Quality Hotel du Golf Montpellier Juvignac
38, avenue des Hameaux du Golf
Phone: (33) 4 67-459000
Fax: (33) 4 67-459020
Bars & Cafes
This tranquil little bar is a stones throw from the Préfecture. The specialties include several good ales and stouts as well as an excellent mead. It is frequented by a young, fairly cosmopolitan clientele who come for the many board games that are available. The bar is an excellent place to make new acquaintances.
This chic little wine bar is just around the corner from Place Saint Roch. See the large blackboard for a variety of carefully chosen wines that are mostly from the region. They also have a selection of Bordeaux wines and champagnes. It is by far one of the nicest bars around and a perfect spot to relax in. Expect to pay between EUR3 and EUR5 a glass.
At the bottom of the steep Rue de l'Université, this bar is opposite the old Couvent des Ursulines which is now a contemporary dance center. A predominantly student clientele who come for a coffee or to find a quiet table to do some work. The large salon is nicely furnished and has large windows so it's bright and airy. Upstairs is a bar with a telly and pinball for less serious students. There are two nearby English bookshops in the Rue de l'Université, meeting the needs of Montpellier's English-speaking community.
The Bibliothéque du Rectorat is one of the most important university buildings in the city center and just opposite is this conveniently situated café. Understandably, the student population have made this place their very own, and the management have catered perfectly for the anticipated clientele. More than any other bar in Montpellier, this one is evocative of a Parisian café of the 1960s.
Le Point Zéro offers variety under a single roof, with three bars throughout the establishment and two rooms for dancing featuring different musical styles. Salsa and other latin beats animate the dancers upstairs, while more traditional club music (pop, house, rock) fills the air downstairs. DJs are ready to start a night of partying early and keep mixing until 1a.
Rue du Petit St Jean and the area surrounding Place St Roch is often called the marais (meaning the swamp) of Montpellier. There is always a regular crowd here. The bar is on the ground floor and there's an upstairs room as well as a few outside tables. Pop in for an aperitif around 6p and you'll probably still be there at closing time. The music tends to be 1950s-1960s rock 'n' roll or blues. Fashion victims should also note the Agnés B shop for women is just next door.
Open for several years, Fitzpatrick's has swiftly become a must for fans of beer and all things Anglo-Saxon. In a friendly wooden bar, a good selection of beer and specialties attract a diverse clientele of an evening; you will hear many different languages spoken and there is always a good atmosphere. It is also open in the afternoons when the terrace is a pleasant place to have a drink. The pub is situated on a small square in the town center's pedestrian zone.
Situated in a small, pedestrianized street near the Place Saint Come, this restaurant has seating in the dining room and at outside tables on sunny days. The menu includes a large selection of salads and typical French cuisine including filet de loup de mer sauce provençale (sea bass in a Provencal sauce) and filet de porc mignon aux échalotes confites (pork with shallots). The proprietor is extremely friendly and welcoming and the dessert menu will make your mouth water with an irresistible crème catalane and tarte tatin (apple pie).
Le Huit is a trendy music bar in Montpellier. The bar offers a unique mix of music and drinks. The sounds that blare on are either from the hippest new DJs or performances of live pop, rock or disco bands. The bar also host a variety of theme and festive nights that send everyone back a couple of drinks. For more information on the music, do call ahead.
Le Fizz is a trendy and super popular Montpellier nightclub. In fact, the club actually has two floors, each with its own style and ambiance. The clientele is diverse, as is the musical selection. The club often hosts parties and theme nights such as a weekly ladies' night and a student night.
What is better than a glass of champagne, music and a lively atmosphere? A friendly, enthusiastic staff and a 20-something clientele partying to a background of Latin sounds in the daytime and house music at night. Different DJs take their turn every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There is a small salon for eating upstairs.
If you're in Montpellier and looking for a quaint little place to eat, then Café Joseph will be your best bet. A lot of locals come here to catch up with themselves and friends over a casual drink. This cafe and bar is has a wonderful outdoor section where you can lounge and see the rest of the city pass you by. As day turns to night, the cafe turns into a trendy bar with great DJs and sometimes live bands performing. With a great selection of drinks and a gracious staff, Café Joseph is great place to lay back and enjoy the city