Brussels bars, live music and nightclubs showcase the heart and soul of one of the most exciting and vibrant nightlife scenes anywhere, with great drinks, great tunes and great friends. This is a town that's famed for its bar and club scene, and whether you want to see national or local up-and-coming rock bands or you are in it for world-famous DJs spinning the latest EDM and pop music, you'll find it here.

    This is a town that comes to life at dusk, and where the party doesn't stop all night. Check out some of the best bars, live music and nightclubs in Brussels.


    Delirium Café

    Sample one of the world's largest beer selections

    Delirium Café is often cited as having one of the world's largest selections of beers, with around 3,000 brews available, both local micros and worldwide macros. This bar has a gigantic 3-floor space with a down-home, welcoming and casual atmosphere, a veritable sea of beer and a crowd that loves nothing more than to talk about it. Not only can you try the best of Belgian beer here, but you can also talk about brewing techniques, hops choices, flavour profiles and the philosophy of craft beer.

    If you are a craft beer fan in Belgium, this is a place to come not only to taste, but also to expand your knowledge. It's in the city centre.

    Location: Imp. de la Fidélité 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Open: Monday–Thursday from noon to 3 am, Friday–Saturday from noon to 4 am, Sunday from noon to 2 am

    Phone: +32 2 514 44 34


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    Madame Moustache

    Check out a whimsical club with crazy vibes

    Madame Moustache offers an over-the-top, whimsical and even kitschy atmosphere with a hip crowd that packs the dance floor, jiving to tunes from every era. This is a place where you can have a great time no matter what your tastes or style might be. You'll hear tunes from the 1950s through the 1990s and beyond, from rockabilly to Lindy hop, techno-industrial, EDM and more. The DJ booth is staged in a caravan wagon that's so red it'll make your head hurt.

    If great drinks and good tunes aren't enough, you can also hit up a smoking room or even get a haircut at a barbershop space right onsite. It's in the heart of the city centre.

    Location: Quai au Bois à Brûler 5/7, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Open: Thursday–Saturday from 10 pm to 4 am (closed Sunday–Wednesday)

    Phone: +32 48 973 99 12



    Catch the wildest party in the LGBTQ scene

    Fuse is nothing short of a temple to techno in the heart of Brussels, offering some of the biggest, most famous DJs and standing as a hub of LGBTQ culture. This club is famed for its monthly La Démence party that is dedicated to the local LGBTQ community and has been a wild ride since the club's opening over 20 years ago. The crowd here is welcoming and friendly to all, and the techno-industrial and EDM music here is tough to beat, with outstanding playlists spun up by renowned hosts from all over the world.

    Melomaniacs from all over Brussels come here to party the night away. It's only 13 minutes southwest of the city centre.

    Location: Rue Blaes 208, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 11 pm to 7 am (closed Sunday–Thursday)

    Phone: +32 2 511 97 89


    The Music Village

    Catch some of the best jazz music anywhere

    The Music Village is the heart of Brussels' 'music street' stretch and is a legendary jazz club modelled after world-famous New York and London venues. Here you'll find a 1920s speakeasy-style vibe with couples huddled close around round tables in soft, dim lighting. This old-fashioned club even holds special Prohibition cabaret nights featuring fine cigars and top-shelf whisky. The venue hosts more than 250 concerts every year and draws some of the top jazz acts from all over the world.

    If you're a fan of places like Blue Note in New York or Ronnie Scott's in London, you'll love this club. It's right in the heart of the city centre.

    Location: Rue des Pierres 50, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 7:30 pm to midnight (closed on Mondays)



    Hit up a legendary jazz and R&B club

    L'Archiduc is a legendary club with an art deco vibe, smooth melodies and a legacy of hosting some of the most amazing jazz and rhythm-and-blues artists. Such big names as Nat King Cole and Miles Davis have graced the stage here. This cocktail lounge is a venerable venue, having showcased mellow music since 1937. To this day it maintains its original art deco-style decor, and while its reputation as a secret rendezvous spot may not be current anymore, the jazz music is still its biggest attraction.

