8 terraces to try like a local!

8 terraces to try like a local!

Are you looking for a terrace to have a drink in the sun? Here are the most typically "local" spots in Brussels! Panoramic views, rooftops, neighbourhood bars, the capital is brimming with possibilities. 

Do you like to watch passers-by over a drink, play a game of cards and enjoy the sound of background laughter? If so, grab your best sunglasses and head out to one of the capital's terraces! Looking for a place to have a drink in the late afternoon during the summer weeks? In Brussels, you will find somewhere open for an after work drink almost every day of the week.

  • Bar du Matin 

    Don’t be fooled by its name, Bar du Matin is open until the small hours of the morning and organises little typically “Brussels” concerts. Enjoy its beautiful terrace with blue chairs and bright garlands and sample its delicious snacks throughout the day. Make your way there on Sundays to enjoy delicious pancakes! But be careful, don't go too late because they are victims of their own success...  

    Chaussée d’Alsemberg 172, 1190 Forest 

  • La Brasserie de la patinoire 

    The terrace at la Brasserie de la Patinoire is a favourite spot of parents for sunbathing while their children play in the huge playground. Once you've finished your lunch, take the opportunity to take a short digestive walk in the Bois de la Cambre. 

    Chemin du Gymnase 1A, 1000 Brussels

  • Le Grand Central 

    Le Grand Central is one of the biggest bars in Brussels. With its two large terraces, you are spoilt for choice. The one on the first floor offers you a breathtaking view of Leopold Park. Located next to Place Jourdan, Maison Antoine is one of the city's best chip shops that can satidfy all your little cravings.

    Rue Belliard 190, 1040 Etterbeek 

  • Café Belga 

    As soon as the sun returns, the huge terrace of Café Belga is flooded with people. Fully bathed in sunlight, it is perfect for enjoying the sun to the full in a festive atmosphere. The crowd sometimes spreads to the Ixelles ponds. Take the opportunity to rest and walk around them, they are worth a visit.

    Place Eugène Flagey 18, 1050 Ixelles 

  • The rooftop of the Beursschouwburg 

    The dream venue: a place to chill, picnic, have a drink and sometimes enjoy an open-air cinema! Located on the top floor of the Beursschouwburg, this terrace is an inexpensive spot for summer days. Take advantage of your visit to discover a unique and youthful cultural programme.

    Rue Auguste Orts 28, 1000 Brussels

  • Chez Franz 

    Open from 8 am to midnight, Chez Franz is somewhere we could stay all day. Surrounded by typical Brussels houses, it is a neighbourhood bar that's very popular with the locals. Its "home-like" welcome and its charming little terrace make it a must for Sunday brunch.

    Avenue du Haut-Pont 30, 1050 Ixelles 

  • Chez Richard 

    Chez Richard is an authentic little bistro with a Parisian-style bar and a beautiful terrace in the middle of antique dealers in the Sablon district. The public is very diverse: parents, young people, artists and workers regularly visit the site. 

    Rue des Minimes 2, 1000 Brussels 

  • Café Caberdouche  

    Take a relaxing break while visiting Brussels' Royal district. The large terrace of Café Caberdouche is the perfect spot! Whether it's for a drink or food, you'll find something you love. An added bonus: on Sundays you can enjoy a real royal brunch. 

    Place de la Liberté, 8, 1000 Brussels