Pride month is almost over, so we’d better seize the last days to celebrate as much as we can!
Today, we would like to talk about four gay bars (although in general, all LGBT friendly) in Brussels’ city centre. They are worth a visit, when wandering around the city for a drink on the weekend!
Chez Maman is an eccentric nigh club in the heart of the city centre. It is famous for its great drag queen shows and for the nice atmosphere it has! It is a great local to dance the night off, meet new people and have quite a lot of fun! It is small and usually people start crowding the place from midnight on (a plus: no entry fee), but if you’re able to get in before it gets packed, you’ll be able to enjoy a great show and dance on your favorite pop songs!
Very small bar in the very famous Rue du Marché au Charbon. It is the ideal for sipping a beer with friends and meeting new people from around the world (a characteristic of Brussels itself, I know, but in this bar can bring it to another level). The inside is well decorated, colorful and nice, but it’s pretty small, therefore people usually hang on the outside. Worth a visit (especially if you’re looking for bears)!
A nice bar with a big terrace is waiting for you! Fontainas is ideal both in the afternoon or in the evening: it is a cool and relaxed bar, ideal for reading or taking a break in a sunny afternoon, or for a drink in good company in the evening. The music is nice and always suits the moment: lounge and relaxed in the afternoon and more pop and rock in the evening. It is a multicultural and vibrant environment, that suits any moment of the day and any mood you may be into!
Right next to Le Baroque there is Rainbow house, an LGBTQI association that promotes several and interesting events linked to the community. It offers information on the night life, on rights, campaigns, and opportunities in the city; it has a bar (open rom Tuesday to Thursday from 6.30 pm to 10 pm, from Friday to Saturday from 6.30 pm to midnight, on Sunday from 3 pm to 7 pm), and it organizes events. A useful point of reference if you’re looking for a drink, for meeting new people or if you are interested in the LGBTQI community and would like to have more info on that!