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Bars & Cafes
L'Épicerie Moderne is a recently-built large music venue located in Feyzin, the industrial southern part of Lyon. Have a look at their website for the current calendar; there is usually a wide variety of French and international acts concerts to choose from, with music ranging from jazz to indie-rock to hip-hop. L'Épicerie Moderne also provides studio and residency space for local bands and artists, with advice from their very dedicated and professional staff. The venue is hard to reach with public transportation, so driving is usually a safer bet and for those without a car, L'Épicerie Moderne provides ride sharing options on their website!
This little pastry shop located next to the Part-Dieu train station is a cozy place for worn-out travelers or caffeine-deprived corporate types to recharge between trains. The menu is heavy on pastry, which is good, and also sold outside from a street-facing stand for those who prefer to take their croissants on the go. Breakfast and lunch value menus are available, as is sidewalk seating, which adds room to a snug interior.
Over the years, the Grrnd Zero collective has proven itself to be on top of independent music's latest trends, with its hundreds of concerts featuring international famous names as well as many upcoming, obscure bands. Whether it's a strange brand of folk, an epic kind of rock, the catchiest pop or the most experimental style of sounds, chances are that they all feature in Grrnd Zero's monthly program, which you can view on their website. Grrnd Zero's concerts are usually very cheap and are held in a relaxed athmosphere with no bouncers or curfew restrictions, which will sometimes mean that they end after the last metro. -
Obviously run by a team of wine enthusiasts, Vercoquin will please anyone who associates French culture with good taste in wine! Indeed, the place isn't only a store where you can chose from the finest varieties of local and international wines, it also functions as a little bar and tasting room and even organizes courses to learn everything you've always wanted to know about the mysteries of wine-making! The best way to get a first overview of Vercoquin is to stop by at their special Coup de fourchette and other wine bar events from Wednesday to Saturday.
Bad's Club is not just a traditional café & restaurant. The reason why it features in this section is because it is also a sports club! You will find 6 badminton and 5 squash courts. You can hire equipment and take private lessons here too.
De L'Autre Côté du Pont is a cooperatively-run cafe located in the Guillotière neighborhood. The place puts a strong emphasis on dealing with local and/or organic brewers and farmers as well as international fair-trade coffee producers. Ethical is the word here, and the positive thing about it is that it doesn't cost more, as De L'Autre Côté du Pont staff wants to keep their prices accessible to all. Busy during late afternoon hours and at night, the large cafe is usually quieter at noon, which makes their lunch meals even more enjoyable. De L'Autre Côté du Pont sometimes hosts small, quiet concerts on weekend nights.
Edwin's Wine Bar is the perfect place to find yourself on a date or catching up with an old friend. The restaurant is rather small, holding about 35-40 people, but the ambiance is warm, inviting and chic. The wine list is impressive, boasting many great varietals from various regions in France while the menu is divine and pairs beautifully with the wine offerings. Opened Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner.
With the numerous wordplays on the sound "Q" existing in the French language: most of them raunchy: its probably better not to meditate too much on the name of this two-level bar. Better to enjoy the classier ambiance of the wicker-furnished bar and terrace, which face the Rhône river promenade. The boat itself has a spacious interior with room for bar-going, dancing, and nightly soirées, while the terrace provides shady relief on days where the humidity rolling off the river gets to be stifling. Drinks and light meals are available, and at night you can't miss the big green "Q" glowing on the Berges du Rhône.
The Brasserie Georges has been a monument of Lyonnaise gastronomy since 1836. The building alone is worth the visit—it is designed in art deco style and up to 650 people can be seated under the majestic ceiling, which has lustrous frescos. The menu remains purely traditional with sauerkraut, seafood and fish, and some Lyonnaise specialties. Everything is served with a drink, of course. Any journey to Lyon must include a visit to Georges.
This is a very nice bar in its decor and the idea behind it. Situated in the heart of Lyon, this cool bar is basically colored blue - the colors of Marseille. Paintings, posters, everything is to do with football, which is liked by the many fans of this sport found in Lyon. There are no doubts that the atmosphere will be bright and television is guaranteed. Even though the prices are a little expensive, the evening will be excellent if your team is victorious but if the worst comes to worst you can drink to forget defeat. If you are a fan of football and of Marseilles this bar is definitely for you.
Spread out over two floors, this brasserie is warmly decorated with light wood throughout. It keeps its tradition going with some personal touches to the menu, including sauerkraut(very good), a selection of beer, as well as fish and seafood. The chef also offers Pistou Pasta, monkfish Carpaccio, or Pike Quenelles with a crustacean coulis. You will not be disappointed.
Located on a small round-about hidden behind one of the most famous streets in Lyon, this great café is where students congregate. It would be hard nor to love this spacious 2-story bar and its terrace. For the morning wake-up coffee or to wind down after a long day of studying, friends gather here to socialize, listen to live music or play a game pool. In the bustle of this vibrant café, get lost in the fun!