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

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/748147525306845

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/index.php?lang=fr

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-fran%C3%A7ais-/212459588811011

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/151688788231516

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/info

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: https://www.facebook.com/lovepartyinbrussels

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/1423325017904604

Mon Cul Ta Praline

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

MusicAnd

What: Electronic music party concept
Where: Check their agenda
When: Check the agenda
Web: https://www.facebook.com/musicand.eu

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/136810746407442

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.vicuna.be

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/index.html

Open the Box

When: Four or five times a year
Where: Different venues
What: Creating an intimate and open-minded atmosphere while inviting international guest DJ's - mainly first timers - along local talents. Eclectic blend of electronic dance music.
Web: https://www.facebook.com/opentheboxbrussels

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”.

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