Located in place de la liberté, a stone’s throw away from Cirque Royal, Caberdouche is a busy pub with a lot of soul. Its wood and brick decor and homemade food are instantly comforting after a hard day, making it the ideal place for an after-work event or for drinks with friends.
People come here for the atmosphere, for the big terrace, and for the beer menu, which includes carefully selected, original beers. In summer you can relax on the terrace and watch the sun setting on the Statue of Liberty, a gorgeous sight. The name Caberdouche comes from the Spanish expression “Cabe una dulce”, literally “here comes a sweet one”, referring to the courtesans that used to work there. Nowadays, in the Brussels dialect, Caberdouche simply means a cabaret or small café.
I have a fond memory of sipping my first post-lockdown beer in this place, surrounded by happy, slightly shocked customers. The staff always gives a warm welcome but remember to order at the bar – they won’t come to your table. If need be, Caberdouche has a room that can be privatised. I recommend this place for a laid-back evening with friends or colleagues, or a Sunday brunch if you don’t mind the sound of conversations (it gets quite loud).