Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Mons

Hype Bar Lounge

Hype feels like a hidden retreat from the busy Grand Place, with a laid-back crowd gathered at outdoor tables on a peaceful square. The friendly staff whips up some fine cocktails, including a decent Aperol Spritz, …
Top Choice Wine Bar in Namur

Vino Vino

Marc Detraux, who is excellent value for a chat about wine, runs this little haven of pleasure. There's always something interesting available by the glass, and he rustles up plates of delicious deli products – with…
Brewery in Mariembourg

Brasserie des Fagnes

Around 1km south of Mariembourg towards Nismes, this tourist-oriented microbrewery creates five well-balanced Fagnes beers (€3). Try them in a large part-timbered bar-bistro incorporating the working brewery equipme…
Cafe in Tournai

Humble Coffee

David Frere, the friendly and award-winning barista behind this small cafe, serves up some of the best coffee in Wallonia. It's well worth stopping in for a perfectly pulled flat white, a browse of the local papers …
Cafe in Mons

MoMA Coffee

The best espresso in town is served up at this buzzing cafe south of the Grand Place. MoMA (which stands for Mons Manhattan) takes its inspiration from NYC's third-wave coffee purveyors, and you can also order creat…
Cafe in Namur

Le Panorama

High in the citadel, this airy pavilion has eagle's-perch views across the Meuse and the woodlands that extend attractively into the distance. Vistas from the spacious terrace are even better. It does a varied menu …
Bar in Namur

Le Merle

Just off the beaten track, Le Merle has all the elements of a good neighbourhood pub: an easy-going crowd, a superb beer selection and, most importantly, live-music jams that go off regularly. Check the FB page to s…
Microbrewery in Tournai

Le Bierodrome

Facing the waterfront, this buzzing new artisanal microbrewery makes its own perfectly balanced brews, and also serves up quality seasonal beers from both Belgium and beyond. On warm days, the outdoor tables make th…
Bar in Tournai

La Vie est Belge

On top of the usual beers and cocktails, this celebration of liquid Belgium pours Walloon pékèts (gin, sometimes flavoured), fruit-wine tasters and Belgian novelty drinks, including mojitos with jenever, Lambertus w…
Brewery in Pipaix

Brasserie Dubuisson

Wallonia's oldest brewery, Dubuisson sits on the N50 2km outside Pipaix. Its bar-brasserie offers several of its tasty beers on tap, of which the best-known are fresh, aromatic 7% Cuvée des Trolls and sweet 12% Bush…