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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

) #17 of 745 Restaurants in Ghent $$ - $$$ , , European
Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 06 80
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“belgium beer” (13 reviews)
“salami” (4 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choice of beers - you start on one level and gently progress to the next and the next and the next and next and next and you fall over!

Thank Southcoasters
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Water House on the Bierkant looks like the dope destination for beer tourism in Ghent. Beer selection is quite good (though almost exclusively Belgian) but the service was awful (unfriendly, nervous, bored) both times we went there. Shame.

Thank Michał S
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit in Ghent! Try some of their many beers. Have a plate of Ganda Ham, Cheese or Uufvlake on the side with a touch of the famous Ghent Mostard!

Thank AtelierAfrica
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This pub has a great solections of Belgium beer and over looks the river the staff are friendly and welcoming and have a great knowledge of the beer they serve so if you are ever in gent I recommend that you visit this establishment i...More

Thank richyg360
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Recommended to us by a local resident. Indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor tables overlook a canal. Excellent selection of beers and small charcuterie plates for an afternoon pause during a sightseeing walk.

Thank Warren509
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch and we're lucky enough to get a seat on the river front. It's a nice pub with some quirky decor inside and lots of beer memorabilia. We just had some pork and bread for lunch but was very tasty. The...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Perfect spot to grab a lovely Belgian beer & watch the boats go by. (They also have wine on the menu). There is a large terrace, but due to heat we headed inside. Limited seating inside - but if you can snag a table, you...More

Thank HelenB1100
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The atmosphere and the beer here is outstanding. Their selection of beer on tap was great, but their house beer is where it's at! They have a limit of three on some because the ABV is so high, you really get a great bang for...More

Thank kacmo
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took the beer vacation of our dreams in Belgium, sipping gueuze wherever we could find it. This spot had an awesome selection. We snagged the Boon Marriage Parfait, Girardin Black Label, and Lindeman's oude gueuze. These were all beers I had...More

Thank Dane S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We went in this bar on a cold ghent sunday. There were not many in the bar nor few outside.But we sat and waited while the bar staff, and there were at least four of them, went about their business . Not one of them...More

Thank GrimsbyUkWatsun
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Sam A
23 November 2015|
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Response from Walb0 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge I believe you can book a table because there is an upstairs area and a restaurant to the side owned by the same people it' a great place to have drinks. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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