Drinking & Nightlife

Bars along the waterfront strip of quai Vendeuvre are a favourite after-work spot. Near the Château de Caen, the pedestrian lane of rue du Vaugueux is dotted with slightly more upscale eating and drinking spots, and is quite lively on weekends. For a younger, mostly college-age crowd, head to the packed bars along rue Écuyère, about 10 blocks west of the château.