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BRUSSELS NIGHTLIFE - NIGHTLIFE BRUSSELS PUBS CLUBS

Brussels NightlifeBrussels Nightlife - Brussels has a bustling nightlife with numerous pubs, discos, and trendy bars. I would start at the Grand Place that is lined with ornate bars and estaminets (bar-restaurants) in the former guildhouses that line the Grand Place square, restaurants and coffee houses. You’ll find Belgian beers in each one. After this, stroll on the winding ru du Marche au Charbon, dotted with an endless number of bars. Some other recommended districts are the Sainte-Catherine and the Saint-Gery district – both have the “trendy” bars and cafes. If you want to listen to music, hit one of the Jazz clubs or techno dance clubs like top club “Fuse”

Among the numerous pubs you will find, there are few you should definitely check out – one I went to called “Le Cercueil” located right off of Grand Plaza on 12 rue des Harengs Grand Place. It sported “coffins” as tables and served beer in large skull mugs. You’ll have to really look for the avenue and the sign – as this place is easy to miss. When you walk inside, you’ll walk down a long hallway painted-black corridor that opens up into two adjoining rooms with the bar on the right side. The beer menu is located on the wall. What was even weirder & funnier was that along with the coffin tables, skull mugs, black walls, and dark eerie/Gothic atmosphere.

There’s even a bartender that looks like “Ica bob Crain.” – like a skeleton. Spooky, I actually thought he was a patron when he entered – he was scaring the group of tourists at the end coffin table for fun

La Fleur a Papier Dore In the 1920’s this café was the haunt for the Belgian Surrealists Cellebroersstraat / Rue des Alexiens, 53 - 1000 Brussels

L’Archiduc This absolutely beautiful Jazz bar was opened in the 1940s; in the 1980s it was renovated into a famous Brussels nightspot. Go to Bourse metro station.

The Wild Geese What a great place to relax; you’ll find a mix of people from all different countries. It’s also a favorite spot of the Eurocrats for “after-work” drinking. It is in Etterbeek. Tel +32 (0)2 230 1990

The Bank This Irish pub was once a bank and the old safe deposit boxes still exist, lining the walls of this pub. It is located right near Avenue Louise and in an area where not many pubs of this kind are found. And it’s not like many Irish pubs that show sporting events on TV (thank God!). It has casual atmosphere with all nationality of patrons. Saturday often has live music and it can be crowded.

Le Groupil le Fol This is a odd Belgian restaurant and bar. It’s near the Manneken Pis statue in Rue de la Violette (22) and it’s like nothing you were ever in before – all nooks and corners and stairs but has great Belgian beers.

The Fuse This is one of the best disco bars in Brussels. It is in Rue de Blaes at no 208.