Beer in Leuven
The city is completely intertwined with beer: beer pubs and cosy restaurants, breweries you can visit, beer connoisseurs who’ll guide you through a unique beer tour etc.
As a beer enthusiast, you will not be left thirsty in Leuven.
Bars & beer shops to discover in Leuven
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.
Leuven has a very rich beer history. The first Stella Artois was brewed here in 1926. But Leuven also has a rich beer future. The university investigates new brewing processes and breweries test innovative techniques and flavours.
Tips for beer lovers & foodies
Leuven is definitely Belgium’s beer capital, combining respect for tradition with an innovative mindset. The many old and new breweries, the great pubs and nice restaurants are all proof of this. So if you are a beer lover and a foodie, then this is the list you were looking for!
Beer history in Leuven
Beer and breweries are entrenched in the economic, social and cultural life of Leuven. In the mid 18th century, there were no less than 42 breweries along the banks of the Dijle river. The rich beer culture is still deeply rooted in the city.
Leuven beer adventure
Go on a beer adventure in and near Leuven & visit the participating breweries, beer pubs and beer shops
Do you love to stay at charming B&Bs or would you prefer to spend the night in a well-known hotel chain? Leuven’s got them all. Book your stay here.
How to get there
Leuven is very easily accessible. There are many ways to travel from the neighbouring countries straight to the heart of our university city.