If you’re in Brussels and are looking for a place to have a glass of wine or a cocktail with friends, keep reading… There are quite a few options for all budgets spread all around the city. Here are six spots that offer great drinks at great prices!
The Loft is a stylish bar that organizes a daily happy hour from 6 PM to 7 PM. With its chic atmosphere, industrial look, and eccentric decorations, the Loft is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, but also to taste the best succulent red steaks, entrecote, burgers, salads, and side dishes for lunch and dinner. Everything at very reasonable prices, including their delicious wines, beers and gin.
Waff Cafè is a mix between a restaurant, a bar, and a small disco where you can enjoy a happy hour every night from 5 PM to 7 PM. During this time, the bar offers 1 for 2 on cocktails and alcoholic beverages. Its design with bare bricks and wood recreates a warm atmosphere perfect for meeting with friends. Its interesting and beloved concept includes a diverse musical programme from jazz to electro, from chanson to world music. On sunny days, you’ll have the chance to enjoy your drink on its spectacular big terrace. After the happy hour, you can stay longer and party there until the end of the night, dancing on the tables.
Celtica is a spot for great entertainment and great drinks as well! Every day, Celtica’s happy hour goes from 1 PM until midnight. According to their website, guests can buy bottled drinks “at what must be the cheapest prices outside the supermarkets.” The bar sells bottles of Maes, Maes Radler, Blanche de Bruges, Palm, Rodenbach and refreshingly delicious Belgian Fruit Beers at only €2 each, and bottles of Heineken, Strongbow Cider, Sol, Smirnoff Ice, Duvel, Westmalle, Chimay Bleu, Vedett, Orval or Grimbergen at only €3 each. Celtica is also the perfect place to watch sporting events. The bar has big TV screens with Belgian local TV as well as Irish and English TV available.
4. Piola Libri
Piola Libri is both an Italian informal wine bar and a bookshop. It offers lunch and aperitif from Monday to Saturday. The lunch menu includes vegetable soups, sandwiches, piadine, salads and warm Italian dishes such as lasagnas and tortelli. The classic italian “aperitivo” goes from 5 PM to 9 PM and boasts a wide selection of Italian meats and cheeses paired with wine, beer, and spritz. PiolaLibri organizes several events in line with contemporary present Italian social topics, as well as expositions of paintings and photographs and concerts. The bookshop includes a selection of classic and contemporary books, such as Italian fiction, cooking books, and touristic guides.
5. Le Petit Canon
Le Petit Canon is a wine bar with affordable prices, a cozy atmosphere and music. Located in the student area of Ixelles and only a few meters away from Place Flagey, it mainly attracts young crowds. The bar boasts a selection of classic French and Italian wines that can be paired with small homemade plates. The interior room is divided into an open kitchen with a wooden bar, and a seating area. The entire place is characterized by a vintage and homy style, with classic lamps, faded photos pinned on the walls, and cushions.
6. Oeno TK
Situated right behind the Church of the Trinity close to Place du Châtelain, Oeno TK is a wine bar with an original design composed of raw and modern materials. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine in a very friendly atmosphere. During sunny days, you’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of wines from all around the world and sip it on the terrace.