Gent Nightlife

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    Polé Polé: A great cocktailbar

    by Vincedem Written May 10, 2006

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    This is a very nice bar where they play mainly world music (Salsa; Calypso; Afro; Caraïben; Gipsy; Folk; Flamenco; Rai; Ragga; Reggae)... It´s also the place to be to drink some nice cocktails and to see some nice people!

    In the summer they also organise a festival in Ghent and on the coast.

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    De Vooruit: The cultural center

    by Vincedem Written Apr 29, 2006

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    This is the cultural center in Gent where you have to be to see live concerts and where there are a lot of parties as well!

    There's also a café where you can have a coffee or a beer and it's a bit a meeting point for many people. It's also a popular place to read the newspaper!

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    De Graslei: Nice outdoor atmosphere

    by Vincedem Written Apr 28, 2006

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    This is a very nice spot in the historical center where the locals and the students come together during warm spring and summer evenings! It's a very nice place to watch the people and enjoy the atmosphere with a beer or a bottle of wine!

    This is really my perfect evening in Gent, sitting on the Graslei with some friends!

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    Dambert: Jazz café

    by Vincedem Written Apr 28, 2006

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    Dambert is a quality Jazz place were you have a relaxing atmosphere... It's a good place to meet people during the day and to have a coffee or a quality beer! During the night it's also a popular spot and if you're lucky you can see a live concert!

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    Manteca: A Jazz and South American Bar

    by Vincedem Written Apr 27, 2006

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    A small and nice bar when you can find some nice cocktails and visited mainly by students and locals... Mostly they play Jazz or South American music and the music is very relaxing! It's a very nice place to start your night out! And also very central (in front of the Belfort)!

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    Mosquito Coast: Travel café

    by Vincedem Updated Apr 27, 2006

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    This a place where you can have a drink and were you can find everything about travelling... like books, meetings, sessions about several destinations,... It's very relaxing and nice to see all the gadgets in the bar about all the destinations.

    Dress Code: No dress code at all!

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    Casino - La noce de la passion: Cuban Nights in Gent

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    Viva Cuba - the album
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    April the 11th - a night full of passion
    at the occasion of a latino fieste ! "The night of Passion" at the central Casino - near SMAK
    Entrance fee - 25 euro ! But passion guaranteed for music lovers of this kind.
    Ghent offers a lot of festivities in this sence and flavour.
    Pol? Pol? - Nights of Passion !!
    Always a link to my personal passion - Cuba and the Caribbeans !
    A second remembrance of Cuban music in Ghent, not noticing the famous performance of
    The Buena Vista Social Club in BXL..... is :
    Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineira - Patrimonia de la cultura Cubana
    The oldest Cuban and legendary "SON" group, started in 1927, mainly in the Harbor area of Habana and nominated for the Grammy award 2004 ( in the meantime the 3rd generation already)
    They made a tour accross Europe - Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany and Norway. ' April/May 2006 and i was lucky to see them in Ghent

    Dress Code: Leisure - more than leisure

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    De Handelsbeurs - Kouter: Cuban music in Ghent

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineira - Patrimonia de la cultura Cubana
    The oldest Cuban and legendary "SON" group, started in 1927, mainly in the Harbor area of Habana and nominated for the Grammy award 2004 ( in the meantime the 3rd generation already)
    They made a tour accross Europe - Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany and Norway. ' April/May 2006 and i was lucky to see them in Ghent - enjoyed definately the super show and had great Cuba memories.
    Recent discography :
    -Poetas del son - 2002
    -Habana Mood - 2000
    -The Cuba son - 1999
    -Son- soneando - 1999
    -Mas Cuba Libres - 1998
    Highlighted son(gs) - "Coco mai mai" and "Nos jueges con los Santos"

    Dress Code: Leisure

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    • Music
    • Theater Travel

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    Handelsbeurs/Kouter: Nighttime Cuban Music in my hometown

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    Live show and private Cuban music lovers
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    I discovered this nice theater recently - it's well renovated and of course the publicity that there was a performance of a Cuban Group made me curious. I went there with my Cuba travel partner Ingrid to see the live music of "Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro" They made a tour accross Europe - Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany and Norway.
    We both enjoyed the show, definately.Cuba memories .... Habana, Santiago de Cuba...

    Dress Code: Leisure and ready to dance the Salsa

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    Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant: No watered down beer here

    by St_Vincent Written Mar 4, 2006

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    Proving that Belgians have a sense of both humour and irony, one of the premier places to drink beer in Gent is the Waterhuis aan de Bierkant which translates as the Waterhouse on the Beerfront. It is of course the converse being an excellent beerhouse that happens to be on the waterfront. It is perhaps both helped and hindered by being mentioned in all the tourist guides but it still attracts the serious drinking locals who tolerate the hoards of tourists with good humour. Well I think they do, we're still not sure what that drunken local woman was saying to Keith but everyone seemed to find it amusing so we joined in.

    It is a busy bar but we managed to find ourselves a table and under the expert guidance of Michael we got stuck in to a wide range of both draught and bottled beers including Duval, a Chimay, the house beer Gandavum, Rochefort 8, Barbar Blond and an interesting Cantillon Gueuze.

    The experience was only spoiled by vague memories of Scotland beating England in the Six Nations rugby, a fact that proved correct on reading the papers the next day. Still I would definitely go back again even though it prompted such an upsetting and unlikely sporting result.

    One final thing, they miscalculated our bill by leaving off the final round, we did the decent thing and pointed it out, they did the decent thing and gave us the last round at half price. Good chaps.

