Being in Belgium is really cool, because it’s one of the few countries where drinking during the day is socially acceptable. And what is better than day drinking when it’s cold outside? For those who love a good gin & tonic: I have good news. Here in Ghent there is a bar called ‘Proof’, you can taste and even buy gin there. Little fact: how you pronounce ‘proof’ means ‘to taste’ in Dutch . The Dutch word is ‘proef’. I didn’t only encourage you to go day drinking, but I taught you something as well! This is a great day.
You can find Proof in a very cozy street in the city center, it’s not far from the ‘graslei’ (check the Graslei article). So don’t hesitate and warm yourself up with a very good gin & tonic! If you’re not sure what to choose – because trust me on this: you have a LOT of choice – the very nice bartenders will help you. This way you can have something to your own taste.
And whenever you’re back in Ghent go to Proof a second time! They strive to add new and innovative gin to their collection, so there’s more to try for us ;)!