The Robot is a bar right across from the School of Arts. Therefore a lot of the customers are creative students which provides a unique atmosphere. Among the students one often speaks of R7. The school has 6 creative studios (R1-R6), Robot is number 7.
Another reason for a visit is the music you hear. Rock-‘n-roll and soul from the 50s and 60s. Maybe it makes the Robots dance, because there are a lot of them in the room. If you’ve ever felt artificial, there are a lot of soulmates here made of tin to talk to about it.
The Robot was also the place for our last Spotters meeting. All the Ghent spotters went to the Robot for a drink. And what to drink if you’re a spotter in Ghent? Roomer of course! A typical Ghent drink made of elderflower and has the best taste when it’s served with ice.
If you’re sitting outside for a drink, lunch or dinner and you’re cold, they have a bench that looks like a radiator and it also works as a radiator. I sometimes wish I was a robot, although then I wouldn’t be able to taste the nice burgers…