Lille is the main nightlife hub but Amiens and Arras are also lively. Beers from the region are a source of local pride.

Northern Brews

French Flanders brews some truly excellent bière blonde (lager) and bière ambrée (amber beer) with an alcohol content of up to 8.5%.

While in the area, beer lovers should be sure to try some of these local varieties, which give Belgian brewers a run for their money: 3 Monts, Amadeus, Ambre des Flandres, Brasserie des 2 Caps, Ch'ti, Enfants de Gayant, Grain d'Orge, Hellemus, Jenlain, L'Angélus, La Wambrechies, Moulins d'Ascq, Raoul, Septante 5, St-Landelin, Triple Secret des Moines and Vieux Lille.