Comfort Hotel Bordeaux Merignac
99, avenue JF. Kennedy
Merignac, 33 700
Phone: (33) 5 56559366
Fax: (33) 5 56341776
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Le Pub Central is a hot-spot for students and adults alike who want a great place to eat or just grab a drink. This bar in Place Gambetta also serves tea or coffee for those who don't feel like alcohol. The service is friendly and efficient, and crowds are always drawn here on Thursday nights for karaoke! They have a live DJ who spins the background tunes while bar-goers sign up and wait for their turn to sing for the entire pub. There is also terrace seating for those who want to sit in plein air or for those who want to smoke while having a drink.
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.
This tea room is located in the heart of the city in a pedestrianized area not far from Place Gambetta. There are a few outside tables on nice days where you can taste a bowl of ice cream, a fizzy drink or simply a coffee, accompanied with one their wonderful freshly-made pâtisseries that include soft, little cinnamon-flavored cakes that are specialties of Bordeaux. A brasserie style décor and a service that, despite the demands placed on it, is always courteous.
Bordeaux's best looking gay crowd flocks to BHV (Bar de l'Hotel de Ville) to dance the night away and sip of strong cocktails. The atmosphere is pure fun as soon as you step in the door and outrageous shows often take place on any given night, but Sundays are always the best with live Drag shows put on by the best local talent. The DJ spins house, dance, pop, and electronic music for a very lively crowd.
This tea room on the first floor of the shopping center specializes in sweet and savory tarts. You can have a meal composed of slices of savory and sweet tarts accompanied by a coffee or chocolat viennois. The different types of tart are displayed in the shop window and you can either take them away or eat in. Savory tarts include salmon, zucchini and Parmesan, spinach and moussaka, while among the sweet tarts offered are chocolate, banana/chocolate, rhubarb, pear, cherry and pineapple/coconut. Service is rapid and friendly. It's an airy place with many little tables that attracts a large number of customers.