The capital of the Upper Normandy and the historical capital of northern France as a whole, Rouen has a lot to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the best bars between its streets…
Come here to enjoy a drink and live jazz music at the same time. Opened exclusively Friday and Saturday evenings, Le Chat Vert offers performances from local, national and international bands, ranging greatly in ages and style (but all within the Jazz genre, of course). The focus is on the music, but the beer and wine selection remains plentiful for an evening’s listening.
Le Chat Vert, 20 rue de l’ancienne prison, Rouen, France, +33 6 63 84 08 91
With a young clientèle, this trendy spot is a restaurant, bar, and nightclub rolled into one. It also has five floors, so there’s no need to bar hop. The multiple floors restrict sound, so it’s not too loud throughout the venue either, which makes for some great chatting areas for those who don’t want to dance.
Le Vicomté, 70 Rue de la Vicomte, Rouen, France, +33 2 35 71 24 11
My Pub is an odd mixture of an Irish Pub-style venue, touristy drink dive and local favorite. It’s not quite the classy evening out location, but is a sure-fire spot for getting lose in Rouen, whether that means a cocktail or a frothy Belgian beer. Expect to find a diverse crowd of people always up for a chat.
My Pub, 12 Place du Vieux Marche, Rouen, France, +33 2 35 36 29 50