A dose of tapas, a lot of houses and Latin music, mix it together and you've got the Abattoir! With a solid reputation, this bar has been established for some years as the spearhead of Strasbourg house music parties. Boundaries cease to exist here, both in terms of the food, which includes tapas dishes from all over the world, and DJs, who are as likely to be from Germany or Switzerland as Strasbourg. And to top it all, the sofas are comfortable! Beer costs are cheap and soft drinks and tapas are available too.
This pleasant Irish pub has many fans. You'll find best-selling beers from Ireland and the United Kingdom here, and richer whiskeys than those offered by other Strasbourg bars. Expect to pay moderately for a soft drink or for an imported beer and for a spirit.
The specialty here is their home-brewed beer, which is made in the leather barrels located in the bar. Both light and brown ales are excellent and there are also seasonal and creative brews. The music is blues, with live concerts a few times a week. If you fancy a snack, you can treat yourself to the bruschetta (pizza on Italian bread) cooked in the Lanterne kitchen. They have an extensive bar menu to choose within from.
This wine bar is undoubtedly one of the best known in Strasbourg thanks to the media coverage when Mr. Kohl and Chirac ate here a few years ago. The outside is fairly plain, but the inside is typical of Alsace with wooden furniture and fittings, checked curtains and tablecloths from Ribeauvillé, a town nearby. There is a huge choice on the menu: sauerkraut tart, calf's head, and Munster cheese flambé in kirsch as well as some excellent wines. Yvonne, the charming owner, will no doubt come to your table to guide you through your discovery of the local cuisine. They also serve a set menu which includes a starter, main course, and dessert.
We can't hide anything from you! The Académie de la Bière is certainly a pub which specializes in beer. Located in the main tourist area of Strasbourg, la Petite France, this brasserie is not solely a hang-out for tourists passing through, as the impressive range of beers and the reasonable prices makes for a location that is also highly appreciated by the town's students. If you wish to sample tastes flambées or other snacks while drinking your beer, the Académie also offers a pretty comprehensive menu.
Beer lovers, your utopia awaits you, just a stone's throw from the Cathedral. If, after a highly cultural visit to the Cathedral, you desire a beer, you won't need to look far; turn your head and the 12 Apôtres is facing you. 50 bottled beers and 14 draught beers, which vary according to the season, if it wasn't for the lack of space, the range would be limitless. Everything has been thought of for teetotallers, soft drinks, coffees and the like. It is closed in winters.
Le Spirit is a huge nightclub 30 kilometers away from Strasbourg with two massive dance floors with different music styles. (Open Fridays and Saturdays.)
A haven for oenophiles, Julius Renner Weingut & Weinkellerei welcomes you to enjoy fine wines in a sophisticated setting. The bar is located within a charming historic timbered house and has beautiful interiors with attractively laid out tables and soft lighting. The bar serves delicious local specialties and seasonal preparations to accompany your tipples.
Those who have been going out in Strasbourg for a long time will know that during the 90s, where 'Le Funambule' now is, there was a legendary club: 'Le Warning'. 'Le Warning' was one of the most renowned houses and gay clubs in the east of France. Today it is closed and 'Le Funambule' is a completely different club: the clientele is younger and not really gay, and for purists, the music is more like the chart-toppers that you hear on the radio than a house. The atmosphere is still very good, and if you want to have a drink in peace and quiet they have fitted out a bar in the basement specifically for that purpose.