La Brasserie de l'Union: "A taste of Saint-Gilles" Brussels Nightlife Tip by melissa_bel

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Outside of the center, the borough of Saint-Gilles is a thriving little gem of urban experience. While Ixelles host a whole bunch "bo-bo's" (Bourgeois-Bohemians), Saint-Gilles is the real haven for the true artistic crowd : painters, play directors, novellists and striving actors, have found their place in a commune with a true mix of nationalities and social background. And where do these people meet? At the Brasserie de l'Union, of course! L'Union Saint-Gilloise is THE footclub people support here. Long are gone the glory days of the squad but the bar remained true to its team and you'd better not make fun of it here. This is a place with a true "atmosphere", wooden chairs and tables, big old wooden bar, a crowd that reflects the diversity of Saint-Gilles. Everybody is welcome and come as you are : local supporters, musicians, young immigrants, little old ladies... This is a bar that just oozes human warmth. Bonus : You can also grab something to eat and on occasions, listen to live music and when the sunny days are coming, the terrace is one of the best in Saint-Gilles.
Out of way but really worth the 10 minuttes tram ride from the center

Address: 55, Parvis de St-Gilles, 1060 Bruxelles
Directions: Take a tram from De Brouckere or La Bourse stop and stop at Parvis de Saint-Gilles
Phone: +(32) 2 538 15 79
Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 1, 2006
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