Brussels: Party Holiday - Singles Life
The Smallest World-City
Brussels is not typically known for its nightlife and often gets labelled as boring, but in actuality the city is an up and coming gem. Singles will find Brussels is full of funky cafes and cool bars, traditional beer pubs and trendy eateries. Brussels as something for everyone and makes for a relaxing and inexpensive night out. Famous for its beer, (there are more than 450 different varieties of beer in Belgium) Brussels boasts the Brewer's House a beer museum in the heart of the city on the Grand'Place. Here you will also find numerous cafés with exhaustive beer menus. Brussels has historically been the home of Lambik beer. Weekends are busiest but the nightlife is still vibrant and often cheaper during the weekdays. If you’re single and looking for crowded dance floors and the latest dance music you won't always get a lot of choice but there are some good places to go. Try Duke's, or Le You which is just off Grand Place. For jazz and cocktail's try L'Archiduc. For a more upscale night out head to the Sablon. Eateries stay open late.
Gay and lesbians looking for a night out in Brussels can also check Tels Quels magazine, the most comprehensive gay nightlife listings in Brussels.
Single Scene for girls in Brussels
Brussels makes a good destination for single girls offering plenty of chic cafés to drink lattes, read a book, relax and people watch, particularly around Grande Place. Beer loving girls will not be let down. There are also lots of art galleries and museums to fill up more than an afternoon, and Brussels has no shortage of restaurants, shops or boutiques. In good weather spend the day walking around the cobblestone streets and city centre. The nightlife in Brussels usually starts in pubs or after going out for a meal. Eateries stay open quite late. If you’re single and looking for something more lively Brussels offers plenty of trendy lounges and jazz bars. Try Le Coq or Archiduc (enjoy Art-Deco interior amidst a night of jazz). There are also a few good clubs in Brussels for single girls who love to dance. Head to Mirano Coninenta or FUSE – La Demence.
Touring the city or walking out on the streets as a single girl is safe at night in the main tourist areas (e.g. Grand Place). Girls should avoid walking near the westward arc between North and Midi railway stations, and Rogier and De Brouckere Metro Stations. It is best to catch a taxi (which are reasonably priced) or take public transportation. Keep to well lit areas and don’t go down any dark streets or alleys. Always carry a map, your accommodation address and if not a mobile phone at least enough money to use a payphone.
Single Scene for guys in Brussels
Brussels offers a great single scene for men who love beer. Single guys should head to Delirium Cafe located right in the centre of Brussels and within five minutes walk of the Grand Place. The bar offers 2004 different variations of beer, a Guinness World Record. Try any number of local Belgium beers (there are over 450 varieties). But if cocktails and cool music are more your thing, try bar©ode one of the most beautiful cocktail & dj bars of Brussels. Featuring a huge cocktail selection two floors, bar©ode is the perfect place to start a night out. For local rock try Magasin 4, which features local talent rock and indie bands in a small converted warehouse. Brussels is a jazz loving city; single guys should check out Archiduc, an art Deco setting complete with celebrities, cocktails, and a fanatical fan base open til 4 am.
Aside from site-seeing, art galleries and museums, single guys in Brussels can also check out the red light district. Night clubs stay open late and gay-oriented men should head to the areas surrounding the Grande Place.