Walk up to l'Archiduc and you might think you've made a mistake—the teal green facade has a doorbell on it that you're required to ring for entry. You're in the right place though; step through and you're transported back to 1937, when jazz music ruled and this Art Deco establishment was a favorite of the likes of Nat King Cole. Get a martini and have a seat at a table; live jazz players will provide a pleasant backdrop for chatting and entertaining. Weekends at l'Archiduc bring a modern-era feel to the music with acid jazz and the occasional DJ, although the liquors and the lambics are good any day of the week.
Taking its name from the printworks and leather factory, that once inhabited the now refurbished... Read more