Lorraine drinking and nightlife

Bar 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.
Bar 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…
Bar 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 summert…
Bar 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 fo…
Cafe 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 co…
Cafe 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.
Pub 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.
Bar 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.
Bar 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.
Bar in Metz

Cafe Rubis

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