Nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Lille

La Capsule

Spread across three levels – a vaulted stone cellar, beamed-ceilinged ground floor and an upper level reached by a spiral staircase – Lille's best craft beer bar has 28 varieties on tap and over 100 by the bottle. M…
Bar in Lille

L'Illustration Café

Adorned with art nouveau woodwork and changing exhibits by local painters, this laid-back bar attracts artists, musicians, budding intellectuals and teachers in the mood to read, exchange weighty ideas or just shoot…
Club in Lille

Le Network

Central Lille's hottest club has two dance floors, three bars, plenty of flashing lights and space for 700 revellers. On most nights the music is three-quarters house and electronic and a quarter R&B. Dress up a…
Coffee in Lille

Tamper

Beans roasted by Berlin's The Barn are brewed using filter, Aeropress, siphon or piston methods at this hip cafe with bare-brick walls and vintage American jazz on the turntable. It also serves iced teas and coffee,…
Wine Bar in Amiens

Marott' Street

Designed by Amiens architect Émile Ricquier in 1892, this magnificent former insurance office, with wood, wrought iron and a geometric stained-glass ceiling, now houses a chic wine bar with tables set on green-tinte…
Gay in Lille

Le Privilège

In a former bookshop, Lille's premier gay bar has a vaulted cellar, ground-floor bar/dance floor strung with mirrored disco balls, and an upper-level bar. Most nights see DJs spinning disco, pop and electronica. Tue…
Coffee in Arras

Maison Vayez

The aroma of roasting coffee leads you to Maison Vayez, which roasts on site and has a handful of tables for sipping an expertly brewed espresso. You can buy beans to take home. It also sells and serves loose-leaf t…
Bar in Amiens

Le Rétroviseur

Overlooking cobbled place du Don, cherry red–painted bar/restaurant Le Rétroviseur has an interior that brings to mind 1930s Paris, but in summer you can't beat the waterside terrace, with views of the cathedral's s…
Pub in Lille

Café Oz – The Australian Bar

Part of a France-wide chain, this pub has football and rugby on a wide screen, Australiana on the walls and a busy warm-weather terrace. Happy hour is from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday to Saturday. DJs spin from 10pm to 2am o…
Cafe in Lille

La Chicorée

Open almost 24 hours a day, this hugely popular cafe has a vast umbrella-shaded terrace (heated in winter) on epicentral place Rihour. Along with nine beers on tap and another nine by the bottle, it has by-the-glass…