Do a pub crawl in Antwerp

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Belgium & beer. That's a combination that works, with around 1100 beer brands no country does it better. And where else than in magical Antwerp to start a pub crawl to taste them? We crossed it of our bucket list and we loved it!

We selected 9 Pubs for an ultimate pub crawl in Antwerp

1. De Muze

One of our favorites! A nice bar where many different sorts of people meet. That's what we love most about this place. Most nights they have a band playing and the vibe is amazing.

Melkmarkt 15 | Antwerp

2. Korsakov

Korsakov is a popular bar on the corner of one of the liveliest squares in Antwerp, the Mechelseplein. There are weekly live performances with well-known and starting artists. The living room-like vibe on the ground floor invites for a Belgian beer and long conversations and the space above gives plenty of reasons to dance during the weekend. The music, the cheerful audience, the humor of the bartenders and the 1950s interior make Korsakov an amazing place.

Sint-Jorispoort 1 | Antwerp

3. Café Beveren

Café Beveren is one of the pubs on the top of many travel guides. It is the typical starting place for many bachelor parties so be aware.

Vlasmarkt 2 | Antwerp

4.  Café Chatleroi

Be sure to make it to café Chatleroi when you are in Antwerp for a day. A wonderful brown cafe with a retro-bohemian character. Old-fashioned lounge chairs, vintage lamps and a large Chesterfield couch in the middle invite for an evening drink until the late hours. The audience consists of anything and everything. Located in a trendy neighborhood, Chatleroi is a good starting point (or end point) for a memorable evening.

Graaf van Hoornestraat 2 | Antwerp

5. De Duifkens

Here you drink a Bolleke! De Duifkens is perhaps one of the best-preserved brown cafés in the City. It is always pleasantly busy. You talk to both a politician and someone working on the docks. There is a terrace along the square, between the two theaters.

Graanmarkt 5 | Antwerp

6. Den Billenkletser

The small cafe Den Billenkletser is located in the cozy Hoogstraat, near the cathedral and the Grote Markt. This little brown pub has a lot of different beers on the menu. During summer they have a nice terrace.

Hoogstraat 22 | Antwerp

7. Scaldis

Scaldis is another one of those cozy brown cafés in Antwerp. The cafe opened its doors for the first time at the end of the Second World War. Tens years later, the daughter took over the pub from her parents. José is still behind the counter now! Please note that this pub is only open a few days a week. Anyone who can play the piano will certainly enjoy themselves here.

Cadixstraat 1 | Antwerp

8. Cafe d'anvers

For wild nights and dancing until the early hours you are at the right place at café d’Anvers. The club is located in a 16th-century church in the red light district and is the entertainment spot in Antwerp where you can sin until the early hours. This legendary club should certainly not be missing during a weekend in Antwerp.

Verversrui 15 | Antwerp

9. De Rui

Cafe De Rui has no closing time. Here you come when the rest of Antwerp is sleeping. On Sundays, after the Bird Market it can be super busy. ants are on holiday in July and August.

Oudevaartplaats 60 | Antwerp

When to visit

You can visit Antwerp year round however May through September is the best time to go to Antwerp. Late spring is recommended for its long days and pleasant weather. Summer is also a good time to visit Antwerp, as most inhabit. Click here for the average weather in Antwerp. 

Where to stay?

B&B Baz is located next to a 600 hectare nature reserve and is still close to Antwerp. What a fantastic place! You can reach the center of Antwerp via a water taxi in 15 minutes. The B&B lets their guests feel that they have respect for nature and sustainability. The ideal place to wake up and relax after a few Belgium Beers.

If you are more on a budget you could have a look on the map below:


This article was last updated on June 17, 2020.