Brussels parks and their outdoor bars

01 March 2022
People lying on the large meadow next to Bar André in Laeken Park

You were just lying in a park, enjoying the sun… until suddenly: you’re parched with thirst! Now what? Luckily, we have listed all the outdoor bars in Brussels just for you. Fight your body’s dehydration in style, and make yourself comfortable in the park.


Kiosk Radio Bar – Park of Brussels

Music, another thing that can make a sunny day even sunnier. And that’s the speciality of Kiosk Radio Bar in the Park of Brussels! Have a drink there while the crème de la crème of the alternative music scene is playing their best records. Or vice versa: while looking for refreshment, you unexpectedly make the musical discovery of the year. It’s all possible!

Kiosk Radio Bar in The Park of Brussels, menu on blackboard

Woodpecker – Bois de la Cambre

After a pleasant walk in the Bois de la Chambre, you can regain your strength at the Woodpecker outdoor bar. The menu offers salads, burgers, waffles, home-made lemonades, local beers… In short, the ideal place for nature lovers and dog owners – because four-legged friends are also spoiled here. 

Two elderly men and a woman on the sunny terrace of the Woodpecker bar in Bois de la Cambre

Jardin d'Hiver – Bois de la Cambre

A top tip for those who want to stay a bit longer in Bois de la Cambre: Jardin – the organisation that breathes new life into Brussels locations — has opened a brand new summer bar, right opposite Les Jeux d'Hiver. From now on, you can enjoy ice-cold drinks and delicious food truck dishes on this vast terrace in the woods. A relaxing place offering children's activities and live concerts, perfect for those in need of a longer break.

An aerial view of the summer terrace of Jardin d'Hiver

Guinguette Populeir – Josaphat Park

Whether you are a Brusseleir or not, you don’t have to be hungry in Josaphat Park; au contraire. Healthy and refined sandwiches, salads, piadina, focaccia… An outdoor bar could be ‘populeir’ for much less! 

Outside the outside bar Populeir, in the foreground there are three empty Vedett deck chairs, in the background men are sitting on their colourful terrace

Woodpecker – Park of Brussels

The Woodpecker outdoor bar in the Park of Brussels also provides ambience and cosiness! The menu is full of local specialities. Among other things, you can order an ice cream from the Brussels ice cream parlour Gaston, a coffee from the Brussels brand Velvet, and a beer from the Brussels Brasserie de la Senne. And when your inner self has been fortified, you can try a game of pétanque, mölkky, kubb, or badminton in the park. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

Woodpecker bar in the Park of Brussels, people queue up to order something and have a drink on folding wooden tables

Parckfarm Cafetaria – Tour & Taxis Park

Parckfarm is more than just an outdoor bar. It is primarily an organisation that promotes and supports ecological, social, and cultural neighbourhood initiatives in the park. As from 1 April, you can visit their glass ‘farmhouse’ for refreshing drinks and a healthy lunch. 

Aerial view of Parckfarm, which looks like a greenhouse and is surrounded by greenery, with greenhouses and a railway bridge in the background

La Laiterie – Josaphat Park

Whoever goes to Josaphat Park has double the fun. Because not only is Guinguette Populeir there, but so is La Laiterie. Like its park companion, the menu here also features tasty, organic, and home-made products. With a bit of luck, you may even be treated to a jazz concert during your lunch.

People on the red terrace of La Laiterie: a modern, rusty building

Snacking in the Wolvendael Park

A visit to the Wolvendael Park in Uccle isn’t complete without an obligatory stop at Guinguette du Wolvendael. The menu lets you know that the Woodpecker team is at the helm. Just like in Bois de la Chambre or in the Park of Brussels, no one will be left hungry here.

Two elderly women eating on the terrace of the Wolvendael outside bar, in the midst of trees

Guinguettes Barc

As in previous years, Environment Brussels is equipping several parks with a ‘guinguette’ (French for summer bar). This year too, from the beginning of May, you can order a drink and a bite at, among others, Maurice’s bar in the Parc du Cinquantenaire or André’s bar in Parc de Laeken.

Maurice? André? You read that right. Each guinguette bears a name that refers to the park in which it is located. In addition, you also have Emile in Duden Park, Henri in Georges-Henri Park, Fabiola – of course – in King Baudouin Park, and Jeanne in the Red Cloister. A new addition this year is Eddy, a bicycle bar in the Jean Massart botanical garden. The guinguettes are open until 25 September.

People on the sunny terrace of Bar André, on the right people queuing to order, and The Atomium is visible in the distance