Drinking & Nightlife

Lille is a bastion of the area's long-standing tradition of beer brewing; look out for beers from the region around town. Small, stylish bars line rue Royale and rue de la Barre, while university students descend on the bars along rue Masséna and rue Solférino, as far southeast as Marché Sébastopol. In warm weather, cafes on place du Général de Gaulle and place du Théâtre spill onto table-filled terraces.