Bars & Pubs

Cafe Capitale
Speciality coffee cafe playing exclusively vinyl music open weekdays from 07:30 to 20:00 and weekends from 09:30 until 20:00. English, French and Dutch spoken. See website for other locations. At Rue du Midi 45, 1000 Brussels.
Hard Rock Cafe
A branch of this international bar and restaurant at the Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels.
Comptoir Florian
Bar which is particularly well known for its selection of teas and coffees. Intimate jazz background music. At rue Saint-Boniface 17, 1050 Brussels.
La Salsa
A salsa bar located at Borgval 9, 1000 Brussels.
An arty bar situated at Rue du Marche au Charbon 91, 1000 Brussels.
OReillys Irish Pub
Irish pub and bar in the centre of Brussels with mezzanine terrace. Major sports events shown on big screens. WiFi available. Place de la Bourse 1, 1000 Brussels.
Wallace Bar
An imposing brown building housing this bar on Rue de Louvain, 1000 Brussels.
Le Bier Circus
Bar with a choice of over 300 beers. Traditional Belgian food available. Open 12:00-14:30 and 18:00-00:00, closed Saturday and Sunday lunchtime. Rue de lEnseignement 89, Brussels.
The Old Oak
Pub and restaurant with regular live music, quiz nights and sports satellite on two big screens. Also a games room with pool and darts. Takeaway food available. Rue Franklin, 26, 1000 Brussels.
Tels Quels
A gay and lesbian bar open from Tuesday to Thursday 17:00 to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 17:00 to 02:00. Rue du Marche au Charbon, 1000 Brussels.
Sounds Jazz Club
A bar and jazz club with concerts by International jazz artists. A wide cocktail menu and also serves Italian food. Rue de la Tulipe, 1050 Ixelles.
Famous English pub in the heart of Brussels serving many draught and bottled beers as well as English ales. Regular live music, weekly pub quiz and big screen TVs. Rue de lEcuyer 29, 1000 Brussels.
Delirium Cafe
Stocking over 2000 beers from over the world and holding the 2004 Guinness World Record for the most beers offered. Impasse de la Fidelite 4a, 1000 Brussels.
De Ultieme Hallucinatie
Cocktail bar and restaurant and meeting place for the Dutch speaking community. Duck and lobster are a speciality. Koningsstraat 316, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode.
In the vicinity of the narrow "Louise" entrance there is a hidden small cosy bar. At Rue Bosquet, 1060 Saint-Gilles.
Bar du Matin
A bar specialising in live music. Chaussee dAlsemberg, 1190 Forest.
Jazz Station
Jazz cafe located in a fully renovated train station. Regular aperitif concerts, workshops and exhibitions. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00-19:00 at Chaussee de Louvain 193A, 1210 St-Josse-ten-Noode.
Le Roi des Belges
Bistro and cocktail bar with two floors and a large terrace. Happy hour from Monday to Thursday. Located on Place Saint-Gery (Rue Jules Van Praet 35), 1000 Brussels.
Le Soleil
Traditional Brussels cafe with large outdoor terrace in the summer season. Pillar of the night time scene on the rue du Marche au Charbon 86, 1000 Brussels.
Jazz club and art deco bar hosting many concerts. Open daily from 16:00-05:00. Rue Antoine Dansaert 6, 1000 Brussels.
Destinys Bar
A bar and Latino club at Chaussee de Waterloo, 1060 Saint-Gilles.
Bar and disco open every day from 13:00 onwards. Regular live music, Irish and English satellite TV available for those who want to watch major sporting events. Rue du Marche aux Poulets 55, 1000 Brussels.
De Valeras
Irish pub with a selection of local and international drinks as well as home-cooked food. Football and rugby on large screen TVs and regular live music. Place Flagey, Brussels.
Cafe Metropole
Historic cafe located with the Hotel Metropole. Open weekdays from 09:00 to 01:00 and weekends and public holidays from 11:00 to 01:00. At Place De Brouckère 31, 1000 Brussels.
Quartier General
An African restaurant/bar with Congolese, Cameronian, and Senegalese specialities. Rue de Hollande, 1060 Saint-Gilles.
Recyclart offers the possibility for young artists, innovators, much represented or not in Brussels and Belgium. Recyclart also has a restaurant and bar open from Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 15:00. Rue des Ursulines, 1000 Brussels.
Cafe Kafka
Traditional Belgian pub with giant screen, live concerts, weekly jam sessions, DJ sets, regular classic movie nights, free WiFi and a smoking lounge. Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 and weekends from 13:00. At Rue des Poissonniers 21, 1000 Brussels.
Arion Cafe
Bar, restaurant and brasserie with English speaking staff. At Rue Dejoncker 54, 1060, Saint Gilles.
A beer bar at Place Jourdan, 1040 Etterbeek.
Rock Classic Bar
A bar specialising in rock music open from 20:00 to 06:00. Resident DJ plays at the weekends. Rue du Marche au Charbon, 1000 Brussels.
Spirito Martini
A bar, restaurant, club and venue for hire. Rue de Stassart, 1050 Ixelles.
Crystal Lounge
Bar and cocktail lounge at the Sofitel Hotel stocking celebrated champagnes, prestigious spirits, beers from the best breweries and innovative cocktails. Avenue de la Toison dOr, 1050 Ixelles.
