As a board member of the gay umbrella organization located above Den Draak, I’m a frequent visitor of the place. During summer, I like to go there with my girlfriend in the evening, we take our game of scrabble along, shoes off so I can put my feet in the sand of the small beach they put out on the terrace. I’ll have a glass of wine or one of the many cocktails they serve. During summer, there will be some extra parties since it is Antwerp Pride week. So daily fun guaranteed!
But they have their act together throughout the year. Yes, off course you can watch the eurovision song contest on big screen and Den Draak is definitely up for a disco party. But they just as well serve you world cup football on big screen or a cosy jazz performance.
Every last Saturday of the month they have an eighties – nineties party which I like to attend. What I like is that it starts early: don’t be afraid that you’ll be the only one there at 22:00. It’s very much ‘come as you are’ so I don’t need to spend a lot of time thinking about what to wear. All my straight friends love it and most of the time I won’t be home before 5 in the morning even though I started out for just one drink.
Oh, and they also have the cutest bartender of the whole town working there. Just so you know!