As the capital of Brittany and with one of the largest student populations in France, it is no wonder that Rennes has so many bars in which to have a good night out. We take a look at some of the best the town has to offer after dark…
A nice spot in the heart of Rennes, La Bernique Hurlante is one of the few places in the city to openly embrace LGBT culture, meaning that it is a comfortable place for its large variety and diversity of clientèle. It is one of the main hubs for the animated artist scene of Rennes. Its quirky, second-hand shop-style decor adds to its ambiance and it also has a wide range of interesting and instructive books for browsing over drinks.
40, Rue Saint-Malo, Rennes, France +33 (0)2 99 38 70 09
An unmissable spot for all rum and cocktail lovers, the Couleurs Café has an extremely impressive list of cocktails, rums (a choice of about 40) as well as coffee, hot chocolate and some delightful snacks. And when we say ‘impressive list of cocktails’, we really mean it, since it actually holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cocktail menu ever. It offers more than 1,400 rum-based and more than 600 non-alcoholic drinks.
27, Rue Legraverend, Rennes, France +33 (0)2 23 40 07 13
Just a few paces from the beautiful and historic Church Saint-Melaine, Funky Munky is funky indeed, with its stylish and original decor and cozy, intimate ambiance. The large range of delicious cocktails, available in pitchers, are especially worth trying, as are the 40 different homemade flavors of vodka. The drinks are made using organic fruit, spices, herbs and old-fashioned candy, including poppy, elderflower and salted caramel made with real Breton salted butter. The Wednesday night ‘funky quizzes’ are also not to be missed, with different nationalities always more than welcome.
37, Rue Saint-Melaine, Rennes, France +33 (0)2 99 38 16 72