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Favorite spot for a beer near center?

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Favorite spot for a beer near center?


We are going to be in Brussels next week, and I'd love to know of a good spot to enjoy one of the terrific beers and do a little people watching. Last time there, I randomly picked a spot on the Grand Place, but I am sure some are better than others. Considerations: I'll take good price over good decor,and I will have a 9 year old with me. It's great fun to arrive somewhere new and lead my family to a great spot recommended by a local! Thanks for suggestions.

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1. Re: Favorite spot for a beer near center?

Hey Scott,

You will be pleased to knock back some very nice beers in these pubs where you'll meet a lot of locals. They're all in the city centre :

- A LA MORT SUBITE, Warmoesberg 7 1000 Brussels.


- EL METTEKO, Anspachlaan 88 1000 Brussels

- Café MONK, Sint Katelijnestraat 42 1000 Brussels

- CIRIO, Beursstraat 18 1000 Brussels

- LE ROI DES BELGES, Jules Van Praetstraat 35 1000 Brussels


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2. Re: Favorite spot for a beer near center?

if beer is your plan then the places mentioned are ok if people watchng i am fairly dubious about morte subite and cirios.

other than the grand place other places are the bar in front of the metropole and it is pretty impressive inside as well.

there are a couple of nice places near the ugc at toison d'or,

there are a few seats outside the poechenellekelder near the mannekin pis.

there are some good beer and view type places round st getry, which is always a good area for food and relaxing.

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3. Re: Favorite spot for a beer near center?

I'm going to add Le Poechenellekelder. It is in view of the Mannekin Pis, so there are tons of people and their selection of beer is better than average.

Beer Circus is another that comes to mind, but much more for the food and beer than people watching.

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