May 11, 2018
After being the butt of so many “boring” jokes, the Belgians are asserting themselves as hip and creative Europeans of the future, none more so than the fashion and design crowd of Antwerp. Cashing in on this newfound cache are a wave of hip new restaurants and design bars, chief among them Velvet Lounge. As swanky and plush as its name suggests, it’s located in the reclaimed docklands area and serves eclectic food and drink for its eclectic clientele. Music runs from ethnic afro-beats to trendy lounge jazz; food is a multi-cultural fusion of fish, fowl and steak; and drinks and cigars come from all over the globe. And regular themed house parties are Velvet’s other main course!