The best places for cocktails at the Belgian Coast according to magazine Weekend Knack
A nice cup of coffee or chilled glass of beer are of course always great, but a smooth, well made cocktail is heaven too. Well, at the Belgian Coast you’ll find lots of places to savour some great cocktails. Sit yourself down in one of the many beach bars, for example, with your feet tucked away in the warm sand ... But which places are really sublime?
Magazine Weekend Knack and responsible driving campaign Kusttram-Bob tried them all and sipped their taste-bud-carressing treats sniffing the silt sea air ...
The Pharmacy in Knokke-Heist
What started out as a bar in an old antique shop run by father Jan and his children Hannah and Ran grew into a definite must for any cocktail lover! The bar’s one-of-a-kind decor certainly makes the mixology of their quality cocktails that little bit more special. Enjoy!
Adress: The Pharmacy, Elizabetlaan 178, 8300 Knokke-Heist
Until recently known as beach bar Sonia Beach, Pura Vida is definitely the place to go if you love cocktails. Sonia has gone, but her grandson Frederik Torreson took over and made the place into a cocktail bar after learning all the tricks of the trade at The Pharmacy.
Adress: Pura Vida, Zeedijk-Albertstrand 542, 8300 Knokke-Heist
L' Apéreau in Blankenberge
Akotee in De Haan-Wenduine
Café Akotee, where barman Bolle will serve you hands down the best gin & tonics you’ve ever tasted, is the (hidden) cocktail gem of the Belgian seaside. Though we guarantee that anything he rustles up has a juicy story behind it. The man himself is a passionate creature too, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve seen his kettle boil over once already ...
Adress: Akotee, Marktstraat 11, 8420 De Haan
Histoires d'O in Oostende
What else could you wish for but a great place to have a drink by the sea? Exactly a place like that, but cocktail in hand of course! If that’s what you’ve got in mind, you should definitely visit Histoires d’O in Ostend, as you can enjoy their delicious home-made shrimp crockets followed by Kevin Beirens’s cocktail creations.
Adress: Histoires d'O, Albert I-promenade 53, 8400 Oostende
Sofie's Living Room in Koksijde-Oostduinkerke
Last but definitely not least, it’s Sofie Ketels and her Living Room. It’s not a lie: she will make up the best cocktails in her living room, according to her own recipes, made with her own syrups from the herbs in her garden. By the way, did you know she also has a beach bar called Sofie’s Sunset, where you can enjoy all her creations with your feet tucked in the warm sand.
Adress: Sofie's Living Room, Demyttenaerelaan 13, 8670 Koksijde-Oostduinkerke
Due to the corona crisis, opening hours and timetables may vary. If in doubt, it is best to contact the entrepreneur himself.
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