Best hostel in town!Home to a popular bar serving up more than 50 Belgian beers, there's a great mix of locals and travellers at The Bauhaus Hostel in Bruges. Located in the centre of it all, you'll see why Bauhaus is our top pick in Bruges.
Nightlife in Bruges – where to start!
If you’re looking to get out and party, you should check out Cafedraal. This is a very hip bar and is a perfect place drink on your night out. The interiors are modern and stylish and the crowd is cool too.
Another place just a short walk away is De Garre. Located in a narrow street, this bar is great to drink your fill of beer. As the name suggests, they house the infamous ‘De Garre’, which is so potent that the bartenders recommend that you stop at 3 glasses. De garre is served with a portion of local cheese.
T’ Poatersgat for loud music and beer selection
It is a good place to party. If you love loud music, coupled with an elaborate beer selection and young crowds, this is the place for you. If you’re into jazz and blues, you need not look anywhere but head straight for Comptoir Des Arts. This is a jazz and blues club and also an art gallery. On the menu you have everything from classic beer selections to innovative local brews. The selection of whiskey is also beyond what you would expect.
Nocturne for cocktails, wines, and beer
Another amazing place for a night out in town. They have a large selection of cocktails, wines, and beer. This is a piano bar and interestingly enough, it is built in a cellar. Totally worth your while!
After a few beers and cocktails you might feel the need to dance; that is the time you should hit this place. It’s a great to go shake a leg and meet interesting backpackers from every country you can think of.
Amongst other clubs, Bras Café, Ma Rica Rokk and De Coulissen are places worth going. Bras Café is a slick bar which has quite the array of theme parties and fancy dress nights. Ma Rica Rokk is another place where the drinks are cheap and the music is commercial. Sticky floors and drunken people are not a rare sight here. These clubs are known for the music as DJs from all over the world come and play here.
If you’re planning to start your day with beer and delicious snacks, you should visit T’ Opkikkertje, a small family owned pub which is slightly off the tourist track, but offers cheaper beer as compared to other pubs in Bruges. They also serve Hoegaarden for 1 Euro each between 5 pm-6 pm.
You are not done with nightlife in Bruges until you have tried the local beers on Market Day
Bruges is a great town for beer lovers. If you want to taste a large variety of delicious brews, Bierbrasserie Cambrinus is where you should be.
Bierbrasserie has over 300 brews you can try and is quite reasonably priced too. The ambiance is warm and comfortable and the helpings of appetizers and main course are quite generous. This place is known for the Eels on toast and potato croquettes with apple sauce.
The Market is another place which is a good place for pub hopping and trying the local cuisines. Apart from restaurants, The Market also has vans which serve the best Frites you have ever tasted! Instead of going for regular ketchup, try having Frites with a gravy or sauce of your choice. They taste exceptionally good with mayonnaise too. If you want to experience Bruges at its best, go to The Market on Market Day which is on Wednesday every week. The beer and food are priced much lower on these days.
Just behind The Market is Eiermarkt, another place where you will find a number of cafés, restaurants and pubs to satisfy your thirst and hunger. The student café Pick is in this area and the Belfry Pub is located here too. If you’re looking to lounge outdoors, the Belfry Pub’s terrace what you should head for.
Pubcrawl in Bruges
Let’s get real and find a great Pubcrawl in Bruges, right? Well that’s pretty easy.. there’s pubcrawls every night. You get 2 full beers and 5 shots. Yep. It’s everything you expect from a pub crawl and more!
Book now and let’s get the party started!
Where we’ll be...
Meeting point: Hoogstraat 19, 8000 Brugge