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Glasses of wine on a table
The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe
Plates of food

The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe

For traditional Belgian fare at its very best
Opening hours
Currently closed
Monday: 7:30 am-Late
Tuesday: 7:30 am-Late
Wednesday: 7:30 am-Late
Thursday: 7:30 am-Late
Friday: 7:30 am-Late
Saturday: 9:00 am-Late
Sunday: 9:00 am-Late

The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe offers traditional Belgian fare at its very best, conveniently located on Vulcan Lane. 

This bar offers the full experience, with an array of Belgian beers on offer to complement the authentic cuisine on the menu.

Live music every weekend

The Occi has live music every weekend, so get your dancing shoes and head on down. Different acts every weekend!

Friday and Saturday live music 9pm - 12am
Sunday live music 2pm - 5pm

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Live music at The Occidental

Whether you feel like a big pot of steaming mussels, or a cone of arguably the best fires in town, The Occidental has something for everyone.

Escape your desk at lunchtime and head there for lunch or plan it in after work for some drinks with friends. 

Get your dancing shoes on and head to The Occidental on a Friday or Saturday night from 9pm-midnight for live music. Or, on a Sunday afternoon enjoy the best of Belgian beer, a few bar snacks and a great easy listening band to wind down the weekend. 

Devour half a kilo of mussels for $13

Make Mondays Mussel Mondays with The Occidental’s iconic $13 mussel pots. That's a half kilo of mussels served with frites and mayo, or go bigger with one kilo of mussels for $18. 

The Occidental mussel pots

Special offers at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe

  • Tuesday $20/$25 Steaks


    Join The Occidental to satisfy that Angus Rump craving! Enjoy 250g ($20) or half a kilo ($25) of steak cooked to perfection, served with fries. 

    The Occidental Steak
  • $20 chicken schnitzel on a Wednesday


    The Occidental's delicious chicken schnitzel served with slaw and frites is just $20 every Wednesday. 

    The Occidental Fried Chicken
  • Thursday Happy Hour


    It's Happy Hour every Thursday evening! Join for great specials on tap beer and house wine, 5pm-7pm.

    Exterior of restaurant
  • Monday Mussel Mania


    Grab a half pot of mussels for $12 or a one-kilo pot for $16. Available all day Monday for steamed or fried mussels. 

    The Occidental mussels

Park for $2 per hour, to a maximum of $10 on evenings and weekends at the Victoria St car park. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 September 2023

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