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Jasper Haentjens
· February 4, 2018
Absolute favorite bar in the City. Fantastic tiki cocktails, Hawaïan shirts and some Elvis on the side. What’s not to love.
Victoria Riccardelli
· May 27, 2017
This may be one of the best tiki bars in the world! The drinks are amazing and made with fresh ingredients. The owner makes his on coconut cream for coladas. Funky decor rounds out an amazing place.
Ben Belmans
· October 27, 2016
Tom, the owner, does not run a Tiki bar, Tom is Tiki. The Drifter is Europe's best Tiki experience, interior, music, drinks, it's got it all. When Donn Beach would live in the 21st century, I'm sure t...his would be his favourite European watering hole. Thanks Tom for giving us The Drifter! See More
Barbara Callewaert
· February 28, 2017
We had a rum tasting tonight of 6 exclusive rums at the drifter. It was everything we expected and even more! As a huge rum lover I am definitely coming back! Thanks Tom for the nice and educational e...vening! I loved it! See More
Ásgeir Bergmann Pétursson
· October 27, 2016
When you sip the pina colada, it actually feels like you have warm welcome sand in your buttcrack. And thats only the pina colada, imagine what the sex on the beach does to you...
Jonas Haegeman
· May 4, 2017
A very nice and cozy place. Lovely cocktails and a tropical atmosphere. The Tiki Force is strong in this one. Too bad we had to catch our train so early.
Ulric Voelkel-Nijs
· November 24, 2016
Fabulous place... don't let the lighthearted mood fool you; this is a serious cocktail place with Tom the helm! While never too serious, he is seriously talented!
Diana Olvera
· March 23, 2017
Its a nice place, they have good cocktails... but some are very small and a bit expensive ( 12€ a small Martini glass)
Joe Zielinski
· August 31, 2017
Cozy bar, excellent drinks, friendly owner Tom. Good vibes. Whats not to like. Aloha
Valerie Taerwe
· June 14, 2015
Feel good cocktailbar that is not only about the (superb) drinks. Great atmosphere, great service. Tom (and Mel) deliver a full tiki-experience with a permanent smile ànd amazing tiki-flavours that ca...nnot be matched anywhere in the neighbourhood. My favourite bar in Ghent! See More
Timothy De Bock
· June 8, 2017
Beautiful concept, beautiful setting, Delicious cocktails, felt good to be there. Great TikiBar, I'll be back. - T
Bert Heymans
· May 31, 2017
Probably the best cocktailbar you'll visit in Gent, great host too.
Filippo Santinato
· February 5, 2017
Great cocktails!Very warm and cozy place, I love it!
Bert Bruyneel
· February 10, 2017
Great atmosphere, lovely place to be, MAGNIFICENT drinks. See you again soon 😊👍.
Nadiem Shah
· July 5, 2017
Approved by Imran.
Sanne Rgr
· July 31, 2015
Rating given after excess amount of alcohol. Stars are pretty.
Ronnie Moorghen
· May 9, 2015
I'm not much of a cocktail kinda guy...Untill I went to The Drifter!! Best in town!! :-)
Kerrie Maddy
· November 23, 2014
An amazing quirky Bar, lovely staff and gorgeous cocktails ♥ Love it! X
Jasmin Geerinckx
· May 31, 2015
unique, delicious, best in town
Patrik Neefs
· June 15, 2015
the place to be !!! super !!
Last batch of coconutcream in 2017!! #cocktails #cocktail #gent #9000 #thedriftergent #homemade
Next few days, we'll have some irregular opening hours. We've been invited to several distilleries and big events so we'll only be open during the weekends (friday and Saturday) for this week and the next!
It's back baby, the infamous bestseller from last summer: The Hurricane in slushy form!

The Kinky Colada is quickly becoming one of our trademark drinks! Cinnamon infused @plantation.rum Three Stars, Fresh Pineapple, homemade coconutcream and a bit of lime. #cocktail #cocktails #ghent #9000 #drinks

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Prepping for our April Menu! #liquidlove #cocktail #gent #ghent #cocktails @coteculturegent #infusion #tequila

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We love our new moai-guy!!! Thanks @flapstikis

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It's always a great honor to win an award... Thanks guys!!! #gent #ghent #award #rum #tiki

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Honored to be a part of this town!!

De Belgische cocktail zit in de lift. In de centrumsteden heeft de cocktailminnende Belg een grotere keuze dan ooit, maar ook daartussen druppelt de kennis...

Yes! Another #medal for #belgium !!! Our very own World's End Rum Tiki Spiced won Silver in @spiritsbusiness master awards!! This international award is a result of a blind tasting by international rum connoisseurs, so I'm very honored to receive it!! Yaaaaayyyy #rum #gent #ghent @coteculturegent #tiki #winner #rhum

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Almost there... #homemade #coconutcream

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It's that time again! Homemade Coconutcream!! #gent #cocktails #ghent #9000 #cocktail #homemade #coconut #cream

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Someone very close to us passed away.. the bar will be closed tonight... Our apologies for the inconvenience.. We'll be back tomorrow

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Our flight from Bordeaux has been delayed.. so we won't make it back on time to open the bar at 18h... We'll probably be able to open around 20h. Sorry guys!!

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Yes! We've selected not 1 but 2 single casks for this year! We're closed today, but you'll der the results in the second half of this year... @plantation.rum @timstasting @proofliquorstore

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Yes, we're closed today! Why? We're selecting our next single cask of rum at @plantation.rum @maison_ferrand with our friends @proofliquorstore & @timstasting ! See you tomorrow!!

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Awesome stuff.. @maison_ferrand

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On our way to select our next Single Cask Plantation Rums together with our friends from @proofgent and Timstasting!