Central Nightlife Tour Part 2 (Self Guided), Brussels

Brussels' nightlife is represented by the variety of its clubs, among which are not only out and out discotheques, but also clubs that host world-famous DJs and live music. Brussels has some of the most fashionable night clubs in Belgium, such as Fuse, Bazaar and Havana. Take this walking tour to visit the most famous venues located in Central Brussels, all within a pleasant walking distance.
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Central Nightlife Tour Part 2 Map

Guide Name: Central Nightlife Tour Part 2
Guide Location: Belgium » Brussels (See other walking tours in Brussels)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: Xena
Le Coaster

1) Le Coaster

A great little cocktail bar that heats up later in the evening into an exciting nightclub, Le Coaster can be found in Brussels near the historic Halles de Saint Géry. Known for its vast selection of over sixty cocktails, including scores of signature drinks with quirky names, be sure to talk tell the bartender what you’re looking for and a fabulous recommendation can be made for you. Since there is no dance floor at Le Coaster, late nights when the volume turns up and guests feel moved to dance they have been known to cut it up on the tabletops. A popular and modestly-sized bar with a fantastic regular happy hour every night, Le Coaster can get quite packed so be sure to arrive early in order to secure a seat.

Operation Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8 pm – 6 am
Canoa Quebrada

2) Canoa Quebrada

Popular with university students for its lack of a cover charge, Canoa Quebrada is an upbeat Brazilian-inspired bar and nightclub where guests can escape from the usual techno offerings found in most clubs in Brussels. Guests strut their stuff to samba and salsa music here, provided not only by guest DJs but also live bands throughout the week. Its exquisite cocktails bar creates tasty drinks, including the traditional caipirinha. Canoa Quebrada real begins to heat up after midnight when all the serious dancers arrive top show off their moves, keeping the party going well into the evening.
Le Boys Boudoir

3) Le Boys Boudoir

A popular gay-friendly local bar that can also attract a few tourists here and there as well, Le Boys Boudoir offers a more sleek and modern touch of sophistication compared to the many smaller local bars. Le Boys Boudoir attracts a predominantly gay male crowd ranging in age from their twenties into their forties, though sees open-minded straight guests partying for the evening as well. In addition to the bevy of great dance tunes served up by its DJs, guests here can also catch a drag show regularly that draws quite a crowd. On the weekends, local talents Ladivalive and Sylvai perform in the upstairs piano bar.

Operation Hours: Daily: 6 pm – 5 am
Le Belgica

4) Le Belgica

An institution for the city’s gay community, Le Belgica has been entertaining crowds of guests since its opening back in 1987. Considered one of the most popular gay-friendly hangouts in Brussels, the crowd tends to spill into the exterior of the club when the weather is favorable. Its kitschy interior retains many of the old features from the original 1920s bar that inhabited this space, including worn wood elements throughout the bar and a bronze bust of Leopold II. Le Belgica participates as a sponsor in several city events throughout the year, including Gay Pride, the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and more.

Operation Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 8 pm – 3 am

5) Bonnefooi

Found in the heart of the city situated on a road well-reputed for its music, Bonnefooi, which translates into “haphazardly,” is where the mainly local crowd likes to gather for fantastic live music, including jazz and great acoustic performances. Late nights Bonnefooi turns it up with hot club beats including assorted electronic music and top 40 favorites that keep the crowd going on the dance floor into the wee hours of the night. This great nightlife establishment also features an impressive drink selection, a delicious tapas menu, and guest DJs performing on the weekends all night ling.

Operation Hours: Daily: 4 pm – 8 am

6) L’Archiduc

A classy jazz club that has been entertaining guests since its opening way back in 1937, L’Archiduc has a legendary reputation in the city of Brussels and is said to have had greats like Miles Davis and Nat King Cole perform here in the past. Earlier in the evenings during the week usually hosts live jazz piano, while weekends serve up larger jazz ensembles. Late nights feature a more contemporary twist with DJs spinning club beats to a hip and fashionable crowd. The space retains much of its old charm, with beautiful Art Deco design features throughout the interior. L’Archiduc also provides a full service bar with a range of great cocktails and a menu of light pub fare as well.

Operation Hours: Daily: 4 pm - 5 am
Le Celtica

7) Le Celtica

A fantastic Irish-style pub where live music regularly plays and live sports both local and from abroad can be watched over some excellent pints of ale, Le Celtica also features hot DJ sets from Wednesday through Saturday with popular resident DJs Dom and Jean-Luc getting the crowd going on the dance floor until the wee hours. Irish and English sporting events are provided by satellite in order to keep up on important sports matches. All club nights, live music, and other special events come with no cover charge so the place usually gets packed, particularly on the weekends. Drink prices are quite reasonable at Le Celtica and a range of fabulous drink specials can be found here throughout the week as well.

Operation Hours: Monday – Thursday: 1 pm – 5 am; Friday – Saturday: 1 pm – 7 am; Sunday: 1 pm – 5 am

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Laken Park Walking Tour

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Marolles and Matonge Nightlife

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Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
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Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles

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