Drinking and nightlife in Lorraine

  • Nightlife in Metz

    Bazaar Sainte Marie

    Retro-chic bar with red walls, vintage sofas, a relaxed vibe and old-school music. Check the website for details of gigs, exhibitions and DJ nights.

  • Nightlife in Nancy

    La Quincaillerie

    'The hardware store' is more kid-in-a-candy-shop stuff for anyone into their flavoured rums, which reach from bergamot to mint and basil here. The windows brim with flagons filled with brightly coloured spirits that are expertly mixed into signature cocktails. It's cosily stylish, with slouchy sofas for lingering over a killer mojito plus a pavement terrace for summer imbibing.

  • Nightlife in Metz

    Café Jehanne d’Arc

    This 13th-century watering hole oozes history from every Gothic window, fresco and beam. The soundtrack skips from Gainsbourg to classical, and there’s often free live jazz. The terrace is a chilled spot for summertime imbibing. Prices are a tad on the high side.

  • Nightlife in Nancy

    Rhumerie la Plantation

    The mixologists sure know their stuff at this upbeat, backlit bar, especially when they are shaking speciality rums into creative cocktails. The vibe is mellow and there are regular events – from jam sessions and folk gigs to exhibitions and tastings.

  • Nightlife in Nancy

    L’Oreille est Hardie

    With a word play nod to Laurel and Hardy in its name, this convivial bookstore cafe is a winner, with its secondhand books (particularly strong on music and art), vinyl and CDs for browsing, laid-back crowd, good coffee and small snack menu.

  • Nightlife in Nancy

    Bar des Carmes

    A blast from a more elegant art-deco past, this pipsqueak of a corner cafe – all done out in polished wood and globe lights – is an inviting and inexpensive spot to sink a coffee or beer.

  • Nightlife in Metz

    Les Berthom

    Les Berthom is a fine, central boozer for a swift beer or two after taking in the sights. There's an exhaustive list to choose from, including some great local brews.

  • Nightlife in Nancy

    Le Ch’timi

    On three brick-and-stone levels, Le Ch’timi is the place to go for beer. It’s a beloved haunt of students, who come for the 200 brews, 16 of them on tap.

  • Nightlife in Metz

    Le Troubadour

    Le Troubadour packs 'em into its low-lit, vaulted stone interior, with good vibes, cheap beer and a regular line-up of events from DJ nights to indie-rock gigs.

  • Nightlife in Metz

    Cafe Rubis

    Cosy bar for a coffee or glass of wine, with a terrace under the arcades for summer drinks.

  • Nightlife in Nancy

    Les Artistes

    A young and lively crowd props up the bar and fills the pavement terrace at super-central Les Artistes. It's a chilled hang-out for an afternoon coffee or something stronger as the night wears on. Service can be patchy when it gets rammed, however.

  • Nightlife in Nancy

    Bab

    This fun-focused bar has a roster of events, from flamenco nights to gigs. The mojito list features its own creations laced with raspberry, melon and mint.