Brussels Nightlife

There's a café on virtually every street corner, most serving all kinds of alcoholic drinks. Although the Belgian brewing industry is declining as the giant Inbev firm (the brewers of Stella Artois) muscles smaller companies out of the market, Belgians still consume copious quantities of beer, some of it with a 10% alcohol content or more. Most bars have artisanal beers along with the usual suspects.

The place St-Géry, rue St-Boniface, and the Grand'Place area draw the most buzz.

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Au Soleil

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A turn-of-the-century gent's tailor now teems with the hip and would-be hip enjoying relaxed trip-hop sounds and very competitive prices.

Bier Circus

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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...


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

Cafe Maison de Peuples

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

Chez Maman

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

Chez Moeder Lambic

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

Delirium Cafe

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The beer selection at the city's most popular bar currently stands at around 3,162 brews, and over the years it's expanded to more than...

Groupil Le Fol

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Groupil Le Fol skirts a fine line between curiosity shop and bar. Scruffy in places (the sofas have certainly seen better days) but no...


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

Le Porte Noir

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A great after-pub option, this lively, dimly lit cellar bar is all brick, benches, and rock music. It does a good line in beers and (more...


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