AUTONOMIE Art'S BruXseL
Spanning 4000m² and boasting 80 different spaces, Autonomie Art'S BruXseL is a new, large-scale art centre in Anderlecht. The foundation behind the new centre is exhibiting a private collection that can be visited free of charge. Various disciplines can be enjoyed at the centre, from visual art to music and dance.
This new type of shop, located in the centre of Brussels, offers pinball machines, arcade games, mods, customised and personalised terminals for sale and rent for events, fairs, exhibitions and private businesses, as well as providing repair and restoration services. It’s ideal for business owners who are looking to add a gaming area to their establishment.
On 1 September, Imagine Belgium launched Flybox, a brand new immersive experience just a stone's throw from the Grand-Place. There is also a shop selling quality Belgian products. An educational offer is available for school groups, as well as for families with children. By 2021, visitors will enjoy a 60-minute tourist attraction combining virtual reality, 360° projections, mapping and 4D. A brand new attraction for Brussels!
The Wokr17 offers a new concept combining offices, a creative space, guest rooms, a test kitchen, meeting rooms, a gourmet coffee shop, a wine cellar and a country garden. It’s a one-of-a-kind complete co-working space in Brussels!
This trendy beer bar by place Sainte-Catherine is a celebration of local Belgian produce and, more particularly, the craft beer of Aywiers Abbey. An abbey that, for more than 600 years, contained a brewery for the trade and personal consumption of the nuns, all under the watchful eye of St. Lutgarde, the patron saint of Flanders.
This new Syrian restaurant, located in Schaerbeek, offers mezze, grilled dishes and traditional family recipes, all in a warm and festive atmosphere.
This restaurant, nestled in the heart of Brussels, offers à la carte fusion-style dishes inspired by world cuisine. Expect a surprising mix of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Asian flavours.
Yababa is a restaurant offering a modern take on home cooking inspired by traditional Middle Eastern dishes. Their speciality is black pita with activated carbon, a daring new take that seems to have won over many locals.
Nom Pow offers a new original concept: tapas inspired by Asian street food, made for sharing. On the menu you will find Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese specialities. There's something to delight every palate!
La Pizza e bella
This traditional Neapolitan pizzeria was voted fifth best pizzeria in Europe and best pizzeria in Belgium in 2020. It is their exquisite products from small producers in Campania and their love of tradition that has earned this restaurant its reputation.
Cafe Tiera is a small, new generation café that offers original drinks and healthy, organic alternatives. On the menu are homemade pastries, as well as quiches, salads, sandwiches and quality coffee. It’s perfect for a long and healthy break.
In the middle of the trendy Dansaert district, this restaurant offers a wide variety of Hawaiian, Portuguese and Asian-inspired poke bowls. The products are fresh, high-quality, local and offer exceptional value for money (€13 for a full lunch).
Frietcafé Fernand Cocq
In September, a new concept was born in Brussels: a café/chip shop reminiscent of the traditional Belgian fritkots. What makes this place so special? It offers only fried aperitifs, celebrating traditional Belgian starters made to be shared between several people. It’s perfect for a catch up with friends.
Still in Ixelles, but this time by place Eugène Flagey, discover the BAP&DAK Korean food bar. Although only open for a month, this spot has already got tongues wagging. Bibimbaps, a Korean speciality made with rice, beef, chicken or tofu (vegetarian version), stir-fried vegetables and a fried egg, is a novelty for the Brussels gastronomy scene. In addition, the selection of bottled and draught beers pays homage to our home-grown breweries, including local beers from Brasserie de la Senne, Brussels Beer Project, l’Ermitage and Brasserie Surréaliste.
The Brussels pedestrian zone is welcoming a newcomer: Patatak. This traditional chip shop had already opened its first establishment on the Parvis de Saint-Gilles, winning the hearts of many Brussels residents. A Belgian potato cooked in traditional beef fat or vegetable oil, homemade sauces, croquettes, local produce, vegetarian and vegan alternatives... There's something for everyone!
Saint Martin Bookshop
The Saint-Martin Bookshop has recently taken up residence in the corner building where designer Martin Margiela's shop was located for seventeen years. The manager is Stéphane Aisinber. He’s a familiar face from the nearby "Seymour Kassel Records", the arty record store offering rare vinyl records. In his bookshop you will find equally special and rare art books, as well as books by artists.