If you're looking to get away from other travelers and see where young Belgians are going, jump on tram 81 and head down to Place Flagey. The bars here don't have flashy, tourist-grabbing gimmicks, but they keep pulling in the locals with quality options and better company. Consider Le Pantin, a bit of a dive bar that is incredibly popular with students, artists, and chess enthusiasts. At le Supra Bailly, you'll be welcomed with microbrewed beers, cheap and good eats, and the occasional small dog-bowls of water are provided. Finally, Cafe Belga dominates Place Flagey both day and night with coffees and draft beers you'll want to write home about. Wander between these bars and the others in the area, and you're sure to find a bit of true Brussels bar style.
*Café Belga (open late only on Fridays & Saturdays)
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