But seriously, there is no point asking this sort of question as the answer is totally a matter of personal taste, so you are likely to get as many different opinions as respondents. And if you were just going to follow the majority, then you might as well flip a coin.
You can walk and take in the surroundings absolutely anywhere so this doesn't help anyone to know which city would appeal to you. And in Belgium absolutely every bar will be serving Belgian beer, and a large number in each of the cities mentioned will have a good range of good beers, so that doesn't help either. While I don't know any beer bar that is also particularly known for "nice food", you can certainly get decent local food at De Halve Maan in Brugge (tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g188671-d1…) and Het Elfde Gebod in Antwerp (tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g188636-d2…).
Had you said you wanted to do a canal-boat trip, visit a castle, see art-nouveau houses, or were interested in fashion, diamonds or old Masters, or modern design, it might have been possible to guess which city, between Ghent and Antwerp, might most appeal to you: but as it is, I can only suggest you research both yourself and see which appeals most.
Thanks for the replys. I understand its just a matter of opinion. I have done some research and antwerp seems to have the better bars some good choices with rare beer selection and plenty to see/do with in a small area for my short visit.
My favourite bars in Antwerp are De Vagant, Kulminator, Den Engel, Paters Vaetje, 't Oud Arsenaal and Bier Central, and not forgetting 't Pakhuis brewery which has a very large bar/restaurant where you can sample the beers made in the brewery.
Of course, there are plenty of other bars and I always discover a new one when I visit.
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