Being in Belgium is really cool, because it’s one of the few countries where drinking during the day is socially acceptable. 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 enjoy 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 ;)!