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Holding the Guinness World Record for offering the most beers on a menu, Delirium Cafe provides a selection of over 3000 different kinds of beer, both Belgian and foreign. The flavors found here are far from typical, with creative concoctions such as the chocolate and strawberry beer. Delirium Cafe is completely covered with old beer advertisements and posters. The mixed crowd of locals and tourists usually makes for a packed bar, so it's great for a lively night out.
À la Mort Subite, which translates to 'Sudden Death', is a strange name for a delightful 19th Century café. But Mort Subite is a famous Brussels beer (now owned by Scottish & Newcastle Breweries) and also the name of a 19th-century dice game played by local employees during their lunch break, adding some context to the establishment's name. The interior has remained unchanged and, so it seems, have the staff. Long wooden benches, high ceilings and an array of mirrors are part of the café's charm. The clientele is mixed, basic snacks are served, and the prices are reasonable.
Located on the edge of the city center, this bar draws a local crowd and maintains a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying a beer. Beer enthusiasts gather here because of the quality and quantity of Moeder Lambic's selection. While the bar usually has a laid-back atmosphere, it does become more lively on weekend nights. If you're looking for a mellow bar with a wide selection of rare beers on tap for a fair price, then Moeder Lambic is your stop.
Le Coq, located in downtown Brussels, is one of the most welcoming dive bars in the city. This cafe-pub has a warm and vibrant crowd with a taste for great music. The informal atmosphere is refreshing. Coq is loved by its clientèle, and is a major hub for tourists as well, especially during high-profile music concerts held here.
Unlike the other hole in the wall bars and nightclubs where music is simply in the background, at Toogenblik the music is the main attraction. The music is a fusion of contemporary and classic and the musicians are an eclectic mix. So here you might as well hear a note from one of Bach's symphonies easily fused into post-modern jazz or rock and still find it cool. Apart from Wednesdays, the place is also open on Fridays when a concert is scheduled.