Going out with friends, colleagues, or looking for your next romance but how do you do it without going broke? The answer is simple: "Happy Hour". Every establishment has its own concept. Generally, it's one bought = one free, interesting news for all party animals. Here at BrusselsLife, we have gone that extra mile to provide you with the best information. After consideration and long deliberations, here are our choices for the title of Brussels Best Happy Hour...
In first place... The Barabar
Pillar of the community for the last 30 years, the Barabar offers the best Happy Hour in Brussels. The bar, always ready for a party, offers 4 daily hours of aperitifs and cocktails. 4 hours where you can drink moderately/or not the drinks you buy and the drinks offered. All this wrapped up in a warm and welcoming atmosphere where boredom is forbidden. Rendezvous everyday from 6pm to 10pm.
Tie in Second place
The Midi Station recently opened its doors and has quickly become the place to relax after work. In a modern and multi-purpose setting, the Midi offers a sexy mood where sipping cocktails is a half price from Tuesday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
The Coaster can be summed up in a word: convivial. With the combo of a young atmosphere, good music and a Happy Hour from 8pm to 11pm, you won't leave before dawn, and if you walk out (and not crawl out) then it's a miracle.
On the third step of the podium
Usual hangout for the young and beautiful, the You Night Club offers every Thursday a whole Happy Hour Night. What more to say on this nightclub that's very popular since its opening... In a fuchsia and psychedelic setting, the You'Niversity is the place for students and young people to meet on Thursday nights, for an all-night Happy Hour.
The Havana is perfect to go dancing on lively music while sipping on one of their numerous cocktails, on a classic (mojito, caipirinha) or an original one (B52, Sex on the beach). There's something to please everybody during the Happy Hour that takes place every Thursdays from 9pm to 11pm and on Friday and Saturday from 9pm to midnight.
The Waff Café and its spectacular terrace are a favourite watering hole with the transitory slice late twenties early thirties. All the regulars already take advantage of the Happy Hour, every night from 6pm to 8pm. Why not meet them there?
In fifth place
Bar du Marché, Place Flagey, has known an immediate success with an intimate space but very inviting. Smokers favourite place because it still allows them to devote themselves to their vice and the favourite place for hip thirty-year olds, the Bar du Marché offers a winning formula and a Happy Hour week days from 10pm to 11pm and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11pm to midnight.
The Maison du Peuple situated on the first-floor of the People's House at Saint-Gilles opened its doors in 2008. Since its beginnings, the Maison du Peuple turned to organising events, to complete its bar and restaurant activities. Its Happy Hour takes place daily from 7pm to 8pm and offers the possibility for clients to relax at a small price.
Banco Bar has a young and modern atmosphere; this restaurant-bar offers a large selection of dishes inside or on their terrace where you could enjoy a meal in the sun. Before a nice meal enjoy the Happy Hour 'wine' from 6pm to 7pm. Stay a bit longer and enjoy the Happy Hour 'cocktails' from 10pm to 11pm.
Last but not least
If we were giving out the price for best interior decoration then the Crystal Lounge would have won it hands down. With its warm and rich colours, Victorian style seats and luxurious chandeliers, the Crystal gives its clients the opportunity to enjoy the Happy Hour, every Wednesday and Thursday night from 6pm to 8pm, in a unique setting.
AT7 Afterworks offers a Happy Hour every Thursday from 9pm to 10pm and after stick around for one of their famous AT7 summer edition parties that will last until the early hours of the morning.
We did the research for you and gathered the best Happy Hours in Brussels, now it's your turn to test them. Enjoy those rare after work hours just before you go home or just before you go out; use them to go have a drink with friends. Those moments are precious don't waste them. Cheers! Lara Ronayne Casimiro