Tibet & Duchâteau
This mural very effectively depicts a life-sized figure teetering towards a trompe l’œil window.
DJs transform what looks like a 1920s traditional brown cafe into one of Brussels’ most popular gay music pubs.
A warmly lit Ethiopian bar/restaurant/cultural centre at the bottom of Rue des Grands Carmes, where well-explained dishes are best...
Rue du Marché au Charbon · interesting places nearby
Painted in 1991 by Frank Pé, Broussaille was the city's first giant mural and depicts a young couple arm in arm. This strip is located in Brussels' gay-nightlife hub and, in the original version, it was difficult to tell whether the couple was a man and a woman or two men. Gay establishments used the mural to promote the quarter until 1999, when it was repainted and the black-haired figure was given a more feminine hairstyle, earrings and (slightly) bigger breasts.
Creeping homophobia or honest mistake? Nobody knows.