Place Saint-Géry is where Brussels social life starts and ends. Centre of the square, a stylish 19th building, used to be a meat market. Now it is one of Bussels’ most popular meeting spot and a cultural centre.
When the weather is nice (and this is not that common in this city) the square is full from very early in the morning till… the next morning. Those who know the place a bit better than me recommend three hotspots there:
– Mappa Mundo – international crowds, Latin rhythms and the best mojito in town
– Roi des Belges – traditional Belgian bistro on the ground floor and cool club with live music on the first floor, something for everyone
– Zebra – a trendy place for the hip and beautiful
And if you feel like shopping after your aperitivo then try trendy shops of Rue Antoine Dansaert. Those who look for a more traditional and quite environment will enjoy a cup of very good tea in nearby AM Sweet (Rue des Chartreux 4), a lovely little café run by a charming couple and their dog called Cezanne.