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Now you’re talking. Bars are where Brussels lives. It’s hard to be disappointed, whether you pop into a neighborhood watering hole where a chope or pintje (a glass of beer) will set you back a mere 4€, or fork out several times as much in sleek, designer bars. In fact, even the expensive bars around Grand-Place are worth a visit for the scenery and grandeur of both architecture and service. Of the hundreds of bars in Brussels, the following all have their own distinct style and ambience.

Belgian Brews Pack a Punch -- Brussels is known for its lambic beers, which use naturally occurring yeast for fermentation, are often flavored with fruit, and come in bottles with champagne-type corks. They're almost akin to sweet sparkling wine. Gueuze, a blend of young and aged lambic beers, is one of the least sweet. If you prefer something sweeter, try raspberry-flavored framboise or cherry-flavored kriek. Faro is a low-alcohol beer, sometimes sweetened or lightly spiced.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.