Mappa Mundo
Irish pub with a Latino feel. Major football matches shown on big screens. First floor is available to hire. Brunch served on Sundays. Rue du Pont de la Carpe 2-6, 1000 Brussels.
Cheese Cake Cafe
Cafe, restaurant and cocktail bar close to the Theatre Nationale which serves not only New York cheesecake, but a variety of food including pizza, pasta and salads. At Place de Brouckère, 8-10, 1000 Brussels.
A bar, disco and restaurant, with DJs every night and available for private functions. Specialising in Latin and Spanish dishes and tapas. Rue de lEpee, 1000 Brussels.
A bar specialising in music with 4 to 5 live bands per week, DJs at the weekends and various musical events. Rue des Pierres, 1000 Brussels.
Zebra Bar
Bar located in Place Saint-Gery, featuring an extensive drinks menu and terrace for customers.
Le Miroir
Micro-brasserie and taverna with free WiFi access. At Place Reine Astrid 24-26, 1090 Jette.
Le Fanfan
A wine bar with music and tapas available at Rue de la Tulipe, 1050 Ixelles.
The bar and restaurant of Le Plaza Hotel, situated at Boulevard Adolphe Max, 1000 Brussels.
Le Murmure
A bar/cafe with live music, exhibitions, happy hours and special beers at Rue du Belvedere, 1050 Ixelles.
A jazz and beer bar at Rue des Riches Claires, 1000 Brussels.
Ralphs Bar
Lively bar with regular happy hours. Food served during the day. Place du Luxembourg 13, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels.
Michael Collins
Irish pub serving home-made food every day. Football, rugby and other sporting events shown on big screens. Hosts a pub quiz every Monday. Rue de Bailli 1,1000 Brussels.
James Joyce Irish Pub
Irish pub serving Guinness and Irish cider. Meals served at lunch and dinner, including salads, sandwiches and Irish stew. Open Monday to Friday from 11:00-02:00, weekends from 12:00-02:00. Rue Archimede 34, 1000 Brussels.
Goupil le Fol
Cocktail bar. At rue de la Violette 22, 1000 Brussels.
Apostrophe Concept Cafe
Independent cafe with a selection of vintage clothes and books for sale. Serves home-made cookies, muffins, brownies, cakes, milkshakes, smoothies, salads and pasta. Chaussee de Charleroi 263, 1060 Saint-Gilles.
London Calling
A bistro bar at Rue de Dublin, 1050 Ixelles.
Autoworld Brasserie
A bar and brasserie for car lovers, with large windows offering panoramic views of the Autoworld car collection. Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1000 Brussels.
Smile Bar
A bar with quirky decoration in the Galerie du Centre.
Banco! Resto-Bar
Irish pub with a wide selection of Irish and Belgian beers, regular live music and showing major sporting events. Open Monday to Friday from 15:00 onwards, weekends from 11:00. Rue du Bailli 79, 1050 Ixelles.
Roosters Pub
A pub open from 10:00 to 02:00 on Mondays and 10:00 to 04:00 Tuedays to Sundays. Rue Gretry, 1000 Brussels.
Six Nations
Bar and restaurant serving home-made food. Major sporting action shown live on large screens. Live music nights. At Rue Gretry 48-50, 1000 Brussels.
The Marquee
Micro-clubbing on Friday and Saturday nights from 23:00 at Rue Sainte-Anne, 1000 Brussels.
Boys Boudoir
A famous gay friendly bar in Brussels open everyday from 19:00. Friday and Saturday: dance club. Sunday: Travesti Show, Karaoke, Message Party. VIP Lounge open at midnight. Rue du Marche au Charbon, 1000 Brussels.
A place known by all students. A warm atmosphere with candles, a large choice of beers and located a stones throw from the university, this bar is appreciated by students and non-students alike. Rue Elise, 1050 Ixelles.
A wine and cocktail bar, with DJ. Rue Voot, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert .
The Wild Geese
Irish pub serving home-cooked food. Regular live music, DJ and major sports events shown on big screens. Sunday brunch served every weekend. Avenue Livingstone 2-4, 1000 Brussels.
Planet Cocktail
A cocktail bar on Rue du Marche aux Fromages, 1000 Brussels.
La Suite
A bar and nightclub on Rue Auguste Orts, 1000 Brussels.
Pepete et Ronon
A wine bar, which also serves tapas, Rue Leon Lepage, 1000 Brussels.
Cafe Belga
Bar with regular live music, serving a selection of Belgian beers, sandwiches, soups and snacks. Open every day from 08:00-02:00, until 03:00 on Friday and Saturday. Food served from 09:00-16:00. Place Eugene Flagey 18, 1050 Ixelles.
Le Corbeau
Old Brussels brasserie serving Brussels specialities. Dancing on the tables on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed on Sundays. Rue Saint-Michel, 1000 Brussels.
The Wood
A bar and nightclub, also holds themed evenings. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 23:00 to 6:00. Avenue de Florelaan, 1000 Brussels.
Bar dIxelles
Live sports, music and drinks. Happy hours, snookers, a DJ bar and a beer bar. Chaussee de Boondael, 1050 Ixelles.
A bar and brasserie at Avenue de la Toison dOr, 1050 Ixelles.
Fat Boys Sports Bar & Grill
This bar shows many major sporting events including football, cricket and rugby. Place de Luxembourg, 1050 Ixelles.