Quality Suites Bercy Bibliotheque
15, rue de Tolbiac
Phone: (33) 1 53616200
Fax: (33) 1 53616201
Bars & Cafes
The Frog & British Library is an English pub, a real one: they make their own beers, the whole room is decorated with wooden elements, and most of the waiters are English or Irish. All beer lovers will be delighted: lager, dark, brown ale - there are six different kinds of beers, not too cold and not too fizzy, just like in England. The barrels can be seen in a corner of the room. The food is English (fish & chips), and there are also Indian dishes which are very common in Great-Britain. Games of rugby and soccer are regularly projected on a giant screen. What a wonderful atmosphere!
This acclaimed concert venue is situated on a big purple boat in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Bateau El Alamein offers an intimate environment to catch some great contemporary musicians. The concert hall is an eclectic combination of funky gilded mirrors, cool teal walls, and exotic specimens of palms and flowers. Up above, an on board terrace welcomes guests with its garden and comfortable chaise lounges. Its a great spot for a night of music and fun.
Moored on the banks of the Seine, Le Batofar is the capital's best techno and house music location. Food is served in the on-board restaurant while the bar on deck provides drinks as you bob gently on the water. Inside, off-the-wall decor plays host to some of the international circuit's best DJs. A varied program includes themed weeks (Barcelona, Budapest), experimental video evenings and fantastic weekend quayside concerts throughout the summer.
This barge in Paris proper is a popular destination for jet set nightclub goers looking for an after-party-until-dawn scenario. Situated just steps away from the national library, Péniche Boer 2 keeps the party going until dawn every night of the week except Monday. It features an eclectic mix of concerts, world music and DJ sets, and has a capacity for 200 people.
Nicolas, everyone's favorite chain of wine merchants, offers something new for their branch in the redeveloped Bercy: you can not only buy wine here, but drink it and accompany it with a plate of charcuterie or a coq au vin. It is not hard to guess why this bar has become one of the most popular of the Cour Saint-Emilion, a recently renovated and pedestrian restaurant row. The choice of wines is enormous (you can order any wine and get them to bring it up form their immense cellar), and the prices are low. Moreover, being located in an old wine warehouse cannot but contribute to the atmosphere.
Located on the rooftop of Wanderlust, Nüba makes for a great night out in Paris. Whether it be dining, drinks or dancing that you're after, Nüba does each equally well. The club definitely features a trendy vibe, but when the house music starts playing, all bets are off. The club is also known for its cabaret shows, which are always a good time.
If you love food, and you love boats, then this nautical cafe will rock your world. Situated in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, this dirigible dining vessel offers a 300 seat dining hall in addition to a terrace with 200 places. Café Barge serves up traditional southern French/Mediterranean food in style, with a decor that positively sparkles. The dining hall is done up with the flashy silver sheen of glass and steel, and features pop cultural icons stenciled on the furnishings for an effect that is decidedly Warhol-esque.
L Alchimiste is a small, cozy bistro. The waiters are friendly and the table decoration is simple. But don't be mistaken, what's on the plate is quite sophisticated! Almost all the dishes are traditionally French, but the chef cooks them in his own way and successfully blends flavors. For example, the confit of duck pastilla comes with dates and pistachios, the veal sweetbread is coated with breadcrumbs, and the sauteed foie gras comes with gingerbread. The wine list is very rich and it is possible to order a glass of wine or a bottle.
Oya is a bar where you can play board games with friends or strangers. Oya proposes hundreds of board games: the owner, Patrick Ruttner, translates and adapts board games, among which lots come from Germany, a very creative country in the game domain. You will not find all the most famous games here (such as Monopoly), and no video games, but you will have the opportunity to discover a range of games not found in France. The EUR6 package includes a non-alcoholic drink and a board game that you can play for hours. It will only cost EUR3 if you wish to try a new game. Nine coordinators are present to help you.
This charming Parisian cafe offers patrons an inviting and welcoming atmosphere. Tucked away in the 5th Arrondissement, the Edony Café features lovely and eclectic decor including their library of books where patrons are encouraged to borrow and donate to. The coffee and French pastries are top notch and make for the perfect afternoon activity on a dreary day in the city of love.
The name is derived from the nearby Viaduc des Arts (understand "Art viaduct"), which was restored some time ago and now hosts craft workshops. This café will provide you with the rest you need; it is a peaceful venue and an ideal one to sip a coffee or taste a beer. Jazz brunch is held every Sunday and in the summer, it's nice to sit outside under the parasols.
Les Artisans is a Parisian brasserie as Parisians like them. It is composed of a small coffee room with the counter and a few tables, and a large restaurant room. The food is nice, and the dishes are typically French (beef flank with French fries, andouillette, sole filet, gratin dauphinois), and the meat is always of good quality. Waiters are fast and polite, and music is never loud which allows you to have lunch or dinner quietly. In the evening, customers from the area get together and drink beer or a glass of very good wine in a cozy and simple atmosphere.