Bruges is best for...

Drinking beer: The streets are lined with traditional pubs serving delicious dishes and Belgium beer

Student parties: Langestraat and Kraanplein are home to many student bars, which are perfect for weekend nights out

Live Music: Visit the little 't Zand square and St Jakobsstraat for interesting venues and upbeat tunes

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When it comes to Bruges nightlife, the city takes a slightly more relaxed, sophisticated approach to things. In summer, cocktails on a canal-side terrace are a must, while cosy beer bars are ideal for winter evenings.

If you’re a beer lover, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Bruges. Head to the Kemelstraat, and amongst all the bars and restaurants in this area there are over 200 different beers to choose from. Even with all the beer Bruges never gets really raucous and there’s a sophisticated approach to evenings out here. With that in mind, why not check out a classical concert or dance show at the Concertgebouw? If you prefer live jazz and blues then Wijnbar Est on Braambergstraat hosts live jazz sessions on Sundays. Or why not head for Zwart Huis on Kuipersstraat? This uber-trendy spot often has live music nights. For chic cocktails, Vlamingstraat is quickly becoming one of the hippest places to be seen in the city.

Bruges nightlife gets a little livelier in the popular student districts of Kraanplein and Langestraat. Head here at the weekend for late opening bars and clubs, or hit one of the joints on St Jakobstraat for live music. After dark, De Coulissen on Jakob van Ooststraat is where a beautiful young crowd comes to party. This lounge bar and club is known for its line-up of renowned DJs, LED star ceiling, and legendary club nights from Thursday to Saturday each week. Dress to impress if you want to enjoy a night out here.

Bruges nightlife offers something to suit all tastes, whether you’re enjoying cocktails with the girls, beers with the boys, or a sophisticated night out at a classical concert. Your night out in Bruges can be as lively or relaxed as you wish; and most bars and clubs are within easy walking distance of the city centre.