If you love experiencing nightlife as much as you value exploring day life when you travel, you can’t visit this wonderful country without checking out the Belgian nightlife scene.
Beyond the world-famous beer, did you know that the country also has specialty liquor, pumping techno clubs, and a strong festival scene? Well, if you are still wondering about what to do for a night out here brace yourself for more nightlife beauty in Belgium!
Belgian beer is world-renowned and needs no introduction to it. You can indeed find extensive beer menus at restaurants and cafes all over the country and if you’re really, really into drinks, take it to another level and stay at a specialty hotel for beer lovers and check out our travel guide!
Did you know that the Belgians’ favorite “drinks” are brewed by monasteries? Trappist beers are hard to come across and you will need determination and luck to figure them.
First of all, you would have to make a pilgrimage to the abbeys to buy the beer. Second, the monks don’t brew beer for money-making. So, once their needs are met, they stop brewing they will make no more, no less.
The nightlife in Brussels, the capital, is relaxed and slightly quieter than other European capitals but there are still some good places to go for dancing or just chilling with friends around a table with a bottle by your hand.
Lounge bars and clubs are the most popular and there is a focus on DJs playing great music, comfortable seats and awesome drinks.
The country’s social scene is filled with venues to enjoy a drink outdoors during the weeknights. This special attraction towards the outdoors has lead to Belgian events such as street drinks, al fresco dining and partying in the middle of traffic islands.
There are seclusions all over the cities where you can enjoy a beer, a glass of wine and some nibbles also affectionately called ‘apero’ in French before a meal. In many cases the apero fills you up with beer so you do not eat too much!
A bright and colorful mix of trailers and stalls set up to serve hungry and thirsty people after a long day of work. Most of the cafes and bars around here change their operations to serve only 3-4 types of drinks in great amounts.
Prices are always reasonable, at 2 Euros to 3 Euros for a good drink. There are also fruit stands, cheese and meat stands for shoppers who want to purchase fresh produce before returning home. The nightlife scene here is just exceptional and accommodative to all sorts of preferences across the cities!
Mirano is a popular nightclub in the capital, and has two entrances: “guest list” and “members,” so you might need to familiarize someone to get in. It’s in a great location with interesting people, tunes, and friendly staff.
Table reservations are only available to members and have a minimum drink expectation. As far as we know, the nightlife is rather slow on weekdays. Just focus on weekends, especially on Fridays if you want to have the best of it. If you don’t have the choice to party during the week, try Steam Bar or Onemore in the capital also.
As a foreigner, you can get in every bar easily, even with short pants and sandals. However, in clubs with face control/dress control, you should wear pants and shoes. It rather easy to do so during winter, but harder during summers as it can get annoyingly hot.
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