Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant: "Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant" Gent Nightlife Tip by mightywease

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  Steve outside Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant
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  • Steve outside Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant - Gent
      Steve outside Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant
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  • Steve with Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant - Gent
      Steve with Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant
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Ghent has a wealth of fantastic bars but Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant must be one of the best of them.

It has an enviable position overlooking the canal and serves a wide range of bottled and draft beers, including one the name of which I sadly can?t remember (we started the evening faithfully writing down the names of the beers plus tasting notes, we ended it merely saying ?Cheers!? followed by a contended ?Aaah? as the first sip went down!) but which is only available at Het Waterhuis.

It?s a lively place, busy which means you may have to wait to get a seat but well worth the wait as, apart from the great selection of beer and convivial atmosphere, you never know what conversations you may strike up with the people you share a table with. Be warned though, it is smoky which may not be to everyone?s taste. And with a closing time of when the last person leaves (we were there until 12.30am one night) it?s wise to pace your beer and not immediately jump in with a couple of 12%-ers

In summer with the windows open to the warm evening air and the buzz of conversation spilling out over the canal it must be great but neither was it bad on a wet March night cosy and warm inside while the rain furrowed the surface of the canal. Cheers!

Address: Groentenmarkt 9
Phone: 09 225 06 80
Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2007
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