Noord Brabant drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Den Bosch

Robbies Cafe

Perfect for a coffee, fresh juice, croque-monsieur or lunchtime baguette, Robbies is a prize-winning 'concept store' in a former bank building – look downstairs in the kids' area to see the old vaults, now used to h…
Top Choice Bar in Breda

Beer & Barrels

Unlike many male-dominated beer specialists, this is a big, hip yet family-friendly place with lots of low-lit atmosphere and decent international food. To really get the sense of the place, climb to the top floor w…
Top Choice Brewery in Tilburg

La Trappe Brewery

Brewed in the leafy surroundings of Koeningshoeven Monastery on the outskirts of Tilburg, La Trappe was, until 2012, the world's only non-Belgian Trappist beer. The monastery's proeflokaal (tasting room) is a modern…
Top Choice Brown Cafe in Breda

Café De Beyerd

The Beyerd is a superb, traditional-style beer cafe with more than 120 brews including six of its own. Most popular is the reincarnated Breda classic, Drie Hoefijzers, tasting like a richly over-flavoured midstrengt…
Craft Beer in Tilburg


Hipster industrial chic pervades this former railway repair workshop. A superhelpful beer sommelier can help you find the best brew for your tastes, whether international or local (including double IPA from LOC Brew…
Brown Cafe in Tilburg

Burgemeester Jansen

With 22 beers on tap and at least 100 more by bottle, this evocatively traditional wood-panelled cafe stands out from the other mostly modern restaurants of the Piushaven waterfront regeneration. Sit on classically …
Microbrewery in Den Bosch

Café Bar le Duc

Amid the crush of appealing bars on Korenbrugstraat, Bar Le Duc is a buzzy, narrow haunt cluttered with nautical gear and assorted oddments of bric-a-brac. It stocks over 80 beers, notably the rather yeasty Kolleke …
Pub in Bergen op Zoom


Originally built in 1783 as the mansion of the military governor, this spacious panelled beer-bar has a fine menu of well-priced bottled brews including numerous Trappists, plus an eclectic international selection o…
Coffee in Den Bosch

Koffiehuis Voltaire

Apparently Voltaire drank 40 cups a day, but one or two are delicious enough to savour at this friendly, alternative coffee specialist with stool-seats made from old vinyl records.
Teahouse in Breda

’t Thuis

Though it's inspired by the Bauhaus-functionalist architecture of Mies van de Rohe, designer John Körmeling's glass-cuboid dates from 2002 - not 1932 as you might imagine. Its pink plastic chairs on a bright red con…