A Brussels institution since the mid-eighties, Le Belgica is a compact, lively bar in the heart of Brussels just a few steps from the Grand-Place. Under the same ownership for the past 21 years, the bar is one of Brussels’ most popular hangouts attracting an international and diverse crowd... everyone is welcome! Le Belgica is famous for its house drink, the Belgica, a home-made secret recipe served semi-frozen. With its celebrated distressed interior, Le Belgica is a warm and welcoming place that guarantees a fun night with excellent music played by live DJs.
A great hangout for post-dinner or pre-clubbing.
The Crazy Circle
The Crazy Circle is a tiny cosy bar located in Ixelles that was taken over in 2019 by Laïla and Axelle, a lesbian couple, with the purpose of transforming it into a lesbian, feminist bar open to the LGBTQI+ community and their allies.
The Crazy Circle is a safe space that embraces diversity and a place of expression for women and queer artists. It’s a bar where you can have a beer or a delicious cocktail at a reasonable price and a place where you can have fun: concerts, DJ sets, karaoke, cabaret, comedy shows, board games, table football, etc.
The Crazy Circle co-organises many events with LGBTQI+ associations (Rainbowhouse, L-Tour, EGOW, Activ'elles, MATCH, ...) and is the creator of the weekly "Femme Jam" event, the only jam in Brussels with a 100% women's scene.
The Crazy Circle
The recently opened Cabaret Mademoiselle, is a multidisciplinary venue at the crossroads between the burlesque, the 1930s, a circus and freak show, featuring glamourous drag-queens and stand-up comedians who will guarantee a fun night. You will find an assortment of mainly Belgian beverages: Belgian beers on tap, as well a fine selection of Brussels microbreweries, Belgian wines and spirits distilled in our region.
Over the years, Dolores has become one of our favourite bars. We love its joyful electronic music and its cosmopolitan and eclectic clientele. We also love the friendly and smiling staff...
After a hard day or week, what better way to get a smile back on your face and have some fun with your friends than with a drink (or two) at Dolores.
Castro is a classic Belgian café in a quiet and car-free part of the very centre of Brussels. The staff will address you in English, as the owner is an Irishman who has fallen in love with our capital. The menu includes a good range of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, beers, liquors, coffees (or tea’s) and wines. If you’re feeling peckish then some healthy and some less healthy snacks are available too. The atmosphere is relaxed on the large outdoor terrace and the staff is open-minded and ultra-friendly. Everybody’s welcome in this bar, even dogs!
Whether you want to enjoy a drink, aperitif or a good meal, on the sundrenched terrace or sitting comfortably inside, Café Charbon - a café, wine bar and bistro - has become a firm favourite of the Saint-Jacques district.
In the heart of Brussel’s central gay district, people come to Café Charbon for the great industrial setting, the quality and freshness of their home-made cuisine, the welcoming team and the smiling table service. It always has a warm and cosy atmosphere that’s perfect for relaxation, meetings and exchanges...
Open since 3 December 1994, “Chez Maman” has become the drag cabaret par excellence in Brussels. Every weekend, Maman and her girls perform on this mythical stage. When we talk about our stage, we mean bar, because at “Chez Maman”, the bar of the main room is our stage. It’s true when they say that size doesn’t matter! Thanks to this tiny marble bar, hundreds of people can come and enjoy the magical experiences that happen at Chez Maman.
Many things have changed, but she is still there! Every Friday and every Saturday, she puts on her make-up and high heels and there she is, alongside her fabulous girls, performing all night long in front of many admirers.
What are you waiting for? Take a walk on the wild side. Get in and brace yourself for a fabulous drag show and an unforgettable night in one of the most famous gay bars in Brussels.
This bear bar is located in Brussels’ gay neighbourhood and has been around for 11 years. It has been a gay bar since at least the 1980s, under different names such as, Big Noise or Zoom café. Hospitality is paramount and that is partly thanks to the host Tarek and his team. The bar links East and West and represents the cosmopolitan Brussels we know and love.
Amalgame Bar is located right next to Grand-Place, on Rue des Pierres. Having opened 5 years ago, the bar is a place where people from all walks of life can meet. That’s also where the name actually comes from: AMALGAME.
Try their cocktails while listening to their varied musical programme.
This bar located near the Grand-Place welcomes you with friendly staff and a pleasant atmosphere. It has a large choice of beers, a nice selection of shooters and cocktails.
The bar is animated in the afternoon by video clips from the 80s and 90s and later in the evening by urban music and dance. Every Friday and Saturday night, the bar welcomes a DJ.
As café terraces go, the Fontainas has real class. 80 chairs where you can gossip in the sunshine and ideally situated for a little game of seeing and being seen. There you cross paths with artists with square-framed spectacles, motley trendy looks and well-turned-out gays. Kitsch decor, pedestrianised street and snacks are the bonuses at this really nice place.
Open every day from midday
C’est Ma Tournée
C’est Ma Tournée