L’Archiduc, Brussels

L’Archiduc is our type of joint. According to the New York Times 36 Hours in Brussels, “Nazis were rumored to have frequented the bar during the German occupation; today, the clientele consists mainly of goateed beatniks and media types. L’Archiduc is particularly popular with jazz fans — Miles Davis once jammed there — and impromptu jam sessions often take place on weekends…”.

As we first walked in, there is a baby grand piano with gorgeous florals and lilies on top. The staff are relaxed and although there wasn’t live jazz that evening (weekends), we enjoyed the chill vibe. The walls were lined with a booth area and the bar was small, but does its job.

Although Belgian beers were at our disposal, Campari and Orange was exactly what did the job. We’ll have to return for the live stuff next time.

After hanging, we had to wander and see the Grand Palace at night.


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