Comfort Hotel Bourg En Bresse
694A Rue des Vareys
Phone: (33) 4 74141030
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Bars & Cafes
Situated a couple of minutes by car from the center of Lyon, in the plateau de la Croix Rousse, this bar is run by a whisky connoisseur. The clientele is often made up of regulars, who love the concerts organized for them. The prices are reasonable and the ambience is agreeable, and nuanced with laughs and drunkenness. So if you love whisky and music, come here to listen to a concert, while sipping a good strong tot.
With its 1970's retro look and busy yet relaxed feel, Le Bistro Fait sa Broc' is a hip hangout much favored by the 30-something crowd of the Croix Rousse plateau. Although mainly a bar where you'll enjoy the best apéritif, the "Bistro Broc'," as nicknamed by its most regular patrons also serves cheese or delicatessen cold cut trays that would surely replace a meal for most people! Le Bistro Fait sa Broc' never opens before 5p though, so this is not where you want to go for lunch or your morning coffee! The Bistro Broc's little gallery sometimes hosts art exhibits and small concerts as well.
In the heart of the Croix Rousse quartier, this brasserie is worthy of its name (brasserie of the schools). It is frequented by Lyonnaise students, who come here for a coffee, a beer and a bite to eat. The menu includes maxi salads and other dishes that are quickly eaten (a specialty is frogs legs with parsley) and suitable for a student's budget. The atmosphere is lively and convivial, especially in summer on the large terrace.
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!
Cafe des Voyageurs is located right in the bustling Croiz-Rousse neighborhood known for its picturesque streets and lively crowd. The restaurant has a great sunny patio for outdoor dining and people watching. The menu has various selections of fresh salads, meats, gourmet cheeses and an assortment of dessert pastries.
Situated in the center of the Croix-Rousse, Café Chantecler is frequented for both its location and welcoming atmosphere. It's a quaint place to visit at anytime of the day. The lovely terrace and the reasonable prices are its strong points. But that's not all; occasional evening concerts and short films are on offer. Call for more details.
A very popular rendez-vous among the Croix-Rousse population, L'Impromptu is a nicely decorated, cozy café that caters to a wide cast of neighborhood characters on a daily basis. The good, diverse music makes it a favorite of its younger patrons, while those in a quieter mood can borrow a set of cards or, during the summertime, pétanque balls to play on the nearby, shady Place Colbert, one of the best spot of the Croix-Rousse hill! L'impromptu's staff also runs a small restaurant in an adjacent part of the café that serves excellent pizzas and salads at reasonable prices. Not to be missed for a slice of neighborhood life!
The newer incarnation of what used to be Le Bistroy, a legendary Croix-Rousse bar, Les Valseuses is a little quieter despite its regular concert nights. Indeed, Les Valseuses hosts mainly acoustic, folk and chanson acts, surely due to the numerous noise complaints that drove Le Bistroy to its closing. It however remains a good address for anyone wishing to discover upcoming local and national artists while enjoying a few drinks in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The place serves beer, wine, liquors as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Les Valseuses is named after a famous french comedy movie and it surely shows in its choice of music and the vibe of the place!
This classic café is has an elegant wooden décor, coffee hued shades, beige tones and black and white photographs on the walls that accentuate the subtle charm of the place. The one original feature at le Grand Café de Genève is the brass-covered chimney. Local dishes are the order of the day at this popular haunt, and the meals are extremely appetizing: you can choose from a range of pastas, fresh and crunchy salds, exotic cheeses, perfectly done grills and roasts. The desserts are worth a look and will make you want to come back for more! The quaint terrace is open for lunch from April. Check website for more details.
This friendly bar situated in the center of Lyon welcomes those void of amusement and does everything to get back their party spirit. Le Biströy hold various musical concerts throughout the year in with the aim to encourage and promote all forms of music in the region. Groups that have performed here include: 16 Pac, Maxxo, Superdog and others. The prices are reasonable and you can always be sure that the atmosphere will be good, so there is no excuse for not coming here for a drink and letting your hair down at the exciting events happening here. Come, party!
Like the strip club a few doors down, La Luz is also intimate, exotic, and filled with beautiful people. However, its wares are confined to Basque and south-western French edibles. They also serve more substantial salads and plates, but it's more fun to make a dinner out of tapas and a glass or two of the delicious house sangria. And who knows, maybe with enough sangria and the right company, you'll be up for a trip down the street.
Located at the bottom of the Croix-Rousse hill, the Kotopo café is a friendly and welcoming meeting place for foreign students or anyone interested in a language melting-pot! During the day, the café serves organic and fair-trade beverages which you can sip on while browsing international magazines and newspapers. At night, the Kotopo organizes cultural events on a regular basis and holds language classes taught by professors from an amazingly wide variety of nationalities! These classes are reasonably priced and generally spread over one semester, after which you can choose to renew your membership. Feel free to walk in at any time, the Kotopo staff is very approachable and helpful!