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7, rue des Sablons
+ 32 (0) 25144347
Belgium is beer country after all, but that doesn't mean you can't kick back with a good cocktail from time to time. Get to Hortense to enjoy the best in the capital! It's a trendy cocktail bar with a subdued, intimate atmosphere.
A hushed atmosphere
The barmen here are experts with a shaker. We needed a place like this in Brussels! Forget about ordering a boring mojito or its Brazilian sidekick, the caipirinha, when you go to Hortense. It's all about rare alcohols, fresh fruit juices and unknown spices here. If you like innovative cocktails, believe me, n° 7 Rue des Sablons is bound to become your new favourite destination. Whether they're made with a Pierre Marcolini cocoa infusion base, "Fighting Coq" bourbon or rum infused with hibiscus flowers, Hortense’s concoctions are always mysterious and intriguing.
Can you keep a secret?
Hortense is still a secret. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of the clandestine American prohibition era bars of the early 1900s. Of course, there's nothing illegal going on in this unique place with exposed brick walls. Just high-quality ingredients and perfect service that will make you want to, selfishly, keep the address a secret from everyone else.
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