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Antwerp nightlife

Even by Belgian standards, Antwerp is liberally endowed with places to drink, a fact acknowledged by local victuallers, who organize a pub crawl that covers the city's 12 oldest bars. Nightlife options have now spread to the docklands (the old harbor area, about ten minutes' walk from the Old Town), now a buzzing neighborhood with lots of hip new bars and clubs.

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Velvet Lounge, Antwerp

Another trendy Docklands favorite for chic grown-ups, this sophisticated restaurant/after-dinner club mixes ethnic fusion cuisine with lounge music, dancing,...more

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Red and Blue, Antwerp

Even gay Amsterdammers (boys only) make the trip to Antwerp on Saturday nights for the chance to shake it on the dance floor here. On the second Sunday of each...more

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Petrol, Antwerp

An enormous warehouse with black walls, a stage, dance floor, and room for 800 trendy partiers. There's also the quirky Horny Bar, decorated with reindeer heads...more

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Kulminator, Antwerp

Possibly the world's best beer café. The menu lists a bewildering choice of more than 600 different brews in different vintages. Stumped? Try the Trappist...more

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Het Elfde Gebod, Antwerp

Combining two Flemish obsessions, alcohol and Catholicism, under one roof, this tavernlike bar offers 30 beers and 500 pieces of religious art, relics, and...more

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De Vagant, Antwerp

Belgium's favorite strong drink is jenever, which the English copied to make gin. You'll find more than 250 varieties on offer here, ranging in taste from...more

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Den Hopsack, Antwerp

This smoky nonprofit performance space and bar is one of Antwerp's lesser-known brown cafés. Here, local artists, poets, musicians, and other bohemian...more

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Café d'Anvers, Antwerp

A former church, this red-light-district club opened in the early '90s and has three bars and dungeon decor. Despite increasing competition on the club circuit,...more

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Café Beveren, Antwerp

Antwerp is famous for its "brown cafés," street-corner bars where centuries of cigarette smoke have stained the walls ocher and inspired the paintings of...more

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