Bistro Monroe

With the theme ‘Blending old world elegance with a touch of modern boldness’, Monroe not only bridges the gap between Old and New South in Antwerp, but also between the classic bistro dishes and the more modern global cuisine.

Hospitality is key and creates a relaxed atmosphere in the à la carte bistro and relaxed bar. Everyone will find something to their liking at Monroe, whether you come for a good beer, a nice glass of wine, an expertly made cocktail, a tasty bistro dish or an extensive lunch. You will enjoy your time at Monroe, both inside our stylish bar & bistro and outside on our wonderful terrace.

Gentplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen

Black Smoke

“Black Smoke combines all kinds of American BBQ traditions for a rock-your-socks-off BBQ experience. Just by looking at the menu, you will get thirsty droolin’ … “

Don’t worry, Belgium’s finest bartenders will replenish you with their award-winning cocktails or the locally brewed beer. Getting sweaty already? It’s probably the food, but you can always blame the handsome bartenders … Luckily we’ve got a rooftop bar with an amazing view to cool you down! Amazing cocktails, Antwerp City Brewery’s finest beers, ‘Yankee low and slow’ and ‘Argentinian hot and fast’ dishes: you can definitely say Black Smoke has got it all … It is even possible to rent the bar for a private party. Whether or not it gets out of hand is totally up to you!

Boomgaardstraat 1, 2018 Antwerpen

Not Before Ten

Kurt Hereygers and the interior designers of Not Before Ten are involved in the design of all our concepts. Besides the fact that they really think out-of-the-box, they create unique eye-catchers and think along in every step of the creative process. The great advantage of this collaboration is that they have a lot of experience in designing hospitality projects and thus pay a lot of attention to important operational details.

Gentplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen

Monkeys at Midnight

This group of creative people develops the perfect brand for us time and time again. They are able to perfectly translate the vibe of a new concept into a corporate identity and develop our websites and every graphic aspect of it. Due to the unique collaboration with freelancers, they keep the level of creativity extra high. Everything is tailor-made for us and this ensures that we can always communicate in a unique way.

Gentplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen


In order to be able to guarantee quality at all times, we work together with fixed partners. For years there has been a great cooperation and thanks to them Brasserie Appelmans & Absinthbar has become what it is today.