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Brussels Pub Crawl

1. Brussels Pub Crawl

Experience the diverse and vibrant nightlife scene of Brussels with a fun and friendly guide, and taste some refreshing beers and great cocktails at discounted prices. Party the night away and make new friends from around the world as you crawl from venue to venue over 3 hours. Get a wristband at the start of the night that gets you discounted drinks, including a welcome drink at each venue (beer or shot depending on the venue) and special drink discounts. The night will crescendo from the quietest to the busiest venues, with DJ's every night and the last venue closing at 5 AM.

De Koninck: Antwerp City Brewery Ticket with Tastings

2. De Koninck: Antwerp City Brewery Ticket with Tastings

Dive into an interactive brewery tour at the Antwerp City Brewery. Learn all about Antwerp as a beer city, about the history of Belgian beers and the entire brewing process in various themed rooms. Numerous interactive and audiovisual effects ensure a fully immersive experience. On the four-meter-high bridge in the brewhouse, you can feel the power of the brewery. You be treated to a perfectly-poured beer before and during your visit.

Belgian Beer Tasting & Course

3. Belgian Beer Tasting & Course

Taste some of the finest and some of the most unusual Belgian beers on this interactive 60-minute workshop held in Brussels. You'll make new friends as you learn how to properly taste beer. During the course you’ll have the opportunity to taste at least 5 different Belgian beers. The workshop will cover all the basic topics related to the production of beer, from the brewing processes to the history of brewing and the factors that distinguish the different styles of beer. After the beer tasting workshop, you can join a famous Brussels pub crawl and explore the nightlife of Brussels, at a discounted price.

Bruges: Belgian Beer Tour

4. Bruges: Belgian Beer Tour

Set off on foot on your beer tasting tour and learn the secrets of the beer-brewing process. Learn how to differentiate between an ale, lager, triple, and a historical medieval beer called Lambic. Discover what kind of beer Belgium is famous for and the best chocolate store in the city. Move on to other lively beer haunts, including some hidden gems loved by and known only to locals. Sample a selection of traditional beers and craftwork brews, a gutsy mix of malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Trappist or Lambic beers can be surprising when matched with some chocolate or other local delicacies to enjoy the full Belgian beer-and-food experience. Last but not least, discover the secret varieties of a craft brewer and taste more delicious Belgian beers.

Brussels: Outdoor City Escape Game With Drinks

5. Brussels: Outdoor City Escape Game With Drinks

Want to know what happened last night in Brussels? The game starts in the middle of the city, in the basement of an old bar. Meet with your game master, pick up the gear and download the app that will help you in your quest. With your friends/colleagues and a good sense of adventure, walk about 3km, discover Brussels, and stop by some bars for refreshments. Solve riddles, unlock free drinks, and continue the hunt. The game lasts about 2h and 30 minutes.

Brussels: Belgian Beer Tasting Tour

6. Brussels: Belgian Beer Tasting Tour

Learn the history of the best beer in the world on a tasting tour through the historic heart of Brussels. Experience first-hand why UNESCO included Belgian beer on its intangible cultural heritage of humanity list in 2016 as you sample a selection of 6 beers. Wander down the atmospheric alleys to find characteristic venues such as L’Imaige Nostre-Dame, said to be almost as old as the city itself. Hear about different brews, including the famous beers made at Trappist monasteries, and learn the secrets about how they are all made. Join the locals in popular venues, such as the family-owned A La Mort Subite and the traditional A la Bécasse beer hall. Marvel at the wide selection of beers on offer at the Delirium Cafe, and enjoy a drink inside the iconic Le Cirio bar and brasserie on Grand-Place.   

Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

7. Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

Start your day by meeting your guide and group at the designated meeting point. After a brief meet and greet with your friendly guide, you will head off to your first stop of the day. Begin the excitement with a trip to one of the city's most popular chocolate stores. Thanks to this take-away formule, you’ll discover a pallet of aromas and tastes in combination with a high quality beer. Before the tasting can start, you'll explore some of the favourite beers of your fellow group members thanks to some beer windows on the way to your first stop. Discover some of Belgium's proud brewing traditions and find out some of the secrets behind its wide range of delicious beers. Make your first stop at one of the city’s most popular bars, and taste your first beer. Swap thoughts on the flavour and notes, and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your guide and group. Trappist or Lambic beers can be enormously surprising when matched with some chocolate or other local delicacies to enjoy the full Belgian beer-and-food experience. From here, move on to other lively beer haunts, including some hidden gems loved by and known only to the locals. You'll be taken to places ranging from the most trendy to most medieval, in order to satisfy every age group on the tour. Over the course of the tour, sample a selection of bigger brands and craftwork brews, tasting a gutsy mix from malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Explore the youngest or oldest brewery in town where you can sample craft beers like Lambic or younger styles like Barley wine. In between all the brew kettles, you'll discover how malt and hops find their way into the kettle, followed by the fermentation room stories, where all the magic happens. As you approach the end of your tour, you will venture to the last beer location for the day to try a truly unique, fresh beer. You will also be entertained with stories of the beer queen and king. Your tour will conclude in central Brussels where your guide will say farewell.

Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

8. Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

Meet your guide in the center of Ghent and set off on your beer tasting adventure. Learn more about Belgium’s proud brewing traditions from your passionate guide as you walk to your first stop and discover the secrets behind its wide range of beers. As you make your way to the first bar, stop by your guide's favorite chocolate shop to taste some artisanal sweet treats. Discover how to pair chocolate and beer using different flavor combinations.  Your first stop will be at one of the city’s most popular bars. Here, sample your first beer, swap thoughts on the flavor and notes and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your group.  From here, move on to another lively beer haunt, loved by and known only to the locals. You will visit bars that range from trendy and modern to medieval and traditional, so there will be a bar to satisfy every age group. Over the course of the tour, sample a blend of bigger brands and craftwork brews, tasting a gutsy mix of malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Finally, head to your last stop. Here, sample some delicious Trappist and Lambic beers, perfectly matched with Belgian chocolate and other local delicacies. Finish your tour in central Ghent, where your guide will leave you after giving you some recommendations on where to continue bar-hopping.

Brussels Old Town: Capital of Beer City Exploration Game

9. Brussels Old Town: Capital of Beer City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Brussels’ Old Town where you play the role of a brewer on a quest to discover the best beer recipe in town. See the most famous drinking places in Brussels and learn about Belgium's rich beer culture. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you to fascinating drinking places and attractions around the Old Town. Unlock secret stories of the places you visit on your beer-themed journey. See the Bourse Fountain, Belgian Brewers Museum, Carillon of the Mont des Arts, the Statue of Peter the Great, and many more. Walkthrough the most beautiful city square in Belgium - the magnificent Grand Place. Explore the favorite bars of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte and French poet Charles Baudelaire.   Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace.  Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Brussels: Private Beers, Bars, and Live Music Tour by Night

10. Brussels: Private Beers, Bars, and Live Music Tour by Night

Join a friendly local guide for an authentic experience of Brussels after dark. Explore the ultra-trendy Quai aux Briques neighborhood, stopping off at some of the city’s best breweries and bars along the way. Enjoy a night out the way you like it – whether it’s listening to live music, sampling beer at a brewery, or sipping wine at a rooftop bar. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at the Quai aux Briques, a popular hub of relaxed nightlife stretching along the length of a rectangular pool. There you can listen to live music and enjoy drinks and dancing at Madame Moustache. Alternatively, visit Au Bassin, a trendy brewery where you can enjoy local beers (Belgium has over 1,100 original brews) in an old port warehouse. Stroll through the vibrant city at night, peering into crowded venues loved by locals as you make your way to the Grand Place in the city center. Once there, see attractions such as the King's House as well as opulent guildhalls. Head to a typical pub such as Poechenellekelder - where you can sip a cold one with a few traditional bar snacks, or visit L'Archiduc - an 80-year-old Art Deco-style cocktail bar with its own art gallery. If you still have time to kill, end your night at one of Brussels’ relaxed rooftop bars, with the Play Label Rooftop highly recommended.

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What people are saying about Flanders

Looooved Arthur-so welcoming, funny, organised and just really committed to making sure we all had a great time. Met some lovely people and had a blast! Great value for money too! Cannot recommend highly enough, don't miss it!

Did this with a friend and had such a good night definitely recommend. We met so many nice people. One of the best decisions we have ever made.

It was very cool! It was really worth it, the group was big, we got to meet a lot of people!

Big group and a great time! Good way to explore the Brussels nightlife

Amazing experience! I was a solo traveler and get to make friends.