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  • 1. Bierhuis Kulminator

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    It might not look like much, but this is regularly voted one of the world's best beer cafés for good reason. Bierhuis Kulminator pours 550 different...Read More

  • 2. Billie's Bier Kafetaria

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    It's not often a new beer bar pushes aside Belgium's old stagers, but in the past couple of years this cozy, friendly corner bar has become...Read More

  • 3. Café Beveren

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    Beveren is boisterous and old-fashioned, and even has its own 80-year-old Decap organ—a rarity in the city (or anywhere), since most of the...Read More

  • 4. Café d'Anvers

    Stadswaag | Dance Clubs

    Slap-bang in the heart of the red-light district, this is the city's flagship deep house venue, luring tourists and locals alike to its unpretentious...Read More

  • 5. Café de Kat


    This friendly "brown bar" is popular with residents and has a solid beer selection. It's a welcome escape from the gimmicky tourist pubs that...Read More

  • 6. Café Hopper

    Het Zuid | Music Clubs

    Café Hopper presents jazz performances every Sunday and Monday starting at 4 and 9 pm respectively in a rather formal environment. Check their...Read More

  • 7. Cargo Club

    Het Eilandje | Dance Clubs

    Formerly known as Red & Blue, the biggest gay disco in Benelux has changed its name and expanded its offerings. Relentless house is still...Read More

  • 8. Cocktails at Nine

    Oude Stad | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    Owned by the people behind the excellent Linnen B&B, this pristine, stylish cocktail bar lies in the shadow of the Cathedral of our Lady...Read More

  • 9. De Vagant

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    Da Vagant is Antwerp's iconic late-night bar, restaurant, and distillery. Sample more than 200 kinds of jenever (20%–54% ABV), a Dutch liquor...Read More

  • 10. Den Engel

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    Facing the main square's fountain, Den Engel draws an eclectic and friendly clientele. It's a great place for people-watching and something...Read More

  • 11. Dogma Cocktails

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    Dogma's speakeasy–meets–gentlemen's club vibe—all-leather Chesterfields, jazz, and candlelight—is just set dressing for the real craft that...Read More

  • 12. Gollem

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    Yes, it's rammed with tourists—it's on the Grote Markt after all— but it's also got an epic selection of beers (30 on tap; 400 bottles) and...Read More

  • 13. Het Roze Huis & Café Den Draak

    Zurenborg | Bars/Pubs

    Het Roze Huis is Antwerp's gay and lesbian community house, with a straight-friendly café, Den Draak ("The Dragon"), on the ground floor; evenings...Read More

  • 14. Korsakov

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    Taking its name from a neurological disorder linked to alcohol abuse, this quirky, artsy café-bar has cultivated a loyal following among the...Read More

  • 15. Pelgrom

    Oude Stad | Bars/Pubs

    The atmospheric Pelgrom is found in the vaulted brick cellars of an old 16th-century tavern beneath the Burgher House museum. Be warned: it...Read More

  • 16. Sips

    Het Zuid | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    This classy, corner cocktail joint attracts the well-heeled and those who know their way around a humidor. The drinks are excellent and created...Read More

  • 17. Bar Tabac

    Het Zuid | Bars/Pubs

    Bar Tabac is a studiously seedy mock-Gallic truckers' café that's open late. ...Read More

  • 18. De Muze Jazzcafé

    Oude Stad | Music Clubs

    De Muze has train-station decor and good jazz sounds daily. Check their website for the latest schedule of performers. ...Read More

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