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"Drinking in Brussels is a joy..." Other Pubs & Bars Tip by Ronald_T

Other Pubs & Bars, Brussels: 96 reviews and 92 photos


<CENTER><font color = red>Drinking in Brussels is a joy ;-)))</font color = red></CENTER> <CENTER>The city has an enormous variety of <font color = blue>bars</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>cafés</font color = blue>: <font color = green>sumptuous Art Nouveau cafés; traditional bars with ceilings stained brown by a century’s smoke; speciality beer bars with literally hundreds of different varieties of ale; and, of course, more modern hangouts</font color = green>. Many of the centrally located places, especially those considered <font color = blue>'typical'</font color = blue>, are frequented by <font color = blue>tourists</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>ex-pats</font color = blue>, but in areas like <font color = blue>Ste Catherine</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>place Saint Géry</font color = blue>, and even tucked away in the <font color = blue>narrow side streets</font color = blue> off the <font color = blue>Grand Place</font color = blue>, there are places which remain refreshingly local.</CENTER> <CENTER><font color = green>A number serve meals as well as snacks, and often offer better value than eating in a restaurant.</font color = green></CENTER> <CENTER><font color = blue>Bars stay open till late – most until 2am or 3am, some until dawn.</font color = blue></CENTER>
<CENTER>It’s likely you’ll be happy to while away the evenings in one of the <font color = blue>city’s bars</font color = blue>, but <font color = blue>Brussels</font color = blue> is also a reasonably good place to catch <font color = blue>live bands</font color = blue>. Along with <font color = blue>Antwerp</font color = blue>, the city is a regular stop on the <font color = blue>European tours</font color = blue> of <font color = blue>major artists</font color = blue> – though admittedly the <font color = blue>indigenous rock</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>indie scene</font color = blue> is pretty thin. Rather better is the <font color = blue>jazz</font color = blue> with several bars <font color = blue>playing host</font color = blue> to <font color = blue>local</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>international acts</font color = blue>; <font color = blue>jazz</font color = blue> has been popular here since the <font color = blue>1920s</font color = blue>.</CENTER>
<CENTER>After a slow start, <font color = blue>club culture</font color = blue> has made some headway in the city and, although it’s <font color = blue>hardly cutting edge stuff</font color = blue>, the city centre now boasts several really good places.</CENTER> <CENTER>As a general rule, clubs open <font color = blue>Thursday</font color = blue> to <font color = blue>Saturday</font color = blue> from <font color = blue>11pm</font color = blue> to <font color = blue>5/6am</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>entry prices are low</font color = blue>: you rarely have to pay more than <font color = blue>BEF 400</font color = blue>.</CENTER>
<CENTER><font color = green>For listings of concerts and events, check the What’s On section of the weekly Bulletin available at the tourist office on the Grand Place.</font color = green></CENTER>

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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