The West drinking and nightlife

Bar in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

La Gueule de Bois

The name of this cheerful den is a French expression meaning 'hangover', which is pretty appropriate given the incendiary cocktails (€9) on offer. It hosts live bands on Sunday evening. Food is also served.
Bar in St-Leu

Le Zinc

Le Zinc is St-Leu's liveliest spot (an easy distinction, given the lack of competitors). Come for the good fun, great mix of people, wicked cocktails and great music, with DJs or live bands every evening.
Club in L'Hermitage-les-Bains


A long-standing hot spot, L'Arena continues to draw good-looking and well-dressed hordes looking to get down to salsa, kizomba (a type of dance from Angola) and Latin rock music (among others).
Club in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

La Villa Club

L'Hermitage's top nightspot positively sizzles on a Friday and Saturday night when the dance floors are packed. Tropical, electro and dance music dominate the play list.
Bar in St-Gilles-les-Bains


A fashionable open-air bar and restaurant on the seafront. Order a mojito and enjoy the top sea views from the upstairs terrace. The food is hit-and-miss.
Bar in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Esko Bar

This chic venue has excellent cocktails, good tapas (from €6) and themed nights – check the Facebook page.
Club in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Cubana Club

Kick off the night with a few shots at this salsa-inspired venue featuring bordello-red curtains.
Club in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

Le Loft

A pulsating club playing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Also has karaoke.
Club in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

Moulin du Tango

Bump your hips with a mature crowd in this dance club famous for its themed nights.