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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

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Bar, European, Pub, Belgian
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Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 06 80
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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unite kingdom
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank spaddockuk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank 02curtisb
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Headed for this beerhouse on a recommendation, and were not disappointed. The barman was very informative and pointed out the differing strengths of the beers. We opted for the weakest, at 6%!!. Tasted OK to me, but nothing spectacular. We tried a couple of beers while people watching, as the place was busy but not overcrowded. Nice atmosphere and good... More 

Thank ybsae
Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a big beer drinker so not an aficionado, but this place was recommended by our walking tour guide as a place to try really local Belgian beers. Cute little spot right on the canal. The day we went was rainy and cold so this cozy spot was perfect - whether looking for beer or hot chocolate (as our... More 

Thank adugan1
Paris, France
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This bar by the water is a perfect spot to taste different Belgium beers all day long (be aware that they don't serve much food apart from cheese or ham plates). Friendly staff, nice spot. It is tiny so depending on your timing you might not find a place to sit down. Good atmosphere. Enjoy!

Thank FrenchieMimiz
Paris, France
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the canal near city center. Cozy and authentic, friendly staff. Great beer and reasonable prices. If you're looking for lunch the choices are limited. You can get some cheese, or some ham, or a plate with a little salad, ham, and 4 slices of bread. Nothing special but something to eat. Small bar with 8-10 seats. 6 tables for... More 

Thank Joe G
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excactly what it says to be: a beerhouse. They offer a great variety of beers, including local and self-brewed beers. The finger-food it good value and also local specialties. We had the paté.

Thank Jonas K
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great find on our first evening in Ghent! A huge beer menu...overwhelming.The bar staff were helpful and recommended a good blond beer.Feeling peckish we ordered the cheese and ham boards...mmm not so great really but filled a hole.The Ghent mustard which came with it was tasty...we bought a few jars the next day from the shop nearby. A great... More 

Thank Gaynor E
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192 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a characterful watering hole which has an excellent selection of beers. The canal side location and quaint interior made it one of our favourite bars in Ghent!

Thank Londoner016
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by my cousin and husband who really and I mean really know their Belgian beers. Had the Gandavum, light hoppy 7.5% and Mammelokker dark and 6%. Excellent drinking house.

Thank Tony L

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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
Bar, European, Pub, Belgian
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?