Toulouse is without a doubt one of France’s coolest cities, so visitors and locals alike won’t have to spend a lot of time worrying about finding a nice place to hang out. Here is a list of trendy venues to check out while spending some time in the ‘Pink City’.
N°5 Wine Bar
Picture telling friends about hanging out in the world’s best wine bar. The N°5 Wine Bar was elected ‘Best Wine Bar in the World’ in 2017 by the very respected The World of Fine Wine. Choose among more than 3,300 wine references and nibble on tasty tapas.
L’Éternel Éphémère relies on an innovative concept that includes changing the bar’s décor every three months. Trust the chef with the menu du Jour (daily menu) at lunchtime and have some delicious tapas at night. Even those who come to Toulouse regularly will get the joy of rediscovering a new place each time they visit the restaurant.
Music lovers will be delighted in this incredible music shop where every genre is represented. The incredible selections include vinyl and CDs, and the store is also a consignment shop for those who want to add to their music collection and pass some of their collection to others. Located few steps away from the N°5 Wine Bar, go for some wine and cheese after this sweet musical escapade.
Le Labo, 9 Rue de la Bourse, Toulouse, France, +33 05 61 21 96 17
All the curious souls out there will love DAda, an atypical bistro where creativity is the watchword. Events include jazz nights, an evening dedicated to magic, and beach-themed parties.
DAda, 27 Avenue Honoré Serres, Toulouse, France, +33 05 61 38 10 18
Le Château d’Eau
Photography fans should go to Le Château d’Eau, the architectural beauty turned amazing gallery. Works of iconic artists such as Henry Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, or Karen Knorr are displayed in this fantastic venue that also publishes and has a resource center with the work of hundreds of artists. An inexpensive activity, the Château’s entrance fee is only €3.5 ($4.15).
This cultural and musical bar’s atmosphere is very warm and makes tourists feel like they are at their favorite bar at home. Singers can join the weekly jam session on Sunday evening and show off their vocal skills.
Vin’s et Sharlene
Going to an unknown hairdresser might be nerve-wracking, but try out Vin’s et Sharlene. Both a salon and barber shop, those looking for anything from a quick trim or touch up to a brand new style should make an appointment.
Le Bikini has been at the core of Toulouse’s nightlife for a while. In this fantastic venue dedicated to live music, pick one gig among the eclectic selection mixing confirmed and up-and-coming talent and enjoy some fantastic shows. The staff is super friendly, which makes it the ideal place for a great evening.
Le Bikini, Rue Théodore Monod, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, Toulouse, France, +33 05 62 24 09 50
Travels are opportunities to create lifelong memories and in some cases, write about those souvenirs. For those who like writing down their travel tales on beautiful notebooks or send letters on some premium paper, check out La Mucca. A pure heaven for writers and with their wide range of well-crafted notebooks, posters, and cute postcards, it will be hard to not buy everything.
La Mucca, 23 Rue des Lois, Toulouse, France, +33 05 34 30 93 84
Le Peyrolières & Co
Walking around the city and searching for hidden gems all day certainly made hungry. And because finding a restaurant in an unfamiliar town can be exhausting, try Peyrolières & Co, a restaurant whose chef’s innovative and excellent cuisine make the trip worthwhile. The vibe is intimate and the perfect setting for a romantic night.
Le Peyrolières & Co, 10-12 Rue Peyrolières, Toulouse, France, +33 05 61 23 46 29