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“Still the best bar in Antwerp”
Review of Paters Vaetje

Paters Vaetje
Ranked #48 of 1,497 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed September 6, 2011

The only noticeable change since our last visit in 2008 is, it is now bright and clean inside and I guess is no longer classified as "A Brown Bar". Smoking is banned, I'm very pleased to write.
Beer is still very much up to standard and remarkably cheap for a city centre bar. They produce some excellent food/beer fodder from a pocket sized kitchen.
Being onle a few metres from the Cathedral it is an ideal place to sit outside and watch the world (and the girls) go by.
The staff, at least all those that we came into contact with are friendly, polite and in general good fun. Why don't you go and see what you think!

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Reviewed January 19, 2011

Try to get a seat upstairs, with a nice overview of the bar. Allthough I'm not a fan of the smoke that keeps lingering in the bar, I do like the choice of beers, with different things to try every time you visit. The atmosphere is great, good way to experience Belgian bar scene.

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Reviewed November 21, 2010

Paters Vaetje is not a restaurant but an exellent typical Belgium Brown Bar. Having written that, they do serve food but more of a snack/pubgrub/beer fodder nature but more than adequate to satisfy the hunger pains when drinking their superb beers. Along with friends I have spent many hours during every visit to Antwerp we make, in what we term our local in Antwerp, Paters Vaetje. It is always the first and last bar we drink in during our frequent trips to this fabulous city. If my memory serves me correctly they usually have five draught beers on tap which always includes the local De Koninck brew, plus in the order of a hundred bottled beers.
The bar is conveniently located close to the cathedral and for a city centre bar the prices are sensible. It is a high ceilinged narrow cafe-bar in a 17th-c building with an interesting interior, marble-top tables on quarry tiles, carved wood counter and old beer advertisements. There is a small gallery reached by a very narrow circular staircase. Several tables outside to enjoy the better weath and when it is cold, the interior is heated by a pot-bellied stove. Toilets are clean but not for the shy! Staff are always helpful and friendly, what more could you ask for.
There is little else to write about this gem of a bar, Any further information is biased to the establishment being a cafe-bar rather than a restaurant.

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