It’s no secret that Belgium has a great beer tradition, and for those looking to get a taste of the Brusseleir nightlife, there are plenty of places to go. From widely known institutions to more unusual ones, we list the best bars around Brussels’ beating heart, The Grand Place.
Featured in the Guinness Book of Records for its outstanding beer list (now 2,500), Delirium is the bar most often visited by newcomers to the city. Spacious wooden barrels, authentic décor and an impressive beer list spanning classic brews to the more eclectic drinks make this bar a popular place.
A La Bécasse is still today a great spot to rest after a full tour through the city center. Come and taste a wide array of Belgian beers, from ambers to darker ones and, if you wish to have a degustation of lambic and krieks (the typical sweet beers), try the Palette.
Inspired by Brussels dialect meaning ‘by chance or haphazardly,’ Bonnefooi is a well-established music cafe not too far from the Grand Place. Those looking for an evening of live music and drinks within a buzzing atmosphere can expect great things. With a rotating selection of live DJs and bands, the mood is always set for an entertaining evening in the capital.
Though not exactly a bar, Beurskafee is part of the Beursschouwburg: a multidisciplinary arts center. Those looking for a cultural night out can head to the Beurskafee for a drink and an evening enjoying one of the many concerts, performances and exhibitions currently on the schedule. During the summertime, the Beurskafee opens up a rooftop bar, complete with a great view of the city.