God, isn't this just my kinda place. Cocktails are shaken or stirred fresh, right before your eyes. Also the decor is the best: seventies style interior design, but mixed up with a good dose of naughties bright funkadelic.
Dress Code: Whatever you like, depending on the fact that you like to be noticed or just notice. Hasselt is a place for cool cats you know.
Great club. I only made it out on student night, which i believe was on thursday nights. Very cool sound, lights, and center dance floor which revolves around.
Dress Code: Check in advance for dresscode, I do not believe there is one for student night, but the other nights might have one.
Here there are some great concerts; mainly local artist and alternative bands. They offer deiffernt kinds of music like hiphop, techno, drum'n'bass, rock ,...
for more info and the programation look on their website.
This place might be a little bit harder to find because it's a bit outside the center and in a more industrial part of the city. But it's worth looking for it.
Dress Code: Just be yourself. But I think i don't have to mention that you don't go to a techno party in a suit and a tie.
Kinepolis is a big movie complex with 14 cinemas, all offering the newest films. The complex is not only easy accessible as it is located on the large ring road of Hasselt, you can safely park your car in the big parking lot.
A couple of cafes offer you drinks or a little bite before or after the movie.
The advantage of movies in Belgium is that they are always shown in their original language with Dutch and French subtitles, so 90% of the movies are in English.
It was during the holidays that we visited so that explains the decorations....I guess I wanted to photograph the red had in the middle of the picture but couldn t get a good composition.....20 years ago, so....
As mentioned by 10eke.
However, they don't serve Guiness, but they do do Murphy's. Popular on Friday and Saturday nights due to the live music (usually a solo artist).
Stays open til the last man is standing (usually about 0400-0500 - then I have to go home)
Good mixture of nationalities, including a load of Ford & Philips workers.
Doubles up as the British & Irish Embassy for Hasselt
Dress Code: Yes. Dresses are allowed, for women and men. Football shirts obligatory when the footies on the telly.
The Kinepolis in Hasselt has lots of screens and state-of-the-art projection systems. You can't miss the building, it looks like a huge electrical mosquito-trap. Part of the Kinepolis group actually started in the center of Hasselt, the now closed Trioscoop had seven theatres and opened in the early seventies.
't Hemelrijk is a pub which is quite famous in Hasselt for its 140 kinds of different beers and 5 beers on draught.
There is always a lot going on in the weekend so if you ever visit Hasselt, this is the place to be!
Dress Code: casual
Concerts, exhibitions, movies, bar,...
They got it all. Little alternative spot with a cosy underground atmosphere.
Dress Code: none
This cafe is a nice stop on your walk through the city. It is located in the cosy alley 'Walputsteeg' . Try the Leffe, it's on draught and tastes much better than the one in the bottle.
Dress Code: Casual
Close to the Gin museum, you can have a drink or something to eat in this cafe. Go and sit in the back and enjoy a Hasselt coffee (coffee with gin) in a stylishly interior.
The Irish Times is a true Irish-style pub, complete with live music. They probably have Guinnes on tap. Check out their web page!
And the Jevener route can be temporary interrupted for a visit of the pub to have a Hasseltse Jenever.
Especially when it's cold and rainy outside ;-)