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This subterranean bar has a mysterious allure to it with its exposed brick walls and flickering candle lights. Featuring a quiet ambiance and perfect mood lighting, Hortense Spirits & Cocktails is a cozy first date spot sure to woo your sweetheart. Enjoy their delicious concoctions and the cave-like ambiance.
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.
The Belga Queen in Brussels is a perfect example of a typical Belgian brasserie. The restaurant is divided into four parts: the restaurant, the oyster bar, a beer bar and a cigar club in what was once the vault of a former bank. The entire building itself is truly a stunning edifice designed in the Belle Époque style. The menus are dreamed up by acclaimed executive chef Antoine Pinto and go far beyond ingredients used in typical brasserie dishes. The beer bar provides guests with real "trappist" beers: seven beers on draft and more than 30 regional bottled beers. The oyster bar offers scrumptious seafood, prepared on the spot. Post dinner, the Belga Club offers Cuban cigars as well as an extensive cocktail list. The Club decor pays homage to the colonial Belgian Congo with its cushy, leather chairs and an atmosphere that transports you.
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.