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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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