One of the major cities in Europe, Brussels caters to all different types of people. Although it is small compared to other cities, Brussels nevertheless boasts a vibrant nightlife scene. From techno-pumping clubs to lively bars, there is something for everyone. If you’re planning a night out on the town, these venues should merit a visit.
In the close vicinity of the Grand Place, Delirium is a world-famous bar. With its constantly changing beer menu, even regulars can find something new to taste. If beer doesn’t float your boat, Delirium also operates a hard-liquor bar. The atmosphere, although slightly smokey, is usually alive with chatter. Even with the hustle and bustle, you can find a quiet corner to nestle into with someone else. Though it may ultimately not be a place where you want to spend an entire night, Delirium is definitely worth a visit.
After burning down and being rebuilt, Celtica’s reopened in downtown Brussels. It has two dance floors and two bars on different levels. An important tip to remember: the bouncers are usually attentive. To get in, it’s best to go with a group of girls. Sounds slightly discriminatory, but it’s easier to get in with four girls or two girls and two guys than it is with four guys. Being eighteen or older also reduces the difficulty. With the loud club music playing, Celtica’s is the place to go for dance not discussion. And since the drinks aren’t too expensive, you can loosen up and bust a move without worrying about busting your wallet.
Just a little ways from Celtica’s, Nua’s Bar is a separate venue owned by O’Reilly’s Pub. The first thing one should know is that drinks are slightly more expensive at Nua’s. Thursday night karaoke draws crowds; even if you don’t sing, you can still enjoy the performances. The tipsy pop stars that occasionally take the stage make the concert worthwhile. Although bouncers stand by the door, security is lax and local high schoolers frequent Nua’s on the weekends. The upstairs also houses another dance floor and bar, with a few seats in a small corner.
Brussels is a large city with something to offer everyone. Though these venues are worth a visit, an open-minded exploration can yield a fun night and great stories. Don’t be afraid to wander off the beaten path.