Hoppy Delights: Exploring Antwerp’s Best Beer Bars

Welcome to Antwerp’s vibrant beer scene! Antwerp is known for its rich beer culture and it is home to fantastic beer bars, from cozy brown pubs to trendy taprooms. In this blog post, we dive into the city’s best beer bars. Get ready to raise a glass and discover the best beer bars in Antwerp!

1/ Billie’s Bier Kafetaria: cozy beer pub in the city center

Billie’s Beer Kafetaria is a super fun beer cafe in the center of Antwerp. They have a huge selection of beers, from home and abroad. You will find both well-known and lesser-known brands, so you can always try something new. The staff is very friendly and knows a lot about beer. They are happy to help you choose the right beer. But Billie’s Beer Kafeteria is more than just a beer bar. They also have great food, like Flemish stew and tasty appetizers. And all at a reasonable price! It’s wise to make reservations in advance, though, because it’s often very busy.

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2/ Beerlovers Bar: where passion and beer meet

Located on De Coninckplein, Beerlovers Bar is a true gem that should be at the top of every beer enthusiast’s list. This beer bar offers a comprehensive menu and twelve rotating beers on tap, so you’ll have plenty of options to explore. Take advantage of their special offer of four draft beers for just 10 euros, an excellent opportunity to sample and savor various flavors. The passionate owner, who often works behind the bar, is dedicated to helping you find your perfect beer. By the way, Beerlovers Bar goes beyond the ordinary, offering a wide selection of non-alcoholic, low-alcohol, and gluten-free beers to cater to every preference. Conveniently located just a five-minute walk from Central Station, this beer paradise in Antwerp is a must-visit!

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3/ Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie: home of Seef

Situated in Antwerp’s bustling Eilandje, this beautiful brewery invites you to indulge in delicious beer while witnessing the revival of Seef beer, a historical style that recently returned to the spotlight. In the brewery’s Taproom and on its big outdoor terrace, you’ll have the opportunity to discover a diverse range of beers, including Seef, Lucie, Super Cadix, Bootjesbier, Eilandje, and Nonkel Pater. And you can also enjoy sharing dishes and a menu inspired by beer at their restaurant. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy refreshing drinks.

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4/ Het Oud Arsenaal: a glimpse into local life

Transport yourself to yesteryear and experience the authentic charm of Het Oud Arsenaal. This Antwerp café remains a gathering place for locals. Its atmosphere is untouched by modern hipster influences, offering a remarkable ambiance where customers and furniture seamlessly blend. The owner consistently surprises visitors with an impressive selection of unique beers on tap or by bottle. Located on the theatre square – amidst Antwerp’s bustling Saturday and Sunday markets – this establishment has a lovely terrace where you can relax and savor a good beer at an unexpectedly affordable price.

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5/ Brouwerij De Koninck: history and beer

Prepare to embark on the ultimate beer experience in the former brewing hall of Brouwerij De Koninck. Step inside their bar and witness the fusion of delicious beer and delightful snacks. Whether you sit at the foot of the copper boiling kettle or next to the malt mill, this authentic venue fully immerses you in the rich history of the city brewery. With an impressive selection of 17 taps, the bar at Brouwerij De Koninck offers a constantly changing lineup of exclusive beers and classics from the well-known Duvel Moortgat group. Here’s the best part: you can have your favorite beer freshly filled from the tap into a convenient 1-liter can to take home. Moreover, you don’t necessarily have to take a tour to enjoy all this splendor. Just drop by!

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