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4 Best Summer Bars in Antwerp

After a long year of restrictions and staying indoors, we are really looking forward to an outdoor summer. Good weather means visits to the beach, enjoying the great outdoors and spending much-needed quality time with our friends in terraces and summer bars across Antwerp. Here are a small selection of our favourite summer bars in the city, many of which are a short walk or cycle from PREMIER SUITES Antwerp, your ideal place to stay for business, leisure and family breaks.

Zoomerbar @Zoo Antwerp – 450m, 5 minute walk 

A perfect place for families, friends or an alternative first date, get yourself to ZOO Antwerp and visit the most exclusive summerbar in the city. Located on the Flamingo Square of ZOO Antwerp, you can enjoy a unique lunchtime bite and a refreshing drink in the company of the chattering pink flamingos in Grand Café Flamingo. They serve a range of food and drinks including a fine selection of Belgian beers and a great selection of finger foods from around the world. Spend an afternoon on their lovely terrace enjoying the trendy swing band playing live music at the Kiosk. Grand Café Flamingo is accessible to ticket holders only and is open from 11:30 am until the closing of the park.

Black Smoke Rooftop Bar – 2.2km, 8 mins by bike 

Is there anything more luxurious than a rooftop bar? Black Smoke’s rooftop terrace is the perfect bar to enjoy a sunset or bask in the evening sun when the weather is warm. The summerbar is on the 6th floor of De Koninck’s brewery tower and offers a spectacular and unrivalled view of our beautiful city. Don’t worry about the wind, there are glass barriers around the entire terrace ensuring your comfort and safety. You can dine on a great selection of meals and drinks with options for carnivores, veggies and vegans. Their extensive drinks menu has a selection of beers, wines & spirits but they specialise in bespoke cocktails. Try their special Lynchburg Lemonade for a refreshing taste of summer.

Bocadero Terras Antwerp – 2.7km, 9 mins by bike 

Picture this scene. You’re basking in the hotel Belgian sun, catching up with friends after a year apart, drinking the most delicious cocktail made to your liking and snacking on an extensive menu of freshly prepared dishes. Bocadero is a slice of Saint-Tropez right here at home! Bocadero has one of the largest and most impressive terraces in Antwerp with something for everyone. They have four unique bar/dining spaces – the main bar, the beach bar, The Frieterij and La Cantina with meals to suit all appetites and budgets. Enjoy the sunset on their outdoor terrace when the weather is good and create lasting memories of what promises to be a fantastic summer.

Bar Oost – 3.4km, 11 mins by bike 

Hop on a city bike and cycle a short distance to one of the city’s best summerbars, Bar Oost. On the same site as the Sinksenfoor, one of the largest funfairs in Belgium with over 150 attractions, Bar Oost is a great spot for a bite with friends, catch up drinks or to enjoy the long summer evenings in the open air. They’re always looking for new talent and activities to entertain guests, everything from music to stand up. They have an affordable menu available and a great selection of delicious summer drinks to enjoy all day. The bar opens in July until September, Friday to Sunday from 2pm to midnight.

For an ideal place to stay in the heart of Antwerp, perfectly located to discover the city, visit PREMIER SUITES Antwerp. Our location close to the diamond district and 3 minutes’ walk from the most beautiful station in Europe, is perfect for a business or leisure trip. Our comfortable and spacious apartments offer you the freedom of a home from home with everything you need to truly enjoy your trip.
We’re looking forward to welcoming essential, business and leisure guests for a busy summer in Antwerp. To book your stay, visit our official website for exclusive access to our special offers and lowest rates.


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