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Antwerp - Girl Group

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By Traveller April 24, 2018
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Antwerp - Girl Group

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By Olivia Traveller April 24, 2018

Hi there,

Debating coming to Antwerp in August with a group of girls. I've read about the club Meat Pack which looks perfect. Would this venue be open in August & would it be difficult to get into?

Is there a good nightlife scene in Antwerp & what type of music can you expect on a night out? We like disco / house / funk

Thank you!

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Hi Olivia,
In summer, some Antwerp night clubs are closed. BUT, there's a wide array of different summer bars and temporary places in old warehouses, parks and boats that provide very decent parties as well. For instance: Zomerfabriek, Jardim, Bar Noord, Bar Paniek, Magiq Spiegeltent (Mirror Tent),... Word goes round even the popular hang-out Plein Publiek is gonna make a reappearance this summer (or september).

For your type of music: check out the events held in Bar Helder, Pekfabrik, Kissinger and the old housechurch Café d'Anvers too (not sure they will all be open in august). The summer (street) party's thrown by Café au Lait are also top notch.

Most places are real easy to get into and don't get too crowded before 1 o' clock. Don't worry about dress codes either, especially a group of girls will most likely be welcomed with open arms at every place. (unless you're already to drunk to stand up, off course). No doubt, Antwerp is a good choice if you like a good party, also in summer.
Local April 24, 2018
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Thanks so much this is really helpful. Any idea on whether Meat Pack is open at this time?
I asked one of the guys running Meat Pack today whether they would be open this summer. The answer is YES.
Dieter Local April 24, 2018
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Amazing thank you so much!!!
Hi Dieter - thanks again for your help a couple of months ago! trying to work out where's best to go in afternoon & where for late night

are Jardim, Bar Noord & meatpack more afternoon/early evening

and zomerfabriek, plein publiek, bar helder, pekfabriek & cafe d'anvers late night? trying to work out where the best place to end the night is

thank you!
This summer during daytime or early evening we got some (new) summer bars for you to enjoy:

Daytime:
1) Head to Regatta beach bar on Linkeroever (the left bank of the river Scheldt) next to the Galgenweel lake. (take a Velo bike through the Sint Anna tunnel or hop on the free boat near Het Steen to get there). Regatta beach bar is really nice with bbq's, yoga sessions and dj's. Also lovely to go wakeboarding or to have dinner on the water.

2) Bar Noord: in the middle of a park, often very busy, full of children playing in the fountains, good cocktails and snacks, multicultural atmosphere. Dj's and events on some days.

3) Zomerbar @ Sloepenweg: very nice bar in natural surrounding, Grab a book, play some petanque or go to one of the artistic circus shows in the big tent. The 4th and 25 th of august they throw a full moon party and are open till very late.


Early evening:

4) If you're into soul, afro en funk music, then give the new Bar Feliz on het Eilandje a shot. Unique views next to the yacht harbour and the Mas Museum. Nice drinks, laidback vibe, dj's from wedsnesday till friday.

5) Jardim is perfect in the evening next to the river with housy vibes, but closes around 11.

Nighttime:
6) head to one of the clubs or to Meatpack (they have an open air area too). Plein Publiek, partyhotspot in a green-house will re-open but only from the first of september on.

Let me know where u went and how it was!
Check out the facebook Page of Meatpack, they got cool parties planned every weekend.
Also keep An eye out on This Is Antwerp, they keep you up to date on things to do, parties, summerbars etc.
If you want to check out the awesome street art scene, you gotta download the free Street Art Cities app 😉
Grtz Tim

Grtz Tim
Local Expert April 24, 2018
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thanks! i've checked Meatpack instagram and it looks amazing. just wanted to double check that it didn't close for summer!