Nightlife

Bar in St-Malo

L'Alchimiste

Mellow tunes fill this magical and alluring place lined with old books. Take a seat at the bar draped on the wall behind with a red-tasselled theatre curtain, on the carved-timber mezzanine (including a pulpit), whe…
Cafe in St-Malo

La Cafe du Coin d'en Bas de la Rue du Bout de la Ville d'en Face du Port... La Java

This extraordinary and rather deranged cafe is a splendid experience. Think part museum, part toyshop and part work of art from an ever-so-slightly-twisted mind. Traditional French accordion music plays as the eyes …
Bar in Rennes

Le Bar'Hic

This inviting bar is a good place for getting a bit of local vibe. It fills up at night, when students and young hipsters stream in for the music events – usually live bands. Earlier in the evening it's much quieter…
Pub in Rennes

Oan's Pub

Locals habitually turn up with instruments for impromptu Celtic jam sessions at this cosy cave-like, stone-walled pub with Brittany-brewed Coreff beer on tap. It can get pretty full, but there's a terrace out the fr…
Bar in St-Malo

L'Aviso

This cosy place with jazzy tunes in the air serves more than 300 beers, mostly from Brittany and Belgium, with more than 10 – including two Breton beers – on tap as well. If you can't decide, ask the friendly owner/…
Wine Bar in Rennes

Le Nabuchodonosor

The favoured haunt of arty and intellectual types in Rennes, this charming wine bar is a great place for an evening drink in buzzing surroundings. Feeling peckish? It also serves cheese platters, tartines, salads an…