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  • 1. Bonnefooi

    Lower Town | Cafes–Nightlife

    This small, two-floor bar manages to be both laid-back and achingly hip with good beer, a vintage Photomatique machine, chandeliers, live jazz...Read More

  • 2. Delirium Cafe

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    The beer selection at the city's most popular bar has reached as high as 3,162 brews, and over the years it's expanded to more than three floors...Read More

  • 3. Au Soleil

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    A slightly scruffy interior (complete with resident cat) belies what is essentially a delightful old-school café-bar with good outside seating...Read More

  • 4. Bier Circus

    North City Center | Bars/Pubs

    One of the best beer pubs is Bier Circus, which has a huge list of brews on its menu, including some excellent organic beers. With its wooden...Read More

  • 5. Brussels Beer Project

    Lower Town | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    You might have thought that U.S.-style craft beer would go down like a lead balloon in the notoriously old-fashioned world of Belgian beer,...Read More

  • 6. Cafe Maison de Peuples


    The young, hipster-dense Parvis de Saint-Gilles area is stuffed with great bars, but this popular joint is among the more pristine. It does...Read More

  • 7. Cafe Roskum

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    This cozy café-bar does a good lineup of free live jazz concerts on Sunday nights. At any other time though it's typical of most traditional...Read More

  • 8. Chez Maman

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    Maman herself presides over this disco with a fun drag show. ...Read More

  • 9. Chez Moeder Lambic


    Another icon on the Brussels beer scene, the convivial Chez Moeder Lambic claims to stock 300 Belgian beers and a quite a few foreign ones,...Read More

  • 10. Groupil Le Fol

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    Scruffy in places (the sofas have certainly seen better days) but no less charming, Groupil Le Fol skirts a fine line between curiosity shop...Read More

  • 11. L'Archiduc

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    The stylish, Art Deco L'Archiduc attracts a thirtyish, fashionable crowd, which is hardly surprising given the upmarket shopping area in which...Read More

  • 12. Le Porte Noir

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    A popular student option, this lively, dimly llighted cellar bar is all brick, benches, and radio-friendly rock music. It does a good line in...Read More

  • 13. Madame Moustache

    Lower Town | Music Clubs

    Rather out of place in the otherwise refined Ste-Catherine area, this buzzing, vaudeville-themed after-hours bar/club is trashy, fun, and does...Read More

  • 14. Monk

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    A favorite with the artsy crowd, this former schoolhouse is now a Flemish bar that draws crowds late into the night with live music, a central...Read More

  • 15. Sounds

    Music Clubs

    Sounds dishes up contemporary jazz along with good food. ...Read More

  • 16. The Music Village

    Lower Town | Music Clubs

    The Music Village hosts a plethora of international jazz musicians, with concerts usually starting around 9 pm at weekends. ...Read More

  • 17. Tels Quels Cafe

    Lower Town | Bars/Pubs

    Tels Quels is not only a bar, but also a resource for up-to-date information about the capital's gay scene and the publisher of a monthly magazine. ...Read More

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