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10 Top Bars in Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence has some great bars to taste the local wines |© ergsart / Flickr
Aix-en-Provence has some great bars to taste the local wines |© ergsart / Flickr
Aix-en-Provence is a great place to try all the local French wine that you normally wouldn’t find elsewhere. Here’s the top ten bars to experience some southern French vibes close to the Mediterranean coast.

A Casa

Bar, Restaurant, French, Wine, Beer, Cocktails
Aix has lots of stylish bars
Aix has lots of stylish bars | © Courtesy of Le Vieux Tonneau
A Casa is a restaurant with lots of attitude. It has a bar at the back which turns into a party on nights where there’s a DJ or lots of people. Book a table for food (there aren’t many) and party until the early hours. Check out Facebook for up-to-date DJ listings. Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily. Location and Phone Number:
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Le Vieux Tonneau

Bar, French, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
Le Vieux Tonneau loves its wine and wine barrels
Le Vieux Tonneau loves its wine and wine barrels | © Courtesy of Le Vieux Tonneau
At Le Vieux Tonneau everyone sits outside in the summer months around oak barrels. In the Winter, the action is cute and cozy inside. It’s a local starting point and sometimes people don’t get any further. Check out Facebook. It has a new sister bar, called Le Petit Baron, at the bottom of Place Cardeurs. Opening hours: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., daily. Location and Phone Number:
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Au P’tit Quart d’Heure

In the Place Cardeurs among all the many restaurants and tourist traps, you’ll find Au P’tit Quart d’Heure. It’s a place where you buy wine by the small glass full and keep topping it up. You’re just as likely to find students spending their allowances and adults enjoying some me-time, while their kids play in the square.

Opening hours: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., daily.

Location and Phone Number:

APQH, 21 Place Forum des Cardeurs, Aix-en-Provence, France,

Au Verre Levé

Bar, Wine Bar, French, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
Head to a wine bar in Aix-en-Provence
Head to a wine bar in Aix-en-Provence | © matthieu joannon / unsplash
The bar, Au Verre Levé, means literally to raise a glass. This organic wine cellar has a couple of outside tables and is a sophisticated way to taste some great local wines. Opening hours: 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Location and Phone Number: Au Verre Levé, 15 Rue Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France, +33 (0)4 86 31 08 15
The Duplex only exists in the evenings, after the daily market has been packed away and the square has been cleaned. It’s then that its tables and sofas are laid out and its outside bar is put together for the night (although most of the drinks are made in the inside bar). It has a more lively crowd than the rest of the bars in the square but it’s still for those who want to chat while they drink. Opening hours: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., daily. Location and Phone Number: Duplex, 30 Rue Vauvenargues, Aix-en-Provence, France, +33 (0)4 42 21 47 07
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Au Goût du Monde

Wine Bar, Restaurant, French, European, Tapas, Wine, Beer, $$$
Au Goût du Monde is a tapas wine bar that locals love for its laid-back atmosphere and mojitos. As its name suggests, it aims to offer tastes from all over the world and has a mellow vibe. Opening hours: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday to Friday and Sunday. 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday. Closed Mondays. Location and Phone Number: Au Goût du Monde, 38 Rue des Bernardines, Aix-en-Provence, France, +33 (0)4 42 22 51 85
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O'Sullivan's Pub

Pub, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
It’s a clichéd choice, but if you’re looking for a good pub to drink in, there are two popular Irish pubs in town and this is one of them. It’s by the big central Rotonde fountain (always a good meeting spot before a night out) and offers an appealing Happy Hour choice. It’s a little more touristy than other places with a real anglophone vibe. Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday to Saturday. 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday. Location and Phone Number: O’Sullivan’s, 61 Place des Augustins, Aix-en-Provence, France, +33 (0)4 42 38 48 64
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O'Shannon's Pub

Bar, Pub, French, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
The bars in Aix are a great place to try local wine that isn't often exported to other countries
The bars in Aix are a great place to try local wine that isn't often exported to other countries | © Rebecca Matthews / Unsplash
The other favorite Irish bar in town (there are others that aren’t as popular) is O’Shannon’s Pub. This pub is normally a good indicator of how busy a night out is in Aix; if there isn’t anyone in O’Shannon’s, then there isn’t anyone anywhere. People love the footie and rugby on the television and their Happy Hour is one of the best value in town. In contrast to the other Irish pub, this one tends to be a little more packed with locals. Opening hours: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday to Friday. 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday. Location and Phone Number: O’Shannon’s, 30 Rue de la Verrerie, Aix-en-Provence, France, +33 (0)4 42 23 31 63
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Le Brigand

Bar, Pub, French, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
Le Brigand is a great events bar where you can just as likely find local singers and bands or DJs. Check out Facebook for specific events to make sure they’re offering the kind of night you want before you go. Once in, its lively, fun, and can get very busy on the right nights. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., daily. Location and Phone Number: Le Brigand, 17 Place Richelme, Aix-en-Provence, France, +33 (0)4 42 12 46 81
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Happy Days

Cafe, French, Coffee, Fast Food
Happy Days is a café/bar on the edge of the square where the daily market is held in Place Richelme. It’s a relaxed place, where they’ll keep refilling your beer or wine glass with friendly conversation until you tell them to stop. The food portions are of good value and very generous and it’s a perfect place to watch the world go by while getting slowly tipsy. Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday. Location and Phone Number: Happy Days, 1 Rue Méjanes, Aix-en-Provence, France, +33 (0)4 42 21 02 35
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