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Drug Opera

A rather large English style pub spread over three floor the Drug Opera bar and restaurant takes its name from an old pharmacy that used to occupy previously the same location. Place is rarely ever packed so it makes it a good spot for a drink or some quick food in a calm decor away from the hustle and bustle.


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Photos of the Drug Opera from outside during the day

The main entrance of the Drug Opera

Close up of the drug opera sign

The imposing bar: First thing you see as you enter

swirling around the bar

View all the way to the end of the downstairs portion

At the end looking back catching a glimpse of the 2nd floor

Stair going upstairs

2nd floor of Drug Opera pub

lots of Empty seats

Looking down this time at the 1st floor

3rd and last floor not quite opened yet

Drug Opera seen at night this time again from the exterior

Cook & Book

Cook & Book is an amazing new concept of nine very classy bookshops all grouped together where each runs its own specific theme. The novelty is that they are at the same time restaurants where one could come for a simple drink or enjoy a full meal while browsing for his favorite books. There are sections dedicated to travel, comics, personal development, literature, print media, children’s books, contemporary art, classical music and jazz, and there’s also a particularly attractive section given over to works in English.


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Left side of the Cook & Book restaurant and bookshops


Right side of the Cook & Book restaurant/bookshops

The French bookshop looks like a Left Bank café, with old books suspended from the ceiling.

Tables in the back where you can enjoy a meal or a drink

View of both the restaurant and book section

All the bookstores are linked and one can go from theme to theme

The interiors are designed to reflect the books on sale as recipe books are displayed in an Italian-style trattoria with an open kitchen, tiled floor and Fiat 600 parked next to the counter.

Food and drinks are available in all nine bookstores

The comfortable English bookshop occupies a carpeted room with eccentric armchairs and lamps decorated with Union Jack flags.

Home improvement and gardening part

Classical music and jazz themed bookstore

For the travel bookshop, the designers have reproduced an American lunchroom adding lampshades made from Warhol-style Campbell soup cans.

Replica aluminum caravan

People can even go inside to enjoy a meal

A single table is inside where a maximum of four people can enjoy one of the most eccentric eating experiences in Brussels.

Comic strip bookstore

The largest restaurant section of all the bookstores is just after

Literature bookstore

Contemporary Art

On my way out…

Open seven days days a week from early 08:00 until 22:00, Thursday 00:00 and Sundays 20:00.