Antwerp has more summer bars than any other Belgian city. So why not try a different one every week: high up on a rooftop or in the middle of a park. Enjoy that instant holiday feeling in one of these ten summer bars.
Born in Antwerp HQ
This bar serves refreshing drinks alongside a stunning view, as the terrace of Born in Antwerp gives out onto Kattendijk Dock and the water. They also have a nice indoor bar for those rainy days. Born in Antwerp often hosts exhibitions and concerts, too.
Kattendijkdok-Oostkaai 21, Antwerp
Hop on your bike and take one of the tunnels under the River Scheldt to get to this fun bar on the other side of the river. The city seems far away, but it takes no time at all to get there. Unwind in the nature around Galgenweel lake.
Linkeroever, Katwilgweg, near Galgenweel
Take the lift to the fourth floor in the striking Antwerp Tower. Look down at the people milling around on the bustling De Keyserlei. Then order a drink and a snack and find yourself a beach chair. Inside there are cosy sofas and a ping pong table.
De Keyserlei 5, Antwerp
A fun neighbourhood bar in Harmonie Park. Why not spend the whole day here as they serve breakfast, lunch and dinnertime snacks! Your kids will love the refurbished outdoor playing area.
Smokey Jo’s Garage
Lazy summer days on the border of Antwerp and Berchem. The smell of BBQ in the air will make you hungry and they have plenty of other treats in store. Their skilful barmen mix some of the best cocktails.
Cargo Zomerbar has become one of the most popular places to go in Antwerp in the summertime. They serve delicious food and tropical drinks, have refreshing fountains for you to dance in, lazy beach chairs and a summery vibe.
Park Spoor Noord
The Summer Bar of the Summer of Antwerp
No summer in Antwerp is complete unless you’ve popped in to this summer bar. This lovely bar is located in the bend of the river Scheldt, with beach chairs, hammocks and a summer beach. Sun-drenched cocktails and affordable food.
The highest summer bar in the city… with a stunning view to boot! Take the lift to the top floor in the Lindner Hotel where they serve cocktails and delicious food. Feel the breeze and beat the summer heat.
Bocadero is the perfect place to work on your tan on the sandy beach while sampling an ice cream. But you can also enjoy a culinary treat in one of the four restaurants or order a small or large snack from one of the take-out restaurants. In the evening Bocadero turns into a vibrant beach club, with a stunning view of the sunset over the Scheldt.
Waagnatie Expo & Events
Rijnkaai 150, Antwerp
Looking for a fun place to take a shopping break? Head over to Bar Cour near the Oudaan police tower. Locate the hidden courtyard and step into an oasis of trees, plants, flowers, ice creams and chilled drinks.
Oudaan 14, Antwerp