Gay Bars in Brussels

Wednesday, Thursday 20:00 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday 21:00 – 05:00; Sunday 20:00 – 01:00
LGBT-friendly bar with Karaoke nights in the center of Brussels.
@ 45 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Thursday-Saturday 20:00 – 02:00
Small gay-friendly cabaret bar with burlesque (and ›boylesque‹) shows.
Mixed clientele.
Admission: from 10 €
@ 53 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Thursday-Monday from 15:00
With small street terrace. Irish and Belgian beers.
Wolves & otters welcome.
@ 94 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Anneessens, Bourse

Friday, Saturday from 21:30
Music bar and drag shows. Not at all old-fashioned or tacky, but with a fresh and brisk atmosphere.
The clientele is rather mixed and quite young during the first 2-3 hours while later it becomes more gay.
Admission: 10-20 €, incl. 5-10 € for drinks
@ 7 Rue des Grands Carmes (Lievevrouwbroersstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Tuesday-Sunday 17:00 – 23:00/24:00
Small bar, cosy atmosphere, rather mature clientele.
@ 40 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Monday, Tuesday 19:00 – 24:00; Wednesday, Thursday 19:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 19:00 – 06:00; Sunday 19:00 – 03:00
New big cocktail bar with Indian decor, drag shows and karaoke.
Mixed clientele.
@ 52 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Monday-Saturday 17:00 – 23:00/24:00
Small gay cafe-bar in the center of Brussels.
@ 5 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Daily except Tuesday from 16:00
Rustic gay bar in the center of Brussels. Bear-friendly.
@ 44 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Wednesday, Thursday 18:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 18:00 – 03:00; Sunday 18:00 – 01:00
Probably the busiest gay bar in Brussels. At the weekend with live DJs.
›A classic, and definitely a pre-club must, le Belgica has always managed to keep up with the trends and the right music.‹ (Time Out, 2001)
›Started in the mid-eighties as a kitsch alternative to the upmarked style beloved of that period, its down-and-out décor has made it an institution.‹ (The Bulletin, 1994)
@ 32 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Tuesday-Thursday 17:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 17:00 – 03:00; Sunday 17:00 – 01:00; in summer from 16:00
Friendly, cosy bar in Brussels' gay street.
@ 27 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Daily except Wednesday 14:00 – 23:00
Rustic bar close to the Grand Place (Grote Markt) and the oldest gay bar in Brussels. Mainly forty-something, fun-loving clientele.
@ 2A Petite Rue au Beurre (Korte Boterstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Tuesday-Thursday 16:00 – 24:00+; Friday, Saturday 16:00 – 04:00; Sunday 16:00 – 24:00+
New queer inclusive bar in the center of Brussels.
@ Plattesteen 18/20
Brussels 1000

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 14:00 – 02:00; Friday-Sunday 14:00 – 04:00
New gay bar in the center of Brussels, close to Grand Place.
@ 10 Petite Rue au Beurre (Korte Boterstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)