Brussels for Beer Lovers

brussels-for-beer-lovers-2So your first stop is the Grand Place, right? It has to be. The narrow alleys that bring you there part ways to reveal what is arguably Europe’s most impressive central square, with all its gilding, baroqueness, and asymmetry. Every façade has a story. Note especially the maison des brasseurs at no. 10, the old guildhouse that is still home to the Association of Belgian Brewers.

Thirsty yet? Because anchoring this square are several overpriced caricatures of classic Belgian brasseries. Oh, there are worse cafés to sit for a coffee and scribble postcards while enjoying the view. But when it’s time to experience the beers of Belgium in their capital, you can do better.

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