Comfort Hotel Aquamarina Arcachon
82 Boulevard de la Plage
Phone: (33) 5 56836770
Fax: (33) 5 57520826
Bars & Cafes
As this pub is close to the university campus it is a favorite haunt of students looking for a typically English atmosphere. Its main advantage is its terrace where, from springtime onwards, you can taste the many different imported beers. In the winter, by contrast, the regulars huddle together inside, where the wood of the interior provides a dark but warm setting. Darts matches and other games are organized and the wide choice of whiskey offered by the landlord, himself typically English, makes it worth a visit. Thursday nights are legendary.
Unusual as its name sounds, Le Two Much is one of the better restaurants and pubs in Bordeaux that entices patrons time and again with its signature cocktails and exotic French delicacies prepared from fresh produce. The ambiance is decidedly retro and the DJ belts out disco hits from the 70's, all of which builds up a superb atmosphere. Private events and conferences can also be accommodated so call ahead for details on those.
Popular among music enthusiasts, Le Jimmy is an upscale bar that is well-known across the city for its eclectic events line-up. Featuring performances by some of the most famous artists/bands, attending a live concert at Le Jimmy is a euphoric experience for many. Apart from gigs and live musicals, the bar also hosts DJ nights where local and international disc jockeys play chart buster hits to bring the jovial crowd on the dance floor. Call to know more.
This Irish pub is a real institution in Bordeaux. Every evening the place is packed with Irishmen, Englishmen and locals, who love the warm atmosphere and traditional decor. The two house specials are beef stew cooked in Guinness and the Atlantic special, a salad based on smoked wild salmon. The Irish bread is baked in house and a tasty range of hot pies are available. A pint of imported Irish beer or stout makes a perfect accompaniment. A full menu runs around EUR20.
One of the best bars for beer in town, Le Lucifer offers a choice of more than 200 bottled beers and 11 drafts. Real connoisseurs and the merely curious come to this very popular place to try out the different kinds on offer, from pale ales to bitters, from beers brewed in abbeys to those made from fruit. Darts matches are held on Monday evenings and concerts on Wednesdays. The menu features many beer-based recipes, such as duck breast à la Carolus.
Located near the Palais de Justice on one of the city's main avenues, the look of this bar changes throughout the day. At lunchtime you can dine inside or out, while it's also a great place for an afternoon coffee. Come evening, however, it is transformed into a popular karaoke and dance venue. The basement room quickly fills up and the first-floor bar is equally popular among regulars. The clientele includes many students, especially on Thursday evenings.
Discover the charm of this English pub in the center of Bordeaux, with typical décor, dim lights and friendly service. Evening entertainment includes darts nights, music, and sporting events on the big screen. Open for meals at lunchtime and in the evening, the pub serves generous helpings of typically English food: fish and chips, chicken and mushroom pie or the Oxford Chicken. The very tasty dessert menu includes lemon cheesecake and apple crumble at reasonable prices.
This is perhaps Bordeaux's best-known Irish pub, where you can taste one of the 50 different whiskeys or the five draft beers—including, of course, Ireland's own Guinness. The first-floor restaurant has fish and chips on the menu, as well as the famous Irish coffee. The lively atmosphere is different every day, with folk or pop concerts, darts matches, dominoes and karaoke. It really warms up when there's a rugby or football (soccer) match on TV, especially during the Five Nations Rugby Tournament.
This Dutch pub serves a nice selection of beers and cocktails. It is divided into both a club and a pub hosting a number of concerts as well as talented local DJs. It is open every night of the weekend, and there is always something exciting going on. This establishment is also available for private events. Check out the website for a full calendar.
Set on the city center of Bordeaux, Chez le Pépère provides a gourmet setup of French cuisine and wine along with facilities for cultural events. The house consists of distinct collection of wines from vineyards across the country and hosts several wine tasting sessions and workshops. Concerts, live music and dance events are regularly held here along with shift arrangements are made during major sporting events where big screens are put up to bring in the crowd. Visit their website for more information.
Zig Zag Cafe is a well-known cafe-bar that is home to delectable coffee, beers and other beverages. The cafe boasts of an inviting decor and a friendly atmosphere, thanks to which hordes of visitors crowd the place almost everyday. Besides this, the cafe also hosts concerts, gigs, live musicals and reggae nights where established as well as amateur artists/ bands perform. Call ahead to know more.
Le Barclay is a joint that is frequented by an older crowd. Those looking for a relaxing drink without too much excitement can come here. They serve fine wines that connoisseurs will appreciate, as well as beer and other comforting drinks. The place is sprawled with laid back armchairs while live bands soothing ska music plays in the background. Call ahead for details.