The fourth largest metropolis in France, the bustling city of Toulouse is full of art, culture and gastronomy, as well as some lovely hotels. Its nightlife is also impressive, with lively bars throughout the various neighborhoods. We list the top ten places to have a drink in the city.
Not far from the magnificent Saint-Sernin Basilica, Chez Ta Mère is a hub for live music in Toulouse, with a little stage that regularly hosts talented musicians, bands and singers, both local and foreign and spanning many genres. It also has a lively social scene, with a great atmosphere that welcomes visitors, and great wine and beer. The décor is particularly noteworthy, reflecting the artistic theme of the venue with unusual tapestry wall-hangings and quirky furniture.
1, Rue des Trois Piliers, Toulouse, France +33 9 54 79 56 31
Located in the lovely Saint-Etienne district of Toulouse, Event is often true to its name, hosting a regular evenings with live DJs. The lounge inside is as comfortable and cozy as the outdoor terrace is pleasant and sunny. The inventive cocktails are particularly worth mentioning, as well as the wide range of spirits, yet the biggest draw is the food, a sublime mix of Belgian and Toulousain influences, including melt-in-your-mouth Belgian chips and duck confit.
3, Place Montoulieu, Toulouse, France +33 5 61 53 60 56
Just a few minutes from the lovely Place Esquirol, Le Quinquina combines Spanish conviviality with French class, serving particularly good white sangria and tapas, as well as brilliant cocktails, all in a stylish setting. The themed soirées are especially worth watching out for, including many evenings with live DJs and a range of music genres, from rock music to jazz to funk, and fun games to boot.