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Old Fashioned Cocktail Bar

) #152 of 723 Restaurants in Ghent ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Hoogpoort 19, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 279 52 15
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
17 Jul 2016
18 Apr 2016
“Cocktails as described”
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Hoogpoort 19, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviews (44)
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Very original spot to have special cocktails in a cosy 20s themed place. Go there at least once! Very friendly personnel/owners.

Thank michvdd
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Limited selection of drinks but all of them amazing. Bonus points for the presentation! Love the atmosphere and the decor. Of course all this comes with a price but it's worth it.

Thank VioletDGray
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We went there for the second time. The name says it all, it's old fashioned but in the positive and tasteful meaning. The service is friendly and classy. The cocktails are original. If you give your preferences in taste they will will concoct you original...More

Thank Marie77Lessines
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

If you really want to take your time for drinking out-of-the ordinary cocktails, in a superb 20's setting... Visit this place! And if you can, go sit at the bar... The two bartenders are walking cocktail encyclopedia and can keep you busy the entire evening....More

Thank David V
Reviewed 16 January 2016

They know what they are doing, and do it in style! Your cell phone will have no reception... enjoy that drink without being disturbed, it deserves it! This basement of cocktails is also nicely decorated, so sight and taste will be pleased.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Original cocktail bar in a basement. You can feel/see the 20ies vibe when you enter the bar. Great cocktails with a price range around 10-13euros. I recommend this bar when you want to drink something in a non-typical cocktailbar.

2  Thank Marie S
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Great cocktail bar in a basement, looking to the saint germain caves in Paris. The barman is passionated and prepares cocktails depending on your tastes and mood. Great expérience !!

2  Thank Harry L
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We wandered into Old Fashioned kind of by mistake. We both love Belgian beer, costing around 2-3 euros per glass, and had been sampling some of the city's bars and stumbled upon this one. Cheap drinks it ain't. They don't serve beer, or wine, or...More

1  Thank Ell_Steve_Ozzy
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is a nice little bar down in a basement... A little difficult to find at night if it's your first time (it's next to the hat shop) but the mystery only adds to the American 1920s theme it is going for. Inside the furniture...More

2  Thank Dapz69
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Belgian beer is great, but for an alternative, this atmospheric basement bar is a great choice. The service was good and cocktails tasty and different from the usual selection.

2  Thank Nickspence
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Restaurant Details

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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoogpoort 19, Ghent 9000, Belgium (Formerly Old Fashioned Absinth & Cocktail Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 279 52 15