If you are looking for a detailed post about drinking at the best bars in Brussels you are in the right place. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way we will get you sorted out.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Brussels. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. This region is one that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Brussels might just be:
- La Pharmacie Anglaise at Coudenberg 66
- L’Archiduc at Rue Antoine Dansaert 6
- Life Is Beautiful Cocktail Bar at Rue Antoine Dansaert 161
- Green Lab at Av Louise 520
- Le Marmiton at Galerie de la Reine 38
- Le Mépris at Rue Haute 187
- Grap Wine Bar at Place Wappers 15
- Titulus Pictus at 167A Chaussée de Wavre
You will find an experienced bartender serving exquisite drinks, gin, tonic, and even classic cocktails in your area at La Pharmacie Anglaise. They are open from 5:30pm to 1am Monday through Saturday and from 1pm to 10pm on Sunday.
L’Archiduc has been operating since 1937 and is home to many artists and hosts a lot of concerts particularly in autumn and winter like Jazz After Shopping on Saturday and Round About Five on Sunday from 5pm to 7pm. The bar remains open from 4pm to 5am.
Explore seasonal and fresh cocktails created with craft spirits from local distilleries in a comfortable and welcoming ambiance at Life Is Beautiful Cocktail Bar. The beverage menu at the bar changes periodically and they also present traditional cocktails.
Visit Le Mépris to taste a huge selection of domestic wines and delicacies. If you want to enjoy a glass or a bottle of Belgian and Portuguese wines near you while trying weekly cuisine and suggestions head to Grap Wine Bar which is open from 5pm to 11pm on Tuesday through Saturday.
Titulus Pictus is a natural wine dealer and quality grocer in the neighborhood with over 250 references of wines, liqueurs, sake, and more. Their helpful staff can also assist you in choosing the ideal bottles.
Brussels Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Cafe Mort Subite at Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potageres 7
- Brussels Beer Project at Antoine Dansaert 188
- BrewDog Brussels at Putterie 20
- Poechenellekelder at Rue du Chene 5
- The Big Game Brussels Sports Bar at Rue Henri Maus 5
- The Wild Geese at Livingstonelaan 2/4
- Fat Boy’s Sports Bar & Grill at Av. de Cortenbergh 36
Cafe Mort Subite is open every day from 11am to 1am except Sunday when their hours are from noon to midnight. On the first floor they can accommodate up to 70 people.
The Brussels Beer Project sells more than 15 different varieties and gives free local beer delivery with any 24 box order. They also have an online store and produce a range of pre-made packs for fans to enjoy and share.
You can explore a wide assortment of spirits, beers, and cocktails while watching sports on more than 60 HD TV’s at The Big Game Brussels Sports Bar. They also have DJ’s every night to add to the fun.
The Wild Geese is committed to providing exceptional seasonal food and service in a classic pub setting along with a fantastic collection of beers, wines, and award-winning whiskeys in your area. They have plenty of room to conduct business, celebrate with loved ones, or cheer on your favorite team while drinking a pint or two.
Whether it’s watching football, rugby, or tennis Fat Boy’s Sports Bar & Grill brings you over 12 TV’s throughout the pub including two giant displays and athletic memorabilia. Their classic American-style burgers and buffalo chicken wings are among the best in town complemented by Belgian and imported beers.
Local Drink Specials
Le Grand Central at Rue Belliard 90 has superb drinks, excellent food, craft beers, refreshing cocktails, and one of the best terraces in the city at Le Grand Central. Take advantage of their cheap local drink specials every day from 6pm to 8pm.
If you have any other suggestions about where to drink liquor for cheap in Brussels during happy hours please tell us in the comments, thanks.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- Churchill’s at Rue de l’Ecuyer 29
- O’Reilly’s at Pl. de la Bourse 1
Churchill’s is a popular hangout spot for both residents and tourists who want to sample a wide range of English and Belgian beers or multi-regional wines. It’s a terrific venue to watch sports or listen to live music on Friday and Saturday plus they host bar trivia near you.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- Bonnefooi at Rue des Pierres 8
- KaraFun Bruxelles at Rue de la Vge Noire 12
- Box On Air at Coal Market St 112
- Rock Classic at 55 Rue du Marché au Charbon
If you want to discover new music and people from all around the world at random Bonnefooi is an amazing option. It is one of the top bars in your area to dance with free music and DJ’s practically every day till late at night.
KaraFun Bruxelles features a private karaoke room where you can sing with your friends, coworkers, and family. There are also drink and food menu options from vendors.
Box On Air is a local karaoke and cocktail bar with private rooms to rent for singing and partying in complete safety and with a good sound system. Top-tier cocktails are also offered and they may help you organize private events.
Thursday through Saturday Rock Classic hosts live concerts and is open until late at night.
We also have written posts on:
- Breweries & Cocktail Bars In Antwerp
- Breweries & Cocktail Bars In Luxembourg
- Breweries & Cocktail Bars In Rotterdam
- Breweries & Cocktail Bars In Amsterdam
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Brussels
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Brussels.