Within walking distance of the Grande Place

  • A la Mort Subite Warmoesberg 7- A visit to this temple of Brussels beer specialities is always fun. This café is listed as a historical monument. You’ll still find the original architecture of Paul Hamesse and a remarkable interior design. See  https://www.alamortsubite.com/nl/index.php 

Mort Subite

  • Le Falstaff – Henri Mausstraat 19 – In October 2000 the Falstaff was definitively classified by the Royal Commission for Monuments and Sites. This Brussels establishment dates back to the 19th century. You will find elements from the “Art Nouveau” and the “Art Deco”.  You must have seen the two stained glass windows in the rear part of the main hall. – http://www.lefalstaff.be/

  • Café Métropolehttps://www.metropolehotel.com/nl/dineren/cafe-metropole – Brouckèreplein  31 –  The Café Metropole, located on the lively Brouckèreplein, was founded by the brewing family Wielemans-Ceuppens in 1890. This luxurious brasserie welcomes its guests in an art nouveau setting in which the original decor has been preserved: both the interior and the exterior of the building have been classified.

Hotel Métropole

The Music Village  – https://www.themusicvillage.com/ – Steenstraat 50 – In a 17th century house you’ll find here the atmosphere of the New York jazz bars where crooners and big bands followed each other every night. The acoustics and lighting, the stage with piano, high quality concerts, jam sessions, … ensure that both the audience and the musicians feel at home here. The biggest names in the jazz world have already been reviewed here. The Music Village has become a reference in the field of jazz.

The Music Village

  • L’archiduc – Dansaertstraat 6-8 – The smoky atmosphere of the Archiduc is still doing very well. The decor of the 30’s is of course in between, just like the seats and the round balcony by the way. Concerts are often organized around the famous grand piano. Former jazz club, nowadays the aperitif appointment for the Brussels and other beau monde. – http://www.archiduc.net/en


  • De Sint-Gorikshallen – Sint-Goriksplein 1- The former covered market is today a bar and exhibition space with a beautiful terrace. The decoration with the tables and leather armchairs around the ancient pyramidal fountain is attractive. – http://sintgorikshallen.be/


  • De Greenwich taverne – Kartuizersstraat 7 – This tavern is a protected monument and is best known as a chess bar. René Magritte often stayed there with other figureheads from the Brussels surrealist scene. Zie https://www.greenwich-cafe.be/

The Greenwich

  • Het Goudblommeke in Papier – Cellebroersstraat 53-55 – This café was the headquarters of the Belgian surrealist movement in the 1920s, at the time of René Magritte. But also Pierre Alechinsky, Louis Scutenaire and Jacques Brel came here. The cartoonist Hergé regularly came to this café with its famous past to enjoy a delicious gueuze. The café is still an artistic and literary meeting point. See https://goudblommekeinpapier.be/Het Goudbloemeke van Papier


  • where time has stood still. Authentic decor with typical Brussels dishes. The menu is drawn up in Brussels. http://www.spinnekopke.be/?lang=en

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