Bars & beer shops to discover in Leuven

There is nothing quite like a Leuven beer, and there are so many options to choose from. Belgium is well known for its delicious beer, but Leuven excels at it and makes some of the best innovative brews. With so many delicious beverages to try, we recommend some of these bars and shops where you’ll find some of the best Leuven beer.

Rebecca Rose Poulsen
4 April 2022


A place to meet, enjoy some excellent local beers, have a chat and discover new things together. That is what you can expect at the MALZ beer bar. Discover their hugely enjoyable beer & food pairing experience, sampling artisan beers with matching cheese or a tasty combo of beer with a chocolate. An adventure for your taste buds, ideally located in the centre of Leuven.

MALZ • Brusselsestraat 51, 3000 Leuven

De Blauwe Kater

If you’re looking to have a classic Leuven beer while listening to some Jazz or Blues, De Blauwe Kater is the place to be. Choose from 100 different beer brands and enjoy great music in the center of Leuven. The Jazz and Blues performances can be seen every Monday.

De Blauwe Kater • Mechelsestraat 51, 3000 Leuven

Leuven Central

As the name suggests, this bar is located in the heart of Leuven next to some of the most famous sights such as the historic Town Hall and St. Peter’s Church. In fact, the outdoor terrace provides an incredible view of the church. This bar offers a cozy interior with a wide variety of Leuven beers to try. The owner, Gie Raeymaekers, is well known in the Leuven community for his hospitality and welcomes everyone to his bar.

Leuven Central • Margarethaplein 3, 3000 Leuven

Hops 'N More

This beer shop offers unique beverages from around the world. Here you’ll find craft beers, ciders, kombucha, non alcoholic beer and more. The shop keeps a rotating stock, so if you see something you like, grab it! This shop focuses on working with independent brewers which allows them to feature an interesting range of beverages.

Hops 'N More • Parijsstraat 27, 3000 Leuven

Discover more beer in Leuven

There is so much to try when it comes to beer in Leuven. The best way to experience it all is by booking a tour. With many to choose from, we suggest trying:

We look forward to seeing you in Leuven and hope you find some excellent beers that you really enjoy!

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