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.
Le Rideau Rouge S.A. is a troika of a restaurant, bar and concert hall under one roof. Its cozy ambiance is accentuated by the crackling fireplace whose warmth spreads to all three spaces. Enjoy the local delights and fine drinks while listening to jam sessions and live performances.
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.
Les Penates has an eclectic decor that is appealing. This wine bar is popular in the neighborhood and is a nice haunt to unwind over delicious drinks. They also serve tasty tapas-style dishes and sandwiches. Check out their blackboard for their daily specials which will surely appeal your palate. Whether it is for a quick bite or a drink, this place will charm you.
No one knows when it was opened but everyone agrees it is among the oldest bars in the neighborhood. Chez Richard is located near the Place du Grand Sablon and has been a local favorite for several decades. Its walls are decked with black and white movie classics while its wooden accents give it a vintage feel. Hear the stories from their regulars while taking a sip or two of your preferred drinks. Nosh on tasty small plates and share it with friends as well.
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.
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.