belgian café

Greenville Sister Cities’ 5th Annual Belgian Beer Dinner | 3/12/2018

As part of the Upstate International festivities, Greenville Sister Cities International would like to invite you to our 5th annual Belgian Beer Dinner!  This wonderful evening full of great conversation, laughs, and culinary delight will take place on Monday March 12th at The Trappe Door, downtown Greenville, SC.

Seating is limited, so please contact The Trappe Door ( or 864.451.7490) to reserve your seats – especially if you plan on coming with a larger group.  In order to confirm and keep your reservation, you will be required for advance payment at The Trappe Door within 1 week of signing up.

Full refunds will be available upon cancellation at least 1 week before the event, i.e. by Sunday March 19th the latest. The money for later cancellations and no-shows will serve as a fundraiser for Greenville Sister Cities International.



Belgian THIRSTday | 07/06/2017

Back to a big ‘classic’: Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead . There may be a soccer game on that night, and if not y’ll will still have a good time!  Meet beATLe fans from 7 pm for a sip or some nibble … or both!

Please courtesy RSVP … even if not coming!


  • When – Thursday July 6th, 2017 –  from 7 pm
  • Where – FADO IRISH PUB – BUCKHEAD | 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if  you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8].  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
  • RSVP – even if no coming, please.

Belgian THIRSTday | 12/1/2016

Once again beATl will lead you through a very special door: an arctic door!  Dare and wander through the hallways to find a wonderful little secret hiding within the walls of Muss & Turner’s.


  • When: Thursday December 1st, 2016 from 7 pm
  • Where: Eleanor at Muss & Turner’s | 1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Suite # 309, Smyrna, GA 30080
  • Parking: ample free parking
  • RSVP

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Belgian THIRSTday | 11/3/2016

Did you know that the Decatur’s Brick Store Pub founders have been enthroned as new Knights of The Belgium Knighthood of the Brewers’ Paddle (The Guild of the Belgian Brewers)?

One of the owners – Dave Blanchard [see picture] – traveled to our Capital for this exceptional and impressive event… Just imagine: an American in Brussels facing such an old tradition in a Middle Ages edifice.

This event-full September weekend starts with the Celebration of Saint-Arnould, Patron Saint of brewers with the consecration of the beer in the Saint Michael and Gudula Cathedral on Friday afternoon.  The mass is followed by the Academic session and enthronement ceremony of the Knighthood of the Brewers’ Paddle, in the Gothic room of the Town Hall of Brussels before ending on the Grand Place for the Solemn inauguration of the beer stands.  Saturday and Sunday are dedicated to beer tastings, processions and parades of all kinds.

Let’s celebrate this next Thursday!  Join beATL upstairs at the Belgian Bar … don’t forget to RSVP.


  • When: Thursday November, 3rd, 2016 from 7 pm
  • Where: Brick Store Pub | 125 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
  • Parking: Public Parking close by or metered parking in surrounding streets.  MARTA station at short walking distance.  Think Uber.
Dave Balonchard

Proud Dave Blanchard

celebrate with a beer | 21-24/7/2016

More Belgian festivities … The Brick Store Pub in Decatur [125 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030] is having Belgian Independence Day celebrations.  They begin on Thursday the 21st and finish on Sunday the 24th of July. The will have 21 draft lines, all Belgian beers in their Belgian bar upstairs!  And you can conclude those few days by joining us for some good beATL-Time at the beach with picnic.  See post below.

Belgian Monday on 9/8

September already!  And time for our monthly gathering.  beATL [bētl] will welcome you at the Yard House Atlanta in Atlantic Station on Monday September 8th from 6.30 pm.  Very easy to reach, many parking options, 360-degree bar and over 130-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers to choose from!  Everybody is welcome and everyone pays for his/her own drinks/snacks.

  • When: Monday September 8th, 2014
  • Time: from 6.30 pm
  • Address:  261 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363, at the corner of Atlantic Drive | (404) 815-8990
  • Parking: valet parking ($7 for 0-4 hours), Atlantic Station underground parking (first 2 hours are free – go to red number 1 pedestrian exit), off street parking (max 2 hours – pay at meter).
  • a RSVP (acceptance & regrets) would be appreciated before Saturday 9/7/2014.

The Yard House interior is warm and contemporary while featuring a 360-degree bar with 130 beers on tap. Photo courtesy of Yard House Restaurants.

first beATL cafe today

What a remarkable entrance!  Since beATL’s launch on July 7th, five (5) different Belgian-related activities (for Atlanta and its surroundings alone!) were posted: 2 concerts, 1 dinner, 1 exhibit and the first Belgian Café …

During the month of July, the blog was viewed 1331 times and it welcomed 425 visitors averaging 53 views per day!   In addition, the blog has now 81 groupies.  beATL has also infested Facebook (group), LinkedIn (group), Google+ and Twitter(@be_atl)…

Be part of this healthy beATL outbreak:

  • rush over today starting at 6.30 pm at F&B (RSVP & details) for our first Belgian Café
  • save the date : Monday September 8th for our first Belgian Mondays(replaces the First Thursday)
  • save the date: Sunday September 21st for the first beATL-Time (Beetle Time)
  • take the short easy survey
  • and follow the blog for crusty news

Spread the word and help your beATL grow!

Cheers, proost, santé!  See y’ll tomorrow!

First Belgian Café by beATL

Reinstating the monthly tradition, our first Belgian Café, under beATL’s umbrella, will be held at a very special place.  A place that I just discovered even if its Chef has been around Atlanta for quite a long while.  So those who have been here ‘forever’ will know who I am talking about: Philippe Haddad.  Philippe, from Belgian origins, jump started his culinary career by attending the renown Hotelschool Ter Duinen in Koksijde.  He is now orchestrating the kitchen at F&B, which stands for “Food and Beverage”, a two-year old rustic neighborhood bistro offering French Belgian-inspired cuisine, hand-selected wines and craft cocktails.  On Thursday August 7th, beATL will have a dedicated area where will be able to gang around.   A RSVP would be so much appreciated so we can give them a headcount.

To conclude, here are some thoughts for your palate:  the mussels of course (4 versions), the authentic Belgian fries (with béarnaise or mayo), the braised rabbit (a recipe of Granny Haddad), steak frites and the fabulous filet américain (steak tartare)… In season add also the white asparagus to those highlights!   And fyi, the dessert’s first choice: Belgian waffles …

beATL [bētl] is excited to meet you all at our first gathering spot!  Spread the word around our community, follow our blog to be kept posted, don’t hesitate to comment below, send us your suggestions… Do not remain silent!

  • When: Thursday August 7th
  • Time: from 6.30 pm
  • Address:  3630 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 | (404) 254-1797
  • Parking: complimentary valet parking (there is also a self parking option ($4/hour))
I took my own picture but F&B's is so much better!

I took my own picture but F&B’s is so much better!