Parties in Brussels

Knowing which are the coolest venues in Brussels is not enough to experience its nightlife. Some venues are the "place to be' on some specific nights of the week, but not in other nights. If you show up the "wrong" night, you will not understand why all your friends where so enthusiastic about it!

A lot of people are crazy in love with some parties but can not tell you where and when the next one will be held. Some of the parties are organised every week or every month in the same location, some others are held only one or two times a year, or depends on the motivation of the crew...

Fortunately there's a sesame which will open you the doors of the nicest events in the city : the name of the parties is the first step to an extraordinary nightlife in the Capital...

  • Weekly

    • In 80’s We Trust

    When: Every Wednesday
    Where: Madame Moustache
    What: Remember the days when dancing was a religion... children of the 80's here we come! (free entrance)
    Web : http://www.madamemoustache.be/in-80s-we-trust/

    • Lyndi Hop

    When: every Wednesday (from 8 till 11 pm)
    Where: Madame Moustache
    What: Lindy Hop dance evenings, organized by 2 Brussels dance schools. With live jazz music from the twenties by the Dixie Ramblers (New Orleans/BE-Jazz)! (free entrance)
    Web: http://www.madamemoustache.be

  • Monthly

    • At Seven

    When: every second Thursday
    Where: Mirano continental
    What: parties for the international community of Brussels
    Web: www.atseven.eu

    • Boochie

    What: Groove music party from funky to disco, jazz, italo, soul, house, techno, bass, jungle or afrobeat
    Where: Bonnefooi
    When: once a month
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/bonnefooi

    • La Demence

    Where: Fuse - Rue Blaes 208 Blaesstraat - 1000 Brussels
    What: The Belgian's gayest, most popular and very international monthly party.
    Web: www.lademence.com

    • Drum Room

    What: A drum party with a whole concept from decoration to music and live acts
    Where: check their FB page
    When: once a month usually
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/drumroomevent

    • Flirt

    When: once a month
    Where: Club la Vilaine
    What: "Journey from Paradise Garage to the Warehouse"
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/pages/F-L-I-R-T

    • Fly

    What: Within the new fashionable club, Bloody Louis, every second Sundays of the month, come to fly away with Fly parties. Famous DJ’s make you vibrate till the morning and plunges you into a completely crazy universe!
    Web: www.facebook.com/flygayparty

    • Libertine Supersport

    When: one Friday per month
    Where: Wild Gallery
    What: "Because We Never Sleep on Friday Night We Dream" Electro party in one of the most trendy place of Brussels
    Web: http://www.libertinesupersport.be

    • Groovalicious

    What: Groovalicious is a party concept dedicated to urban roots & global grooves.
    Where: la Tricoterie
    When: monthly
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/groovalicious.nites

    • Just a night

    When: Once a month
    Where: Several places "Best places of Brussels" (Hotel Barsey, Parc Savoy, Cospaia)
    What: "Glamour" Exclusive event focusing on the place and people with mainstream music
    Web: http://www.justanight.net

    • Lowup

    What: A collective of bass addicts with a music label, a weekly radioshow and parties
    Where: check the event’s information
    When: once a month
    Web: http://www.lowup.be

    • Strictly Niceness

    When: Monthly, Every First Saturday
    Where: La Bodega, 30 rue de Birmingham - 1080 Brussels
    What: "Expect Timeless Classics and Discoveries in Funk, Soul and Beyond" Funky parties for dancing and smiling people
    Web: http://strictlyniceness.com

    • The Twist

    When: once a month
    Where: Madame Moustache
    What: black music from the 50s, 60s and 70s : heavy rhythm&blues, superswinging rock&roll, fingersnapping jazz, stomping soul, hardhitting funk and more hybrid tunes that will bug you out.
    Web: http://www.madamemoustache.be

  • Quaterly

    • Acidulez

    When: Trimestrial
    Where: Club la Vilaine
    What: A crazy clubby blue-lit party with a touch of gothic and a musical mix of Chicago House, hardcore and new beat, full of energy and sensuality.
    Web: www.clublavilaine.be

    • Actionnaires

    When: Every two or three months Where: Different venues
    What: Presentation of a talent scout (a magazine, blog or social network) related to the musical sphere through the artists that it defends
    Web: http://www.nouvelanbelge.com/actionnaires_v2

    • Afro Heat

    When: Several times a year Where: Different location
    What: African Funk from the 70's
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/afroheat

    • Antitapas

    When: Several times a year
    Where: Brussels Event Brewery
    What: "El derecho de ser felices" ("The right to be happy") Spanish-Italian style parties, with concerts and DJ's bringing together Belgian, Expat community and Erasmus Students
    Web: http://www.antitapas.org

    • Black Out

    What: New trendy gay party by the Catclub team. 90s inspirated music and an international live show.
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/BlackOutBrussels

    • Brüxsel Jardin

    When: Several times a year
    Where: Different venues
    What: Lovely and trendy parties in Brüxsel, for young and old who love electronic music in cosy surroundings, with respect and love for the environment and the people. Brüxsel Jardin is about bringing a feel of nature back in the city and having people discover beautiful neighborhoods and urban places they like, on the tunes they like.
    Web: http://bruxseljardin.com

    • Catclub

    When: Depending on the agenda
    Where: Different venues
    What: Electro parties bringing a lesbian/lesbian friendly public and people working in the artistic and creative industry
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/CatclubBrussels

    • Club New Wave

    When: Several times a year
    Where: La Bodega
    What: "Fully dedicated to new wave, cold wave, minimal electro, 80's music and synth pop"
    Web: http://www.club-new-wave.be

    • Dansez-vous Français ?