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    The Dulle Griet Bar: Never Dull at the Dulle Griet

    by St_Vincent Updated Mar 4, 2006

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    A well stocked bar
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    Well what can you say about the Dulle Griet, it is simply the place that all beer tourists must go to if in Ghent, you'll be ridiculed and lambasted by your mates if you fail to pay homage with a visit. It is superbly decorated with brewerania, the walls are bedecked with drapes, mirrors, posters etc. You can hardly see the ceiling for the number of hanging bits and pieces including some macabre effigies of people hanging by their necks. There are even a couple of tableaux in the back room which also has an upstairs gallery.

    It has a very attractive brick bar and large barrel tables. The beer list is one of the most extensive I have seen and the hefty beer menus also show labels or pictures which is helpful. Some of the beers I recall we drank between us included Guillotine, Duchess De Bourgogne, Delirium, St Sebastiaan and of course the star attraction for tourists the MAX house beer in a special glass which is covered in my local customs tip.

    The prices obviously depend on how many of the specialist beers you go for (for example the St Sebastiaan was 11 Euro) but we had 18 beers between us plus a few plates of snacks and the bill came to about 88 Euro. One other thing to mention, some other reviews I have seen about this bar say that the service is a bit indifferent. Well that may be so but they do have a sense of humour, as the five of us guys walked in and found ourselves a table, mouths already watering in anticipation, the waiter walked over and with a straight face said "one , two, three, four, so will that be five coffees gentlemen?"

    A great experience and I strongly recommend a visit.

    Dress Code: None, although don't wear your best shoes (see local customs tip)

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    Mosquito Coast: Travel Café Extraordinaire

    by Groentje Updated Jul 26, 2005

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    Playing games at a bday party (mine!)

    I love this place! It's a travel café, and the interior is really amazing. I promise you that you won't have seen anything like it before!
    Unless you've already been there of course :-)
    The interior is packed with travel souvenirs from all kinds of places: hats, bank notes, signs, ... The bathroom is even plastered with road maps!
    They serve food (tapas, small sandwiches) and drinks (ranging from cocktails via wine to beer). Try the Gaucha, a guarana drink. Very nice!
    It's supposed to be a café for tourists, but many Gent people have chosen this to be their favourite hangout. They have a reaaaaally tiny terrace, but don't count on sitting there, it's almost always taken. I swear, I think some people stay there all they until they open up.
    Oh, and it's open as of 15.00h.

    Dress Code: Very casual, don't dress up!

    By the way, you can also have small gatherings here: they have a small space at the back of the café where they can seat some 20 people. I did and it was a great evening.

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    The Patershol quarter

    by Mahieu Updated Jul 22, 2005

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    Near the Gravensteen lies the 'Patershol'. This network of little medieval streets stretches out over a surface of about 4,5 ha.
    Since 1980, the Patershol is famous for its many trendy restaurants and bars.
    In August they have their own festivities: the Patersholfeesten. It's more or less like the Gentse Feesten (see local customs) but on a smaller basis.

    When you're in the neighbourhood, have a look at the café 't Velootje. It's the most famous pub in this area. The interior is made of , eh, well everything normal people throw away :-): there are bycicles, candles, tons of clothes, statues, lamp holders, .... hanging and lying all over the place. Also the bar tender is worth a look!

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    Café Théatre: Café Théatre : great atmospheric place

    by Innovator Updated Jul 18, 2005

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    Nice modern complex on a corner before you reach the beginning of 'de Veldstraat'

    You can sit on the second floor in nice cosy lounge-couches. They are placed for couples and for big groups. You can sit and relax enjoying the good alternative dj, drink a fabulous cocktail, and watch the beau monde of Ghent nipping cigars downstairs. Or was this 50 years ago? The spirit still lives there.

    You can also eat something there - see website link, 3 different menus,but also nice as a drink & chat place.

    Once you opened the doors of Café Théåtre, there is no way back...be prepared getting absorbed into another world. Our establishment, situated in the classical building of the Ghent Opera House, gives you the impression that you are dinning in a major trendy city of the world.

    In addition to the Belgian Cuisine, the chef proposes you a variety of exciting tastes from all corners of the world. All these elements, combined with a friendly and experienced staff, are the key of the ongoing success of the Café since its opening.

    And the story doesn't end here. Recently, in order to serve our clients even better, we have opened a lounge bar next door.

    Café Théåtre...You are playing the lead!

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    Theater De Rode Pomp (the Red Pump): The Story of Tobias Schiff

    by filipdebont Updated May 17, 2005

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    Tobias Schiff - Nr 160275

    Saturday evening (14th of May 2205), I went to the small theatre De Rode Pomp (the Red Pump), to see a Monolog about the life of Tobias Schiff.

    Tobias Schiff was a young Jewish boy; He was only 17 years old when he was deported together with his family towards Auschwitz.

    There they took everything from him, even his name. He became Nr 160275.

    As one of the few he survived the Holocaust, he came back without his father, without his mother, without his grandparents, without uncles and aunts . . . .
    More then 100 members of his family were murdered overt here.

    This Monolog told the story of the life of Tobias Schiff about a terrible horror, so that this testimony should live as a remembrance for all the dead and as an admonition for us all, so that this never could happen again.

    This was a real chicken skin performance.
    Mr Ronny VDC brought an outstanding performance. Indeed this may never be forgotten.

    It was also a very emotional testimony. At the end several of spectators needed to wipe some small tears from their eyes.

    For me it was also very special, as only a week before this performance, I was visiting the Camp of Auschwitz. Like this I did see the story very reel in front of me. And I was also very touched by it.

    Dress Code: no dress code

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    • Arts and Culture

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