Brussels is the city in Belgium that hosts the main gay scene in the country with the best gay venues in Belgium. The gay neighborhood located around rue du Marché au Charbon is home to a great diversity of gay places, from cute cafés to buzzing gay bars or clubs. Brussels is also one of the most liberal cities in Europe, you’ll definitely feel at home here.
Brussels being the capital of the European Union, it’s a very cosmopolitan city, with 30% of the people living in the city being foreigners. You’ll meet guys from all over the world and it gives a very interesting and dynamic atmosphere to the city. It’s probably one of the reason Brussels hosts every month one of the biggest gay party in Europe: La Démence. It draws thousands of gay guys from all over the world to the city every month, making it even more fun to visit Brussels the same weekend as La Démence. If you plan to go to the party, make sure to buy your ticket in advance as they tend to sell quickly. Brussels also hosts many other great gay events, The Brussels Gay Pride kicks off the gay pride marches in Europe as it’s one of the cities that has the earliest gay pride, in May. A great way to start to a long summer of parties! Other popular gay events include the Flash Tea Dance and Revelation parties. Or the more cultural Pink Screen queer film festival.