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Although Belgium is famous for its beer, Brussels is not short in great places for wine lovers. Enjoying a glass of wine in good company is one of my favourite rituals, so after a lot of foodie research I can say that Etiquette is undoubtedly one of the best wine bars in town.

Located just across from the beautiful Abbaye de La Cambre and not too far from the Bois de la Cambre, this popular spot is both a bar and a shop dedicated to wine. The space is quite large with several tables scattered among the wine boxes and there’s also a really nice terrace in the front, perfect for sunny days. One of the aspects I love about Etiquette is the great variety of wine they offer. The bar has an enomatic machine, just like in Tapasoif, which means that you can get a rechargeable card and pour your own wine from the dispensers which actually prevent oxidation and preserve the flavour. This option is probably going to cost you a bit more than just ordering a glass of wine from the menu but the whole process is fun and allows you to try different types of wine, including some premium ones.

If you wish to accompany your wine with snacks and nibbles like me, Etiquette will not disappoint you. The menu feautures a nice selection of small dishes, oysters and cheese – charcuteries boards. On weekends Etiquette offers brunch while within the week there’s a lunch menu available (still need to try this one!). Apart from wine you can also buy different kinds of beer as well as foodie products, including some from La Belle-Iloise which I discovered on my trip in Normandy and love ever since.

Considering the range of wine on offer, the nice ambiance and reasonable prices, it’s no wonder that Etiquette is a popular spot for locals. My tip? Go early or book in advance, especially if you plan to go in a large group.

Address: Emile De Motlaan 19, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 6446411
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