First Opening by Madame Alice

Founded by a certain Madame Alice in 1937, the venue was taken over in 1953 by jazz pianist Stan Brenders, who turned it into a temple to jazz. In 1985, it was sold to Nathalie and Jean-Louis Hennart, who made it the starting point for the renaissance of the Dansaert district.

Its interior decoration, in the purest Art Deco style, was designed by architect F. Van Ruyskenvelde. The 1985 renovation was entrusted to Pierre Bourgeois. The dark wood panelling, thick velvet upholstery, elegant chrome fittings and indirect lighting create a cosy atmosphere, particularly pleasing when the blue notes of the grand piano, the focal point of the place, ring out. Sleek banquettes and armchairs welcome guests either on the ground floor or on the mezzanine. Refined beers, wines and cocktails are served from the rosewood bar. L’Archiduc is one of a kind, carrying on the fine tradition of concerts and shows.