Drinking and nightlife in Toulouse

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    Au Père Louis

    This unashamedly retro bar-brasserie in maroon and gold trim has been here since 1889. The left-hand entrance panel reads ‘vin blanc’; the right, ‘vin rouge’. But you needn’t pick a side with such a large wine list to choose from. Sip the house speciality, quinquina, a powerful fortified wine flavoured with cinchona bark (the source of quinine, the anti-malarial treatment).

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    N°5 Wine Bar

    No address buzzes with Toulouse's hip, buoyant crowd more than this fabulous all-rounder wine bar, which was voted the best wine bar in the world in 2017. Take your pick of hundreds of wines by the glass and be sure to order delicious tapas-style platters.

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    Connexion Café

    A mash-up of cocktail bar, nightclub and tapas bar in a converted industrial space, this popular spot also hosts live gigs straddling genres from hip-hop to jazz to metal. When the weather's warm, the action spills onto the outdoor terrace. Also serves food.

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    Fat Cat

    This speakeasy-style cocktail lounge is a wonderful place for a drink thanks to its so-far-above-average cocktails and so-better-looking-than-you clientele. Try the devilish Corpse Reviver (lemon, gin, Cointreau and absinthe).

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    Le Florida

    Perfectly positioned for people-watching on Toulouse's grandest square, this busy cafe gleams with belle-époque trimmings that hark back to its 19th-century beginnings. There's a pleasing range of teas, wines by the glass and cocktails. Check its Facebook page for details on swanky soirées in Le Roof, the jazz lounge above the cafe.

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    Au Jardin des Thés

    Floral crockery and chandeliers bestow a belle-époque feel on this dainty teahouse overlooking place St-George. Select red, green or black teas from its extensive menu of infusions (from €4.10), best accompanied with one of its homemade tartes salées (savoury tarts) or cakes.

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    La Couleur de la Culotte

    This brick-walled bar and tapas joint on place St-Pierre attracts a vivacious crowd of students and artists. Sip coffee by day, while evenings bring cocktails, DJ sets or screenings of sports matches.