Bruges Nightlife: Places and Districts to Go Out in Bruges. Nightlife-wise, Bruges is admittedly not the wildest city. As a rather smart, upmarket place, clubs are few and far between and the scene is a more sedate one. This being Belgium, though, there is one major thing to do in the evening: drink beer. And the number and quality of pubs and bars is definitely one area in which the city is not lacking. Its maze of narrow streets is lined with traditional old pubs where you can wash down some delicious food with a dizzying array of strong Belgian beers. Blekerstraat and Vlamingstraat have a range of great places to choose from, whilst Kemelstraat also has a couple of excellent little pubs. Down to the south of the city, Breidelstraat and Oud Sint-Jan have a little cluster of cooler, loungier places. What proper action there is centers around the lively student places of Langestraat and Kraanplein. On weekends, these tend to be the best bet for later opening hours. For live music, the little square of ‘t Zand has a couple of interesting venues and St Jakobsstraat also has the odd worthwhile joint. But, really, it does seem a little churlish to criticise Bruges’ lack of crazy, late night party places when it does what it does so well. In the summer, terraces and gardens fill up with drinkers, whilst in the winter months, visitors and locals both huddle contentedly inside cozily atmospheric places.