La Machine
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
About
La Machine is the new popular bar of the Place Saint-Géry in Brussels (Belgium). Opened in 2016, La Machine comes alive with a setting inspired by Steampunk, worthy of the best literature of its kind. Here you will find a menu full of 59 beers, 70 cocktails and 60 spirits. The Machine also has a beautiful stage where the best Rock, Jazz, Soul groups are regularly scheduled and where weekly DJs renowned on the Belgian and international scene. La Machine is also the place of choice for organizing your private events in one of our private spaces. Do not forget to visit our smokeroom ... the Steampunk reigns supreme. Looking forward to meeting you soon at La Machine.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles82 reviews
Excellent
32
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Love the area around Place Saint Gery ,so many great pubs,bars and restaurants ,one of my favourites is La Machine ,one of the coolest bar's in this area .
I love the look of this bar ,interior is superb,I love "steam punk " style decor and furnishings , the serving bar is really impressive,there's also lots of seating options spread throughout this bar both inside and outside looking out onto the busy and buzzing square .
We were here on a Thursday night,bar was very busy but service was quick ,we ordered beers ( Bels beer ) and these were served in excellent condition,we just kicked back,chilled out and took in the great bar we were in.
My beer was really good ,a light,hoppy and very drinkable beer bursting with taste,very easy to drink ,a beer style myself and my twinny Stephen are really fond of,it was just so good being in such a great bar enjoying a delicious beer.
We really enjoyed our beers in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every previous visit to here we had a great time.
La Machine is easy to locate on Place Saint Gery.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Friday,open from 2pm till very late.
Saturday & Sunday,11am till very late.
A great bar in a great area,well worth seeking out.
Written June 24, 2022
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Nic F
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Really lovely staff. Pay as you go & order via the app or waiter/waitress.

Small heaters on the front but even thou it was cold, It was refreshing
to still there with a cold large beer(measurements are not a pint remember) & people watching plus a large selection of cocktails!

Also noticed where the toilets are (which was very clean) was an indoor smoking i think! but i say this, you could see through the glass door wasn't like walking into a cloud
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Belgium beers in here i would say best bargains we got during our time in Brussels. Definitely recommend to visit and also very spacious inside. not like your sat on top of each other.
Written January 27, 2023
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CarolinaGV
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I don’t know who hired the staff behind the bar but the girl that works there is a NIGHTMARE! I waited for 15 minutes at the bar to try and order a drink and none of the bar staff was even looking at me. I then decided to actually ask the lady ( who was stood in front of me ) if I could order, she completely ignored me. I asked again hello?!! Miss?! And then she looked at me straight in the eye and ignored me again!!!! Piece of advice, if you don’t like your job maybe you should find something else honey because you are making this place have a very very bad reputation and I definitely will never be going back.
Written January 11, 2020
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Nikhil G
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
So we were there last Friday, it was full of people, but no security whatsoever shame.

7 people lost phones on the same night, Not a very safe environment for such a good-rated and pricy bar, hence 1 star.

PS. I can't fully blame the bar for allowing all, even without buying drinks, but there should be a sense of responsibility, with them.
If I as a person am there for having some good time, I trust them with basic security.
Written August 24, 2022
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Serandypity
Brussels, Belgium50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
If like my friends and I you’re really into cocktails and willing to spend a couple of extra Euros for some exotic taste, well DON’T go to to La Machine!!!
I ordered a Dark and Stormy and it’s nowhere near as good as in most other Brussels bars, plus it’s TINY and costs you ... 9,50€... please review your bartending practices...
Written October 25, 2019
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Eefalean
Kildare, Ireland18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Good price, busy enough on a Friday night to create an atmosphere but can still get a seat, good background music and reasonably priced drinks!
Written November 15, 2019
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Dee B
Cardiff, UK50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Really really disappointed in this place. We visited twice recently as it had good reviews as a steampunk bar ...really ..where ?
To be fair, when we visited on Sunday the staff were great, the beers are good & there was a good crowd. Not sure where the steampunk comes in but hey..
We called in again on Monday & the there were two guys in denim dungarees behind the bar...
Having asked for a light beer, he proceeded with one which when I asked about the one next to it, he rolled his eyes, gritted his teeth & said I have already put it in the till....not my problem...I wanted to know which was which & had not indicated a preference.
Needless to say we had a drink & left.
The food prep/snack area is open to the public & we say staff licking spoons after dishing stuff up, eating food out of plastic tubs before putting back.
Would not have eaten here.
The toilet was cracked & leaking on the floor in the ladies.
Would never return.
Written October 17, 2018
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Alexa R
London, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Great bar, good selection of beer, friendly service, nice atmosphere and not packed!Would have quite happily stayed all evening, seats by bar comfortable.
Written December 11, 2016
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Simona M
Caserta, Italy74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
The staff is very kind
The selection of drinks is wide and the quality-price ratio is ok.
The atmosphere is nice
Written July 22, 2016
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Anna
Brussels, Belgium180 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
La machine is situated in Saint Ghery, a nice very-central ensemble of bars and restaurants which is very popular and busy, and I must admit the space itself is very nice, the only problem is the unbearable and embarrassing slowness of the staff.
It was Friday night when we wanted to order 2 coronas at the counter, it was a normal-busy atmosphere, but I must admit I never saw such a careless approach to the clients. There were around 20 people at the counter waiting and waiting without nobody caring for our presence. At the end, after 45 minutes waiting and staring at the waiters and bartenders, we gave up and went to another place nearby.
I didn't have the chance to get in touch to the staff since they were ignoring us, so I cannot judge their skills, and this is just such a pity, because probably that place is a good one. But definitely not when there are more than several clients in it.
My overall rating in 3/5 because of the staff's lack of efficiency.
Written June 11, 2016
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