Browse Our Recommended Pubs

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


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


Brewers'Kitchen  Serves food On the To Do List Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday New entry in the Guide in 2022

Restaurant specializing in food and beer pairings, with an extensive beer list.


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.


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.


Cafe Pardaf  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available Closed Monday

Improved tap list and an impressive bottle list. Also a great selection of bag-in-the-box lambics.


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


Dr Beer  WiFi available Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019

Combination pub and bottle shop.


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.


GRAAN  Serves food On the To Do List Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2022

Craft beer and artisanal pizza.


Het Been  On the To Do List Closed Sunday New entry in the Guide in 2022

Cozy pub with a good beer list.


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


De Jordaan  On the To Do List Closed Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2022


Korsakov  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018

Funky neighborhood place with some interesting beers.


Kulminator A Fred top pick  Closed Sunday Closed Monday Open 11am or earlier

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


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


De Pelgrim  Serves food Closed Sunday 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.


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  Closed Sunday Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Bottle shop

Bottle shop and tasting room formerly in Antwerp Centraal Station, but now in the city. Beers can be consumed onsite or taken away. Beers on draft for tasting.


't Waagstuk  WiFi available Serves food Closed Monday

A bit hard to find, off of a small side street, but worth the effort. Extensive beer menu.


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  Fred Honorable Mention 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.