There are few things Belgians love more than soaking up the sun and drinks. Combining their two great loves, the people of Brussels hit up all the outdoor bars whenever they get a chance. Avoid traveling like a tourist and drink as the locals do when visiting. Join the party at the best secret spots and happening pop up bars with this helpful list.
Stay tuned at Kiosk Radio
Alternative music lovers unite and head to the historic Brussels Park to cop-a-squat under the trees with the locals at Kiosk Radio. This hot hangout invites local and international DJs to swing by for a session while guests can throw back a few drinks from the kiosk bar. Tune into this internet radio station and zone out together.
Go a little crazy with Coucou Brussels
Add a little chill and cocktail to your sightseeing with Coucou Brussels and their outdoor hotspots all over town. From Cinquantenaire to the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, pull up a beach chair and marvel at these sights as you hang back with a cold one while listening to music. This is the perfect place to cool down and windup for a fun night out.
Let the games begin at Bar Eliza
This sassy little hotspot in the middle of Koekelberg’s Elisabeth Park is just what the locals ordered. Once upon a time an empty pavilion, Bar Eliza now wows with renewed vivaciousness and crowd-drawing events. Play some cards over a beer, swing by for outdoor movie screenings or bust a move at one of their concerts.
Play hard – Play Label harder
Take your exploration to new heights and enjoy Brussels from the top at Play Label’s pop up rooftop bar. Created by five friends, this hangout is a local favorite for soaking up the sun over cool cocktails. Enter at Crosly Bowling between the fashionable Sablon and hip Marolles, head straight to the top and order a Pimm’s Pitcher. You’re welcome.
Show off your Fancy Footwork
Feel the Saturday Night Fever and do the hustle to the disco beats at the Fancy Footwork pop up events, usually held at Mont Des Arts. If disco isn’t your scene, you can also do the hustle or get down to the house parties with Belgium’s top DJs and selectors. Always hopping and always happy, this outdoor fancy fest will put your feet to work, and you’ll love every minute of it!
These pop up bars all over Brussels make it easy to “spontaneously” pop in for an evening of unplanned debauchery. Sometimes, the moments you didn’t plan for become the most memorable and most fun and Radisson RED, Brussels will keep you close and in the know.