Flamingo bar opened in 2012 and has been a big hit since then. Frédéric Nicolay, the famous immo investor of Brussels, renovated the entire building into the biggest café of the city. Nicolay’s trademark is most definitely the use of wood and industrial elements, which you can clearly see in his other cafés (Bar Du Matin, Belga etc). The neighborhood did not have a very good reputation in the past but since the renovation of the Royal Theatre and the resulting gentrification, the ‘quartier’ has been booming.
There is space for hundreds of people and during summertime the capacity can be doubled with the huge terrace. Because of the tall buildings surrounding the bar, one side of the terrace is not able to receive sunlight in a natural way. That is why the architect proposed to install mirrors on top of the building facing Flamingo. The mirrors reflect natural sunlight so people can enjoy sunlight on every side of the bar.
Flamingo organises breakfasts during the week and brunches during weekends, you can even eat some snacks and soup during the day. In the Nicolay cafes you can also find the typical beer called Volga. The taste is absolutely not bad, what with the high beer standards in Belgium! Enjoy the Flamingo experience!
Flamingo | Bars, Coffee & tea, Snacks | Beer € 2
Rue de Laeken 171 | +3222188870
08:00 – 02:00 daily