Pop-up bars & aperitif events

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!

  • Monday

  • Pretentious Mondays

    When: Afterwork every other Monday, from May to the end of September
    Where: Cospaia, Rue Capitaine Crespel 1, 1000 Brussels
    What: Start your week in style at the most beautiful rooftop terrace in Brussels. Offering a breathtaking view, casual elegance, and a great atmosphere in uptown Brussels. Lounge music, cocktails, a New York style rooftop terrace.
    Infowww.facebook.com/pretentiousmondays/

  • Tuesday

  • Bar Mardi

    When: Every Tuesday night from mid-June 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.
    Info: www.barmardi.be

  • Wednesday

  • The European Canteen

    When: Every Wednesday from 12:00 to 20:00
    Where: Place Jean Rey (in the European neighbourhood)
    What: The European Canteen consists of modular urban furniture that proposes to share a table: for a lunch with friends, a coffee with strangers, a drink with locals. Its goal is to improve the quality of life in public spaces in the European district. Every Wednesday, you can also shop at the European Canteen Market. European quality products will be proposed by market gardeners and local distribution merchants. You will find bread, veggies, cheese and meat & sausage products, but also French, Portuguese and English specialties. This micro-market will take place every Wednesday from noon till 8pm. That’s not all, this year there’s a ‘European Theater’ at the Maelbeek Valley in the Leopold Park that you can rent with friends. 
    Info: http://europeancanteen.be

  • 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.

  • Thursday

  • Là-Haut Viage

    When: Every Thursday from 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!
    Info: www.viage.be

  • Frunch Afterwork

    When: 14/06, 12/07, 30/08 from 4.30pm to 10pm 
    Where: At the courtyard of BIP (Brussels Info Place), Rue Royale 2-4 Koningsstraat , 1000 Brussels
    What: For the 5th season of Frunch, and a preview of eat! BRUSSELS drink! BORDEAUX 2018, both events are launching their after work. The concept? One Thursday per month, a chef from this year's edition of eat! BRUSSELS drink! BORDEAUX will present a signature dish aboard one of Frunch's food trucks. All accompanied by a DJ set and a relaxing terrace in the heart of Brussels.
    Info: www.frunch.brussels

  • Friday

  • Frunch Afterwork

    When: Every Friday 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.
    Info: www.frunch.brussels

  • Jettestream 5ème édition (Apéros Jettois)

    When: Every Friday from 25/05 to 27/07 and from 24/08 to 07/09 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!
    Info: www.facebook.com/JetteStream

  • Les apéros des Ecuries Van de tram

    When: Every Friday from 17:30 to 22:30
    Where: 95, Rue Rubens, 1030 Schaerbeek
    What: Every Friday, Les Ecuries van de Tram Welcomes you for a cosy chat & drink in a friendly atmosphere. There’s a small market with excellent products from local farms and live-concerts. 
    Info: www.facebook.com/LesAperosDuParcJosaphat

  • Sunday

  • ON. Afternoon

    When: On Sundays from 14:00 to 22:00 at from 14:00 till 22:00
    Where: Parckfarm, Tour &Taxis
    What: ON. Afternoon is a series of free open-air electronic music parties that will take place throughout the summer in the green landscape of the Parckfarm Tour & Taxis. Alongside the resident DJ's, they host some of the finest artists of the Belgian house music and techno scene coupled with some artistic activities (live painting, T-shirt printing...). Parckfarm, in collaboration with local organisations and the neighbourhood, will also offer associated cultural and culinary activities.
    Info: www.facebook.com/on.brussels/

  • Piknik Brussels

    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.
    Info: www.facebook.com/PiKniKBrussels

  • Brüxsel Jardin

    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!
    Info: www.facebook.com/BruxselJardin

  • Weekend

  • Pop Up the Jam: Happiness edition # 1

    When: 01/06 > 03/06
    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.
    Info: https://mad.brussels/fr/agenda/pop-jam

  • 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.
    Info: www.facebook.com/auborddeleau1020

  • Everyday

  • Coucou Brussels

    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.
    Info: www.coucou.brussels

  • Bruxelles Les Bains

    When: Every day from 06/07 till 12/08. Closed on Monday. Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11:00 till 22:00, open on Friday & Saturday from 11:00 till 23:00
    Where: Quai des Péniches – Akenkaai, 1000 Brussels
    What: For the occasion, the surroundings of Place Sainctelette are transformed into a giant oasis inviting children and adults alike to take part in various activities: doze in the sun, dance, indulge in creative games, do or discover sports, watch an outdoor movie on a giant screen, enjoy an ice cream or an aperitif on a deckchair, discover an original dish, etc.
    Info: www.bruxelleslesbains.be

  • 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.
    Info: www.facebook.com/lavalleebxl

  • La Terrasse O2 (ex- « La terrasse de l’Hippodrome »)

    When: Every day 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!
    Info: www.la-terrasse.be

  • Bar Eliza

    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.
    Info: www.facebook.be/bareliza

  • 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.
    Info: www.guinguettesbarc.be

  • 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.
    Info: www.facebook.com/woodpeckerbxl

  • Woodpecker Brussels Par

    When: Every day from 09:00 to 22:00
    Where: Park of Brussels (in front of the Royal Palace)
    WhatThis one is all about disco brunches, park life, cocktails and beers, special coffees and after works parties with live band concerts on occasions. 
    Info: www.facebook.com/guinguetteroyale

  • Tandem

    When: until 14/07, every day except Monday
    Where: Centre Communautaire Maritime in Molenbeek
    What: TANDEM is a bicycle café project (drinks, food, accessories and bike atelier). Tandem is about openness, cosiness, bicycles and good food. Be welcome !
    Infowww.facebook.com/Tandemfietscafevelo

  • The Bay

    When
    Where: Quai des Péniches – Akenkaai, 1000 Brussels
    What
    Infowww.facebook.com/pg/archipelbrussels

  • 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. 
    Info: www.facebook.com/BOZARbrussels 

  • Perché

    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.
    Info: www.facebook.com/JamHotelBrussels

  • 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.
    Info: www.facebook.com/theparktobe

  • 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.
    Info: www.facebook.com/playlabelrooftop

  • Fancy Footwork

    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
    Info: www.facebook.com/fancyfootworkbrussels

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