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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:13:45 -0500
Published on - Sat, 28 Jan 2017
Ever been to Brussels? Its a great alternative to Berlin or Amsterdam.
Brussels for the LGBT Traveller
By Guest Contributor POLARI TRAVELLER
Brussels is Belgium’s capital and home to the headquarters of the European Union. The ornate Grand-Place at the heart of the city has shops and cafes inside 17th-century guildhouses, and the intricate Gothic Hôtel de Ville (town hall) with its distinctive bell tower.Its charm and cultural acivities are well known and all are easily accessable. Whilst the city is all of these things, it also provides so much more for the LGBT traveller.
The scene here, whilst much smaller than in Manchester, is similar in that most of the venues are quite close to each other and are located within easy walking distance of the Grand Place and indeed each other. Le Baroque and The Station are actually opposite each other and with the former catering for a highly visible Bear clientele in the main, the latter has a more mixed crowd of all types, ages and looks.You takes your pick..
One of the highlights and a real discovery is la Boule Rouge. A small intimate bar/diner nestled just a short walk from The Grand Place, which attracts a nice balance of tourists and local LGBT community by day and at night. An added bonus for us, was the La Diva Live Show every Friday when you can dine from 19h à la carte or just a drink after 22h, with FREE ENTRY!
The Drag performers (led by the hugely talented La Diva herself) are all high end and perform live in several languages. Costumes too are magnificent. Watch out for the lovely Sugar Love, often in residence, who works with and promotes her artists via her You Tube.
Then there is is famous La Reserve Bar, which was once voted the friendliest Gay Bar in the world.Quite a claim of course, but with its owners Ronnie and Petter always in attendance, as well as a loyal and long serving management team, who create a super atmosphere at all times.Open everyday,La Reserve is definitely for an older crowd (and their friends/admirers) with a mixed music policy as varied as Plastic Bertrand ( who remembers ca plane pour moi ?) Adele right through to erstwhile Eurovision favs from the last 40 years.
A must visit for any Mancs visitor.
The Trans community is visible at many of the bars and whilst Women have their own places to go, these are less obvious (in common with most cities across Europe) with details on the link below.
Brussels also has a vibrant and highly visible Bear/leather scene too.
The main focus of this is the popular Stamm Bar which boasts the city’s only dark room.This apart, the venue has a lovely, friendly vibe and is busy most nights from 9pm until very late.
For the guys, the two main saunas are very different and equally appealing depending on your taste. Oasis is traditional, grand and large (we thought it could have been an Embassy of some description) sauna with a definite mature feel to it. Macho on the other hand, is more contemporary and has a wider range in customers including a large ethnic clientele. Again choice is the key.
Beyond the LGBT attractions this city has great charm, is not overly expensive, and is both easy to get around and in the main very friendly and English is widely spoken, so should not prove an issue.
Travel is an important area to look into carefully. Brussels actually has 2 Airports which are approximately 80km apart. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK WHICH ONE YOU ARE FLYING TO/FROM. Some budget carriers such as Ryanair use Brussels South Charleroi Airport, which has no train service a limited bus service and whilst there is no shortage of cabs, they can be up to £160 from/to the city centre. . We highly recommend that your next mini break be to De Bruxelles.
Why not check out the Brussels getaway that our travel partner Jon Fletcher of Cruise Holidays UK has designed exclusively for Canal St card members.
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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:50:50 -0500
Published on - Mon, 23 Jan 2017
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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:28:01 -0500
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