Known also as ‘Place Lux’ or ‘Plux,’ this square is located in front of the European Parliament. Place Lux is a hotspot for lobbyists; many of those working at the European Parliament and other European institutions in the proximity gather around Place Lux. So, if you are in Brussels have a look at the best bars in the European Quarter.
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Probably the most symbolic location in Place du Luxembourg, Ralph’s Bar surely seems to be the most crowded place on a Thursday evening. One of the reasons why people prefer this particular bar might be their daily Happy Hour offers where you can get two drinks for the price of one.
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The Grapevine serves a variety of mainly European dishes and holds an all you can eat Indian buffet everyday at midday. The bar also hosts a DJ on a Thursday evening and live music every Friday night, ranging from Irish folk to rock to country.
Quartier Leopold is known for its modern interior with high ceilings, minimalist architecture and classy furniture. Just a few steps away from what used to be the Leopold District Station, the brasserie plays an important part in the cosmopolitan European Quarter. Quartier Leopold offers numerous dishes from the Belgian and French cuisine with a kitchen run by chef Sebastien Desmet.
An American-style sports bar, Fat Boy’s is the place to be in Place Lux when it comes to networking over a football or rugby game. The bar is a longstanding favorite and has played an important role in turning Plux into the popular location it is today.