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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
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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32 reviews
10 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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43 reviews
36 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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590 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

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

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 27 December 2016

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 

Thank LienDang
Lisbon, Portugal
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57 reviews
42 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

Thank Ângelo M
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank Zach P

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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?