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De Vagant

#233 of 1,172 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Reyndersstraat 25, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 233 15 38
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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206 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

late evening cafe with over 200 genevers (gins). The bar tender was very friendly and guided us through the gin-menu, explaining the characteristics of the one we had choosen. This is a "brown cafe", i.e. a venue where you can sit down, talk and have a drink till late at night.

Thank Bruno V
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

More or less opposite De Groote Witte Arend the Vagrant specialises in Geneever. There were plenty of people drinking it but I think I'll stick to the UK stuff. Beer and other drinks were also available and the interior had character but did'nt quite have the same impact as several other bars in town.

Thank Phil H
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Jenever is more than gin, much more! When you love jenever, go to de Vagant. They have the most extensive stock of jenevers in Antwerpen and wide surroundings. Take a good coffee and choose your exquisite jenever to accompany the coffee. Or take a beer and jenever! The last combination is called a "kopstoot" in Holland.

1 Thank Rob d
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a great bar/café for trying the Jenever or Gin. They have lots of different flavoured Gins including cream gins and fruit gins. If you like gin then visit here, my favourite was the old gin.

Thank garp_kaz
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187 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Just dropped in to sample some Belgian jenever. The place was 1/3 full with what clearly were regulars coming in for an early evening tipple. A huge selection and a helpful waitress.

Thank marekw
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We walked in to try jenevers which de vagant has lots of kinds. We wanted to try one of the local ones and the lady were kind enough to recommend us a couple. Definitely try the local ones made in antwerp. However be warned that they are not like the fruity and sweet & sour ones as everyone is familiar... More 

1 Thank Görkem K
Londerzeel, Belgium
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We had some drinks here walking around the historic city center. The choice of spirits is large and you just have to imagine a flavor you like and they will serve it. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank b0he
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Was waiting by myself for some friends to arrive, having already ordered a couple of drinks, when the manager came outside and plainly told me to leave. The explanation; since I was sitting there all alone at a table, not enough money could be made off me... I was stunned! Thought about telling him about my friends arriving in less... More 

Thank Zenethica
Warrington, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Visiting this bar is like a pilgrimage for us every time we come to Antwerp. Wonderful atmosphere, classical music on the PA and great Jenever and coffee. This place is loved by so many people as a temple of calm and old world charm. You must go. Only a short walk from the Groenplas. Melvyn Bragg even filmed in here... More 

Thank SteveA371
Eastham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Stopped here for a couple of drinks and found a couple of chairs to sit at. Like a lot of Bars, this is small, so can be tricky to find a seat and the bar area is small. The waitress was not very interested in serving and so although interetsing watching the people drink speciality "shots" of Jenever and the... More 

Thank ChrisnViv

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reyndersstraat 25, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 233 15 38

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