The Wild Geese is a great place to unwind and relax, or meet people who stroll in from all over the world. This is the Eurocrat's favorite after-work drinking spot and it will be your favorite too after a long day of sightseeing or business meetings. Filled with wooden tables and benches, the pub offers plenty of room to saddle up at the lively bar or indulge in some privacy in the corner. This joyous establishment is packed with enthusiastic revelers and game-watching patrons throughout the week.
This elegant establishment is housed in a 17th-century building overlooking the Grand Place. At one point La Maison du Cygne was a popular cafe where in 1881 the Belgian Socialist Party was founded. Now it consists of one of the finest restaurants and bars in Brussels, where elegance, class and style are standard. There are five different rooms—the most coveted seats overlooking Grand Place. The cuisine is classic French, and the wine cellar has a permanent stock of no less than 70,000 bottles.
Situated on the trendy Place Saint-Géry, Mappa Mundo is a very nice brasserie featuring Flemish and Latin-inspired cuisine and drinks. An antique sign on the outside announces: Bien manger, bien boire (“eat well, drink well”). In summers you can take advantage of the large terrace, but the inside is lovely as well. Dark wooden beams and light streaming in through the colored stained glass windows lend to the rustic atmosphere.
Relax with some chilled beer on the porch of Le Roi Des Belges on hot summer days. The place filled with fun lovers and music is an ideal hangout place for groups. Enjoy some DJ music with beautifully presented cocktails and the usual Belgian beer at night.
Loft Resto & Bar is helmed by Pierre Masse and Asad Khan. Its swank industrial look, eccentric decorative elements is refreshing to the eye. Savor their succulent steaks that are perfectly seasoned along with delicious sides. Enjoy their happy hours with a drink or two.
Opened in 2008, Bonnefooi has fast gained popularity as a great 'live music bar'. Its classy but understated decor puts you to ease in an instant. All you need to do here is pick up your favorite drink, and enjoy the live music. Open till late, it truly offers a great mix of good music and assorted drinks menu. Be here and experience the Belgian style of partying!
Celtica is a bustling Irish pub that is open till way into the morning. This vibrant bar stocks Irish and Belgian beers as well as other hard alcoholic beverages. DJ beats to live music and sports on television screens, keep this place entertaining. Tipple during happy hours or just dance away the night.
The Zebra Bar located near the stock exchange is a magnificent place to people watch while sipping on a demi-bouteille (half bottle) of some delectable French wine. The wide open terrace is always welcoming and the service is attentive and friendly, also don't forget to try the sandwiches and homemade smoothies. The bar also has a large selection of beers from throughout Belgium and outdoors on the terrace is perfect for a summer time cocktail while watching the metropolitan folk stroll along the Place St. Gery on their way to work.