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.
The club scene is lively, and world-famous DJs as well as homegrown mavericks spin regularly. Many places stay open until dawn. The online magazine Noctis www.noctis.com is a good resource for upcoming parties and other late-night events.