The 5 best wine bars in Brussels
1) Piola Libri
A convivial Italian bookshop and wine bar on the edge of the European Quarter with three small rooms where you can order Italian wine and gather a small plate of free nibbles at the bar. The place gets lively in the early evening when it often hosts literary readings or concerts.
2) Le Fabiola
This friendly wine bar named after a former Belgian queen is decorated with bare brick walls and old wooden tables. You can order a glass of wine and some tapas, or try one of their inventive gin and tonics flavoured with cucumber or grapefruit.
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Three French friends from the Loire region share their passion for food and organic wine in this relaxed Ixelles bar. They stock some 250 classy wines from France and other countries, along with tasty food from their favourite suppliers.
This serious little wine shop mainly stocks French wines selected by the Brussels expert Eric Boschman. When the weather is good, you can stop here after work for a glass of wine and a plate of salami.
5) Etiquette Wines
This is a friendly, bustling wine bar on a busy avenue facing the Abbaye de la Cambre. You can sit inside among racks of wine bottles or outside on a large terrace. The sommelier offers 56 wines by the glass along with plates of pintxos. The fun part is that you can load a card with credit and then help yourself from the rows of open bottles.
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