The Cobbler, 1898 The Post Hotel, Ghent.

I know, it has been a long while since we reviewed another Belgian cocktailbar, but here we are again. This time it’s The Cobbler in beautiful Ghent, located in the spectacular 1898 The Post Hotel at the wonderful Graslei, close to St. Michael’s Bridge. If you have never visited Ghent before, then please do! Put…

The Macallan 1824 Series Foodpaired By A Master Chef

The title above says it all and what more can I add than just the fact that I had the honour to taste the damn stuff! We were mighty excited because the Master Chef in question is non other than Geert Van Der Bruggen from restaurant De Lijsterbes and the whole session was talked together…

Gold Gin 999.9 Competition

In every aspect Gold Gin would be the perfect gin for a Bond villain. I mean take a look at that bottle, it utterly demands to be looked at, you can’t miss it, but at the same time you can’t read what’s on it. It’s complex and mysterious. Just like its origin story, listen to…

Bijou Bar (Antwerp), timeless perfection

Bijou, a diamond in the rough? No, it’s definitely well cut and polished! A hidden jewel then? No, not really hidden, just rather modest. This bar created by cocktailian veteran, Ben Belmans and the bearded ginger sultan of drinks, Dieter Van Roy is a sparkling stone amongst pebbles! Even so that – not entirely unexpected…

Maison Ferrand & The Launch Of The Belgian Cocktail Book

Every year Maison Ferrand launches a cocktail book in a different city, this book ┬árepresents the (cocktail) culture and bartender scene of the country the city is located in. It started 5 years ago in Paris, followed by Berlin, London, Singapore, NYC and now Antwerp, Belgium. The good people of Maison Ferrand immediately spotted how…

Jigger’s will be jamming with the best of the world!

Belgium’s best cocktailbar Jigger’s has invited 4 worldstar bartenders – each belonging to a bar from amongst the top 50 best bars in the world – for a two day guestbartending. This is your chance to meet the best of the best in the world and compare cocktail culture from Italy, Moscow, Chicago and Amsterdam…

Jurgen Nobels wins Diageo World Class Belgium 2015!

Wow! Ladies and gentlemen, what a match! If you think bartending is easy feel free to enlist next year in what is commonly known as ‘the Olympics of Bartending’ – Diageo World Class! After more than 10 hours of competing, Belgium finally has a candidate to send to the Global Finals in South Africa: Mr….

The (New) Old Fashioned, Ghent, Belgium – a review

Last year The Old Fashioned moved its location to the basement of an old hats shop in the city centre of Ghent and we dropped down the stairs to make a review. A great bar with some great concepts and a magnificent team. The address is not a secret, it brings you to one of…

Upper Room Bar – The Jane – Antwerp

Everybody has heard of The Jane, a fantastic restaurant located in an old church, run by famous chefs Sergio Herman and Nick Bril. Spectacular food in spectacular surroundings. But have you also heard of the bar on the first floor called, the ‘Upper Room Bar’, managed by a spectacular bartender called Paul Morel? Well, you…

Dogma Cocktails – Antwerp

Boozy Excitement Under The Cathedral’s Bell Tower It’s almost a year now that you can visit a new exquisite cocktail bar near Antwerp’s Cathedral. Head bartender and owner is Didier Van den Broeck who became third at Diageo World Class Belgium 2014. This guy is a hurricane, he manages two or three different conversations and…