This place is hidden at the back of an alley way. Was very difficult to hear the music (only one guy on a guitar), especially sitting in the outdoor area. Fight through the packed, mostly University crowd for your drink!
Dress Code: Casual
This is an unusual concept. A full bar along with a sewing atelier upstairs for those inclined to make drapes, dresses, etc.. I tried and enjoyed 'Troubadour' beer for the first time- excellent!
Dress Code: Casual
De Vooruit is a theatre/concertstage in a former newspaperbuilding.
The building has very special atmosphere and is a hangout for students and 'older' people.
Everyone who wants to read his newspaper and/or wants to drink a coffee or a Belgian beer is welcome.
vr, za 11:30-03:00
T. 09 267 28 48
F. 09 267 28 50
Dress Code: Everyone who can behave is welcome.
I always have the feeling when you go to an Irish Pub that there's always a very commercial atmosphere but this Irish Pub feels very genuine because the prices are okay, the interior is not too extreme and the staff is very nice!
A nice place in Zomergem - a disco for young and old - the place to be when some good friends are celebrating their anniversary, together.
At the occasion of this anniversary - Nicki and Rebecca gave some usual safety instructions for a safe flight by Maratom Airways ??( Happy to puke !) and Sofie gave a great show, acting and dancing like MJACK
Some tourists ( ex members of Honda Europe) joint aswell.
Dress Code: Feel free to come as a tourist...if not come as you are
September, 9th of 2005 - a great birthday party dominated the small city of Zomergem.
A unique place to celebrate special events. Jessy, a coming star in the world of music made here a video clip - in the middle of a Gay Show party - located at the basic floor.
On the second floor the party of Annick - Rebecca and Sofie took place and made history.
Dress Code: More than leisure - Time 09pm - Status passenger OK - Seat : NO SITTING ALLOWED
The crew will not be held responsible for any mental or physical damage.
It might be a bit difficult to find, but don’t let that discourage you. Look out for a painted image of the owner Pol; it’s on the outside wall, inviting you into his hole. Passing through a small arched passageway you come to the tiny jeneverbar: ‘t Dreupelkot. Here you’ll find the owner in the flesh, pouring jenevers, some of which are homemade. There are over two hundred different kinds of jenever which you can choose from. Do sample some of the more peculiar ones like chocolate or vanilla jenever.
This place is small and pretty cool being down in a sort of medieval crypt. Pretty popular among the 'coolest' of Gent. Also has excellent cocktails.
Music types: drum 'n bass, twostep, jungle, hip hop, ambient, club, freestyle. Played by circuiit DJ's as well as international DJ's.
Dress Code: Cool, but doesn't matter.
It's a 10-day festival that takes places on several squares in the historical center of Ghent. I was there this year for the first time and it's really great.
The city in itself is so beautiful that it makes the atmosphere of these festivities very special. There are free concerts in different places, the main one being on the main square (Korenlei) with view on the canal and the oldest houses of the city. Magic !
Apart from the free concerts, there are dance performances, theater plays, sightseeing, exhibitions, boat trips on the river Lys etc.
Here is a database from the Use-it website where you would find many joints for some nightlife spots in the city of Ghent.
So far, and as far as I know, Ghent is the only Belgian city that is covered by Use-it crew. So, you'd rather use it... Personnally, I like the style, the down-to-earth information that doesn't exclude fun. In the contrary! It is intended to students, youngs, budget travellers who would like to have fun despite budget limitation so how can't it be fun?
Dress Code: check the website about specificities of each joint
A browncafe with old interieur with a huge beerlist!
Rudy and Leroy had a Max, a large beer of 1.2ltr in a special glass. This pub has some real funny tradition
when someone orders a Max beer, he/she has to give 1 shoe to the waiter and this will be thrown i a basket, very funny...hehe:-)
Dress Code: casual
More info about this the statue of "Dulle Griet (Mad Meg)this part of town:
Fun cocktail bar, not far from the Kinepolis cinema. The first floor is rather small. Not cramped, but you don't have the room you have in many other bars. There's a second floor, but I didn't see it. The ventilation is not sufficient to keep your clothes from getting a cigarette smell. Normal prices (for a cocktail bar). Good music and not too loud. And the most important: the cocktails are well made.
This excellent concerthall is the best in town, when it comes to worldmusic concerts, the big names in rock music, but also jazz and classical music. I'm not a fan of the last 2 kinds, but the setting is definitely grand and the acoustic is among the best in the Low Countries. Last time I saw Shantel there and before that the Waterboys and both are fond memories.
Dress Code: No dress code required, just wear what you like
(Oct.5th.) The Stranglers or the famous granddaddies of the punk rock (seventies) came to Ghent for the start of their accoustic and unplugged concert in Europe
I saw them in the Capitol Theater of Gent and enjoyed their worldhits like
-Always the Sun, No More Heroes, Strange Little Girl and especially Golden Brown.
And as first part of the concert :
THE rock&roll band of the Ghent area: Bieze Baaze - also unplugged
The income of this concert was fully donated to a social project of the Gent Academic hospital St. Lucas.
A rather private show by a local rock&roll band called "Bieze Baaze"
Discographic : my preferred songs
-(Nen echte Genteneire es nen) Buffalo
-Een manneke en een maaske
-Rrock en roll
-Wachten op misschien