From jazz music to horseradish infused vodka.
With Belgium being famed for its beer, a big part of exploring the city of Brussels is also exploring the great spots they have for drinks. Whether you like bars that are cozy, filled with live music, themed, or a dance party, Brussels is sure to have a spot for you.
Best for Unique Design and Cocktails: La Pharmacie Anglais
Coudenberg 66, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
La Pharmacie Anglais is one of the most unique spots in Brussels. The bar is inside an old pharmacy which explains its distinctive interior design. Taking you back in time with its eccentric ambiance and classic beverages, the bar offers some of the tastiest cocktails and fun and inviting decor. This is the place to go for the best drinking experience in Belgium. The decor, the drinks and the drama of La Pharmacie Anglais won’t be easily forgotten. However, this is a popular joint so if you are thinking of visiting make sure to reserve beforehand.
For Drinks and Jazz Music: L’Archiduc
Rue Antoine Dansaert 6, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
If you are a lover of fun cocktails and live Jazz music this is the place to be. This art deco bar opened in 1937 and houses many unique musicians and artists. L’Archiduc is the perfect spot for tasty cocktails, music and beautiful art pieces. While the place is known for its speakeasy feel, fun music and drinks the bar also offers delicious Belgian cuisine. And if cocktails aren’t your favorite they also have a great selection of beer
Best Bar to Try Different Beer Brands: Village Delirium Brussels
Impasse de la Fidélité 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Delirium is one of the more well-known bars in Brussels. Popular among locals and tourists alike this lively joint is famous for their extensive selection of beer. With over 2000 types of beer, this is the place to be if beer is your drink of choice. In fact, Village Delirium holds the World Record for the most beers available for tasting. The bar is decorated with beer memorabilia that adds to its cool casual ambiance. You’ll know you are among fellow Delirium fans when you see them sporting the pink elephant hat- as the pink elephant is Delirium’s signature logo.
Best Spot for a Casual Night with Friends: Life is Beautiful
Rue Antoine Dansaert 161, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Life is Beautiful – Cocktail Bar is the perfect spot for a casual gathering with friends. The cozy and small setting pairs perfectly with their tasty specialty drinks making it the ideal intimate location. The bar also offers cocktail masterclasses and tastings.
Life is Beautiful is also a great option for the adventurous cocktail drinker. Offering drinks such as “Fair-midable” with its ingredient list including Horseradish infused Fair Quinoa Vodka and Homemade Jasmin Syrup – the drinks can certainly be called different. But exciting nonetheless!
Best for a Fun Night Out: Rock Classic
Rue du Marché au Charbon 55, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
If you love rock music and drinks this is the place for you! With unique cocktails, shots and attractive concerts and showcases, it’s a rock enthusiasts dream. Rock Classic’s dim lighting, brick walls, and pinball machines create a casual yet quirky environment. While still maintaining a relatively intimate setting the lively music and atmosphere make Rock Classic a local favorite.
Belgian cocktail bars and pubs are sure to please. With so many unique and different options- from jazz music to horseradish infused vodka. You are sure to find a fun spot for a memorable night in Brussels.
Sophie lived in Belgium for three years.