To visit all bars in Maastricht you'll need more than one weekend, guaranteed! Even doing it in a week you'll need to do it in a hurry. Especially if you consider the fact that outside of the city centre every neighbourhood has its own bars. A bit more quiet and often preferred by the locals.
During your visit to Maastricht there are however some must-see bars and clubs. Starting at the Vrijthof with terraces all around from which you can pick either pubs or grand cafes.
Walking through the Platielstraat right up until the Kersenmarkt you find various bars spread all around. For more inspiration in terms of bars there's the other side of the St. Servatius Bridge, when walking towards the Maastricht Central Station.
Start your night on the town in Maastricht with one of the many terraces that surround the Vrijthof in the heart of the city. Having had a drink and bite to eat and you’re ready to explore one of the many side streets where the rest of the nightlife occurs.
In Den Ouden Vogelstruys
The oldest bar in Maastricht (dating back to 1730) with a great view and easy to reach thanks to its location at the Vrijthof. With a living room atmosphere the In Den Ouden Vogelstruys (In The Old Ostrich) is a nice place to start your [...] Continue reading about In Den Ouden Vogelstruys.
One of the side streets of the Vrijthof is the Bredestraat. Here you find Take Five which is a popular bar among students with a trendy interior. Besides relaxed music and a comfortable dark interior there are also regular live jazz performances. Continue reading about Take Five.
Maastricht nightlife - Platielstraat
Also without a well defined plan it’s always ok to walk into the Platielstraat. Not just the music, but also the terraces appear all around and you don’t have to worry about any of them closing early.
The bar Twee Heren (Two Lords) is regularly filled with students of which many international. In the weekend the club crowd is complemented with more locals from Maastricht. The music is 70s, 80s and 90s and if you show up on a Sunday or Monday [...] Continue reading about Twee Heeren.
Maastricht nightlife - Across the St. Servatius Bridge
Also on the other side of the Maas rivere there’s plenty to see in Maastricht. Even though you won’t find the masses here (or maybe because you don’t), the Wycker Brugstraat and it’s side streets offer great ways to enjoy your evening.
John Mullins Irish Pub
At the Wycker Brugstraat, just across the Maas on the left you find the John Mullins Irish Pub with traditional Irish food. With live music and various events it's a recommend spot on your tour of the Maastricht nightlife. On Tuesday night you can join [...] Continue reading about John Mullins Irish Pub.
This beer speciality bar in the Rechtstraat offers up to 149 types of bottled beer and 6 types of tapped beer. The first street on the left from the St. Servatius Bridge. Small with a nice atmosphere. Thanks to the extensive knowledge of beer in [...] Continue reading about Take one.