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Sports, sea and a cosy atmosphere at the Filou Sportsbar in Ostend

By 14/06/2021July 4th, 2023No Comments

Filou and the city of Ostend are two peas in a pod. Belgisch Strekenbier is the proud sponsor of basketball club Filou Oostende and football club KV Oostende. With the Filou Sportsbar, which opened its doors on 8 May 2021, the Filou vibe in the royal seaside resort is now complete!


Surely you know the typical American sportbars from films and TV series. You know, the ones where everyone sits around the bar, glued to the screen to watch that much-awaited sports match.

“We want to bring that concept to Ostend as well with the Filou Sportsbar, but then with a more Belgian slant”, Jürgen Vanpraet, the inventor, starts. Inside, the building exudes an industrial atmosphere: “We furnish it cosily so that everyone can feel at home here.”

What makes it so cosy?

  • The food corner, where you can enjoy tasty tapas and finger food.
  • The bar area, where you can watch sports matches on various television screens.
  • The lounge area in Chesterfield style – the perfect place to relax.
  • The dedicated darts area, the pub sport of the moment.
  • The spacious sunny terrace, where you are caressed by the sea breeze.

Sports and more

As its name suggests, the Filou Sportsbar is all about sports. “This is the place to be if you enjoy watching live sports games. And since this summer there are plenty of sports events on the schedule, such as the European Football Championships, the Olympic Games and the Tour de France, we’re definitely off to a great start!”

Kasteel Brouwerij Vanhonsebrouck is the main partner of the Filou Sportsbar. “The bond between the town of Ostend and specialty beer Filou is very strong. So we felt the sportsbar should be named after theBelgian beer for prank lovers“, Jürgen explains.


Not only the concept breathes sports, the environment of the Filou Sportsbar is also all about sports.

  • It is located just a ston’e sthrow from Versluysdôme, the home base of Filou Oostende;
  • Near the Diaz Arena, the home base of KV Oostende;
  • Near the beach of Ostend (just 200 m away);
  • Very close to the refurbished public pool of Ostend.

So, after your next basketball or football match, you know just the place to go!


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