Summer in Brussels, what a delight! The city is packed full of outdoor events with aperitifs, garden parties, festivals in parks and in surprising locations and rooftop dj sets, where you can enjoy delicious bites to eat and a cocktail or two.
All you have to do is pick, check the weather forecast and the facebook page of the popup bar or other open-air festivities and you’re away!
When: Every Tuesday night from mid-June (12/06) till mid-September
Where: Place to be announced
What: Thé Tuesday after work concept in Brussels. That’s right, Brussel is even bustling on a Tuesday eve. Networking. Entertainment. Music. Nice people. These are Bar Mardi's core 4.
Le marché de la place Châtelain
When: On Wednesday from 2pm to 7pm, all year round
Where: Place du Châtelain Kasteleinsplein, 1050 Brussels
What: The Châtelain markets are open during the afternoon and early evening on Wednesday nights. This is where some of the after-work crowds of Brussels come for their apéro (aperitif) on Wednesday nights at the bars that surround the square. At this market you will find more fresh delicacies, meats, cheeses and flowers.
When: Every Thursday from 23/05, 5 pm till 1 am
Where: 7th floor of Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE
What: Come up and see... Looking for great cocktails, change of scenery, and a breath-taking view of the centre of Brussels? Come and discover the secret garden called “Là-haut VIAGE”! THE place to be for an after work. An exclusive location in a green setting, an impressive view and trendy people!
When: Every Friday from 17/05 till the end of August from 12:00 to 2.30pm
Where: At the courtyard of BIP (Brussels Info Place), Rue Royale 2-4 Koningsstraat , 1000 Brussels
What: The Upper Town of Brussels will have another nice and cosy lunch spot right through until the end of August. Every week, Frunch (FRiday – lUNCH) is proud to present 3 food trucks, live music, a bar and a fantastic place to chill at on the courtyard of the BIP, overlooking the Place Royale in the centre of Brussels.
Jettestream (Apéros Jettois)
When: Every Friday from 14/06 to 27/09 from 17:00 to 23:00
Where: Place Cardinal Mercier, 1090 Jette
What: Sixth edition of this major event in the north of Brussels. Music, a friendly and festive aperitif on the Place Cardinal Mercier. This year, the diversity and musical quality, varied menu and foodtrucks will again part of this. A good opportunity to start the weekend, to discover Jette and its surroundings, to share a drink with friends, colleagues or families, and bathe every Friday in a different musical atmosphere ... See you there!
When: On Sundays from 14:00 to 22:00 from June till the end of August
Where: In different parks in Brussels
What: The Piknik events wish to create a relaxed atmosphere, positive and communicative vibes as well to offer great music. For the young or the young at heart, for couples and singles, for bankers and artists - Piknik is an event for everybody. We invite you to come together and to spend a joyful day with respect for each other.
When: One Sunday per month, from 12:00 to (usually) 23:00
Where: different venues
What: Once again, Brüxsel Jardin is delighted to announce its new open air season, bringing the best of electronic music, alternative venues and exquisite food. One more time, some of the most talented international electronic music talents will be introduced to you, as well as our new local heroes. Our gigs are 100% handmade and taken care of by a group of friends that keeps on growing. Indeed, we enjoy breathing fresh air as our required dose of electronic music flows through our ears!
Pop Up the Jam: Happiness edition
Where: Jam Hotel
What: A summer fair dedicated to the happiness of living, all rooms of the hotel will be taken over by creators ranging from yoga to contemporary art, and travel, to food and music.
Au bord de l'eau - ObdlO
When: until 26/08, every Friday & Saturday from 17:00 to 22:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 20:00
Where: Laeken Bridge (crossing Rue Marie-Christine and Rue Claessens)
What: A lawn to play? Meet with hospitable people around you? Free BBQ in a public space? Summer bar? With a breathtaking view of Brussels, feet in the water? You may know this place in the shadow of the Constantin Meunier Work Monument: Au Bord de L’Eau.
When & where: Every day at the Atomium, Place Poelaert, the Mont des Arts, Central station, the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, and Flagey
What: Dreaming of a fresh drink, in a beach chair in the sun, while enjoying music, look no further! The Tourist Info points are open every day of the summer in every corner of the city. You will find an information panel, local tips, as well as a musical programme and activities for all ages. Share a relaxing moment with Brussels locals in the most mythical neighbourhoods of the capital.
LaVallée Pop Up Bar
When: whole summer
Where: Rue Adolphe Lavallée 39 Adolphe lavalleestraat, 1080 Molenbeek
What: Creative hotspot and artlab La Vallée is organising summer its own Pop Up Bar throughout the summer! Exhibitions, aperos, open-air cinemas, BBQ, workshops, concerts and of course parties will be at the heart of LaVallée. The concept? To create a warm place to gather and to connect with people and the city, a place carrying creative energies.
