Patroc Brussels Gay Guide 2019

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Accommodation Tips

easyHotel
Hotel. ***, 55-120 €
Modern budget hotel in the city center of Brussels.
@ 1 Rue d'Argent
Brussels 1000
Boutique Hotel Saint-Géry
Hotel. ***, 70-200 €
Design hotel in the trendy quarter Saint-Géry, surrounded by many small cafés, restaurants and shops. The historic center of Brussels and the gay scene are just a few steps away.
@ Place Saint Gery 29-32
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)
The Dominican
Hotel. ****, from 140 €
Stylish and luxurious hotel by the award-winning architects of FG Stijl.
Located in the very center of Brussels. The historic sights and most gay bars are within walking distance.
@ 9 Rue Léopold (Leopoldstraat)
Brussels 1000

Cafes

Fontainas
Monday, Thursday 10:00 – 01:00; Friday 10:00 – 02:00; Saturday 11:00 – 02:00; Sunday 11:00 – 01:00
Gay-friendly cafe and bar with street terrace.
Popular with a creative, bohemian and trendy clientele.
Kitchen from 12:00 till 22:00.
@ 91 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Anneessens

Tels Quels Café
Currently closed
Cafe and bar of the community and counselling centre for gays and lesbians, Tels Quels.
@ 46/48 Rue Haute (Hoogstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Restaurants

Plattesteen
Daily ~10:00 – 24:00
Gay-friendly brasserie/restaurant with terrace right at the gay Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt).
Lunch is served from 12:00 to 14:45, dinner from 18:00 to 22:00.
@ 41 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Bars & Pubs

Amalgame
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)

Cabaret Mademoiselle
Thursday 20:00 – 01:00; Friday 20:00 – 04:00; Saturday 20:00 – 06:00
Small gay-friendly cabaret bar with burlesque (and ›boylesque‹) shows.
Mixed clientele.
@ 53 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Castro Brussels
Daily from 11:00 (except Wednesday)
With small street terrace. Irish and Belgian beers.
Wolves & otters welcome.
@ 94 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Anneessens, Bourse

Chez Maman
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)

Dolores
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)

l'Homo Erectus – Classicus
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)

La Boule Rouge
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)

Le Baroque
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)

Le Belgica
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)

Le Detour
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)

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

Taverne La Réserve
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)

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Brussels.

Flash @ You Night Club
Sunday from 22:30.
Next party: 8 September 2019
Weekly gay party at the nightclub You in the center of Brussels.
Mixed clientele.
Admission: free before 24:00, afterwards 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ 18 Rue Duquesnoy (Duquesnoystraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Gare Centrale

La Demence @ Fuse

Next party: 27 September 2019, 22:00 – approx. 11:00
Once an insiders' tip, La Demence now belongs to the biggest and best gay parties in Europe. Aside from the locals, you have party people from Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam and even from London and other cities and countries coming to Brussels for this party.
3 levels with 4 bars and 2 big dancefloors.
Irregular dates, usually on a Friday or in the night before a public holiday in Belgium. Next dates: 27 September, 31 October – 3 November, 1 January 2020.
@ 208 Rue Blaes (Blaesstraat)
Brussels 1000

Revelation @ Bazaar

Next party: 28 September 2019, from 22:00
Fetish-friendly gay party with kinky dancers and international guest DJs.
Check here and on the Revelation page for the next dates.
Admission: 20-27 €
@ 63 Rue Capucins (Kapucijnenstraat)
Brussels 1000

Cruising & Fetish

Stammbar
Monday-Thursday 21:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 21:00 – 05:00; Sunday 15:00 – 22:00
Modern gay cruise bar in the center of Brussels.
Mixed ages.
@ 114 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Anneessens

Revelation @ Bazaar

Next party: 28 September 2019, from 22:00
Fetish-friendly gay party with kinky dancers and international guest DJs.
Check here and on the Revelation page for the next dates.
Admission: 20-27 €
@ 63 Rue Capucins (Kapucijnenstraat)
Brussels 1000

Saunas

Macho Sauna
Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 24:00; Friday 12:00 – Sunday 24:00 nonstop
Big sauna on several floors incl. basement and roof terrace.
Close to the gay bars in the center of Brussels.
Mixed ages. Popular especially on Sundays.
Admission: 15-20 €
@ 106 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Anneessens

Sauna La Griffe
Monday, Wednesday-Friday 12:00 – 21:00; Saturday 13:00 – 21:00; Sunday 13:00 – 20:00
Small gay sauna in the center of Brussels. Mainly mature men and admirers.
Admission: 15-18 €
@ 41-43 Rue de Dinant (Dinantstraat)
Brussels 1000

Sauna Oasis
Daily 11:30 – 22:00
Old gay sauna at the edge of the center of Brussels. The wet area is in a good state, but some other parts of the sauna are run down or old-fashioned tacky.
Well frequented, though, by a mainly mature clientele and bears.
Admission: 15-20 €
@ 10 Rue Van Orley (Van Orleystraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Madou, Botanique

 Sauna Club 3000
Gay sex shop, cruising cinema and sauna, close to Gare du Midi.
Endless aisles and staircases across several floors, but only a few small showers, sauna facilities and cabins.
Admission: 15-25 €
@ 9 Boulevard Jamar (Jamarlaan)
Brussels 1060
Train: Gare du Midi; Metro: Lemonnier

Shops

2be
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 11:30 – 19:00; Sunday 14:00 – 18:00
Underwear, beachwear and T-shirts for men.
@ 29 Rue du Lombard (Lombardstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Addikt
Monday, Tuesday 13:00 – 19:00; Wednesday, Thursday 13:00 – 20:00; Friday, Saturday 13:00 – 21:00; Sunday 13:00 – 19:00
New fetish shop in the gay center of Brussels.
Leather, rubber, neoprene etc.
@ 3 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Argos
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 22:00; Sunday 14:00 – 20:00
Gay video rental store and sex shop: toys, fetish gear, condoms and lubricants.
@ 13 Rue des Riches Claires (Rijke Klarenstraat)
Brussels 1000

BorisBoy
Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 20:00; Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 01:00; Sunday 13:00 – 18:00
Small selection of fetish gear, toys etc.
@ 95 Rue du Midi (Zuidstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs), Anneessens

Man2Man
Tuesday-Friday 12:00 – 19:00; Saturday 12:00 – 19:30
@ 11 Rue des Riches Claires (Rijke Klarenstraat)
Brussels 1000

Obsessd by Addikt
Daily 13:00 – 19:00/21:00
New fetish store in the center of Brussels.
@ 95 Rue Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Anneessens

Services

Rainbowhouse (Maison Arc-en-Ciel / Regenbooghuis)
Monday-Friday 10:00 – 18:00
Gay and lesbian information centre and home of various associations and projects.
@ 42 Rue du Marché au Charbon (Kolenmarkt)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)

Tels Quels
Community and counselling centre for French-speaking gays and lesbians.
@ 46/48 Rue Haute (Hoogstraat)
Brussels 1000
Metro: Bourse (Beurs)