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“Lovely little find”
Review of Paters Vaetje

Paters Vaetje
Ranked #69 of 1,543 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We visited this little pub on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Antwerp.

It is small and cosy and the staff were friendly and efficient.

There is a good selection of beers and it was so cosy that we returned a couple of hours later for some food which was lovely and very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

This very atmospheric pub in the centre of the old town has 100 beers to offer, 5 on tap. We found it in the pouring rain and stayed long after it had stopped! The food was good, too, and generous in portions. The staff were great and one in particular was very memorable for her feisty sense of humour and strong views about individual beers. Don't order gueze or you will be in real trouble! I look forward to visiting again!

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Overall, I was somewhat disappointed with the bars that I came across in Belgium. Most were tourist-oriented with limited beer selections, primarily In-Bev brands (e.g. Stella, Leffe). For a country with such a great beer tradition/industry, I had much higher expectations.

Those expectations were fully met, however, by the Paeters Vaetje. It's a small place with a pub-like atmosphere and an extensive beer menu. Excluding us, all of the customers appeared to be locals. After drinking a couple of beers that aren't available in the US, we decided to order lunch. I wasn't expecting much in terms of food as the place seemed to be primarily a bar. The menu was pretty varied, however, and everything that we ordered was very good. I only wish that we had spent a little more time here. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This small bar packs a super punch if you are looking for a place to take in some Belgian beer. The cozy setting just adds to it charm along with The super friendly staff. Good beer prices and they play light music. There is outdoor seating and approximately four to five tables in side and bar seating. Just remember its small so you may have to take a short walk around until you can grab a seat.

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1  Thank MeekieMoo_NYCNative
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Best combination of beer selection, cozy atmosphere, and location (adjacent to the cathedral). It is small so not guaranteed a table especially on those cold Belgian nights, but if you want the authentic Belgian beer experience, this is it.

1  Thank Antwerp72
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