Brussels & Bruges Day By Day is the perfect pocket guide book for independent travellers providing a practical, colourful format with useful, clear maps and expertly designed tours. The guide highlights the must-see places and offers knowledgeable opinion on where to stay, eat and shop. Includes special interest tours for the kids, for art lovers, especially surrealist Magritte, Art Nouveau architecture enthusiasts, foodies who enjoy beer and chocolate, and cartoon strip fans.Details great neighbourhood walking tours around Brussels, exploring Saint-Géry and Sainte-Catherine, the Marolles, Laeken, and Ixelles.The Best Dining from classic Belgian cuisine of carbonnades, stoemp, and mussels to sushi.The Best Nightlife around traditional Belgian beer halls and Art Nouveau cafés.The Best Arts and Entertainment including the best jazz clubs and rock venues.The Best Lodging from budget to luxury boutique hotels.Bruges - a complete section dedicated to Bruges, touring the magical canals, the cafés of the Markt square, Michelangelo's Madonna and Child in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe-Kerk and lace-making at the Kantcentrum, as well as all the town's best hotels, restaurants and shops.Helpful tips and all you need to know to make the most of your trip.Maps to accompany every tour as well as a fold-out map in a plastic case. From the Book: Beer in Brussels Photo by MaggieMay25/Frommers.com Community, Belgium Beer Weekend Brussels is the center of Belgium's huge beer industry, where the alcohol content is high and the varieties are plentiful. Where to Drink: Head to local watering holes, such as the Puppet Cellar at Poechenellekelder, the historic Mort Subite and Delirium, which serves more than 2,000 types of beer: Le Bier Circus, Le Falstaff, and Le Cirio are also popular haunts offering Belgian blondes, browns, reds and everything in between (beers, not women). Experience 225 beers at the annual Belgium Beer Weekend each September. This year falls over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-5). Average price for a beer: €3.50 Pick up a copy of “Frommer's Brussels and Bruges Day By Day” for more tips.
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