Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in La Rochelle

Chez Garcia – Cave de la Guiguette

For a sweet taste of 1930s La Rochelle, follow the hipster crowd to this rough-cut wine bar where little has changed since it opened in 1933 in a blacksmith's yard. Vintage photos and posters evoke the days when fis…
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Café de la Paix

Sit inside to appreciate the full frescoed-ceiling-and-gilt-mirrored grandeur of this timeless historic cafe, around since the belle époque, and a timeless spot in the city to linger with locals over an early mornin…
Bar in La Rochelle

La Calhutte

La Calhutte is the pick of drinking addresses on idyllic place de la Fourche, the city’s most enchanting (car-free) square (or rather elongated triangle). Sip beer in the winter-cosy, wood-and-red brick beamed inter…
Cafe in La Rochelle

La Grosse Boîte

The Big Box is no ordinary cafe. This is where locals head to play, play and play board and other games to their heart's content – the games cafe is packed every evening. Themed soirées (evenings) include enigmas, c…
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Le Dock

This hybrid cafe-bar, with industrial upcycled interior and pavement terrace lounging a step away from the Vieux Port hubbub, rocks day and night. A corrugated iron-clad bar, walls plastered in wooden planks and bol…