You can learn about the history of a country’s drinking culture by visiting the right drinking hole. A typical Belgian cafe is typically dark, tiny, and packed with lots of photographs on the wall and plenty of interesting knick knacks. Belgians take their beer seriously and usually drink it with their meals, like bacon and sausage which is typically served with a boat of sweet gravy. Places like this should be cherished, particularly by Americans who have few establishment like that in the United States.
- Belgian culture is manifested in their tiny typical watering holes.
- These charming old-school bars don’t exist in the U.S.
- The history and culture in these places make for a cozy meal and satisfying experience.
“you can buy beer in a lot of places—corner stalls, haute restaurants, Irish pubs. I even saw beer for sale in the Antwerp Cathedral.”