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Things we love:

The bar talent, Lyon is home to winners of many of France’s prestigious cocktail competition titles.

The velo’v, Lyons city bike system and one of the first of its kind inspiring Paris’s velib.

The Parc de la Tête d’Or.

Lyon is the third biggest city in France.

Far more bang for your buck than Paris.

Terraces; even bars that don’t usually have them, install one for summer.

Things We Wish We’d Known:

Take particular care with tourist trap restaurants in Vieux Lyon and ask a local for recommendations.

If you visit in August, expect Lyon to be quiet and a lot of places to be closed as everyone goes on holiday.

Barfood is less common so don’t always plan on eating while you drink.

Best bars in Lyon
Best bars in Lyon
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Bar de Cour Des Loges
Bar de Cour Des Loges

An elegant hotel bar in Vieux Lyon consisting of a lounge, a bar and a fumoir, this hidden sanctuary is a favourite with the locals, so you know they’re doing it right. A wooden bar, black leather barstools and candelabras…the vibe Read More

Butcher
Butcher

The Butcher is more of a restaurant than a bar and to drink here you’ll need to eat, but it’s well worth adding to your list of Lyonnaise drinking establishments. Take a seat at the bar and order a charcuterie plate Read More

Comptoir de la Bourse
Comptoir de la Bourse

Located in the 2nd arrondissement (one of Lyon’s main shopping and restaurant zones) Comptoir de la Bourse is perfect if you’re tired of shopping and sightseeing and just want a drink, dammit! Inside, the décor is a tad on the blingy Read More

Le Florian
Le Florian

Seeping with history, Le Florian is located in a pretty little square in Vieux Lyon. Think cobbled streets, shops selling everything from Venetian masks to marionette puppets and your fair share of sightseers… picturesque. Check out the paintings on the ceiling, Read More

L’Antiquaire
L’Antiquaire

Born to Marc Bonneton who has played a part in a number of Lyon’s best bars, L’Antiquaire will look like a humble antique shop to the untrained eye. A sumptuous speakeasy style bar with old Martini posters and vintage bottles awaits Read More

Pick Me Up
Pick Me Up

The clue’s in the title; bar Pick Me Up is a decent stop off for a quick pit stop in a good location for bar hopping to boot! The menu is a mix of classics and creations and also features a Read More

Soda Bar
Soda Bar

As one of the pioneers of the contemporary French bar scene, these guys have been doing it right for seven years. An intimate space consisting of brown leather banquettes, candlelight and a badass picture montage of everyone from Barbie and Ken Read More

The Beers
The Beers

A local haunt with a low-key, rock ‘n’ roll vibe located near to Gare Saint Paul on the cobbled streets of Vieux Lyon. Beer monsters pay attention; there are 50 different types of the good stuff for you to work Read More