Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Roque Pub's Belgian Independence Day party is less about waffles, more about beer

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 3:59 PM

click to enlarge Belgium
  • Belgium
The Belgians celebrate their National Day every year on the anniversary of the installation of Leopold I as king in 1831. And yet, even with their delicious contributions to world culture – Belgian beer, Belgian waffles, French fries (look it up!) – their Independence Day has yet to be appropriated and Americanized like Cinco de Mayo, which isn’t even a thing in Mexico. Roque Pub attempts to change that every year with a celebration showcasing Belgian beers. This year, they’ve even brought in local reggae-rock band Bone Magic to provide live music, and listening to reggae at a Belgian party might be the most American thing you could do this weekend.

4 p.m. Saturday, July 20; Roque Pub, 3076 Curry Ford Road; various menu prices;

Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 7, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation