Recurring Events

At Rock Café, we have several “Rock Café Classics” that return regularly. Some of the most important ones are listed on this page. If you haven’t tried yet, make sure to check them out in future! Check our Event page for more details!

Fresh Meat Comedy

Each first Monday of the month, Rock Café welcomes Fresh Meat Comedy for an open mic session. Typically 8 comedians take the stage and the MC introduces all of them. Some are experienced, some are brand new, but it always makes for a fun night! Running year round apart from the summer months!

Want to perform yourself? Contact!

Note these shows are usually in Dutch, but occasionally also English speaking artists hit the stage!

Each third Monday of the month (not in summer)

XX Years Rock Café

As good wine, Rock Café gets better with age! We celebrate this once a year in early May and this always brings a bunch of regulars back to their favourite watering hole. Next may, Rock Café celebrates 25 years, so we promise to make this an even more special celebration!

First or Second Saturday of May

Het Groot Verlof

Each year the city of Leuven, along with local bars, pubs and restaurants organises het Groot Verlof. Many concerts take place at the Old Market where you can have front row seats at Rock Café! We double up and open up both the bar outside and inside, so you won’t run too thirsty!

More information at Het Groot Verlof website!

Early July to mid-August


This one is part of at Het Groot Verlof, but we like to give it a special mention here. The pubs at the Old Market compete for the best beer menu in Old Market. Let’s be honest about it, Rock Café has the best list each year, so make sure to join us at the outside bar for the finest beers selected by our Beer Sommeliers!

Next to that there’s the famous bartender race and live shows, and of course the food market for the hungry!

First Sunday of August


Ho, ho, ho, it’s that time of the year again. Some of us feel more like celebrating Kerstvis at Rock Café instead of a boring family party. Or some join us to digest the family party! Whatever your reason, we celebrate the birth of Kerstvis with all the glory the holy child deserves!

Christmas eve!