Amazing Aperitifs

It's common knowledge that sea air makes you hungry. And thirsty! Is there anything more relaxing than settling down in a cosy bar after a long walk on the beach or a day of sunbathing? Lucky you! Ostend has lots of trendy places to raise your glass.

Le Bar du Bassin

Aperitif as it should be! Le Bar du Bassin stands for tasty food pairing with quality drinks, tasty cheeses and delicatessen. Connoisseurs will surely be tempted in this wine, cheese and beer bar.

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Histoires d'O

Histoires d'O definitely deserves a place in the list of top spots! A breathtaking view, tasty casual food, a selection of excellent music and the easy-going vibe characteristic of this seaside town. But when it comes to cocktails and G & T's, Histoire d'O is truly unbeatable. Outside on the pleasant terrace or inside in the stylish vintage-inspired brasserie, Histoires d'O is always a great idea!

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Aah, Lafayette! A night in Ostend is not complete without a visit to the most legendary café in the city. Cocktails, smiles, positive vibes and above all great music. Top soul and funk DJs love to play here, under the approving eye of soul icon Marvin Gaye, whose portrait adorns one of the walls.

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Vines guarantees excellent California wines and spirits. Their mission is to ensure quality and authenticity. Wines are selected on site after which they import them themselves. You can choose from more than 150 wines by the glass, matched with a varied selection of cheeses and delicacies. Not so keen on wine? They also do cocktails and mocktails.

Mommy's Bastards

On the menu at Mommy's Bastards, we find lots of wines with original names like "Hipster", "Mustache" and "Daddy's favorite wine". They mainly come from wine countries such as Spain and Italy, but there are also some from the United States. Don't forget to check out the range of beers and maybe try the new popular Kerel beer or another regional beer. Cocktail lovers will also be pleasantly surprised and those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks can enjoy a home-made lemonade, homemade iced lemon tea, a delicious mocktail or an organic Fritz lemonade.

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Fancy an aperitif? In this cool music bar, you leave your worries at the door. On weekends, Belgian DJs provide eclectic music, ranging from jazz and soul to reggae and hip-hop. Make sure to attend the great matinees that Copador is now known for.

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Another established value in Ostend, where top cocktails and ditto food are self-evident. "De Brazza" has been a household name in Ostend for decades because of its excellent ambience. Together with Pura Vida and Tex Mex, Brazza forms an exotic corner at the end of Langestraat.

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Two in one: restaurant and bar. Choose world cuisine dishes in the restaurant or taste one or more cocktails accompanied by a portion of bar food in the lounge bar. Anyone who still wants to party afterwards is in the ideal place for a night out: on Friday and Saturday evenings just follow the sound of urban music to the club next door.

Go to La Vie for aperitif with appetizers, or for an evening of food sharing among friends. La Vie is surprising and contemporary, worldly and quirky. You always leave La Vie with a good feeling!

Galerie BeauSite

Stylish, cosy, delicious ... in no time we can find many praising adjectives for Galerie BeauSite, a beautiful place where art, design and food come together. But is it an art gallery where you can eat or a restaurant with a lot of art? It doesn't matter. Everyone is very welcome.

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Bistrot is one of those places in Ostend where you come in for an aperitif, and then finally decide that you want to spend the entire evening there. The cocktails and tapas are of excellent quality and the location is simply fantastic with its view of Kursaal Ostend.

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La Siesta

Siesta rhymes with Fiesta, and this would actually be an even better name for this cocktail bar. The menu reads like a map of Latin America. A spicy, southern ambience that translates into the drinks and delicious food, always prepared with love and care.

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Bistroom De Baron

Who would expect to find one of the most extensive Gin & Tonic choices of the Belgian coast, here, in the shadow of the tiny dunes church in Mariakerke where painter James Ensor is buried. Well, it's true: Bistroom De Baron is the place to be for a great G&T. Not sure what to choose or how to combine them? You will be expertly helped with your choice.

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