In the southern part of Brussels, there is a thoroughfare named after the King Leopold II’s eldest daughter, which crosses one of the most expensive and elegant quarters in the capital. We are talking about Avenue Louise, where the city meets the Ixelles and Saint-Gille communes. Besides hosting a number of embassies and ambassadors’ residences, prestigious law firms and expensive boutique hotels, this area also offers a wide range of possibilities for those looking for a good bar to meet friends (or a romantic tête-à-tête).
Gazzetta – Caffé & Deli
Cafe, Deli, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
If you’re looking for a proper Italian place to savor antipasti and drinks, Gazzetta is highly recommended. Situated nearby the Place Stephanie, Gazzetta offers a great selection of food (look out for the homemade pasta) and drinks within a welcoming environment.
In such a polished area, one should visit this elegant hotel bar. Located in the sumptuous Steigenberger Wiltcher Hotel, Loui Bar serves as a great environment for both a romantic evening or an elegant night out. Appreciate a fine spirit, an attentively crafted cocktail or a wide selection of teas and coffees, all of which earned Loui Bar Europe’s Best Hotel Bar by Prix Villégiature.
This corner bar just halfway between Louise and Flagey is a true institution of the area. Guests can treat themselves to a crisp glass of wine along with delicious and varied tapas in a clean minimal-chic environment or, depending on the weather, outside on a beautiful terrace.
Bar, Pub, Belgian, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
This friendly and spacious Irishbar features a wide selection of beers and spirits (and of course, Guinness), a tasty menu of both appetizers and meals and an enchanting terrace to drink and dine during spring and summertime.
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Contemporary, Belgian, $$$
Green Lab | Courtesy of Green Lab
The Green Lab serves one of the most impressive lists of gins, absinthe, beers and cocktails in town. Come and taste them in an out-of-the-ordinary steampunk-styled cocktail bar illuminated by green neons lights.
For all the wine lovers, there is an address we are pleased to share with you. With its careful selected choice of more than 500 wines, Etiquette is a must visit for any wine lover. Enjoy a generous sip of your favorite wine, or confide in the friendly and prepared waiters for some suggestions.