Jazz-pianist Stan Brenners first opened this gorgeous bar in the 1940s and in the 1980s, a group of trendy young folks renovated and reopened the place, turning it into the quintessential Brussels nightspot. Hang out at L'Archiduc or take your place behind the piano if you dare. There is usually live jazz on Sundays at 5p and on Saturdays there's Le Jazz après shopping (Jazz after shopping), which you can enjoy for free. The owners offer excellent wines and fabulous cocktails.
Magasin 4 is a hip young club which serves up some of the best alternative concerts in town that has been around since 1994. This venue often hosts great local and international bands. With an affordable entrance fee and a menu of some great music, entertainment is guaranteed.
A hidden, hip bar, Cafe Roskam is often packed thanks to its friendly atmosphere, cheap drink prices, and live music. The clientele is a mixed group with locals and tourists alike looking for a good time. Cafe Roskam stays open quite late on the weekends, and there are live music performances every week so be sure to check their schedule to see what's going on.
Whether you want to spend the evening laughing out loud as you attend stand up comedy acts, bob your head to either jazz, blues, pop, folk or rock music or be amazed by the fine performances of theater artists, Caliclub has something in store for everyone and is highly reputed as a power-packed entertainment venue providing a complete experience. Housed in the restaurant Calichezap, beat those Monday blues or celebrate the beginning of the weekend by dropping in with a couple of friends and sipping on flavorful, delectable cocktails at the cocktail bar. With dark undertones, a stage reserved for the act of the night and neon lights, sit and revel in the long night that lies ahead of you.
Set inside the Steigenberger Grandhotel, Louis Bar has a refined look with its dark wooden accents, leather couches and artworks. It is a nice spot to unwind over a delicious cocktail or coffee. Listen to live jazz music during the weekends. Nosh on tasty bar bites for your hunger pangs.
Club Clandestin is secluded by its old music shop facade. But once you are inside, it is reminiscent of Berlin in the 1930s and has a cozy look to it. It is known for its music which includes DJ nights and acoustic live music.
Café Leffe overlooks the busy Grand Sablon Square in downtown Brussels. The cafe is a popular spot to load up on delicious Italian and/or Belgian preparations along with a flavorsome and refreshing pint. The beer-dominated bar program, a nice, sunny patio which seems like it was made for people- watching, delicious food, a friendly service and moderate prices add to Café Leffe's popularity. They also host a number of live music programs throughout the year.
Arlequin Hotel's in house club Athanor's comfortable, laidback and red themed interiors are a popular hangout with the youth of Belgium, and also doubles up as a venue for exhibitions, cocktail parties and small concerts. Saturday nights at Athanor are devoted to house, electro and 'nu' music, while Tuesday nights are jazz, funk and soul themed. Beautiful music, Beautiful people and a beautiful club- what more could one ask for!