La Terrasse O2 (ex- « La terrasse de l’Hippodrome »)
When: Every day from 17/05 until 20 July, from 12:00 to 24:00
Where: Chaussée de la Hulpe 51-53 Terhulpsesteenweg, 1180 Uccle/Ukkel
What: A breath of oxygen is coming this summer! Come and enjoy a glass of bubbles under the palm tree, dinner next to the swimming pool and long hot summer nights!
When: July & August, every day from noon until sunset
Where: in the Elisabeth Park, near Simonis metro station
What: During summer holidays, Bar Eliza is altogether showplace for young artists, urban farm, mobile kitchen, cinema and concert hall, chill-out pot for athletes, and urban refuge for children and youngsters. On Thursdays, we invite you for drinks and live music, on Saturdays for yoga, on Sundays for DJs and workshops for children.
Kiosques/ Cantines dans 5 parks
When : June > September 7/7, from 11:00 to 22:00
Where: 'Emile' at Duden Park, 'Maurice' at Cinquantenaire, 'Fabiola' at Park Roi Baudouin, 'Gisèle' at Abbaye de la Cambre and 'Henri' Park Georges Henri
What: Convivial meeting places where people can meet, make sense, and connect: Yoga, tai chi, children workshops, watercolor, concerts, puppets, shows, tango … Local, organic and seasonal products will be available.
Summer Bar Woodpecker
When: 7/7, Monday to Friday from 10:00 till 18:00 and a bit later on weekends
Where: Bois de la Cambre – Terkamerenbos, Carrefour des Attelages 1 Gespanhoek - 1000 Brussels
What: The Woodpecker is the freshly-opened kiosk located in the heart of the Bois de la Cambre. In a laidback and bucolic atmosphere, The Woodpecker has a lot to offer: salads, wraps, healthy juices, refreshing beers and cocktails! You will also find some jazzmen or activities for kids on weekends.
Woodpecker Brussels Par
When: Every day from 09:00 to 22:00
Where: Park of Brussels (in front of the Royal Palace)
What: This one is all about disco brunches, park life, cocktails and beers, special coffees and after works parties with live band concerts on occasions.
BOZAR Open air
When: 26/06 till 30/09 Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 to 20:00, Thursday until 22:00, depending on the weather
Where: next to BOZAR - Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
What: The walls can’t keep the beats inside any longer. Throughout the summer BOZAR welcomes a pop-up summer bar with a circus tent and a non-stop flow of activities on Place Baron Horta, right outside.
When: 7/7 from 12:00 to 00:00
Where: The rooftop bar of the Jam Hotel - Chaussée de Charleroi 132, 1060 Brussels
What: The rooftop bar of the JAM Hotel is getting a new look, just in time for the sun's return. After dancing, swimming, and gardening Brussels, the organisers plunge into a colourful universe, with a cosy atmosphere. Great menu & cocktails, a breath-taking view, awesome design by Lionel Jadot.
The park to be
When: whole summer on weekdays after work / during weekends in the afternoon
Where: Josaphat park
What: Discovery & exchange - free workshops such as yoga, lindy hop, Zumba, paella cooking, musical awakenings, bubble foot, painting etc.
Secret Rooftop Bar by Warwick
When: from 24/05 to 14/09 from Tuesday until Saturday, from 5pm until 11 pm
Where: hotel Warwick Brussels
What: Champagne, cocktails, summer drinks, concerts and snacks will be offered on the Secret Rooftop Bar of hotel Warwick Brussels, with a splendid view on the famous Grand Place!
According to the weather
Play Label Rooftop/ Music * Sun * Drinks
When: On weekdays from 5pm to 10pm, when the weather allows
Where: On the rooftop of the Crosly Bowling - bd de l'Empereur / Keizerslaan 1000 Brussels
What: Brussels' first and long-awaited trendy rooftop and proven top spot when it comes to mixing a selection of the finest local and international electronic music with fantastic city views, hours of bright sunshine and tasty thirst-killing drinks! Add an eclectic and fashionable crowd to this fabulous destination and there you have the perfect cocktail for this summer season. Check out the Facebook page for updated information and download the official app 'Play Label Rooftop' on the Apple store and Android.
When: Check the facebook page
Where: check the facebook page
What: Disco, funk and house parties with Belgium's finest DJs and selectors. Usually takes place on Mont des Arts or at other picturesque locations in Brussels