Gay Bars in Brussels

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Gay-friendly bar, Monday morning with small Flash after-party.
@ 45 Rue des Pierres (Steenstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Small gay-friendly cabaret bar with burlesque (and ›boylesque‹) shows.
Mixed clientele.
@ 53 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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)