Antwerp is a city best known for many things such as fashion, chocolate, beer, and plenty of bars and cafes for you to explore. On each street you pass you more than likely will hear live music from the city’s endless bars. Whether it be after a day of exploring the local attractions or if you are catching up with friends in the area. Read our blog on some of our top bars and cafes for you t enjoy during your trip to Antwerp.
Dogma (1.8KM, 7 Minutes, By Bike)
For those who enjoy a cocktail or two, Dogma
is the place for you. Opened back in 2013, this venue has been voted by the travel magazine Big 7 Travel, one of the 50 best cocktails bars in Europe, and Dogma was highly praised. Located in the heart of Antwerp city center, this bar has such a relaxed atmosphere and friendly team, sit back on their rich brown leather sofa with a cocktail of your choice with the low lighting and exposed brick creating a retro-industrial space.
Cocktails are made with high-end ingredients with signature drinks such as Tall Dragon (gin, cucumber, ginger, honey, and lemon) and Belial’s Nectar (rye whiskey, vermouth, herbal liqueur, chamomile, bitters, and green Duvel foam). A must-visit during your trip to Antwerp!
Jazzcafé de Muze (1.7km Minutes, By Bike)
Music lovers, especially those who adore the jazz genre, must put Jazzcafé
on their list. This café bar is steeped in history as it opened way back in 1964, and caught the attention of the artists’ community for its unique and vintage style. Lots of international artists have performed here such as Ferre Grignard, John Lee Hooker, and Memphis Slim. Every night around 10 pm, jazz bands will come to perform as you unwind with a variety of delicious Belgian beers, whiskey, and scotch to choose from!
Jones & Co (15-minute walk)
Jones & Co
has such a welcoming feel the minute you step foot in their doors. Sit back in their cozy living room seats, with their creaking floors and friendly team, you will feel relaxed and right at home at this venue. There are an array of cocktails for you to choose from here and if you are looking for something different on your trip, the team also offers a fun and tasty workshop based on their signature cocktails. You will feel so comfortable here, you won’t want to leave!
Billie’s Bier Kafetaria (15-Minute Walk)
Billie’s Bier Kafetaria
is a cool, centrally located Antwerp beer house that serves the newest beers and styles while maintaining a large stock of traditional beers and respecting the rich beer history of the area. They have 11 changeable taps, which are sometimes occupied by unique guest beers, and over 200 cans and bottles so you’re sure to find something delicious to suit your taste. If you’re wondering who Billie is, you’re not alone. Billie is the bar’s French bulldog who is the mascot for the bar’s annual beer festival. If you’re lucky you might get to meet him in person.
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