Drinking and nightlife in Nijmegen

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    Famed far and wide for its expertly shaken craft cocktails, Demain (French for 'tomorrow') is a fantastic spot to begin or end an evening out. It has a buzzing pavement terrace on Nijmegen's oldest shopping street, and its sultry black interior hosts a DJ (electronic, trip-hop, jazz) every last weekend of the month.

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    Brouwerij De Hemel

    This tiny craft brewery can do no wrong: its location in the basement of the historic Commanderie van St Jan lends it bags of vintage vibe, and its weekend tastings are informative and accompanied by a brewery tour. Count 1½ hours for a visit plus tastings of six beers (€11), and 2½ hours for a 10-beer tasting (€15.50).

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    Down Town

    Duck behind the weigh-house on Grote Markt to uncover this hipster coffee shop, at home in a picture-postcard townhouse with pretty olive-green facade and wicker bistro chairs lined up on its lively pavement terrace in front. Hipsters pile into its bright white interior for specialist coffee by Nijmegen craft-roaster Blommers, avocado toast, pancake stacks and the finest brunch in town.

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    Café In De Blauwe Hand

    Occupying a corner of the Grote Markt is this inviting spot, as evidenced by its motto: 'A frosty mug of rich beer gives you warmth, joy and sweet pleasure.' One of the city's most historic cafes, it derives its name from its 17th-century customers – workers at a nearby dye shop – who would pop in for a jar, hands stained blue with indigo.

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    Café Lux

    The cafe terrace of Lux – one component of a sleek cinema/cultural centre – faces Marienburg Chapel, a remnant of old Nijmegen miraculously missed by the bombs. Light, healthful fare is served alongside drinks that embrace the whole range of wine, beer and chi chi cocktail with the local A-lister set.