Pubs in Old Town


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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