By Où sortir à Bordeaux ? (Where to hang out in Bordeaux?)
Charming places, quirky and unusual bars… By day or by night, whether you are from Bordeaux or a just casual visitor, exploring the lesser-known side of the city is always a pleasure! The group has a talent for finding unique spots, including the five below:
While wandering through the maze of the cobbled alleyways of the quartier Saint-Eloi, you might be fortunate enough to pass by the BB25. At this community-run bar decorated by artists and steeped in a warm atmosphere, you can do pretty much anything you like: have a drink, contemplate works of art, chat and meet all kinds of people… This place is oozing with charm and it is truly reflective of the secret Bordeaux nightlife, one of the favorites of die-hard night owls – there is even a DJ there on certain nights.
The Thelonious Café Jazz Club is a venue like no other offering a fusion between Jazz, Blues and World music, and it is also a restaurant serving savory, seasonal dishes with a wine bar, and a digital wall where photographers and videographers can exhibit their work. All of this in an under a 250-sq.m venue with a design blending items from the 1930s with contemporary ones, wood panels and industrial objects.
As the name implies, the nighthawks who come here are free to do as they please! Quartier Libre is the go-to destination to enjoy a sophisticated meal in the cozy atmosphere of its small, hidden terrace. You may also opt for a custom-made cocktail while enjoying a live jazz show. Or you might want to keep it simple and dance to music mixed by the best DJs the city has to offer.
This pop-up bar is only open in the summer. Large tables, families, hand-picked wines and alluring prices, that is all you need to know about the Baracajou. An open-air bar giving on to the Garonne River, it is the perfect place to relax through the season!
Nestled in an alley draped with colourful Brazilian flowers, this place is an ideal fit for all lovers of the Brazilian and Portuguese culture! The flavours of the dishes and the typical cocktails will take you there instantly. Guests can also groove to the sound of music like forrò or samba, and even watch a demonstration of Capoeira.