Rainbow Village Map

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Welcome to the Rainbow Village in Brussels!

Warm and welcoming, the beating heart of Brussels’ gay community can be found in the Grand-Place neighbourhood! Rue du Marché au Charbon and rue des Pierres offer a great diversity of bars to have a drink, to try your luck, with friends for one night or a lifetime. Bears, twinks, lesbians, fashionistas, butches, gym queens, hipsters, drags, queers, everybody is welcome!

Whatever the weather, there’s always a crowd and an atmosphere during weekends, and the party continues late into the night… Welcome to the Rainbow Village, welcome to Brussels!


  • Amalgame
    Popular cocktail bar
    Rue des Pierres 45 • 1000 BRU
  • Le Baroque
    Bear bar
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 44 • 1000 BRU
  • Le Belgica
    Legendary and must-visit gay bar
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 32 • 1000 BRU
  • La Boule Rouge
    Cabaret atmosphere with show
    Transvestite show on Fridays and Saturdays
    Rue des Pierres 52 • 1000 Brussels-
  • Cabaret Mademoiselle
    Looking for a 1930s Berlin cabaret?
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 53 • 1000 BRU
  • La cave à vin
    Wine bar
    Rue du Lombard 4 • 1000 BRU
  • Chez Maman
    The most famous transvestite show in Brussels
    Rue des Grands Carmes 7 • 1000 BRU
  • Christo Bar
    Friendly African gay bar
    Rue de la Fourche 12 • 1000 BRU
  • Le Détour
    Friendly and unpretentious
    Rue des Pierres 57 • 1000 BRU
  • Dolores
    Cosy bar with a trendy clientele
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 40 • 1000 BRU
  • C’est Ma Tournée
    Vintage decor and commercial music
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 46 • 1000 BRU
  • Les Gens Que J’aime
    Cosy coffee bar & resto
    Rue du Midi 15 • 1000 BRU
  • L’Homoerectus Classicus
    Bar with soft music
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 5 • 1000 BRU
  • Le Plattesteen-Taverne
    Headquarters of the gay village
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 41 • 1000 BRU
  • Rainbow House
    Café and hang-out for most Brussels’ LGBT organisations
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 41 • 1000 BRU
  • La Réserve
    The oldest established gay bar in town
    Petite Rue au Beurre 2A • 1000 BRU
  • Saint Nicolas
    Petite Rue au Beurre 8 • 1000 BRU
  • Stamm Bar
    Modern cruising bar with a touch of art or arty bar with a touch of cruising
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 114 • 1000 BRU
  • Station BXL
    In the heart of the gay area
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 27 • 1000 BRU


  • Macho Sauna
    The biggest and most popular sauna in Belgium
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 106 • 1000 BRU
  • L’Oasis
    Elders are welcome
    Rue Van Orley 10 • 1000 BRU


  • Café Charbon
    Comfortable lounge café/brasserie with a terrace
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 90 • 1000 BRU
    Sun 11am to midnight
  • Les Lyonnais
    Typical French regional food
    Rue des Teinturiers 6 • 1000 BRU
  • Rachel
    Bagels & burgers
    Rue du Marché au Charbon 100 • 1000 BRU
  • Le Petit Palais
    Belgian cuisine
    Rue du Baudet 5 • 1000 BRU
  • Le Pré Salé
    Belgian cuisine
    Rue de Flandre 20 • 1000 BRU
  • Les Super Filles du Tram
    Burger restaurant
    Rue Lesbroussart 22 • 1050 BRU
  • Le Yeti
    Health & real food
    Rue de Bon Secours 4-6 • 1000 BRU

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