Brussels is a beer-centric city and one must delve deeper to find good bottles of wine. Being so close to the Champagne region and a train ride from Paris however, great wine bars are starting to crop up here. We list the top 10 to try in the city.
Oeno TK is a true Brussels institution, with a varied, ever-changing, global selection of wines and sparkling wines. Located next to the Church Of Trinity, one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in Brussels, Oeno TK is furnished in a modern manner and has a friendly atmosphere. You may even be lucky enough to try the owner’s fine choices of wines from classic places such as the Loire, but don’t miss out on more unusual choices such as a Moldovan red wine or modern Portuguese wine.
Oeno TK, Rue Africaine 31, Saint-Gilles, Belgium, +32 2 534 64 34
Mer du Nord
In the heart of the Flemish speaking Brussels at Place de Sainte Catherine, Mer du Nord is a true Brussels institution. This venue mainly focuses on the beautiful and broad palette afforded by French white classics, while also offering the best seafood that the North Sea has to offer, from oysters to delicate white fish. Standing in front of the restaurant enjoying a glass of champagne and a set of oysters is truly Brussels at its best.
Mer du Nord. Rue Sainte-Catherine 45, Bruxelles, Belgium, +32 2 513 11 92
Kwint promises a beautiful view over Brussels from its location on the hilltop Mont des Arts. This fancy bar and restaurant is situated among the great cultural institutions of Brussels; the Bozar Center Of Fine Arts and the Museum Of Fine Arts. It has an upmarket ambience and is the perfect place to meet and discuss a concert at the nearby concert hall. The venue has a small selection of wine classics such as Chablis, Sancerre and Saint-Émilion. They also have a changing wine menu, which offers different flavors and regions, perfect against the beautiful backdrop of central Brussels.
Kwint, Mont des Arts 1, Bruxelles, Belgium, +32 2 505 95 95
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