Fred's Top Picks

My 'Top Picks' are those pubs I always make an effort to visit when I am in Antwerp.

Fred lives in Los Angeles but travels often to Antwerp.. You can follow him on twitter as @fredwaltman or read his twitter feed below

Note that we regularly update what constitutes a top pick so places can be relegated from the list if their beer range dips or there are other significant changes.


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


Note: Closed from November 2016 thru February 2017. 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.


Honorable Mention

A pub that receives an “Honorable Mention’ is a pub that is not quite a ‘Top Pick’ but still is very much worth a visit.

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


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.



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


A bit hard to find, off of a small side street, but worth the effort. Extensive beer menu. Note: They are temporarily closed as the city of Antwerp has declared their building to be unsafe. Unknown at this time when they will re-open.


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