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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