see why - so much stuff everywhere! We sat outside... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This bar really has to be seen to be believed. Very pleasant and welcoming owners and and we all sat outside and had a good chat over a beer (which cost 4 euros, in plastic glasses) You can not go inside of this pub as it has currently been shut down for “Health and Safety” reasons and, also for being... More 

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Thank Bob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 320486838648

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?