    This club is so traditional that you have to ring the doorbell to get a doorman to let you in. It's in the city centre.

    Location: Rue Antoine Dansaert 6, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +32 2 512 06 52



    Catch a serendipitous show at a local bar

    Bonnefooi is a cosy neighbourhood bar whose name means 'by chance' or 'random', and a visit here is serendipitous as you never know what famed acts you'll catch on stage. No fewer than 5 different acts a week appear here to fill the space. The vibe features charming balconies, and the music goes on all through the night into the wee hours of the morning. Every Sunday, the spot hosts open jam sessions where anyone can join the fun. Just bring a guitar and pop up on stage.

    One exciting feature is that the club has no set closing time, and the curtains are drawn so you might not even see the sun come up. It's in the city centre.

    Location: Rue des Pierres 8, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Open: Wednesday and Sunday from 8 pm to 4 am, Thursday–Saturday from 8 pm to 8 am (closed Monday–Tuesday)



    See a football match, live rock band or pop DJ

    Celtica is an Irish-pub-cum-disco-bar with multiple floors, each focused on a different experience from live rock shows to a sports bar, mainstream music and beyond. The bar features rock concerts on the 1st floor from local and big-name bands. This floor also features a sports bar area with the latest football matches shown during happy hour with fantastic prices on beer. On the 2nd floor, you'll find the mainstream dance club with an exciting party vibe and great DJs spinning the latest pop dance hits.

    Celtica is set apart from other city-centre clubs in its varied experiences, from rock to sports to dance, all in one spot, often at the same time.

    Location: Rue du Marché aux Poulets 55, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Open: Monday–Thurdsday from 3 pm to 5 am, Friday from 3 pm to 6 am, Saturday from 1 pm to 6 am, Sunday from 1 pm to 5 am

    Phone: +32 2 513 33 08


    The Big Game

    Visit one of Brussels's premier sports bars

    The Big Game is a sports bar open every day until late into the wee hours, with HD screens placed everywhere showcasing just about every kind of sport. Whether you want to see the latest football match, the American Super Bowl, hockey or even horse races, you're likely to find it on one of the 25 screens throughout this spot. The beer list here is also just about endless and keeps growing all the time, so if you're a craft beer fan, you've got lots of selections.

    This is a spot that's as popular with locals as it is with visitors, and it even has a dance club area downstairs. The club is in the heart of the city centre.

    Location: Rue Henri Maus 5, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Open: Daily from noon to 6 am

    Phone: +32 2 511 04 00


    Spirito Brussels

    Dance in a converted church with wild decor

    Spirito Brussels is a club that features wildly over-the-top decor that some say borders on gaudy but is absolutely celebratory, with all the glitz and glam you want. This club is inside an old converted church, with the sweeping arches and vaulted ceilings soaring overhead, and all decked out in crystal and gold. This is a club where you need to have an outfit as gaudy as the interior for the doorman to let you in. Here's a hint: Cover yourself in sequins and glitter and you've got a good shot.

    Inside, you'll find thumping dance beats from popular music and ever-flowing champagne with an ongoing party atmosphere. It's only a 20-minute walk south of the city centre.

    Location: Rue de Stassart 18, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 10 pm to 5 am (closed Sunday–Thursday)

    Phone: +32 483 58 06 97



    Dance the night away at an EDM club

    Zodiak is the spot to go for the latest in techno and EDM music spun by great local DJs every weekend with reasonable prices and fun staff. Here you'll catch not only the biggest hits in the local electronica dance scene, but plenty of deep cuts as well. You might discover your next favourite electronic artist in the well-cultivated playlists spun here, and you might also catch an up-and-coming DJ on the brink of going global. The drinks are delicious and strong, and the atmosphere is lively and casual.

    If you're looking for the classic, traditional electronica discotheque, you've got it at Zodiak. It's right in the heart of the city centre.

    Location: Rue du Marché aux Fromages 10, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium


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