Nightlife

Wine Bar in Besançon

Green Man

Formerly trading heavily on an Irish pub theme, these days the Green Man is a genteel, convivial place for coffee or an aperitif, decorated with musical instruments and folksy touches like mounted antlers and someti…
Pub in Besançon

Brass'éliande

This snug, woodsy pub is strung with fairy light and awash with a soft rock soundtrack – it's an easy-going den in which to perch on a bar stool and sip French wine or Belgian beers. There are plenty of nooks to hud…
Cafe in Besançon

Brasserie du Commerce

Going strong since 1873, the Brasserie du Commerce is the kind of venue where you brood beneath a chandelier-strung high ceiling while nursing a brimming jug of Côtes du Jura. It's stately, quintessentially French, …
Cafe in Besançon

Café des Félins

Cats prowl, loiter and generally reign supreme at this concept cafe, which serves a fittingly cosy range of hot chocolates, cookies and tartines (open-faced, melted sandwiches, €12). Importing the Japanese 'cat cafe…
Teahouse in Besançon

Marotte et Charlie

Loose-leaf teas and an out-of-the-ordinary dessert menu are good excuses to settle in at this salon de thé (tea rooms). Green and fruit teas infuse in delicate china teapots while locals agonise between caramel tort…