    When: Several times a year
    Where: Different venues
    What: A monthly night of retro camp francophilia.
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dansez-Vous-francais

    • Elektro Magnetic

    What: Brussels based Psytrance Party Organisation with a whole concept from music to deco and VJ’s
    Where: Different venues
    When: Check the agenda, several times a year
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/elektromagnetikrec

    • FamilieTrek

    When: Several times a year Where : Different private venues
    What: Private parties in privates venues, limited capacity, inviting Electro DJs
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/familietrek

    • Folies bourgeoises

    When: 3-4 times per year
    Where: different venues
    What: Folies Bourgeoises
    Web: http://www.foliesbourgeoises.com

    • Fondation Sonore

    What: Fondation Sonore is a Belgium based record label and outpost for hard techno and industrial music events.
    Where: Different venues
    When: Several times a year
    Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Fondation-Sonore

    • Holger Tracks

    When: Several times a year
    Where: Different venues
    What: Draining sweat from Brussels' underbelly since 2011. Musical omnivores throwing parties with any music that tickles their fancy.
    Web: http://holgertracks.com

    • Leftorium

    When: Several times a year
    Where: Bazaar
    What: Leftorium’s purpose is to ignore the boundaries of genre classifications within 4/4 dance music. Their parties always display a coherent and non-purist mix of cool & modern dance music with an edge and a special Leftorium twist, designed for a mature clubbing audience, to keep the vibe fresh and exclusive.
    Web: http://www.leftorium.be

    • Les Bals

    When: Several times a year
    Where: Different venues
    What: recent vintage with a twist
    Web: www.lesbals.com

    • Lessizmore

    When: Depending on the agenda
    Where: Fuse
    What: "Quality Techno parties across Europe"
    Web: http://www.lessizmore.com

    • Los Niños

    When: 3 times a year
    Where: Different venues
    What: Alternative party with a good vibe.
    Web: www.losninos.be

    • Last Days of

    What: a visual art and music party popular in the LGBT Community
    Where: Different venues
    When: Several times a year
    Web: www.facebook.com/LASTDAYSOF

    • Index

    What: Electronic music parties
    Where: check the agenda
    When: check agenda
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/Index.night

    • Kick Back

    When: every 2 months
    Where: Recyclart and other venues
    What : Kick Back is a young collective from Brussels created in 2013. Its purpose is to promote electronic music in its most alternative and underground forms.
    Web: www.kickback-be.com / www.facebook.com/kickback.be

    • Love Party

    What: After the Dirty Dancing parties adventure - the most legendary parties at the time - the DJ & founder is back with a new concept of electro parties...
    Where: Cercle de Lorraine
    When: check agenda
    Web: www.facebook.com/lovepartybrussels

    • Lukas Parties

    When: See their agenda Where: KultuurKaffee - VUB
    What: Electro parties (organized by students) "The intention of a playdate is to give children time to interact freely in a less structured environment than other planned activities might provide."
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/LukasPlayground

    • Merge Party

    When: Follow their FB page
    Where: underground venues
    What: Underground Arty Party.
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Merge-Bxl

    • Mon Cul Ta Praline

    When: Depending on the agenda
    Where: different venues
    What: Eclectic, unexpected, Lesbian party
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/moncultapraline

    • Open Noise

    What: Brussels collective based on promotion of electronic music associated with arts
    Where: check agenda
    When: check agenda
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/opennoise.be

    • Opus

    When: Several times a year
    Where: Different venues
    What: "The event that pleases your eyes and your ears" - Mix of sounds, images and interactions
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/opusbrussels

    • Romance Moderne

    What: Music label and party concept dedicated to analog sounds.
    Where: Café Central
    When: Check their Facebook page to check if they are throwing a party
    Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Romance-Moderne

    • Subliminal Vibes

    What: Chill, Dub, Lounge, House, Tech-House, Minimal, Techno...
    Where: check the agenda
    When: check the agenda
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/subliminalvibesworld

    • Soul Vibration

    What: Jamaican Music : Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae
    Where: Different venues
    When: Several times a year
    Web: https://www.facebook.com/SoulVibrationBrussels

    • Sysmo

    When: See their agenda, several times a year
    Where: Différents venues
    What: “We play sysmic music. You dance” : 14 percussionst, 1 DJ doing rythmic improvisation
    Web: www.sysmo.be

    • Technoon

    What: A real techno party on a Sunday afternoon with finest DJs
    Where: Salle Rogier
    When: Sunday afternoons according to agenda
    Web: http://technoon.be/

    • Vicuña

    Where: Different venues
    When: Several times a year
    What: Alternative party offering innovative and quality music.
    Web: www.facebook.com/vicunaparty

    • Zukunft

    When: Several times a year
    Where: Different locations
    What: Electro minimalist party with an open-minded public.
    Web: http://www.zkft.be

    • Tropical

    When: every two or three months
    Where: Jour de Fête
    What: Primecut Oldies / Allround Roots / Timeless Grooves
    Web: http://www.funkybompa.com

  • Written by Yelyam.

    Yelyam is a local and she's writing some tips and knowledge about the city in different publications (Spotted by Locals, Cityplug, etc...).
    Every week she's sharing her agenda on on her personal blog, “I’m Not On The Guest List”.

     http://imnotontheguestlist.wordpress.com