In the evening
After the day`s activities may well have taken their toll, a nice evening out in the romantically lit centre is often just what you need. There are hundreds of varieties of Belgian beer to be discovered and there is frequent live entertainment at various venues throughout the city.
Firstly, as far as dining is concerned, Bruges has it all. Whether you would like to enjoy some of the best restaurants that this part of the world has to offer, or prefer a more casual brasserie or bistro, a fine eatery can be found around nearly every corner. A little later many visitors find themselves being drawn to one of the welcoming café`s or perhaps to taking a seat at the stunning concert hall or royal theatre.
Enjoy fine drinks and tranquil surroundings in this modern yet intimate all-evening bar, popular with visitors and locals alike.
Complete with a lovely terrace and bluesy tunes, barazar is a contemporary `haven of cool` in the historic city centre. In winter the fireplace adds a warming touch and the friendly staff can equally serve you a crafted cocktail or limited edition champagne. Find out more here.
Restaurant Au Petit Grand
An elegant yet informal place for an excellent dinner, just off the central market square and open til midnight!
Offering various grilled meat and seafood dishes, `Au Petit Grand` offers the perfect combination of quality food and a comfortable atmosphere. Their menu and further details are available online from here.
Beer brasserie Cambrinus
No less than 400 beers as well as some great beer-inspired cooking. The traditional interior only adds to a great night out!
This little gem is found only just off the main square, yet prices are by all means reasonable. A great place to lose track of time or just for a quick drink. Check out the food and drink on offer on their site.
B-IN bar and restaurant
An evening with great music, drinks and food in a hip environment. Weather allowing, enjoy the superb waterfront terrace! Nearly always stays open (well) into the night.
This is where historic Bruges meets modern nightlife, without losing it`s charm. A surefire way to a great evening out, get a bigger impression of what it`s like here.
Cookie`s is situated in the smallest street of Bruges, where one simply returns in jazzy times.
Several tapa`s with a mix of Spanish, Italian and Belgian products. Large assortment wines, whisky and beers. Find their contact details and much more on their website.
Restaurant De Nisse
In the historical city centre, yet far from all the noise, you will find restaurant De Nisse. Surrounded by a magnificent historic setting, located on the inner marina Coupure, you can relax while enjoying a delicious meal.
Restaurant De Nisse has a rich history, dating back to the 16th century. Along with a few other houses, it dominates the streetview. You can choose one on the menu, one of their seasonal suggestions, or be tempted by one of their famous fondue menu`s. You will find more information on their website (Dutch language online).
Traditional Flemish Restaurant `De Vlaamsche Pot`
Enjoy typical Flemish cooking, with dishes ranging from hearty stews to the famous mussels and chips, all in a very cosy atmosphere.
In the afternoon, waffles and pancakes are served too and special menus and condtions are available to groups, the restaurant can seat as many as 200. Their online presence tells you much more about what`s on offer.
Bistro Pro Deo
This cosy aptly named, small restaurant is located opposite of the Bruges courthouse.
Here you can have a lovely diner for two or more by candlelight and with groovy Jazz and Soul music.
On their menu, you will find both meat - sea dishes, but also pasta; there is something for everyone! On the webpage of Pro Deo, you will find more information.
500 year old pub.
This old inn dates back to the 16th century, making it one of the oldest in the lowlands that is still open to the public.
Amongst the charming authentic interior, light meals are served. For a large part of the year, weather allowing, visitors can enjoy one of the city`s nicest beer gardens. Their (mostly Dutch language) online presence can be found here.