Opened in 1928,
A la Mort Subite is one of the longest continuously opened cafÃ©s of Brussels. Currently the 4th Generation of the Vossen family runs the place and they have made it sure that it retains all of its authenticity. Famous artists through the years like Jacques Brel, Maurice BÃ©jart or Annie Cordy used to come have a beer in this establishment. You can find it Located at 7 rue Montagne-aux-Herbes-PotagÃ¨res.
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In front of the cafÃ© A la Mort Subite
The interior from the back
View of the back portion of the cafÃ©
Sitting in the middle
From the entrance
The Manneken Pis tavern will be hard for anyone to miss since its located at one of the most recognizable places of the city. Once facing of the iconic Manneken Pis statue turn 180 degrees and you will be standing right in front of it.
Entering the tavern enjoying the feel of its warm ambiance
The place is nicely decorated with old lamps hanging from the ceiling and the furnace warms the place up even on a cold winter evening.
has a selection of 2000 different beers which makes the menu handed out by the waiter seem even thicker than your yellow pages phone book directory. Not surprisingly then that under these circumstances on the 9 January 2004 it has won the very prestigious Guinness book of world records for being the establishment with the most commercially available beers with a total count of 2004. If you are there on a Thursday don’t miss the live band playing downstairs from 10PM until 2AM which make the best free jam session of all Brussels. The Delirium Tremens bar is located at 4 Impasse De La FidÃ©litÃ© just off the famous rue des Bouchers. The Delirium Tremens CafÃ©
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Photo entering the Delirium Tremens cafÃ©
View of the back from the middle of the cafÃ©
Seats in the middle made of old brewery Kettle
Kettles from the other side
In the back just next to the stairs that lead downstairs
The other side near the main entrance
Approaching the bar
Quite a few taps to be seen
Takes no expert to guess that upstairs definitely specializes in draft beer! The bar has about 30 kinds of different draft beer each flowing from its own tap.
As one cannot go without noticing the large number of kegs connected in the back. Here’s a closer shot of their disposal.
Arriving downstairs Delirium Cafe
Peeking a look from around the corner
You can notice beer memorabilia thats hanging from just about everywhere one can look.
Around one side of the downstairs bar section
Every Thursday at 10PM there is a Jam session with various musicians playing through the night.
Le Falstaff is a famous cafÃ© of Brussels with a classic Art Nouveau decor and a impressive selection of Belgian cuisine. Located at 17 rue Henri Maus it can be found just left of the stock exchange and is well worth a visit.
The entrance seen from the other side of the street
Falstaff main entrance
Stained glass windows in the back
From a bit closer
A view from the opposite side
Art nouveau window
The view from my seat
Main seated portion
at lunch hour
Bar in the back
Waiters working around the bar
Cirio CafÃ© is quite an institution in Brussels. Opened in 1886 it kept all the glory of its original Art Nouveau decor and as you enter the feeling of a place frozen in time is what first comes to mind. I doubt little has really changed since its opening. Sure worth a visit if you are looking for a place to have a drink in one of the few authentic style pubs remaining. Located on the right side of the stock exchange right in the heart of the city.
On the outside
First view from the entrance
I found my way to an empty seat in the middle section
After a short wait my Maes beer finally arrived
The back of the cafÃ©