With 30 beers on tap and over 300 bottled beers, Biercentral’s expert staff is more than qualified to recommend the perfect beer pairings to suit your meal. Biercentral serves typical Flemish fare through to pizza and burgers, snacks and salads, all at competitive prices. If you don’t want a full meal be a local and order a plate of cheese or salami to go with one of the many popular or lesser-known beers that cover multiple pages of their drinks menu. Unfortunately there’s no English translation of the website, but no worries – everyone in Ghent speaks very good English!
Open every day from 9 am to 1 am. Food orders stop at 10 pm.
Address: Botermarkt 11
Web link: https://www.biercentral.be/
For an evening meal composed of organic, local produce try De Stokerij (The Distillery). Their pork cheeks cooked in dark beer and served with chips have received rave reviews. While De Stokerij (De Stoke-er-ay’) ‘only’ offers about 30 beers on its drinks menu, appreciators of organic produce will have plenty of choice. The beer menu is clearly labelled and you can see at a glance which is organic. This is also the ideal place to eat and drink if you suffer from food allergies or intolerances.
The interior of De Stokerij is simple and spacious with high timber-clad ceilings and raw brick walls. A mix of industrialism and minimalism. You will find this popular restaurant close to the centre of Ghent in Patershol, otherwise known as the culinary district.
Open Wednesdays, Thursday & Sunday: 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 6 pm – 9:30 pm
Address: Tichelrei 2A
Web link: https://destokerij.gent/en/
At Saint George’s Court (aka Sint Jorishof – pronounced Yoris-hof)) you get to choose Flemish classic dishes at the brasserie or haut cuisine at the Beefeater restaurant. As both are attached to the St Joris brewery, blonde, triple and dark St Joris beers top the menu, although there are plenty of other popular beers on offer, too. If you try the beer menu two can enjoy a selection of carefully paired beers with each course.
On the same site since medieval times, Sint Jorishof is a very popular tourist location for those who love to immerse themselves in the history of their surroundings. Be aware that you will probably need to make a reservation, at least at the weekend. And during busy periods you might have to wait a little to be served your meal. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy your beer.
Open Monday – Thursday from 5 pm and Friday – Sunday from 12 pm.
Address: Botermarkt 2
Web link: https://www.sint-jorishof.com/welcome-1