Lizzie opened her quirky bar Tram 3 in 2019 on the upper floors of a historic house in Antwerp city centre. She decorated the 18th-century interiors with sofas, plants and film posters to create an arty mood.
The bar extends into a romantic conservatory with a fountain and out onto a roof terrace with views of the Cathedral.
It wasn’t easy in the beginning. First the neighbours complained about the noise. Then the lockdown hit. Lizzie almost gave up. But her bar has become a lively alternative spot in the heart of Antwerp where Lizzie organises stand-up comedy, DJ 3nights and speed dating.
‘Everyone welcome,’ is her motto. ‘Old, young, smart, stupid,’ she adds.
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