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Things to do in Elsene

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“An Ixelles classic, this is a popular spot for locals and is known for being a trendy place with an amazing and vast terrace. At Belga (as it’s known), you will find the right atmosphere for all your needs: a space to work or a place to host an evening with friends. Good music and top-quality service create an atmosphere where everybody wants to go, whether it be morning, noon or night.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Friterie
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“Flagey culturel centre has a nice concert agenda, you can get low prices tickets at their shop. The architecture Moderniste of the building worth the visit. Geting around : Livening neighbour. Bars et restos, theatre, cultural offer, ponds and naturee, WE street market... For all at any time this point is the fulcral point of the life in Ixelles.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Medical Center
“Avenue Louise is one of the main shopping area of Brussels. One side of the Avenue Louise is considered as Brussels' Champs-Elysées, where most of the posh boutiques and the great names of international fashion can be found. On the other side in the galleries, you will find more affordable shops (Zara, H&M, Apple Store...) Avenue Louise is one of Brussels longest streets.The upper section is where all the shops are ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Plaza
“outdoor market every wednesday. It's packet around 18h with people drinking and eating outoors. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Lovely street market on Saturdays and Sundays with a plethora of food trucks. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Route
“tiny of small shops and coffee places on the whole street - has a really nice vibe”
  • 41 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Makisu has several locations, and is an easy and convenient place for quick and affordable sushi with a European twist.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“burger, pastrami, excellent cocktails and good music. Have a "banofie pie" for desert! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
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“Down to earth and a local favourite, if you want a beer and no fuss this is the place to go!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
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“Le Pantin is one of the few remaining typical Brussels cafés where generations of chess players, students and connoisseurs of sophisticated artisanal beers continue to gather. Officially one of the world's top 100 cafés - no less - it is also a haven of timelessness, with its unusual, characterful décor.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“The sound factory... a unique piece of architectural heritage synonymous with cultural and technological innovation. At the dawn of the 21st century, the liner is already starting a new life.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Friterie
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“Unequivocal evidence that these fries are delicious is evident through a Facebook campaign from 2011 which saved Frit Flagey from shutting down. Instead, the owner of the friterie just moved it to another place, and the long queue moved to get a taste of those golden potato sticks, which seem to melt on your tongue. They are often titled (along with several others) as the best fries in the city.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“In the top 10 of the place for burgers! Cheap (15€ the menu) and very good! 4 min of walks. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Perfect for a stroll or a run to get a bit of nature right in the heart of the city.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Plaza
“PAUL is a fantastic patisserie and this is where you want to buy bread. The baguette comes out two times a day, but for the real treat go for some artisan bread. The sweets are good too.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“We really recommend to wanter around the lovely Châtelain neighborhood. It's packed with small restaurants, coffees and boutiques and will show you Brussels off the beaten paths! If by any luck you are in Brussels on a Wednesday, don't miss the market on the Place du Châtelain. It's very popular and you will soon understand why! What to type in Google map: A street: Rue du Bailli A building: Eglise de la Sainte Trinité A place: Marché de la Place du Châtelain A bar: Pepette & Ronron A shop: Lulu home interior Restaurants: Les fils à maman, Ötap & Cocina ”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sushi Restaurant
“Makisu has several locations, and is an easy and convenient place for quick and affordable sushi with a European twist.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“burger, pastrami, excellent cocktails and good music. Have a "banofie pie" for desert! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Friterie
“Unequivocal evidence that these fries are delicious is evident through a Facebook campaign from 2011 which saved Frit Flagey from shutting down. Instead, the owner of the friterie just moved it to another place, and the long queue moved to get a taste of those golden potato sticks, which seem to melt on your tongue. They are often titled (along with several others) as the best fries in the city.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“In the top 10 of the place for burgers! Cheap (15€ the menu) and very good! 4 min of walks. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Vegetarian restaurant. Greek cuisine. In the evenings, they put out a buffet, different every day, and for a fixed price you just eat all you want.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Lounge
“more chic and trandy If you prefer homemade gin. Take care it's open only from 6pm”
  • 10 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Very nice Brasserie - very good ! La Quincaillerie €€€ Restaurant français Edelknaapstraat/Rue du Page 45 1050 Brussels (Elsene/Ixelles) T. 02/533 98 33 reservation required”
  • 25 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Knees to Chin - to taste the most trendy spring rolls of Brussels ... Rue de Livourne 125, 1000 Bruxelles: ”
  • 21 locals recommend

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