NIGHT CLUBS Night spots in Brussels are big and brassy and on the expensive side. You may have to pay around $2 for a highball and $20 for the bottle of champagne ygu‚„re expected to buy, (unless you‚„re at the bar) but there‚„s no cover or minimum. Some require membership fees. Negro entertainers are popular here. B\mong the better-known and popular places are Le Boeuf Sur le Toit; Parisiana; Gaite; Le Slave; La Nouvelle Equipe; Maxim‚„s; and the Scotch Club. Le Moulin and Memling are less expensive, more intimate. La Nouvelle Equipe is small but has the best dance music in Brussels.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Black-and-white still and movie films are available in Belgium at about the same prices as in the U.S. Geva-color negative or positive film costs BF.65.00 for 120 or 620 roll, developing (costs BF.40.00) of color film takes at least one month, of black and white 24 hours. La Camera, 47 rue de l‚„Ecuyer, Brussels, is recommended for photo purchases. Photogenic places in Brussels are: Grand‚„Place, Place de Brouckere (for night pictures), SCinquantenaire, Sablon church, Royal Palace, Royal Park, Palais de Justice.
RELIGION: While Belgium is a Roman Catholic country, there are churches of almost every denomination.
RESTAURANTS . Some of the most famous restaurants in the world are in Brussels. Among them are: La Couronne on the Town Hall Square (Grand‚„Place); Restaurant Chantraine (‚Å“Epaule de Mouton‚) over 290 years old, just off the Grand‚„Place; Rotisserie Ardennaise on the Blvd. Adolphe Max; Le Ravenstein; the Metropole Hotel Grill; Rotisserie d‚„Alsace; and Petit Louvain. There are many, many others. The Carlton afid the Savoy are the smartest restaurants in town and offer dinner dancing.
SHOPS AND STORES: Large department stores are open daily (except Sundays) from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Principal ones in Brussels include Au Bon Marche, A L‚„Innovation, Magasins de la Bourse, Galeries Anspach, and many excellent small luxury shops.
SPECTATOR SPORTS: Soccer, tennis, bicycle races, horse races.
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