Contrary to appearances, sleepy and picturesque Metz offers a great selection of bars and cafés to spend a late evening in. Make the most of France’s custom of having an aperitif, as well as the nation’s excellent wines in the ten best bars of this lively French city.
Le Pop White is a lively bar lounge, located on the equally buzzing Place Saint Jacques. Its décor, which is changes often to mix things up a bit, is always modern and quirky. The bar’s artsy scene generally attracts an alternative crowd and plenty of tourists. During the colder months, Le Pop White is the perfect place to relax and have a warming drink and on hot summer evenings, make the most of the large terrace, sipping a refreshing cocktail such as the Mojito à la Mirabelle.
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As the name suggests, the Mojito Bar & Cocktails is the place to go for mojitos and cocktails in Metz. This convivial bar offers a colorful and plentiful menu of delicious cocktails and, of course, a great range of mojitos in particular. There’s a live DJ during the week and a lovely terrace and with a separate outside cocktail bar during the summer.
Café Jehanne d’Arc is a peaceful oasis with a friendly vibe that invites people to relax and enjoy an evening out. Especially good for music lovers, Café Jehanne d’Arc hosts folk music and dance nights every other Monday. This small restaurant boasts a wonderful terrace, opposite a beautiful church and next to a pretty fountain too.
Le Flamenco is a restaurant-bar, which is popular with the locals with great drinks at attractive prices and which are most probably the cheapest in Metz. Le Flamenco also welcomes rock and punk musicians to the stage at weekends, filling the bar with the sound of local talent.
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Located on a charming street in Metz, Les Arrangés du Bocalisa favorite meeting spot and an excellent place to experience everyday local life in Metz. It’s a bruschetta and rum bar, with many varieties of the spirit, and a beautiful terrace to drink them on. With over 130 different cocktail recipes you’ll never be short of spirit here.
Dance lovers unite at Bar Latino which defies Metz’s generally tranquil atmosphere, for a night of fun and music. Start in the evening, with a delicious dinner in a dining room decorated with everything that is vaguely Latino and stay on for when the fun really starts. This bar and club sees dancers take to the floor every weekend, when the DJ plays tracks from Latin America, occasionally mixing in some popular modern songs. Enjoy cheap cocktails, the Caipirinha cocktails are particularly good, fun music and the electric atmosphere at Bar Latino.
Opéra Café is a popular bar and club in Metz, located directly opposite the Saint-Étienne Cathedral. With a classic décor, it offers an elegant location to enjoy an authentic French aperitif. The great music it plays has won the hearts of the locals and if the mood is right, the bar area may even become a lively dance floor.
Animated and lively, the 7(7) Café, or also known as Sept Bis Café, guarantees a fun evening out with friends. A modern décor gives it a lively ambience popular with the young crowd in Metz. This is an excellent location to visit for live music too. During the early evening, customers can enjoy light meals from an attractive dinner menu, accompanied by an excellent drinks list.
La Cigale is a bar with warmth and conviviality alongside tasty drinks, perfect for a relaxed evening. The inside dining and bar area, although rather small, is decorated with cream tables and warm brown walls which have images of coffee beans on them. La Cigale also offers a veranda and also a quiet terrace during the summer which is an oasis of peace and an excellent spot to escape the noise of the roads in Metz.