Le Wappers is one of those timeless neighborhood pubs where the tables and chairs have been polished by generations of locals, the TV is on (unless there’s a concert) and you can easily strike up a conversation with someone (preferably in French). Don’t look for elaborate, gluten-free, or vegan options on the menu: they only serve 3 dishes, all pasta. We’re talking honest, tasty, reasonably priced food – you can choose between Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti Carbonara, and the pleasantly unexpected Cacio, Pepe e Finocchio (veggie).
The exposed beams and old-fashioned chandeliers are as typical as the extensive beer menu. Why go there? Because you can come with a group of friends if you want to, sit at the bar and put the world to rights, or simply enjoy a specialty beer while you watch the world go by. Twice a month, on Saturdays, concerts are organized which show off local artists. From French pop to jazz, rock, or even Brazilian music, all styles are catered for.
The Wappers is conveniently located a few hundred meters from the Parc du Cinquantenaire and has its own terrace, which makes it a great stop on summer and winter days alike. It’s a typical, no-frills, friendly place.