A list of traditional to crafty beer bars and restaurants that sell a range of beers
A La Mort Subite
rue Montagne-aux-Herbes Potagères 7 , B-1000 Brussels
Bar. A Brussels classic, worn elegance. The tall, aged mirrors, worn pearl pillars, and rows of well-used wooden tables give this place a special charm. Quite touristy and limited beer list. But well worth a visit.
Au Bon Vieux Temps
Impasse Saint-Nicolas 4, 1000 Ville de BruxellesBar. This 300-year-old bar inside a Gothic building with stained glass windows, ornate woodwork, and a massive stone fireplace. Touristy. Very limited beer choice and only by the bottle. But the historic charm makes it worth a visit.
rue du Marché au Charbon 86, 1000 Brussels
Bar. Authentic simple local bar, big windows and street seating, great beer list.
Oud Korenhuis 30, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Bar. just 200 metres from the Manneken Pis - more modern style craft beer bar with an alternative and wide selection.
Goupil Le Fol
Rue de la Violette 22, 1000 Bruxelles, BelgiumBar. Cramped cosy charming bar takes you back to a gentler past. Sofas line the walls; very soft lights; old French songs in the background. There are Wuflitzers, posters, flags, and books on occasional tables scattered everywhere. Limited but well chosen beer list
Impasse des Cadeaux 3, Brussels
Bar, Food. time traveling, pass through a small “impasse” or alleyway to get there. around 50 quality beers including 9 on tap. Beer on tap is their thing.
Rue des Harengs 10-12, 1000 Bruxelles, BelgiumBar. ‘The Coffin’ In the dark bar, where red lights bathe visitors in the appropriate colour, beers are served in skull-shaped mugs on tables made from coffins under a ceiling of hanging skeletons. touristy and a bit naff, but worth a visit on a crawl.
Le Petit Philou
Rue Duquesnoy 12, Brussels
Bar. iconic + great. The bar is small, six tables and a smaller upstairs bit. Cosy and petit
Place Fontainas 8, 1000 Bruxelles
craft-beer bar - tranquil Place Fontainas, near Manneken Pis. laid-back friendly neighbourhood craft beer bar with unparalleled selection of artisan ales. 100 different bottles on the beer list, + nearly 50 taps to choose from, local Brussels beers represented.
Rue du Lombard 25, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Bar, Food. Charming small brasserie with an art nouveau facade & interior touches, offering Belgian beers and cuisine.
Rue du chêne 5 1000 BruxellesBar. right next to Manneken Pis Don’t let the touristy location of this place fool you — extensive beer choice
The Sister Brussels Café
3 Rue Chair et Pain, 1000 Brussels
Bar, Food. Near Grand Place, stock of more than 70 organic Belgian brews. Sister is also a venue for art exhibitions, salsa and yoga classes.
CENTRAL - EAST
20, Putterie, 1000 Bruxelles
Bar, Food. near Central train station, huge bar in the former headquarters of airline, Sabena. Huge windows and a soaring ceiling, the bar gets packed out at night, a mix of locals and beer-loving tourists. 30+ kegs on tap
La Tana a Bruxelles
10 Rue de L’Enseignement, 1000 Brussels
Food, Bar. Beer and Italian Foods
Le Bier Circus
Rue De L’enseignement 57 Onderrichtsstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Bar, Food. with a broad selection of draft & bottled beers plus food featuring a hint of beer.
CENTRAL - NORTH
Rue de Flandre 37, 1000 Ville de BruxellesFood, Bar. selection of rare local beers . hosts the occasional gig, a great night out amongst locals. “brown” cafés not touristy in the least, but an intimate, friendly feel and authentic, simple, somewhat shabby décor. inexpensive Belgian food.
Brussels Beer Project
188, Antoine Dansaert, 1000 Brussels
Brewery, Bar. In the fashionable Sainte-Catherine area, a frame-maker’s atelier has been transformed into a state-of-the-art brewery, dominated by vast Braukon vats and a modern taproom with 15 draft beers. Limited opening times, check beforehand.
42 Rue Sainte Catherine, 1000 Bruxelles
Food, Bar. beer + restaurant and a bit of a cultural venue. classic, with a lot of wooden decoration and mirrors. selection of cheeses to enjoy with your drink, buffet dining room to the rear for reasonably priced menu.
rue Saint-Michel 18, b-1000 Brussels
Food, Bar. part of the great tradition of full-on brasseries restaurants that also serve as phenomenal beer bars.
CENTRAL - SOUTH
Rue Blaes 170, 1000 Bruxelles,
Food, Bar. Near Jeu de Balle flea market, cobbled square is surrounded by many bars, but LB stands out for its remarkable craft-beer selection lunchtime jazz and blues concerts, generous platefuls of traditional Brussels grub “stoemp”, a Belgian take on sausages and mash., ask for passionate young owner, Sébastien de Neef, about his limited-edition seasonal craft beers that he reserves for serious enthusiasts.
