Welcome to the original Belgian beer spa !
WHERE BEER, BATH AND BELGIUM MEET
Bath and Barley is the Belgian beer spa. We immerse you in all what is great and good about beer, literally and figuratively. And you will see that is a lot more than you may think! Our experience is unique, relaxing and fun. While enjoying your bath, you can pour yourself a beer or enjoy another refreshment while connecting with friends or family. And since we are a private spa, only you and your party share the room you have reserved. Bath and Barley radiates Belgian Brewery tradition, and we are certain that you'll be enchanted by the unique experience we offer.
BEER BOASTS BIG BENEFITS
At Bath and Barley one thing is certain: you’re here to take a bubble bath filled with fresh water, hops, barley and yeast. That is short for beer, but long on ingredients that are beneficial for your body and mind.
You can compose your own brew as you can select a mix from the different hops harvested by a Belgian farmer. These hops have different essences, but the beneficial effects are similar.
The hop flower contains the most powerful known antioxidant, Xanthohumol. Only recently the cosmetic industry has started to create new cosmetics containing hop.
And top of that, the yeast nourishes the skin, smooths wrinkles and aids hydration. It also provides essential vitamin B, carbohydrates and proteins. Add essential oils and amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, and other bioactive nutrients to that list and you’ll feel better still. Oh, and never forget that enjoying beer promotes mental relaxation.
It’s clear a soak at Bath and Barley will prove to be revitalising and rejuvenating. After having taken a bath, the effect of the ingredients will linger on for a few hours and your skin will feel as soft and smooth as a baby. Come and dip your toes and the rest of your body into the best of what this country has to offer: bath, beer and being here, and let us know how it feels.
ROOM WITH A BATH
At Bath and Barley, you can rent a private beer spa room with wooden tubs for up to six people for one or more hours. When visiting you do not need to bring anything along. We provide towels, linen and authentic beer cosmetics. And because visiting Bath & Barley is a private experience, you can choose whether you would like to wear a bathing suit.
The bath tubs are filled with water and a mixture of yeast, hop and malt. Together, this mixture gives an exciting fresh and pleasant aroma. To achieve the best results, we recommend our guests not to shower for at least four hours after having taken a bath.
BELGIUM, WHERE BEER TAKES FLIGHT
Recognised by the UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage, the Belgian Beer Culture is clearly recognisable throughout the whole country. At one point, Belgium boasted a café for every five houses. Nowadays, the Belgian Beer Culture can be sampled in a variety of typical beer styles.
Do you want to discover new beer styles? Try one of our beer flights! These beer flights contain three or four carefully selected beers that are paired with delicious bites. There's no going wrong here.
In the Belgian beer spa, guests can draft their own lager from the bathtub. We have opted for ‘Estaminet’ as our house lager. The consumption of Estaminet is included in the price of your visit. However, if you want to explore the breadth and width of the true Belgian Beer Culture while enjoying the wholesome spa experience at Bath and Barley, we can offer you seven beer flights.
You can choose from:
- A taste of Belgium: An Introduction to our rich beer heritage (3 or 4).
- Monks and Abbeys: Belgium’s religiously good brews (3).
- Easy on the alcohol: Great beers, low alcohol (3).
- All the ladies: Amazing beers by amazing women (3).
- Sweet tooth: Some like it sweet (3).
- Belgian Luxury Selection: Pure luxury and rare finds (3).
- Belgian innovation: Unexpected new tastes (3 or 4).
We recommend sharing one beer flight with two people, but we leave this choice up to our guests. You can order beer flights during the introduction to our beer spa experience.
The place to be
Bath & Barley is situated in the historical heart of Brussels, close to the world famous Grote Markt. You can find us in a beautiful location, a renovated centuries old building with breathtaking vaults in the basement. Bath & Barley is tastefully decorated and you'll feel immediately at ease.
We are easy to reach:
- You find us at 450m distance walking of the Central Station.
- The subway stop 'De Brouckère' is just 100 m away
- Parking 'Schildknaap/Ecuyer' and 'Munt/Monnaie' are just 50m away.
- If you want to take a short stroll, before or after your visit, through the Royal Galleries (Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen / Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert) , then you are at the right place.
- The hotels 'The Dominican' and the 'Radisson Blu Royal' are just around the corner.
Sparked your interest?
Would you like to surprise someone you like or love with a unique, Belgian experience?
Or would you like to immerse yourself in all the good Belgian beer can bring you?
Book here and now.
Feeling Generous? Try our gift cards
A Bath & Barley beer spa experience is a perfect gift! Contact us if you would like a voucher for our unique experiences. Anything is possible, just ask us.