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Celtic Ireland: Ireland in Oostende
This also is one of the new places in Oostende, it's located in a completely renovated building. From walls to ceiling it's decorated. Worth a visit, check out the big terras.
Take a virtual tour on their website.
Dress Code: Dresscode in an Irish pub ????
't Botteltje: 't BOTTELTJE-Don't miss the fruit flavoured beers!
A well known place, visited often by English people, because of the cosy atomospere, and especially because of the wide choice of beers (+300 different beers with lots of flavours - lots of them fresh from the barrel, 40 types of jenever,...). I don't like beer myself, but this is really something different, sweet fruit flavoured beers...excellent!
Open the list, you won't believe your eyes !
I like the Lambik Abricot, Lambik Banaan, Lambik Aardbij, Lambik Mirabelles beer and the 'Kriek' fresh from the barrel,but there are so much different ones, that you really have to try some more!
Dress Code: No dress code, just casual
- Beer Tasting
Ostend typically comes alive...
Ostend typically comes alive at night with its many bars, restaurants, etc. You will find several English pubs with organ music and live performers.
Thousands of English tourists enjoy themselves in these pubs. The English even call the city of Ostend “the most British town in Europe”.
Brazzaville: De Brazzaville
Good café, but too small and the dj's could easily be replaced, the music begins to bore lots of people and they go elsewhere.
We heard jamiroquai 4 times in 2 hours...
This café is visited by people from an age group between 16-45 years old.
You are advised to go around 22:00 because later on, there isn't much space...
Great choice of cocktails at +- €5 decorated with fresh fruit.
Lots of tourists also, english people, people from holland, ...
Crowded Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday. It's open every day.
The 'Tex Mex' restaurant is from the same owners (left to this café). There you can eat some delicious Mexican food or pastas,...
Pubs / Bars: La Siesta : Mexican bar with tapaz & cocktails
Nice terrace with lots of different drinks, cocktails (€6), Tapaz, Mexican plates (Nacho's with melted cheese), mixed tapaz mexican,greek, sundried tomatoes, olives, .....
Great place to have a drink in the sun watching people passing by, or in the evening.
Tati's Jazz Club: Tati's Jazz Club
In a smokey basement, somewhere in Ostend, where the spirit of Marvin Gaye still wanders, the old negro steps up from his table and walks to the old piano on the stage. From then on the mood is his to choose. From the frivolity of Freddie Hubbard's 'Always There' to the intimate 'The Dolphin' by Stan Getz.
Welcome to Tati's Jazz Club. Tati, who originates from Tunesia, reigns his scepter of creativity over this temple of jazz. Unannounced concerts, live jams, a super-csy atmosphere, the big smile of the waitress and Tati's endless optimism, they all contribute to the fact that this is definitely a 'Freestyle' place. Essential.
Dress Code: From the casino follow 'de langestraat' past de koekoek, the luna-park, go straight on, on the right you will see the enlighted saxophone if it's dark.
Pubs / Bars: enjoy
even though i'am in my late 50's i have found some great bars in ostende with great music.
the other thing i liked about the bars with music is that the young people do not mind you
being there & make a point of speaking to you
Dress Code: i think most people know how to dress for a night out.
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Pubs / Bars: Cosy Corner
This a very friendly Ostend pub , plenty of Brits and locals as customers. This pub has 2 large tv screens, mainly sport with English Premier League shown. If you smoke you must go outside has Belguim has a inside smoking ban.
Dress Code: Anything . just enjoy.
Pubs / Bars: Spanish Inn
Dating back to the Spanish inquisition the building was founded in a unique style, remisent of the Spanish Occupation. Nowadays people come for a laugh, a drink, dancing and a singsong to live music. Starts 9pm.
Dress Code: As you like.
De Zeegeuzen: One For The Late Night Drinking Crowd
This is a proper little drinking pub with friendly service, a mostly local trade and relatively cheap beer. Although de Zeegeuzen (as the name might suggest) has a maritime theme the knick-knacks are more of a collection of curios and memorabilia than the kitschy stuff which you'd get from a less individualistically-run place and overall it has a pleasantly laid-back ambience.
I've only caught it once for a couple of beers when the Halloween Fair was on and so it was probably uncharacteristically busy but it's definitely on my list for a full-scale investigation during a future visit.
It doesn't open until 5 pm but it doesn't have a set closing time (tho' it is closed Tuesdays) and rumour has it that it doesn't shut until the landlord decides. It also has occasion live jazz.
- Budget Travel
- Beer Tasting
Pubs / Bars: chillin' time at the seaside
At "Vissersplein" in Oostende you have some nice pubs like Lollita's and Crayon were everyone is welcome and were you can enjoy a good beer and listening some nice music!
You also have a nice resaurant at "Vissersplein" called 't Zeezotje!
Dress Code: no problem
Cafe Botteltje: A pub with an English feel to it
During the day it is a nice quiet pub to have a drink in and unwind, (didn't go in at night) with lots of bottled beers to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.
It has the feel and look of a typical English pub. Although we did not eat there they do serve food and it all looked appertising!
Dress Code: There was no dress code we could see.
- Beer Tasting
Cafe botteltje: Beer heaven
The little bottle has a bewildering amount of beers and genevers to choose from, the menu is massive. This excellent bar was deservedly busy both times we visited.
Mrs Bonio pleased to find several kreik beers to enjoy and me a little like a child in a sweetie shop I guess!
Full meals on offer and very tasty snacks, cheese and mustard a favourite.
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
De Crayon: De Crayon (psychedelic tunes DJ Crazy Ray+guests)
DJ Crazy Ray just re-opened this new pub, he mixes psychedelic alternative tunes from birdnoises to dead metal and all between. Small but alternative non-commercial place.
Also regular dj performances by DJ Sa Va & De Dju, Bricolette, ...
DJ Paco plays some psychedelic combinations of reggae - french chanson - latin - ...
Can be very crowdy, one of the most popular café's in Ostend.
Places to sit inside and terrace. Somewhat older public 30-50
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