The Best Rooftop Bars in Brussels

Brussels, the heart of Belgium and a melting pot of cultures and home to some of the most famous food. However it is not stranger to also having some of the best rooftop bar. Including the newly opened in 2023 largest rooftop bar in Europe. Its skyline, a juxtaposition of historical landmarks and modern architecture, sets the perfect stage for a rooftop rendezvous. Here you will find four of the best rooftop bars in Brussels.

Tope

Rooftop bar in Brussels with parasols

Best for: 🥂🍹🍸🌮

Location: On top of The Hoxton Hotel

View: Brussels

Vibe: Date night, a bit boujee, before dinner drinks

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes Mexican

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Twinned with The Seabird rooftop bar and restaurant in London, the Hoxton Hotel has brought its distinct rooftop setting to this rooftop bar in Brussels. High glass windows with an open top, here set with colourful parasols (in London it’s with Palm trees). The views aren’t as dramatic as London’s mainly due to the location of no distinctive landmarks close by. And they are switching seafood for a more Mexican theme with spicey cocktails. The service was fantastic. Our Eurostar was late and so I messaged ahead and they held my table for an hour! I did email with updates and pleaded! They weren’t super busy so this could have been why. Not open till mid afternoon, early evening this is your pre / post dinner venue or on warm summer nights your destination as open till late!

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Secret Rooftop by Warwick

Best for: 🥂🍷🍸🍹🌇

Location: On top of the Warwick Hotel

View: All of Belgium and the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula

Vibe: Chill

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? No

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Tucked away on the top of the hotel is the not so secret rooftop! There is a big sign outside the hotel! Open from 5pm this is a perfect pit spot after a day sightseeing or a post dinner drink. On entry we were asked for a €10 entry fee each. This always puts me off a bit but she explained you get it back against your drinks. It’s essentially stop people going up just to take pictures and leaving as there’s no table service. And we discovered this was a shame as the set up for drinks ordering is dreadful. You order just inside with just 2 people serving and making the cocktails. There can be quite a queue. So if you want something simple like a glass of wine it will take time so order multiple drinks if you planning to stay a while. The decked area is a good size space with a variety of seating and standing options. There’s no dress code so anything goes. It is also first come first gets the best spots! No reservation policy. Despite the drink situation it’s definitely one to do as the views of from this rooftop bar in Brussels are stunning. You can see down into the quaint streets below as well as a spectacular sunset of the city.

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58 Brussels

Sunset from a rooftop bar in Brussels

Best for: ðŸ¸ðŸ·ðŸ¹ðŸŒ‡

Location: On top of business building – different entrance before 6pm: rue des halles 4, and after 6pm: rue de l’évêque 1

View: 360 views of the whole of Brussels 

Vibe: Chill 

Prosecco price: ðŸ¾ðŸ¾

Food available? Small bites – main eatery will open in September

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes – they update socials if bad weather and aren’t opening. 

Rooftop review roundup: Newly opened end of June 2023 this rooftop bar brings to Brussels magnificent panoramic views of the city, cited for being the largest rooftop bar in Europe. When you arrive be warned on a busy night there could be a queue. But it does move fast. As you enter the rooftop turn left for the sunset side. But take time to wander round this vast space. With decking floors and different seating options you can find a spot for you. Ordering drinks is a bit of a shambles. They say it’s either QR or table service. The latter less so! And we had trouble with the signal being so high up for the QR code. So patience is required but they are new so could be teething problems as its so new. My suggestion is order when you arrive then have a look around or the wait will be much longer. It took 45 minutes for our drinks and it’s not clear that you go and then collect them. But to then sit and the watch that sunset it was worth it. 

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Albert

Red chair beds on a rooftop bar

Best for: ðŸ·ðŸº 

Location: On top of The Royal Library 

View: Square below 

Vibe: Very informal 

Prosecco price: ðŸ¾

Food available? Yes inside there is a buffet

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Named after the third King of Belgium with a statue of him from view. I had high hopes for this rooftop bar in Brussels as they were great and answering questions an even warned me that due to weather would be closing early. So we opted for daytime as it’s one of the few that is open from 10am! But going that early and also the forecast wasn’t great but it was dead. The buffet that was recommended I booked for was equally quiet. (I had opted for brunch elsewhere and was glad I had. I imagine it attracts an arty low key vibe from what I heard and could be a great little escape for artisans or a coffee if visiting the area. 

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