The Best Truly Local Bars in Ghent

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? Ghent has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

‘T Oud Sashuis – Traditional boatman’s cafe

‘T Oud Sashuis – Traditional boatman’s cafe

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“‘T Oud Sashuis” Ghent is home to the local ‘sasmeester’, whose job it is to open/close the bridge. It’s more of a museum than a cafe & a favorite pistop!

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André – Apero bar

André – Apero bar

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“André” Ghent is a bar dedicated to pre-dinner drinks. If you’re up for a glass of fancy alcohol every Friday evening like a respectable adult, come here!

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Bar Bricolage – Backpacker-style chilling

Bar Bricolage – Backpacker-style chilling

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“Bar Bricolage” in Ghent feels like a parallel universe. It’s a tranquil paradise with boardwalk paths over sandy grounds, perfect for a beer or cocktail.

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Bar Jan Cremer – Coffee, bagels, chai and peanuts

Bar Jan Cremer – Coffee, bagels, chai and peanuts

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“Bar Jan Cremer” in Ghent has a variety of cold and warm drinks, and some snacks. I like it as a cafe/bar to relax after a visit to Sint-Pieter Abbey!

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Damberd – Discover Jazzy Ghent

Damberd – Discover Jazzy Ghent

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“Damberd” is the best example of that they call a ‘Belgisch bruin café’ in Ghent and one of its oldest bards. Very popular with the jazz crowd!

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