La Fleur en Papier Doré
Rue des Alexiens 55, 1000 Bruxelles, BelgiumBar, Food. meeting place for the Surrealists, including René Magritte traditional drink in a traditional setting. Dark wooden furniture, enigmatic writings on the the odd antler hanging from the ceiling, an open fire, horse brasses galore, and a whole load of kitsch has turned this former convent into a haven for the eccentrics: it has a great list of beers and well worth a visit.
La Porte Noir
Rue des Alexiens 67, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Bar. hidden gem in what used to be the vaulted kitchen of a 16th-century convent. Charming cellar bars are one of the great joys of Belgian beer culture, plus a hidden 'smoking' loung. Wide and interesting beer range.
163 rue Blaes, 1000 Brussels
Bar. Near flea market, does also serve typically French beverages like Ricard. The bar is pretty small and so is the terrace, so it’s possible that you’ll have to fight for a spot. But worth it.
Place de la Chapelle 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Restaurant with beers
62, place du jeu de Balles, 1000 Brussels
Food, Bar. in the ancient and tiny barrack at Place du Jeu de Balle, a cosy little restaurant/bar. huge terrace. beer menu is small, but original with some lesser known Belgian beers, original decoration, inspired by the history of the place, such as a counter made of used fire hoses.
9 rue des Renards 1000 Bruxelles
Food, Bar. A classic beer-centric Belgian meal. Moules Frites, pâté, pork shanks, herb-y sausages, confit duck legs, and all sort of nutty and buttery cheeses and local cured meats. It’s perfectly paired beer food. Chef Alain Fayt recipes featuring craft or Trapppist beers, like rabbit braised with prunes and Gueuze. Near Jeu de Balle flea market, the maze of dining rooms showcase his incredible collections of beer memorabilia. Desserts are memorable, too, from waffles smothered with a cherry Kriek coulis or Hercules stout chocolate mousse.
Jourdanplein 34, 1040 Etterbeek
Bar. Modern Craft Beers Bar
Brasserie de Brunehaut
Rue de la Tannerie 17, Brussels 1081, Belgium
Brasserie de la Senne
Chaussee de Gand 565, Brussels 1080, Belgium
Brewery, Bar. Just outside the city centre, the Molenbeek neighbourhood One of the founders, Yvan de Baets, explains: “inspired by traditional Belgian beers but add a modern touch.” light-blonde Taras Boulba, powerful, malty Brusseleir, or Stouterik, a light Belgo-Irish stout. taproom (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm)
37 rue Dieudonné Lefèvre, 1020 Laeken
Brewery, Bar. “En Stoemelings” translates as “on the sly”, under-the-radar project of two friends, Denys van Elewyck and Samuel Languy. signature ale, a delicious malty Tripel brew called Curieuse Neus (the Nosy Kid), porter-style Smokey McSmoke and the amber, hoppy Tram Jaune.
Le Barboteur – Bierothèque
23 Avenue Louis Bertrand, 1030 Schaerbeek
Bar, Shop. close to Parc Josaphat la crème de la crème of contemporary craft beers, both Belgian and internationals.
11-13 Parvis de Saint Gilles, 1060 Saint-Gilles
Bar. As local a beer cafe as you can get off the tourist path near centre of the city. get a local experience here.
Dynamo - Bar de soif
Chaussee d Alsemberg, 130, 1060 Brussels, Belgium
Bar. brushed steel tubes dominate the V shaped bar,. You won’t find many of the old guard Belgian brewers here though as owner Greg Rifaut has chosen to focus mostly on craft beer with a highly curated selection.
Avenue Louise 520, 1000 Bruxelles, BelgiumBar. décor is industrial and steampunk, metal seating and chairs and large tubes snaking around the place. fun, large (on three levels), inevitably noisy given the metallic décor and green.
L’Amère à Boire,
Rue du Belvédère 8, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Food, Bar. on the pulse of the brewing industry and has become an industrial yet cozy space to sample something new in a laid-back atmosphere, occasionally with some live tunes
355 chaussée dIxelles, 1050 Brussels
Bar. less touristy, + very extensive beer list. The downstairs area gloomy, the upstairs hipster with comfy sofas.
Rue de Savoie, 68 - 1060 Saint-Gilles
61-63 rue de l'Aqueduc, 1060 Saint-Gilles
Bar. A newcomer in the Brussels beer scene, warm atmosphere and a beautiful menu of around 40 different beers. wooden environment, reminiscent of an old tavern,
rue Gheude 56, 1070 Brussels
Brewery, Bar. Brewery Tours. Oldest Brewery. Signature Lambics & organic sour cherries and raspberries for the famous Kriek and Gambrinus ales
Nanobrasserie de l'Ermitage Taproom
28 rue Lambert Cricks, 1070 Brussels,
Brewery, Taproom. Friday and Saturday Only. Quiet backstreet a couple of minutes from the Midi station, artisan brewery is in a converted cigarette factory. three young locals: Nacim, François and Henri. creative ales, with distinctive graphic labels designed by local artist Krump,