Situated near the Terreaux, on the road most renowned for its sheer number of pubs and bars, this tavern is a paradise for those who love a good drink. The decor and the ambiance, along with the wooden furnishings, lend La Taverne du Perroquet Bourré the charm of a pirate's ship. The specialty of this unusual bar is their rum, which you can enjoy in all its delectable varieties: spiced with hibiscus, apricots, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper or even ginger! Their unique collection of fruity shooters is also worth a shot. An ideal place to meet new people, you can sip on their delicious rum as you listen to some French music that steadily grows into rock and punk as the day progresses. They also organize theme nights, quiz nights and themed parties. Check website for more details.
Le Voxx is a hip bar situated in the heart of Lyon. It is open all day long and has a dynamic and fun ambiance once the night sets in. The music is intense, people talk and drink, and that's all you need for a great evening. The clientele is relatively young and the cocktails on offer suit the place. The prices are reasonable and the décor is very nice. It is divided into several small rooms, allowing space and intimacy for those who want it.
This is a barge which, at different times, serves as a café-theatre, and turns its English pub into an intimate and warm venue for intelligent, spicy humor. The program is varied and embraces all kinds of comedy, which is quite rare in Lyon. It is generally popular with higher income people from ages 30 to 40. Live DJs rumble weekly with disco, jazz, jungle and salsa tunes and the upper terrace is open for star gazing.
The two-Michelin starred La Pyramide restaurant is set in Vienne in France. Since 1992, this sophisticated restaurant has been headed by Chef Patrick Henriroux. The a la carte and multi-course menus include a variety of dishes that are influenced by various international cuisines. These dishes are prepared with carefully-selected ingredients that are sourced from local farms in the area. This restaurant features a well-stocked wine cellar that is home to hundreds of wines and other spirits.
Inspired by the bars in Dublin and Galway, Paddy's Pub in Lyon is a great place to enjoy a pint of beer with your friends. Paddy's Pub has an outdoor terrace, a library area where you can sip on your drink while you read, and a dart area where you can play. Of course, for those wanting to watching the latest sporting event, Paddy's Pub will most likely be showing it. Don't forget to join in on the traditional pub quiz night as well as their once a week concerts!
If you feel like taking a break from the local French cuisine, visit Wasabi to try out their incredible Japanese delicacies. Known for their traditional like Miso Soup, Umi skewers as well as their extensive list of sushi and sashimi options, Wasabi is one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in town. Unlike many other restaurants where you have to make do with wine, here you can sip on a glass of sake while you dine! The cozy restaurant, with its eclectic decor and children's menu is perfect for both dinner dates and family meals.
L’Harmonie des Vins finds itself in the heart of the city's 2nd arrondissement and welcomes wine connoisseurs with a collection that is sure to appease even the most difficult to please. Exposed stone walls offset with wooden accents and cozy booths create a rustic 17th-century inspired setting to enjoy its fine wines and delectable chow. The cellar-like appearance sets the right cue for visitors, as Harmonie has about 300 labels on offer, while it also serves up toothsome tapas, cheese and cold cut platters and other savory assortments to nibble on.
A hip spot for night owls to kick back and enjoy specialty cocktails and other chilled libations, Evolution is a vision is dazzling rub red interiors offset with velvety black accents. The opulent décor is well complemented with an elaborate menu of liqueurs, cocktails and wines. Alongside, Evolution also remains famous for some exotic mojitos dolled out by its expert mixologists. Cheese and charcuterie plate make for savory accompaniments with its fine drinks.
This utterly romantic bar on a quiet street in the city is one of its best-kept secrets. Cozy and charming in its rustic, cellar-like space, the bar serves excellent choices of wines both by glass and by bottle. A charcuterie plate with assorted cheeses beautifully complements and completes this enchanting French ritual. The intimate seating is ideal for romantic night outs, replete with flickering candles and magical street views.
Equal parts tapas restaurant and wine bar, Autour d’un Verre is a fine spot to grab some early evening drinks in the bustling Croix-Rousse neighborhood. The space is intimate and cozy, with an adjacent vaulted stone cellar that can easily accommodate large groups. While you feast on their selection of tapas and delicious gourmet sandwiches, an automatic wine-dispenser treats you to several wine options. A few tables are also arranged on the sidewalk for the summer.
Step through a traboule: a type of passageway particular to Lyon, and follow a hidden passage to reach this haunt of the real denizens of Lyon. Warm, fashionable and calm, the restaurant Le Passage offers gourmet food at reasonable prices. Authentic Lyonnais and French cuisine tantalize the taste buds. Before dinner or at the end of the evening, the bar welcomes patrons in an intimate setting composed of black leather sofas. Upstairs, the Club or the Bistrot could be the ideal spot for your business meetings. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Check website for more details.
Dim neon lights and some kitschy décor elements greet social butterflies at the city's bustling L Bar. Counted as one of the prime LGBT venues of Lyon, it offers a relaxed ambiance and an exciting list of delectable cocktails, beers and liqueurs. On Sundays, it plays venue to barbecue nights while those Wii games are an easy draw for those looking to unwind over some engaging games and chilled libations.