Rooftop bars: the phrase immediately brings to mind trendy sky-high oases in Singapore, New York or Bangkok. But from now on, think of Brussels. Far above the bustle of the city, relax with a drink and a snack and take in fantastic views and music at various spots in the city. And unlike in other major cities, this little dose of luxury won’t break the bank! Imagine that! Here is my bird’s eye view:

  • Jardin: Just a stone’s throw from the Bourse in the centre’s famous pedestrian zone, take the lift to the roof of the Actiris building. There, with your head in the clouds, you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the city with tasty drinks and dishes. The groovy DJ sets, street art and special mood lighting make it wonderfully atmospheric!

7 Rue du Marché au Poulets 1000 Brussels

  • The VIew – Summer Terrasse: The team came up with the brilliant idea of using the roof terrace of Silo Brussels, a former brewery on the Willebroek Canal. You can enjoy dishes and cocktails after work in flamingo-pink seats in a cosy lounge arrangement. The atmosphere is top-notch and the palm trees and Japanese cherry trees provide a unique, exotic touch.

54 Rue de Meudon 1120 Brussels

  • Soko Rooftop: is a highlight in Brussels. It’s all down to its exceptional location. This roof terrace on the eleventh floor of a building complex is right on the edge of the Sonian Forest. Stunning! It’s a great place for a healthy dose of oxygen, delicious snacks, drinks and, of course, fun-filled evenings!

455 Mechelsesteenweg 1950 Kraainem

  • Secret Rooftop by Warwick: One thing is for sure: locals rarely have a clue about the hotel offerings in their region or city.. A pity really, because there are some real gems out there! Take, for example, the five-star Warwick Brussels hotel, near Central Station. Their elegant roof terrace offers a breathtaking view of the Grand-Place and the historic centre of Brussels.

15 Rue Duquesnoy 1000 Brussels

  • Perché: Perché, the roof terrace of the trendy Jam Hotel, is a former art school in the Châtelain neighbourhood. You feel like you’re always on holiday here: downstairs you can relax or go for a paddle in the heated pool. Upstairs, you can enjoy a phenomenal view of Brussels. There are also delicious culinary bites, yummie cocktails and a great musical atmosphere.

132 Chaussée de Charleroi 1060 Brussels

  • The Roof by The 1040:The 1040 is a household name with gourmets in the European Quarter. It’s the restaurant of chef Jean-Philippe Watteyne on Place Jourdan. This summer, the restaurant is opening its own roof terrace: an excellent move! But if the prices in the restaurant scare you away, rejoice, because you are about 57 meters from the allegedly best frites in the world …

But this is another story… “la frite” … I’ll tell you.

Now and although the roof season has somehow escaped sneakily, let me suggest something: what if you and your housemates made a plan to celebrate Spring 22  on one of those roofs? I would personally call it mandatory. I’ll be there …

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Cheers from above!

Micky