Home to the headquarters of the EU, Brussels is a city with numerous attractions. After a day of sightseeing, there are plenty of bars to go for a reviving beer or two. We asked you about your favourite bars in Brussels over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...
Wee Hoon says:
Definitely Delirium, best beer place for beer lover, 2000++ beers!
Delirium is also recommended by: Bjorn Troch, Adam Halpin, Anupam Harne, Gianluca Orlandi, Lenka Trulejova, Abhilash Ravishankar, Nataliia Bukatova, Michael Teoh, Alec Dudson, Marta Lorenzo, Melita Podhovnik, Thomas Van Vaerenbergh, Tam Lowe, Nilhs Cruz, Maťa Urbanovská, Geoff Gero, Liz Rawson and Catherine Chow.
Close to the Grand Place, the immensely popular Délirium Café serves up a huge selection of around 2,000 different beers from Belgium and beyond. Along with these draught and bottled beers, you’ll also find a good choice of spirits, cheeses and plenty more. Jam sessions are held here every Thursday night.
Location: Impasse de la Fidélité, 4A.
Goupil le Fol
Krisztina Kovács Medgyesi says:
Goupil le fol!
Full of nooks and crannies, Goupil le Fol or The Mad Fox serves up an intriguing mix of home-brewed fruit liqueurs. While you sip your drink, listen to the old French music playing in the background and have a look around at all the old records and paintings decorating the place.
Location: Rue de la Violette, 22.
Armand Houahu says:
Fuse is THE must-to-go in Brussels!
Belgium’s premier techno club, Fuse has been in operation since 1994 and hosts numerous resident DJs along with guest DJs from around the world. Large crowds head to the club every weekend to dance to house, techno and more all night long.
Location: Rue Blaesstraat, 208.
Opening hours: Saturdays from 11pm-7am.
Admission fee: €5 before midnight, €10 after midnight.
Patricio Tafuro says:
don't forget celtica! happy hour till 24
Celtica is also recommended by: Barbara Rhabarber, Shane Westmore, Geoff Gero and Johann Montfort.
Spread out over a couple of levels with a bar downstairs and a disco upstairs, Celtica hosts a great value happy hour from 1pm until midnight each day which covers bottled drinks including beers and alcopops. Draught beer, spirits and more are also served up at the bar. Inside you’ll find a number of big screen TVs showing sports, and you’ll hear live music every night from Thursday to Sunday.
Location: Rue du Marché aux Poulets, 55.
Opening hours: Sun-Tues 1pm-5am, Wed-Thurs 1pm-6am, Fri-Sat 1pm-7am.
Mezzo is recommended by: Johann Montfort.
Two resident DJs provide the tunes here at this bar and club where you’ll hear disco, pop and R&B and lots more.
Location: Place Saint Géry, 25.
Poechenelle Kelder is recommended by: Céline Kniebihler.
This Brussels bar is pretty authentic even with its tourist-friendly location right across from the famous Mannekin Pis statue. Friendly staff serve up a great selection of beers in a really interesting interior which includes everything from puppets to old weapons.
Location: Rue du Chène, 5.
Ben Barrett says:
Moeder Lambic is an excellent bar.....go there to have straight lambic served from the barrel
Behind the St Gilles town hall you’ll find this cosy bar where you’ll be able to choose from a selection of around 350 Belgian beers. If you’re a bit peckish, they also serve up meats and cheese for you to snack on while you drink.
Location: Rue de Savoie, 68.