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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 06 80
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Ghent, Belgium
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Translated, the name means "The Waterhouse by the Beerside", and that's what it is, a nice cafe for beers, located by the waterside. Nice typical Belgian atmosphere, large selection of beers, non-alcoholic beverages too.

Thank Scandicmaria
Brussels, Belgium
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185 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit in Belgium without a Belgium beer is impossible. This beer house has an amazing beer menu with a lot of Belgium beers. The staff kindly advises you about the best option and the taste is simply amazing. Downstairs you can watch some games on the TV screens and upstairs the bar offers a nice living room style room.... More 

Thank Robert-Jan1972
Duluth, Minnesota
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a highly recommended destination for me in Ghent and I made sure to visit. I was blown away at the welcoming staff who made some excellent beer recommendations from their vast list of options. The crowded bar was alive with energy with lots of international travelers and locals who loved to talk. I will make this a regular... More 

Thank DaveGrandmaison
Derby, United Kingdom
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536 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a non beer drinker I always struggle in Belgium but here the range is so large I even found some I could drink. I had the apple beer and this month's taste test mint tea chocolate stout which was not overly minty and very good. My other half enjoyed a more traditional selection after perusing the menu. Staff very... More 

Thank Sam3314
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very fine selection of Beers, try the Mammelok dark, red and 6%. Nice terrace over looking canal. Comfortable seating and booths and lots of people tucking into the food.

Thank DonAGraham
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant was the most welcoming beer bar we found in Gent. We sat at the bar on a quiet Monday night and drank a few beers while chatting to the barman about things to do in Gent. The cheese with mustard (made just around the corner) is a great nibble. They have three beers contract brewed... More 

Thank David W
london united kingdom
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

If you like beer (and am unbelievable selection) then find this pub. Friendly knowledgeable staff will help you select beers but otherwise just sample a few. Cosy interior with no loud music. Basic food accompanies your drink (ham, cheeses etc). Great, great venue.

Thank phil y
Mumbai, India
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This place was perfect: excellent ambiance, fabulous beer selection, no loud music (just conversation), and an attentive, knowledgeable staff. Can't ask for anything more.

Thank nickkilstein
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Large beer choice, cozy. Staff was nice. Relaxed atmosphere. Salamy and cheese plates are fine to complement beer

Thank Homerius
Antwerp, Belgium
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655 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Good selection of sour beers, the geuze. A 37.5 cl bottle of Cantillon for 10.20 €. Looks a bit steep but it is approx the price in other beer cafés. Nice atmosphere in the middle of town. Recommended if you like beer or just enjoy life.

Thank Peter D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 225 06 80
Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal

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