Entertainment

Top Choice Jazz in Brussels

Music Village

Polished 100-seat jazz venue housed in two 17th-century buildings with dinner (not compulsory) available from 7pm and concerts starting at 8.30pm, 9pm at weekends. The performers squeeze onto a small podium that’s v…
Top Choice Theatre in Brussels

Théâtre Royal de Toone

Eight generations of the Toone family have staged classic puppet productions in the Bruxellois dialect at this endearing marionette theatre, a highlight of any visit to Brussels. Shows are aimed at adults, but kids …
Top Choice Cinema in Brussels

Cinéma Galeries

Inside the graceful glassed-over Galeries St-Hubert, this art deco beauty concentrates on foreign and arthouse films. An authentic Brussels movie experience.
Jazz in Brussels

L’Archiduc

This intimate, split-level art-deco bar has been playing jazz since 1937. It’s an unusual two-tiered circular space that can get incredibly packed but remains convivial. You might need to ring the doorbell. Saturday…
Live Music in Brussels

AB

The AB’s two auditoriums are favourite venues for mid-level international rock bands and acts such as Jools Holland and Madeleine Peyroux, plus plenty of home-grown talent. The ticket office is located on Rue des Pi…
Live Music in Brussels

Art Base

One of the best little venues in town for music fans with eclectic tastes. It resembles someone’s living room, but the programming is first rate, and it’s worth taking a punt on Greek rebetiko, Indian classical musi…
Jazz in Brussels

Sounds Jazz Club

An unassuming but immensely popular little Ixelles venue, Sounds has concerts most nights, styles varying from modern to big band to salsa. The website has links to artists’ web pages. Cover charges vary and acts ty…
Blues in Brussels

Bizon

Happening little grunge bar in St-Géry featuring home-grown live blues, a range of beers and a selection of jenevers (gin-like drink). Located on a street of lively cafe-bars.
Jazz in Brussels

Jazz Station

An appealing venue in an 1885 former station. There are also exhibitions, a multimedia jazz archive and practice rooms, where you can listen in on musicians honing their art.
Live Music in Brussels

Beursschouwburg

Offers a diverse mix of contemporary music including rock, jazz, rap and disco. The café approximates to a free club late on weekend nights.