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BelRoy’s in Antwerpen is een sfeervolle cocktailbar waar je geniet van de klassiekers met een twist. Wist je dat zes maanden na de opening, ze zelfs werden verkozen tot beste cocktailbar van België?

11 Best places for a cocktail in Antwerp

By Mathilde Simon
July 20, 2020

Looking for tasty cocktails in Antwerp? Then you are at the right place! In this article we share where you drink the best classics and which cocktail bars make the most unique mixes.

 

1. Dogma

The best cocktail bar in Europe is right here, in Antwerp! But what exactly makes them the best? The unparalleled mixes such as their Japanese Blossom and Espresso Martini 2.0 for sure. That, together with the warm retro look that the cocktail bar has, makes it definitely worth a visit.

Address

Wijngaardstraat 5, 2000 Antwerpen

 

2. SIPS

Manuel Wouters, known from Njam TV, is the owner of cocktail bar SIPS. The name refers to sipping your drink, which is exactly what you want to do here as the cocktails, with recipes dating back to 1790, are absolutely delicious.

Address

Gillisplaats 8, 2000 Antwerpen

 

3. Bar Burbure

Milan, Manhattan and London come together in Antwerp. In addition to fine wines, draft beers and even a cigar, you can drink delicious and elegant cocktails here.

Address

Vlaamsekaai 41, 2000 Antwerpen

 

4. Jones & Co

Whiskey, rum, beer, wine … And lots of Gin & Tonic! The other cocktails aren’t that bad either; they are prepared with craftsmanship and finished to perfection. Take a seat on the chesterfield sofa, choose your favorite cocktail from the menu and enjoy the nice vibe.

Address

Pelgrimstraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen

 

5. Cocktails at Nine

Nine’s talented team brings a menu that is completely their own. The cocktail bar can be found in the shadow of the Cathedral and offers two terraces, so that you can enjoy your cocktail in the fresh air on a summer’s day.

Address

Lijnwaadmarkt 9, 2000 Antwerpen

 

6. The Dirty Rabbit

The Dirty Rabbit is a bar that can easily turn into a club, and has an underground feel to it where you can enjoy the best Latin American cocktails.

Address

Gentplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen

 

7. BelRoy’s Bijou

An atmospheric cocktail bar, where you can enjoy all the classics with a twist. A Negroni, a Martini or perhaps just a good wine or specialty beer; it’s all possible.

Fun fact: six months after the opening, they were already voted the best cocktail bar in Belgium!

Address

Graaf van Egmontstraat 20, 2000 Antwerpen

 

8. Bar Tikila

It’s already in the name… Because at Tikila we drink tequila! You may know this famous Mexican drink as the thing you shot in a club, with some salt and lime. But at Bar Tikila they know that you can do much better things with it.

The tequila here is of good quality – which saves you a hangover – and can be ordered pure or of course in a tasty cocktail. For example, order the classic margarita, but as they serve it at Bar Tikila, with a twist!

Address

August Michiels Straat 2, 2000 Antwerpen

 

9. Brasserie Appelmans

Brasserie Appelmans is a special one, because they are known for Absinthe; also called the green fairy. This drink used to be forbidden, but nowadays it is legal to serve it.

This green colored drink is incorporated in tasty cocktails, which – if you can control yourself – can make for a fun evening. Do you prefer something less strong? No problem, there are other tasty cocktails on the menu as well.

Address

Papenstraatje 1, 2000 Antwerpen

 

10. Bar Zar

A cocktail bar with an exotic touch! This TIKI cocktail bar in Antwerp serves creative mixes with fresh and tropical ingredients. Everything in this bar is fun: the interior, the drinks, the atmosphere and of course the aquarium full of piranhas.

Address

Pourbusstraat 8, 2000 Antwerpen

 

11. Backyard

A bistro, a bar and – of course – a backyard. Located on the Grote Markt, so it’s easy to reach if you are not familiar with Antwerp. Find a spot inside or outside, choose a tasty cocktail from the menu, perhaps even one of their snacks, and enjoy!

Address

Grote Markt 52, 2000 Antwerpen, België

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