Gay Bars in Brussels

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Reopened June 2020, daily from 16:00
Gay-friendly bar, Monday morning with small Flash after-party.
@ 45 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Reopened June 2020; terrace Thursday-Sunday from 16:00; show bar Friday, Saturday from 20:00
Small gay-friendly cabaret bar with burlesque (and ›boylesque‹) shows.
Mixed clientele.
@ 53 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Reopened June 2020, daily 13:00 – 01:00
With small street terrace. Irish and Belgian beers.
Wolves & otters welcome.
@ 94 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Anneessens, Bourse

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.
Coat-check and first bar on the upper floor, and from approx. 24:30 also show bar on the ground floor. From approx. 02:00 the show bar is usually packed from wall to wall.
@ 7 Rue des Grands Carmes (Lievevrouwbroersstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Reopened June 2020, daily 14:00 – 01:00
Small bar, cosy atmosphere, rather mature clientele.
@ 40 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Small gay cafe-bar, right around the corner of the bar Le Detour.
@ 5 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Big gay-friendly bar with drag shows and karaoke.
Mixed clientele.
@ 52 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Reopened June 2020, Monday, Wednesday-Sunday 15:00/17:00 – 03:00
Rustic gay bar in the center of Brussels. Bear-friendly.
@ 44 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Reopened July 2020; Wednesday-Sunday
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)

Reopened June 2020, daily 16:00 – 01:00
Small gay bar with a mixed and rather young clientele.
@ 57 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Reopened June 2020; Tuesday-Friday 16:00 – 01:00; Saturday, Sunday 15:00 – 01:00
Friendly, cosy bar in Brussels' gay street.
@ 27 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Reopened June 2020, daily 15:00 – 24:00
Rustic bar close to the Grand Place (Grote Markt) and the oldest gay bar in Brussels. Mainly forty-something, fun-loving clientele.
@ 2A Rue Petite au Beurre (Korte Boterstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)