Browse Our Recommended Pubs

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Bar Deco  WiFi available Open 11am or earlier

Lovely old multi room pub. Surprisingly good selection of beers, including a variety of Lambics.


Bar Palmier  Serves food Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2018

Upscale place with raw (“natural”) wine and a very good beer list.


Beer Lovers Bar A Fred top pick  WiFi available Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2016

New, modern craft beer bar with an interesting selection of taps. Opened June 2016.


Not here so much for it's beer selection but for it's location: right on the Grote Markt. A good place for an early bolleke of De Koninck, especially in nice weather. The name roughly translates to "rascal," "scamp," or "naughty boy" etc.


Newish pub decorated to look like an old time Belgian cafe.


Cozy corner pub. Bottles in the window are for decoration only.


Billie's Bottle Shop  On the To Do List Closed Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Bottle shop

Bottle shop run by the Billie's Bier Kafetaria folks. Two taps for onsite drinking or growler take way.


Tap room for Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie


Cafe Ernst  Serves food Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019

New modern cafe near the riverfront with a good tap list.


The little brother of the sadly closed Golllem. Reported also reduced food menu, now just snacks.


Corner pub near the University, this Scottish bar has over 100 whiskies. Beer selection is average. In a new location, around the corner from 't Waagstuk.


A funky corner pub in the Borgerhout district (east of Centraal Station). Lots of bicycling racing memorabilia on the walls. Nothing special in the taps but a decent bottle selection and friendly staff. I am told it is a great place to watch bicycle races on TV. Live music on Sundays.


Corner locals pub behind the cathedral. Nothing special, just a cozy brown cafe.


Dr Beer  Serves food On the To Do List Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2019

Interesting sounding new place that does food and beer parings -- from the right snack with your beer to full course meals.


The Eleventh Commandment: Eat, drink and be merry. Next to the Cathedral. The place is packed with religious statuary. Four house beers and four guests.


Very good restaurant with an excellent beer selection. Entrance is off a courtyard -- just look for the large banner with a white eagle (the name means "Great White Eagle")


Down a small side street and almost unmarked, so look closely. Officially from 8pm but seems sometimes to open sooner.


Cozy corner pub with good food. Beer list seems to be constantly improving, with a few you don't see to often in Antwerp.


Korsakov  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018

Funky neighborhood place with some interesting beers. A good place to have a beer while you are waiting for 4pm to roll around (when the Kulminator opens)


De Kroeg  WiFi available Live Music Closed Monday

Music cafe with some decent bottled beer. Probably not really worthy of a guide entry but being at the intersection of a number of tram lines I’ve often had a beer while waiting for a tram.


Massive beer selection including a large selection of aged beers and beers from closed breweries. Literally a "Mom and Pop" operation, service can be a bit slow when they are crowded.


Moeskop  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018

Funky neighborhood cafe with a decent beer list.


The Northerner  WiFi available Serves food Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2019


Oud Arsenaal  Fred Honorable Mention Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Open 11am or earlier


't Pakhuis  Serves food Brewpub Closed Sunday Closed Monday

Former warehouse on the now closed South Docks, 't Pakhuis is Antwerps only brewpub. Three standard beers with the occasional seasonal. Good food.


Pardaf  WiFi available Closed Monday

Taps are not too interesting but a great bottle list.


Pater's Vaetje  WiFi available Serves food Fred Honorable Mention Open 11am or earlier

Right next to the Cathedral. Belgian bar food (pasta, omelets, croques, etc.)


De Pelgrim  Serves food Closed Monday Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2016

Classic old pub -- newly renovated and reopened -- across from the De Koninck brewery.


Pelgrom  Serves food Closed Monday

Not to be confused with Pelikan or Pelgrim (near DeKonnick brewery)


Antwerp's oldest pub. Owned by DeKoninck (Duval/Mortgaat).


New place (May 2018) with a warehouse/industrial vibe. At the back of a warehouse/industrial complex. The entrance in thru what looks like a garage on Lamorinierestraat.


New (Nov 1280) bottle shop and tasting room in Antwerp Centraal Station, towards the south entrance (away from Astridplein) Bottles purchased can be consumed on site.


Small corner pub across from Gollem. Additional seating upstairs, which is good because the main room is very small. Decent lambic selection and an interesting bottle list. Food is basically snacks.


A bit hard to find, off of a small side street, but worth the effort. Extensive beer menu. Note: They have reopened but nothing further known at this time.


Traditional Antwerp brown cafe that had declined over the years and the closed. Reopened with more focus on beer and getting better with each visit.


Zeezicht  WiFi available Serves food Live Music New entry in the Guide in 2018

Neighborhood cafe with some interesting beers on tap and a decent bottle list.