Drinking and nightlife in Clermont-Ferrand

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    La BerGamothée

    If you think tea tastes better in a homely living room with a sprinkling of feminist activism (and a heartfelt canine welcome), then La BerGamothée might be your jam. The vibe's casual but tea is taken seriously (there's an extensive menu of exotic fruit-laced infusions and Earl Grey), plus it's an LGBT-friendly hub for debates, art and cultural events.

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    Australian Coffee House

    We know, you're travelling à la française, but this Aussie-inspired coffee place pours the best brews in Clermont-Ferrand (from €2.80). The crowd's a mix of laptop-huggers, lunching office workers and artistic types, who arrive to idle over a flat white and homemade desserts, particularly the daily cheesecake. There are veg-based lunches, too (like goat's cheese salad and quinoa tabbouleh).

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    101 Club

    This club near place de Jaude is hallowed ground for Clermont music fans: it was a new-wave and alt-rock haunt in the '80s, became a rock club in the '90s, and today hosts electro nights with funk, synth and techno played on the decks, often by resident DJ Syrob. Concerts charge entry (from €8) but club nights are often free.

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    Les Goûters de Justine

    The twinkly-eyed proprietress, presiding over her table of homemade cakes, is largely what makes this teahouse one of the most beloved spots in Clermont's old town. Arches of volcanic stone and a jumble of old-fashioned furniture establish a genteel, time-worn atmosphere in which to sip a chocolat chaud à l'ancienne (foamy old-style hot chocolate) while eavesdropping on local gossip.

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    Café Pascal

    Ostensibly Irish with a soundtrack of rock ‘n' roll and folk, this cafe-bar manages to be all things: a coffee joint where you can catch a sports match, a casual brasserie, and, come evening, the busiest haunt on cathedral square. You can even toast Clermont-Ferrand’s most famous polymath with a 'Sexy Pascal' cocktail (€7.50) of peach and passion fruit.

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    Le Comptoir Viking

    While there are no longboats or horned helmets, this wood-walled rock bar is one of the friendliest in town, with an energising heavy-metal soundtrack.

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    Le Bar d'O

    The wine connoisseur's choice. Bar d'O has an ambient soundtrack that, with each subsequent glass of Côtes du Ventoux, will lull you into a pleasant daze.