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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 06 80
Today
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Mumbai, India
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank nickkilstein
Level Contributor
39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Homerius
Antwerp, Belgium
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512 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Peter D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, lot of choice, very tasty beer! Try the Gandavum beer or the Augustijn! It's a must in Gent!

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Thank Eratsou
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only drank here. I printed out a list of best Belgian beers and we systematically ticked them off as we ordered. They had a TON of the best beers so we had to come twice in the same day to wet our whistle. I imagine their prices are a little higher than other places, but it's got a great... More 

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Thank LienDang
Lisbon, Portugal
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a beer and it didn't leave me stranded. Great environment, location and music. The menu has lot's of choices. I've tried one that's got 11° alcohol, great taste. Definitely recommend

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Thank Ângelo M
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A truly great place with friendly bartenders and perfect for exploring and enjoying local beers. Very little food to speak of, is a place for small talk and tasting. Two floors. Overlooks the water. TaDa!

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Thank Zach P
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a really good local bar with a wide range of draught and bottled Belgian beers. It's rather small and can get cramped when busy. The staff are very good at keeping customers served though. I'd certainly recommend the place!

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Thank Michael B
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were a bit lost ad couldn't find the street we needed. A local couple, passing by, overheard and gave directions. As we were looking for a pub, I asked them if there was anywhere good nearby. They told us to go to "The Beer House by the Water"...which, is probably a god local joke! The pub was small, crowded,... More 

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Thank spaddockuk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

It's just a great place. It was quiet of tourists mid November but everyone inside was friendly and chatty. Beer selection is as good as any. As with all Belgium a bit of luck may be required when ordering (if like us you were new to it) but atmosphere was great both lunchtime Thursday and Friday night.

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Thank 02curtisb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal

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