One of France’s most influential and appealing cities, Dijon stands as a bastion of cultural diversity. A variety of Medieval and renaissance buildings decorates the city’s historic heart. Dijon is the capital of the Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s main wine-producing areas, so this is the ideal place to sample some excellent French wine. We have selected 10 of the best places to go for a drink in Dijon.
Located in the heart of Dijon’s city center, Dr Wine offers an elegant setting where you can enjoy some wine in style. Known as one of Dijon’s principal wine bars, Dr Wine was created by a group of friends who wanted to share their passion for wine and gastronomy. Their boutique features more than 1000 wine names from around the world, and their sommeliers are there to help customers with any queries. They also offer a seasonal food menu with dishes that pair well with the wine.
Bar, Cafe, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, French
Showcasing the musical talent of a variety of artists, the Blues café is one of Dijon’s go-to places for those wishing to spend there evening in a warm and relaxing atmosphere enjoying affordable drinks. The bar serves a range of alcoholic beverages and specializes in classically made cocktails, hosting regular live concerts. The little bar is conveniently located near the Place du 30 Octobre.
Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub, Wine, Cocktails, Beer, French, $$$
Situated towards the north of Dijon’s city center, Le Beverley has garnered quite a large local following. This late bar and club offers many local and international alcoholic beverages in a comfortable and exceptionally sociable environment. Le Beverley is also home to a competitive pool hall, making this a great place to come for a game with friends.
The undisputed go-to spot for those wishing to experience live rock music in Dijon, Deep Inside Club Rock is a welcoming bar for all Rock lovers. The bar offers a plentiful selection of beer, spirits and other alcoholic beverages served in a vibrant atmosphere. Welcoming both international and local artists for its rock evenings, this bar oozes cultural diversity and making people bond through the universal genre of Rock.
Providing healthy competition for Dr Wine, L’Assommoir Tome tends to attract a more locally based clientele. This wine bar is a quaint and sophisticated location for visitors wishing to sample high quality vintages in a classically elegant environment. This bar is ideal for those who want to learn more about wine, offering in-house expertise and guidance.
Guests drawn to the soothing atmosphere of the Blues Café are likely to find Le Cintra the perfect place for an evening of relaxing drinks complemented by musical excellence. Le Cintra specializes as Dijon’s Piano bar, offering guests a range of classical and modern performances so that they can enjoy a sophisticated evening with one of their dazzling house cocktails on the side.
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Les Berthom is a specialist beer bar in the heart of Dijon. Many people are lured in by the multitude of barrel fresh beers that represent a creative and contemporary approach to the art of brewing. The chocolate London porter proves to be a firm favorite with many international visitors. This unique beer haven is perfect for people wanting to experiment with different tastes.
For those looking to have a fun-filled and sociable night, Le Salsa Pepla is a must-visit location. Specializing as one of Dijon’s only Latin American bars, Le Salsa Pepla promises to lift your spirits and energy levels with a lively selection of music. Whilst they offer beer and wine, guests tend to be drawn to the vast selection of house Rum cocktails that won’t fail to get you in the mood for a good night out.
Located towards the west of Dijon’s city center, Flannery’s is one of Dijon’s most popular Irish bars. This bar makes the most of its indoor and outdoor seating areas and aims to bring people together to form a cohesive sociable environment for everyone to have a good time as they enjoy a range of international beers served alongside the Irish favorite, Guinness.
Address: 4 Pl. Saint Bénigne, 21000 Dijon, France +33 3 80 44 94 53
Bistro, Nightclub, French, $$$
Visitors wishing to experience the most unique evening experience in Dijon should head to the Peniche Cancale. The bistro/club is a stark reminder of Dijon’s heritage as a home for barges, set in a renovated barge. Whilst the novelty of the location is exciting enough for some guests, the Peniche Cancale also organizes an array of cultural activities,including concerts, cultural shows, exhibitions and conferences, both on land and on board, as well as featuring a popular nightclub in the lower deck.