Browse Our Recommended Pubs

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


Bar Palmier Serves food On the To Do List Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2018

Upscale place with raw wine (not sure what that is) and reportedly a very good beer list.


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.


New, modern pub near the River Scheld.


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


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


Tap room for Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie


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. Also closed Tuesday from Oct to May.


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.


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.


Gollem WiFi availableServes food Fred Honorable MentionLive Music

Newish pub just off the Grote Markt. More taps than is typical in Belgium. Live jazz on Wednesday nights. Food.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Station 1280  On the To Do List New entry in the Guide in 2018 Bottle shop

New (Nov 1280) bottle shop and tasting room in Antwerp Centraal Station, towards the south entrance (away from Astridplein)


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.


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.