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Brussels: Belgian Beer Tasting Tour

1. Brussels: Belgian Beer Tasting Tour

Learn the history of the best beer in the world on a tasting tour through the historic heart of Brussels. Experience first-hand why UNESCO included Belgian beer on its intangible cultural heritage of humanity list in 2016 as you sample a selection of 6 beers. Wander down the atmospheric alleys to find characteristic venues such as L’Imaige Nostre-Dame, said to be almost as old as the city itself. Hear about different brews, including the famous beers made at Trappist monasteries, and learn the secrets about how they are all made. Join the locals in popular venues, such as the family-owned A La Mort Subite and the traditional A la Bécasse beer hall. Marvel at the wide selection of beers on offer at the Delirium Cafe, and enjoy a drink inside the iconic Le Cirio bar and brasserie on Grand-Place.   

Brussels: Outdoor City Escape Game With Drinks

2. Brussels: Outdoor City Escape Game With Drinks

Want to know what happened last night in Brussels? The game starts in the middle of the city, in the basement of an old bar. Meet with your game master, pick up the gear and download the app that will help you in your quest. With your friends/colleagues and a good sense of adventure, walk about 3km, discover Brussels, and stop by some bars for refreshments. Solve riddles, unlock free drinks, and continue the hunt. The game lasts about 2h and 30 minutes.

Brussels Old Town: Capital of Beer City Exploration Game

3. Brussels Old Town: Capital of Beer City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Brussels’ Old Town where you play the role of a brewer on a quest to discover the best beer recipe in town. See the most famous drinking places in Brussels and learn about Belgium's rich beer culture. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you to fascinating drinking places and attractions around the Old Town. Unlock secret stories of the places you visit on your beer-themed journey. See the Bourse Fountain, Belgian Brewers Museum, Carillon of the Mont des Arts, the Statue of Peter the Great, and many more. Walkthrough the most beautiful city square in Belgium - the magnificent Grand Place. Explore the favorite bars of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte and French poet Charles Baudelaire.   Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace.  Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

4. Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

Start your day by meeting your guide and group at the designated meeting point. After a brief meet and greet with your friendly guide, you will head off to your first stop of the day. Begin the excitement with a trip to one of the city's most popular chocolate stores. Thanks to this take-away formule, you’ll discover a pallet of aromas and tastes in combination with a high quality beer. Before the tasting can start, you'll explore some of the favourite beers of your fellow group members thanks to some beer windows on the way to your first stop. Discover some of Belgium's proud brewing traditions and find out some of the secrets behind its wide range of delicious beers. Make your first stop at one of the city’s most popular bars, and taste your first beer. Swap thoughts on the flavour and notes, and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your guide and group. Trappist or Lambic beers can be enormously surprising when matched with some chocolate or other local delicacies to enjoy the full Belgian beer-and-food experience. From here, move on to other lively beer haunts, including some hidden gems loved by and known only to the locals. You'll be taken to places ranging from the most trendy to most medieval, in order to satisfy every age group on the tour. Over the course of the tour, sample a selection of bigger brands and craftwork brews, tasting a gutsy mix from malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Explore the youngest or oldest brewery in town where you can sample craft beers like Lambic or younger styles like Barley wine. In between all the brew kettles, you'll discover how malt and hops find their way into the kettle, followed by the fermentation room stories, where all the magic happens. As you approach the end of your tour, you will venture to the last beer location for the day to try a truly unique, fresh beer. You will also be entertained with stories of the beer queen and king. Your tour will conclude in central Brussels where your guide will say farewell.

Brussels: Private Beers, Bars, and Live Music Tour by Night

5. Brussels: Private Beers, Bars, and Live Music Tour by Night

Join a friendly local guide for an authentic experience of Brussels after dark. Explore the ultra-trendy Quai aux Briques neighborhood, stopping off at some of the city’s best breweries and bars along the way. Enjoy a night out the way you like it – whether it’s listening to live music, sampling beer at a brewery, or sipping wine at a rooftop bar. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at the Quai aux Briques, a popular hub of relaxed nightlife stretching along the length of a rectangular pool. There you can listen to live music and enjoy drinks and dancing at Madame Moustache. Alternatively, visit Au Bassin, a trendy brewery where you can enjoy local beers (Belgium has over 1,100 original brews) in an old port warehouse. Stroll through the vibrant city at night, peering into crowded venues loved by locals as you make your way to the Grand Place in the city center. Once there, see attractions such as the King's House as well as opulent guildhalls. Head to a typical pub such as Poechenellekelder - where you can sip a cold one with a few traditional bar snacks, or visit L'Archiduc - an 80-year-old Art Deco-style cocktail bar with its own art gallery. If you still have time to kill, end your night at one of Brussels’ relaxed rooftop bars, with the Play Label Rooftop highly recommended.

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What people are saying about Grand-Place

Our tour guide, Thierry was very friendly and gave not just a tour of the belgian beers, but also a brief tour of the city. Since we booked during off-peak season, we joined a group of French speaking folks but Thierry translated the tour in English for us to understand as well. The 6 beers included in the package is just enough to get a taste of Belgium and get a light buzz. Make sure to eat before jooning the tour!

A lackluster arrival, the person didn't know much. A nice activity, the 2nd bar mappa mundo top. On arrival the person was nice and more dynamic, yet she was in the middle of a workshop!! Flat, we just would have liked to know our final result. Otherwise a good time with friends

I’ve played a couple of these and this one was the best! Good location specific history and information. We didn’t even finish it because it led us to such cool bars

This allowed us to walk around by forcing us to observe more carefully around us and discover places where we probably would not have been.

It was very funny and we took the opportunity to make stops in the bars mentioned