This selection of breweries and bars underlines Belgium’s place as a beer hotspot and may whet your appetite for the BXLBeerFest at the end of August
A stone’s throw from the Grand Place, in the middle of touristy bars and fast-food joints, The Sister has a stock of more than 70 organic Belgian brews from €3, with handy tasting trays of four drafts for €10. The drinks menu reads like a sommelier wine list, describing the delicious new Zoevel as a “yeasty, fruity, pear beer, quite sweet with a floral note”, while inky Alfoncine has a “sweet caramelised flavour maturing into a sourish mocha, chocolate and banana taste”. Open from breakfast till dinner, the food served uses only organic produce, while even its signature cocktail collection of gins is organic. Sister is also a venue for art exhibitions, salsa and yoga classes.
• 3 rue Chair et Pain, thesistercafe-brussels.com