Brussels has now one more delicious venue hotspot. At least, on Thursday night. Because all the other days of the week, Là-Haut Virage is closed. Mark one of the next Thursdays in your agenda because the unique space, 31 meters high up in the magnificent and classified building of the Brussels Grand Casino VIAGE, reveals for you a unique city jungle with a stunning view on the city hall, the Justice Palace, the St. Micheal and St Gudule cathedrals and so much more.
Since a few weeks, four young Brussels entrepreneurs under the name “Les Organisateurs” took on the exploitation of the rooftop bar VIAGE. Two years ago, they already made their mark with the organization of the “les soirées Chez Ginette” in the Havana Club, which are still a great success every Friday. Their goal today: to receive everybody who wants a good night out in the jungle of the VIAGE rooftop.
VIAGE and Les Organisateurs designed together with interior architect Micel Penneman a green and luxurious interior, which lets the public immerse in a hidden garden, high above the Brussels boulevards. From the entry at the Anspach Gallery, through the rolling stairs, gradually a mysterious décor of luscious plants unfolds. Once in the main room, one seems totally immersed in a totally different world… Plants at the walls and ceilings, climbing plants, cane wooden chairs, furs, the illumination woven into the leaves… “We spent more than 20.000 Euros on plants, which are worked into the decoration.” Tells us interior architect Michel Penneman. “Apart from the limited time frame, the biggest challenge was the search for plants which needed little light within a budget of 50.000 Euros.”
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But Penneman wouldn’t be Penneman if he couldn’t bring this project to a good end: a space of 225 square meters, designed like a very cosy and inviting city garden high up in the clouds. Behind the green curtain one discovers a totally equipped space which can be used for any type of event. With 150 seats and 400 standing places, Là-haut VIAGE with its unique atmosphere and view is set to be the “must” for office parties, anniversary celebrations, seminars. Besides the large main room Là-haut VIAGE, VIAGE has a host of other rooms which can be used at leisure, like a casino, restaurant which is open until the small hours, a theatre and several meeting rooms.
Practical info Rooftop VIAGE
Where: Entry through the Anspach Gallery (Muntplein, crossing Kleerkopersstraat/Schildknaapstraat)
When: After work every Thursday from 17 h.
What: a new space which can be rented for events (except on Thursdays)
Access: Mobility plan available on Facebook page: Lahaut.viage
Nearby parkings: Schildknaap, Munt, De brouckère, Parking 58, Metro De Brouckère.
A special agreement is made with Interparking Schildknaap, to offer a unique tariff of 5 Euros between 18 h and 5 h.