Gay Bars in Brussels

Monday 05:00 – 09:00/10:00; Tuesday, Wednesday 21:00 – 02:00; Thursday 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 05:00
Gay-friendly bar, Monday morning with small Flash after-party.
@ 45 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Thursday 20:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 20:00 – 04:00
Small gay-friendly cabaret bar with burlesque (and ›boylesque‹) shows.
Mixed clientele.
@ 53 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Daily from 11:00 (except Tuesday)
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 23:00
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)

Tuesday-Sunday 16:00 – 03:00 (in summer daily)
Small bar, cosy atmosphere, rather mature clientele.
@ 40 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Daily 16:00 – 03:00
Small gay cafe-bar, right around the corner of the bar Le Detour.
@ 5 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Daily 18:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday till 02:30
Big gay-friendly bar with drag shows and karaoke.
Mixed clientele.
@ 52 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

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

Wednesday, Thursday 17:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 17:00 – 03:00; Sunday 17:00 – 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)

Daily from 18:00 (except Thursday)
Small gay bar with a mixed and rather young clientele.
@ 57 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Tuesday-Sunday from 17:00
Friendly, cosy bar in Brussels' gay street.
@ 27 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

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)