The 8 best rooftops to visit in Brussels

By Melanie Keegan Published 19/05/2022

There’s no better way to enjoy the warmer weather than taking in Brussels from above.

Summer is the perfect time for sipping cocktails on gorgeous terraces, preferably with a panoramic view of the city.

Here’s our selection of the best rooftops in Brussels, for warm days, stunning views, and incredible memories.

Solar, Bozar’s rooftop

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax at Solar, Bozar’s newly renovated rooftop. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the capital while raising a glass at the top of one of Brussels’ most beautiful buildings.

The Centre for Fine Arts welcomes you to the Solar roof terrace all summer long from 12-11pm, except for during their annual closing period (July 22 – August 15). This brand-new, green hotspot is in the heart of Brussels, making it the perfect place to kick up your feet with friends after a long week of work or travel.

Discover this gem at Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels. More info at their website.

Secret rooftop by Warwick

Trying to impress visiting friends or simply in need of a dramatic view? Look no further than the rooftop of Warwick Hotel. Make your way up to their rooftop bar to take in a beautiful view of the Grand Place.

Get comfy in their lounge sofas and foldable chairs perfect for soaking up some sun. With an incredible drink menu, live music, and a prime location, this stop is a must when touring the best rooftops Brussels has to offer.

And to top it off? There’s no reservation needed to enjoy lovely drinks and an insane view. Pay a visit this summer from Tuesday to Saturday, 5pm-11pm at Rue Duquesnoy 5, 1000 Brussels.

Cospaia

Next up is Cospaia, an outstanding restaurant and cocktail bar complete with a fabulous view.

Enjoy the sunshine at Cospaia’s beautiful terrace with a rooftop overlooking the city where you can enjoy your cocktail while contemplating Brussels from up high. Ideal for celebrating birthdays and catching up with friends, this space is truly the perfect meeting spot.

Plan an event or simply swing by for the evening at Rue Crespelstraat 1, 1050 Brussels!

Soko

Located on the 11th floor of the Crossroads Building, Soko is an innovative space that is the result of pushing the pause button on life. Come by after work to enjoy a refreshing drink on top of the world.

Take advantage of this relaxing terrace where you can indulge in a fresh cocktail and partake in conversations that will make your day 200% better.

A big believer in debates, laughs, and tears of happiness, Soko is the place to go for creating cherished memories with family, partners, and new friends!

A bit further out from the center, but well worth a visit. Check them out at Mechelsesteenweg 455, 1950 Kraainem.

The Playlabel rooftop

Playlabel organizes summer rooftop events in downtown Brussels. And in case you’re wondering, yes, this makes their parties pretty epic!

The twist of their rooftop sessions? Playlabel is actually an electronic music label and is very active when it comes to discovering new Belgian talent. Their DJ sets can be quite intense and are at the forefront of the electronic music scene.

They understand that clubbing is not just about the dance floor, it’s also about taking in the moment with good friends. Enjoy a beer or a cocktail on their terrace, dance all night long in the club, or rest in the chill zone. The decision is yours entirely. Besides being a Brussels hot spot, did we mention that the sunset from Playlabel is absolutely stunning?

Playlabel Rooftop is at Crosly Bowling, boulevard de l’Empereur 36, 1000 Brussels. More info on their Facebook page

Perché, the top of JAM Hotel

A hip boutique hotel located in the trendy area of St Gilles, JAM Hotel is the place to be this summer. Their interior designer Lionel Jadot is probably the hottest in the country right now, and they have a very instagrammable rooftop terrace!

Following their “J’peux pas, j’ai piscine” concept from previous years, the hotel bar was renamed “Perché” (which means “perched” in English).

Located on the seventh floor of the hotel, it’s easy to see why the bar was renamed. Offering a breathtaking view of the city, you can enjoy a delicious cocktail in a cozy or crazy atmosphere, depending on the time of day. It’s now open every day from noon to midnight.

How do you get to Perché? Enter through the JAM Hotel at 132 Chaussée de Charleroi, 1000 Brussels.

Beursschouwburg

If you feel like immersing yourself in a more artsy and cultural place, you have to visit the terrace of Beurscchouwburg in the heart of Brussels.

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in June, you can enjoy free live music by local and international artists, starting at 5pm. Refreshing drinks and golden hour is included, of course.

They also hold many music festivals so don’t miss out on one of the more festive rooftops in Brussels!

Head over to Beurscchouwburg at rue Auguste Orts 20-28, 1000 Brussels. More info on their Facebook page.

The MIM restaurant

The restaurant of the Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM) is located on the top floor of its gorgeous Art Nouveau building. The restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the historic heart of Belgium’s capital city.

Don’t expect to go all party animal here though, the atmosphere is a bit more classy and quiet than on the other rooftops you just read about. Still, it’s absolutely gorgeous and the food is as good as the view.

MIM, 2 rue Montagne de la Cour, 1000 Brussels. More info on their website

About the author Hey there! I'm Mel, perpetually hungry Content Manager at Cohabs.