Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
27 rue du Parlement
Phone: (33) 5 56819512
Fax: (33) 5 56445051
Bars & Cafes
Walking into the Calle Ocho is like traveling from France to Cuba. It is an amazing place filled with latino vibes, dancing and Mojitos. The Calle Ocho has several small half floors where dancing closely goes without saying... The walls are filled with posters and the whole interior is made out of dark wood, which gives a smoky and intimate ambiance to the bar. Every Thursday evening salsa classes are organized for anybody who wants to give it a try. And on Wednesday nights professional dancers heat up the room with their sexy performances. -Hélène Walland
The Houses of Parliament is one of the best English pubs in Bordeaux. It is a big pub, loved by students and soccer fans who know how to get the party started. Almost every day is a special day with soccer or rugby transmissions, student parties, karaoke or live music, and the pub is almost always completely filled with people. The Houses of Parliament is situated in the well-animated Saint Pierre neighborhood. The pub is also known for its large selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Nightly events take place from ladies night to trivia/quiz night so check the schedule on the website. - Hélène Walland
Originally an Eighteenth Century wine cellar, Le Bar du Boucher now has a fine selection of wines as well as other liquors. Welcomed by two paper mache cow heads mounted on the walls, the original stone wall look has been maintained. You can either sit yourself at the bar and make conversation with whoever is next to you or you can grab a table on the side. They offer a variety of meats, including horse meat. Along with a brilliant cognac, this is every meat eater's paradise. Contact them for details.
Don't try to get in here on Thursday night, because that's when this tapas bar really draws in the crowds of night revelers of all kinds, looking for a snack and a flavor of Spain. It has pictures of bullfights on the walls, a bull's head, sawdust on the floor and big tables with stools for you and your friends to try out the assorted tapas made from squid, olives and anchovies. The system for ordering involves changing money for tokens and these can be used to choose your favorite snacks. Strong colors and flavors make this a place where lots of locals like to start off their evening.
Would you like breakfast, lunch or coffee and cookies in the afternoon? Karl is an exclusive address, a mix between a restaurant, a cafe and a bakery at one of the most beautiful locations in Bordeaux. The interior is minimalist with light colors and wood. The variety of the menu is overwhelming. The small terrace in front is often overrun by tourists and the stylish people of the neighborhood. Nevertheless it is it worth to have a breakfast in the sunlight of the animated place. After all the restaurant does claim it has the "finest food in town." - Hélène Walland
BD Fugues is a bookstore specialized in comic books (BD is short for Bande dessinée which means comic strip in English). The large collection reaches from French classic comic books like Asterix and Obelix to Japanese Mangas. This is a real must for anybody who likes comics. Beside comics, you will find all important comic characters as figurines and on T-Shirts. In the back of the BD Fugues is a small snack-bar. During the warm period tables are set up in front of the store and you can have a coffee while skimming through the comics. Regularly, book dedications, expositions and other events related to the comic world are organized.
Step in this café for a break while you're in the area to catch a movie at the nearby Utopia theater or to just window shop in the St Pierre neighborhood. Stéphane will fix you a bruschetta (toasted bread slice) with a choice of roasted pepper, goat cheese, Bayonne ham or lox. Or you could indulge in a half Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread bruchetta for desert or as a snack. At night a young international crowd gathers to have a glass of the many french and imported wines and a few tapas brought to you on the Nomade Zone signature wood board, in a cozy laid back ambience.
Café Brun is an adorable cafe and bar in a traditional style, between a pub and a French brasserie of yesteryear. The walls are decorated with old ads, pictures and other rarities from the beginning of the 20th Century. This charming spot often hosts jazz bands that bring some swing with them inside these old stone walls, and fit in perfectly with the setting of the cafe - a relaxed place where neighbors, as well as tourists, of all ages come to meet. On the list of beverages you will find a bevy of wines and cocktails, accompanying the nice ambiance.
The Comtesse with its red velvet curtains and armchairs, surrounded by white brick walls gives an ambiance of a past century. The mix of ancient decoration, good music, delicious mojitos and a selected wine menu turn it into a unique and charming bar. The Comtesse is located in a small, always well animated street of the city center. The small terrace on the pedestrian street is almost always occupied. It is a well-known, classy bar, which is appreciated by its neighborhood. The waiters (only men) are friendly and the service is quick. The Comtesse is a nice place for either sitting inside in its beautiful decoration or outside to observe the animated life in the heart of the neighborhood. - Hélène Walland
Experience the cool French nightlife at the bar La Dibiteri. Located at rue Arnaud Miqueu, this elegant and chic venue entertains hippiest and young patrons of the city. DJ Nights, theme parties, special soirées and other fun events are a regular feature here. It is a perfect place to hang-around with your mates and chill-out after a tiring day at work. Funky music, great atmosphere and extensive drinks menu is what La Dibiteri all about.
Enjoy delicious local cuisine and warm French hospitality at the Empire des Sens. The elegant and classy decor is punctuated with uniquely styled furnishings and show-pieces. This spacious chic dining space spares no efforts in treating the patrons to a hassle-free dinner. Original French dishes with a contemporary touch and variety of desserts are on offer at Empire des Sens. Impeccable and unintrusive service completes the picture perfect. Apart from that, you can also hire the restaurant to host special events and functions. For further details, check website.
The Milo's is an old-school American bar with a terrace situated in one of the animated streets of the Saint Pierre neighborhood. The interior stone walls are fully decorated with beautiful old vinyls and in the back area is an old chimney which is unfortunately not in use anymore. The bar also has a lot of different parlor games you can use for free. The Milo's has a good choice of beer and cider in a pleasant ambiance always relaxed and warm with good music in the background. The Milo's is definitely an excellent place for anyone who does not like big party ambiance and prefers a more calm and familiar ambiance.