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De Brouwzaele

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Type: Bar, Eatery

Ter Platen 17/19
Gent, 9000

+32 (0)92 24 33 92 | map

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of desint
3.58/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

When we arrived in Gent our room was not ready so we were looking for something to do. I pulled out a map and saw a large park so we were heading in that direction and we realized that Bierhuis De Brouwzaele was just a few blocks away. We asked a passerby for our location and after a quick map check we were on our way.

The place is located quite a walk from the Gent Sint-Pieters train station, but it was doable on a nice September day. it is location beside a tranquil waterway and if you did not know it was a good beer establishment you would probably pass it by. It opened in 1986 according to the menu and the bar is a converted mash tun or boil kettle. Seating at the bar near the door made for a pleasant seating arrangement that was not too smoky.

The service was very quick, but the barkeep really did not speak English. She definitely was hyper and was constantly busy and working but never let a glass go empty. For the snacks she brought over someone else to assist with our selections. Once they were made, she went to the other side of the bar to prepare the food, this girl did it all.

There were 12 visible taps, but with no markers. The beer menu had just over 100 beers on it. Something is here for everyone from beer to food, drop in and give it a try.

Visited on September 15, 2006.

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Photo of saltydog
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Very upscale, classy kind of place. All wood, with a copper mash tun over the bar. Sawdust on floor. Very nice, though the atmosphere was somewhat harmed by the tacky music. A good though not great selection of beers, and the prices seemed high--by Belgian standards, that is! Also a little out of the way. I would probably only make the effort to return again if I have a few days in Gent...which is not a bad thing to have!

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

At least a 30 minute walk from the centre, take a Cab I always get lost. The Brouwzaele is an unusual bar. First time I went, I arrived at the St.Pieters Railway Station, from which it is a only 10 minute walk. Stylish looking bar. The first thing you notice is the circular bar centrally located, which has a raised Copper Lid above it. Decor is classy. Beer list was 80 on my last visit, but my first 2 choices were out-of-stock. Service was tardy at times, and the atmosphere is always well just strange. Perhaps its just me. The food menu is unusual but the quality is good though, I always try the Beef-Beer Stew - superb. Well worth a visit, just do it before you go to the HopDuvel to avoid setting high standards before hand.

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De Brouwzaele in Gent, Belgium
Place rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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