Brussels For Wine Lovers
Collected by Alison Cornford-Matheson, AFAR Local Expert
Though known for beer, Belgium does enjoy great wine. Wine in Belgium is traditionally served with a meal, but now wine bars—relatively new on the Brussels scene—have taken off, with all the stops out.
Rue Haute 198, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
On the bustling Rue Haute, in the heart of Brussels Marolles district, is Le Wine Bar. Located in a typical 17th century house, as the name suggests the main feature is wine, but that is certainly not all. The menu is short and heavy on meat...
Gangstraat 5, 1050 Elsene, Belgium
When people ask for my top restaurant in Brussels, I have to think twice, not because of indecision, but because I'm reluctant to share. If I like the person a lot, I tell them my secret - Le Coin des Artistes. Just about all of my favourite...
Boulevard de la Woluwe 28, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium
Brussels’ largest gourmet supermarket, Rob, is well worth the trip outside the city centre for dedicated foodies. This market is filled with all of the finest grocery items from around Europe. This is where locals go to buy hard-to-find...
Chaussée de Waterloo 1469, 1180 Uccle, Belgium
Chai & Bar perfectly combines two of my favourite things—wine and food. This wine shop sprang onto the Brussels scene in the striking Tour and Taxis building a few years ago. Recently, they moved to Uccle in a prime spot on the Chaussée de...
Avenue Emile De Mot 19, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Wine bars are a recent phenomenon in Brussels but in the past few years, they have been popping up around town like mushrooms after the rain. Back in those pre-wine bar days, I dreamed someone would open my perfect wine bar in the city centre and,...
Chaussée de Charleroi 43, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium
It’s easy to find European wines in Brussels. In fact, any decent-sized grocery store will have a good selection. But if you’re looking for a great ‘new world’ wine or something from a lesser known wine region, there’s only one shop to visit – Mig...
Vleurgatsesteenweg 149, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
As people are becoming more concerned about what they are putting into their bodies, demand has increased for organic products in Brussels. This demand extends to the wine market and a new shop is filling the niche. The Biorganic Wine Bar and...
Place Jourdan 49, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium
One of Brussels newest wine bars is on the bustling and trendy Place Jourdan, in the European Quarter of Brussels. 13 Degrees features wine by the glass from around the world, as well as tasty food selections. This cosy wine bar spills out onto...
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