Café d’Anvers is één van de oudste authentieke houseclubs van Europa. Ze opende haar deuren in 1989 en staat vandaag de dag nog steeds aan de top van de scene met de beste en bekendste dj’s en producers ter wereld wekelijks achter de draaitafels.
De locatie is een 16de eeuwse kerk in het midden van het Schipperskwartier in Antwerpen. Café d’Anvers behoort al 5 jaar achtereenvolgens bij de beste 100 clubs ter wereld volgens opinieleidende media. Tot de wall of fame behoren de grootste producers van elektronische muziek zoals Sven Väth, Laurent Garnier, Green Velvet, Felix Da Housecat, Dennis Ferrer en Sasha.. Maar ook nieuwe generatie producers vonden hun weg al naar deze underground club: Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Luciano, Reboot, Karotte, Joris Voorn, enz..
Café d’Anvers is de officiële Belgische resident club is voor de vermaarde Cocoon en Circo Loco party’s. Een ware must voor elke elektronische muziekliefhebber!
Open op :
Donderdag 23u – 06u
Vrijdag en zaterdag en dagen voo officiële feestdagen 23u – 7u30
3 kassa locaties
kleedkamers met douche
2 zalen : Main Room en The Balcony met gescheiden en linkbare dj-booths en geluidssysteem.
Verwarming en ventilatie
Deephouse, Tech-house, Minimal, Elektro,
Progressive house, Vocal House, Garage, Urban, Eclectic, Dubstep
Sfeer: Friendly, Relax, Intimate, Sexy
Dresscode: no sportswear
Dress Code No sportswear
This is for all the musiclovers, house-lovers, djs,.
How many of you ever heard a live deephouse group perform life? How many of you experienced dancing multicultural crowd - sometimes with live sax through the audience - in peace as one nation under a groove? This is an unforced, undergroundclub with the best local djs & international guest dj's in the world - not to be missed!
In the beginning of the evening it's a Sushi resto at reasonable prices with nice loungy background music and 60's Space Age furniture.
Later on, around midnight the restaurant becommes a club with great music, funky people get in, you get in the mood by the atmospheric vibes and enjoy the evening!
If you want other food I recommend Velvet Lounge (next door). It's a bit more expensive, but very classy, fusion food (a mixture of local & international tastes).
Beware : Stereo Sushi is closed in summer as most clubs!
Checkout the website before you plan your evening!
Famous dj's from around the globe performed @ Stereo :
JOE CLAUSELL (NYC)
JON CULTER (USA)
KERRI CHANDLER (USA)
CHARLES WEBSTER (USA)
In london, names like these go full-house!!
So it's really the most trend-setting club in Belgium & neighbourghood countries.
See my travelogues for party-pictures here.
Dress Code Funky
Keep an eye on the agenda if you want to join a funky party
Even Moodyman has been here, see picture below ;)
Checkout the calendar 4 more info :
Cafe d'Anvers is maybe one of the most popular nightclubs in Belgium.
Lots of clubs come & go, but this is a fixed value in nightlife for over 17 years.
It's an old restored church with good house. In past, it was well known by gay & lesbian people,but now it's mixed audience.
The ambiance is good (better than commercial clubs although). Before midnight the entrance is free, later you pay about €7. Parties with international dj's are quiet expensive, entrance fee is €20! In Stereo Sushi you pay only €10 for more fine quality music when an international guestdj comes.
In Café d'Anvers the music is served by local djs, watch the website's agenda for international dj's. DJ's from around the world play here, Derrick Carter (Chicago) Kenny Hawkes (UK) Laurent Garnier (France),Anthony Rother (Germany)....
The style is more tech-house/electro. More heavy than in past when it was more Garage with Soul.
Antwerp's students from the fashion scene like to visit this place and once or twice a year there is a fashion show. Antwerp is in fact the fashion capital of Belgium next to Brussels.
Nice place in general, remember to come after 1:00 midnight, like most people do or you will be the first visitor. People go out later and later nowadays, especially in the big cities...
Dress Code Hip
Nice crowded loungeclub with selective black doorkeepers in black costume. It's nicely decorated with psychedelic wallpaper with 60's prints and large seats for about 20 people in a square. The audience is +-30 y.o. on average. The negative part is that there is no airco, so it can be very hot up till 30°!
Music is good, not so fine as Stereo Sushi offcourse if you're musical taste is fine, but this club is definitely a must visit.
For a perfect night out in Antwerp I suggest Velvet lounge as a starter, then this ex-onstage club (if it's open) and finally around 1:30 (not earlier) Stereo Sushi.
This is a tip for creative young people or older people that appreciate creative underground music and style, not the mainstream radio hits and swingpubs.
Dress Code Hip
This brasserie has a great location along the river Scheldt. There is a terrace overlooking the river and inside, the restaurant is modern and spacious. At night around midnight, tables and chairs are put aside for an evening of music and dance. It's a great spot to combine the two.
The food is, in my opinion, a little bit too pricey for its quality. The food is not bad, but nothing special either. On the menu you will find steaks, some fish, pasta and salads.
Dress Code Casual
zillion (closed/broke/assets sold)
commercial but top-quality place with theme nights that can be very kinky
UPDATE OCTOBER 2001: closed by police
UPDATE 2004: back alive but only in the form of a website and parties at different places
Dress Code dressy
The red and blue is the most famous gay
danceclub in the wide wide area.
It is located in an old warehouse. Not a
concrete box , but a place with character and
Saturday is gay night , meaning there
are no women allowed in the place. The only
women you will see have got an extra inch.
Please check on the website for the
If your not gay , why not have a look at the pictures
Dress Code Less is more. A muscular body... lol
One of the best places to dance salsa/merengue in Belgium. The entrance fee might be a bit expensive : 12,50 but it includes the coakroom, a drink, a dance class (21:00 -22:00) and three live concerts. When I was there, they also served small sandwiches during the night. Not bad when you've been dancing a lot ;-)
Inside, you really feel like in Cuba ! First of all, because the decoration is typically cuban. Then because of the Cuban bands playing live music. It's impossible not to move on the rythm ! When I was there, I danced on the music of "Fruta Nueva", "Sonbacan" and "La Exclusiva", hard to say which one I prefered, they were all great ! Between two concerts, a DJ also plays music.
Cafe Local is the place to be every last Saturday of the month ;-))
é d'Anvers - what used to be a church, a warehouse and a cinema, is now of the leading places in the Belgian clubscene.
Open Fridays & Sundays from 11 p.m. till 6 a.m. / Saturdays from 11 p.m. till 7.30 a.m.
Music: ZA techno & happy; ZO garage & mellow.
Red & Blue is the leading gay danceclub. Private club, on Saturdays men only! You can get your personal membership card at your first visit against a small fee.
Red & Blue is open on Saturdays from 11 p.m. till 7 a.m. and on special occasions.
The area between the Central Station and the Bus terminal "Roosevelt" is the night spot to be when you are in the mood for an exotic restaurant, a movie at the UGC theatre and a drink in a nightclub. You can find all this around the Statiestraat (see pic). It is not really a bad area but watch out at night and don't go alone.