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30 of the best live music venues in Brussels and beyond
A l’Imaige Nostre-Dame
Tucked down a tiny passageway, l’Imaige is popular with tourists and locals for the live music held every Thursday to Saturday.
3 Impasse des Cadeaux
Concert venue hosting gigs by established international names and young talent of all genres.
110 Boulevard Anspach
The multimedia space has an eclectic line-up of acts several nights a week, specialising in gypsy jazz and Latino and Greek music.
29 Rue des Sables
As popular among local musicians as it is with tourists for its Monday blues jam. Concerts on Wednesdays.
7 Rue du Pont de la Carpe
Former botanic garden hosting festivals, exhibitions and 250 concerts a year.
236 Rue Royale
Hosts milonga nights of Argentinian tango, Wednesday night jam sessions, soul and funk parties and weekend DJ sets.
19 Rue des Riches-Claires
An Irish pub that often provides live music on the weekend, this bar has a lively yet homely feel to it.
Corner Rue du Bailli/Avenue Louise
As the heart of jazz in Brussels, this bar close to the Grand’Place offers regular live concerts from international performers.
50 Rue de la Pierre
La Porte Noire
This underground bar with its brick interior and low rounded roof has concerts every Thursday night with Irish traditional music sessions every other Tuesday.
67 Rue des Alexiens
A publicly funded bar, restaurant and performance and art space that puts on regular shows and parties.
13 Rue de Manchester
The place to go on a Saturday night with many of the city’s gigging musicians on its roster.
51 Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères
Sounds Jazz Club
No-frills bar with jazz from local and international artists six nights a week.
28 Rue de la Tulipe
Officially a cultural centre for Galician heritage, this cafe and event space in the city centre offers musical fun nearly every night of the week.
28 Rue de Laeken
Live music every Tuesday evening.
17 Avenue du Boulevard
Intimate concert space in former cable car terminus atop the city’s citadel. It also houses exhibitions, workshops and installations.
1 Avenue Marie d’Artois, Namur
Club and concert venue hosting mainly Belgian acts.
4 Sint-Sebastiaansstraat, Bruges
National and local artists perform here, while DJs alternate between techno and house.
26 Rue Saint-Jean-en-Isle, Liège
Ferme du Biereau
Hosts up-and-coming and established musicians of all genres.
Art Deco concert, performance and show space, hosting music, theatre and comedy.
12-14 Rue Pont d’Avroy, Liège
Creative music house that presents and produces a range of projects.
29 Kouter, Ghent
Non-profit space staging concerts, exhibitions and performances.
13 Rue Roture, Liège
Pop, rock, punk and funk from local and international acts.
9 Bootstraat, Hasselt
Contemporary music hall in the building of the former Sauvenière swimming pool. Rock, pop, electro, techno, house, dub, reggae, hiphop, world, jazz, funk and more.
24 Place Xavier Neujean, Liège
Once a forge, the site has a new lease of life as a cultural and artist centre. It’s also home to Rockerill Records.
136 Rue de la Providence, Charleroi
Old-fashioned concert hall and cinema hosting major international acts and local perfomers.
286 Turnhoutsebaan, Antwerp
US-style club staging 15-20 gigs a month, including blues, rock, metal, jazz, country, salsa and reggae.
16 Place du Martyr, Verviers
Club and workshop for alternative pop music.
28/30 Noordersingel, Antwerp
Historic arts complex presenting music, theatre and literary events.
Concert venue with a capacity of up to 1,000, staging major shows.
1 Rue des Deux Provinces, Marche-en-Famenne
Cultural collective with music, theatre, exhibitions and workshops.
27 Rue Méan, Liège