Sunny days in Brussels are for lounging on Café Maison du Peuple’s sunlit terrace, with hot weekend nights for dancing to their DJ sets or live concerts. Situated conveniently on Saint-Gilles’ lively Parvis Square and whipping up a mean healthy dish, this café has become the Sunday brunch headquarters for many locals.
Sun-Thu: 8:30am-1am and Fri-Sat: 8:30am-3am
‘Beer is the answer,’ according to Chez Moeder Lambic, and looking at their 40 taps, six hand pumps, and knowledgeable staff, they sure do mean it. While its sister bar has opened up at the Place Fontainas, smack dab in the city center, the original Chez Moeder Lambic has been standing tall in Saint-Gilles since the 80s. Besides the Cantillon Cuvée Moeder, a lambic beer served solely at its two bars, the mother hen of Brussels beer cafés is known for serving lesser-known Belgian and international draught and bottled specialties.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun: 11am-1pm and 4pm-3am and Fri-Sat: 11am-2pm and 4pm-3am
Chez Moeder Lambic, Rue de Savoie 68, 1060 Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 503 60 68
Set inside a gorgeous Art Deco townhouse and with an interior swimming in wood and copper, La Belladone has managed to create a timeless feel for anyone stepping into their grade-A tavern. Add to that a menu filled with Eastern-European spirits such as herb-perfumed vodkas and Romanian wines and you’ll soon find your imagination transporting you to old-world Russia.
La Belladone, Rue Moris 17a, 1060 Brussels, Belgium, +32 486 68 41 10