Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
27 rue du Parlement
Phone: (33) 5 56819512
Fax: (33) 5 56445051
La Suite is nothing but entertainment and fun spread across two floors. The hippest and coolest crowd of the city comes here to chill-out. Glitzy and gleaming disco lights create the right party atmosphere, giving you a complete idea of what to expect at La Suite. The funky and peppy tunes played by the DJ beckon you to the spacious dance floor. If you are in no mood for dance, you can hang-out at the bar upstairs, that serves excellent and exotic cocktails. You can also hire the space for private functions like birthday and anniversary parties. Call ahead for details.
Less impersonal than many clubs along the quays, L'Aztecal is a popular and friendly central meeting place for many regulars. The music here includes latest hits and spans across a variety of genres. The exotic decor and wonderful cocktails provide the finishing touches. Particularly popular at weekends, it's advisable not to arrive too late at L'Aztecal if you want to get to the bar and dance floor.
Le Fiacre is a bar and music venue dedicated to showcasing some of the best up-and-coming rock acts to pass through Bordeaux. Concert tickets are modestly priced, so there is no excuse not to rock while you are in town. Sip on some drinks as you groove to the rhythmic beats!
This nightclub is located in the heart of the tourist part of town. A sophisticated clientèle of regulars come to pass a pleasant evening to dance, rock, zouk and move to the catchy disco music. A fairly mixed crowd of all ages and a friendly atmosphere, but it's best to arrive fairly early and dress up. Far from the large clubs along the quays, this is a great choice for an evening out among friends.
The Trou Duck is a well-known bar in the gay scene. It opens in the afternoon and offers daily happy hours, as well as small lunch plates and salads. The Trou Duck is situated on a calm side street with a large terrace where you can easily enjoy a drink. On weekend evenings the bar gets more and more crowded and dancing, meeting people and having fun is on the program. On several weekends the Trou Duck has a special party program, and dress-up parties sometimes take place. Gay or not, you can have a lot of fun there. Beer happy hours are daily, 6p-10p.
Located close to the heritage St. Andrew's Cathedral, on the corner of rue Duffour Dubergier, Crossroads Pub Rock provides a perfect hangout for locals and tourists alike. With live music being its major attraction, the place also serves a decent place for conversation over a glass of beer. Heavy metal and rock music, mostly, being the genre of music played at the pub, Crossroads Pub Rock is a good place to wind up at after a hectic day in the city. Visit their website for more information about events.
Le Lambi is a place for ska and reggae lovers. The moment you set foot in this popular club, strings of guitar, hip-hop beats and reggae fill your ears. You move in and a happening dance floor greets you. Le Lambi has hosted international musicians and bands of repute. Its 'Concerts for Haiti' have been widely attended and acclaimed. Besides tapping your feet to the hot music, plunge into the delectable pub platter. Le Lambi is a must-visit nightspot in Bordeaux. Call ahead for more information.
An integral part of the French nightlife scene, Le Médiéval is quite a popular club in Bordeaux. What was formerly Café Des Menuts, is now a nightclub in one of the city's best party districts. The club has featured artists like Babelux and Delio, and usually floats on the rock and alternative rock scene. Contact them for more details.
Le Plug is closer to a concert venue than a nightclub, and focuses principally on underground electronica. They aim to cultivate electronic culture outside of the commercial mainstream, and often book performers from around the world.
This bar-turned-club dates from 1997 and offers its members all kinds of futuristic music including techno, house, hip hop and jazz; it aims to be at the forefront of musical innovation. A psychedelic-influenced décor and cheerful staff provide the backdrop for one of the most popular clubs in Bordeaux's night-life scene. Therefore majority of the clientèle is chic and young.
This is one of the many night bars in the student district with a giant screen for its customers. On Wednesdays rock or reggae artists put on concerts amid the pub-style decor. Frequented mainly by students, this is a place where local people feel at home. During the many theme evenings organized all through the year, you may have difficulty in fighting your way through the crowds to the bar.
La Bamboula is an Afro-Caribbean venue that has a restaurant, a bar and a dance floor. From Thursday to Saturday guests are entertained by DJs and live bands in true African style with addictive rhythms, bright colors and friendly people. While you party the night away you can gorge on delicious Creole and African flavors, or sip on a Banana Sun cocktail or maybe a Côte d' Ivoire cocktail, named after the owner's hometown. The venue also rents the space out for private events and even provides catering for large gatherings. So for details about the catering or other information do call ahead.