7 great bars in Brussels

TransferWise content team
2 minute read

There's no shortage of bars to choose from in Brussels - we've picked out the best that are really worth a visit.

Pick from a selection that includes a puppet filled pub, a decked out church, and a venue that offers over 3000 beers. Your choice.

Poechenellekelder - unusual decor

It can get a little busy as it located right next to the famous Manneken Pis.

The place is filled with an eclectic mix of pictures, bric a brac and strange looking mannequins - it's worth a visit just to see these. It has a great, casual atmosphere and quick service.

Delirium - 3000 beers

Yes, they have over 3000 different beers from around the world.

Delirium is a must to visit during your Brussels visit, even if it's just for one beer. With all the choice, it's hard to pick, but explain to the barman what you're after and he'll help out. Just be aware that service can get slow when the place gets busy.

Au Bon Vieux Temps - like a church

This quaint bar has been here for over 300 years.

The interior looks like an ancient Gothic church, complete with stained glass windows. It is almost a religious experience to enter this small bar and have a beer. Beautiful artwork, ornate woodwork, and old fireplace adorn the surroundings.

Spirito - actually a church

Located in an old anglican church.

Beautifully decorated in crystal and gold, Spirito offers a huge dance floor in an incredible ambience. There are three different bars at your disposal. On the ground floor, you can find the " Carré Dom Pérignon ", where you can enjoy your night in a private lounge.

Goupil le Fol - weird and wonderful

Better seen than described.

A walk through this bar has been described as 'acid-tripping your way through a sensory overload of rambling passageways, ragged old sofas and inexplicable beverages'. Considered a good date spot by most, you can treat your guest to a curious choice of madly fruit-flavoured wines. Note that no beer is available.

Music Village - jazz house

If you like jazz, this place is a must.

100-seat venue housed in two 17th-century buildings. Music Village is casual and relaxed, a good atmosphere but not noisy. Performers squeeze onto a small podium that’s visible from any seat. Booking is advised.

La Fleur en Papier Dore - literary landmark

If you have wandered as far as Manneken Pis, walk a bit further - it's worth it.

The unique bar is a favourite amongst locals and immersed in history. The tiny café walls are covered with writings, art and scribbles by Magritte and his surrealist friends. Some were supposedly traded for free drinks. There's a good selection of beers and very friendly service.

Something we've missed? Share your suggestions in the comments below or Tweet us @TransferWise.

Expat in Brussels?

Don't lose money to hidden charges when you send money overseas. With TransferWise you get the real rate. See how much you could save: Thinking about moving abroad? Read the TransferWise guide to setting up a new life overseas here.

TransferWise is the smart, new way to send money abroad.

Find out more
Travel Tips

9 best bars in Barcelona

Whether local or visiting, make sure you experience the best of Barcelona's bars.If you’re looking for a tipple to top off your stroll down La Rambla, or...

TransferWise content team
09.09.16 3 minute read
Living Abroad

A study of Italians living in the US

Did you know that there are 356,831 people living in the US who were born in Italy?We did some research to find out as much as we could about Italian expats...

TransferWise content team
07.12.16 1 minute read
Travel Tips

8 Great Bars in Rome

When in Rome... visit awesome bars.We've collated some of the best bars in Rome for you to check out. With a range of locations to pick from, you can sit back...

TransferWise content team
09.09.16 3 minute read
Travel Tips

7 best bars in Prague

You might be arranging the ultimate stag do, or just planning for your weekend away. Whatever the reason, here are the best bars for every kind of night out...

TransferWise content team
09.09.16 3 minute read