The Top 10 Bars In Versailles, France

Nicola Simonetti

Renowned internationally for its beautiful Palace and gardens, Versailles is a majestic French city with deep royal roots. Imperial elegance abounds here, evident in the imposing cathedrals, charming châteaus and magnificent museums. This refinement is extended to its bars: here’s our list of the 10 best drinking spots in Versailles.

Versailles – Jardins du Château de Versailles I

1. No Water - Bar à Vins

Cocktail Bar, Cocktails

Epernay
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Located only a few minutes from the Palace of Versailles, No Water is a homely bar offering a wide range of drinks including cocktails, whiskeys, beers, wines, and many shots of rum and vodka. It’s a cozy establishment in the middle of a bustling street. There is a great Happy Hour here and the unbeatable value for money elevates No Water as a top choice for enjoying a few drinks with friends. If feeling peckish, there is a tasty array of French-style tapas available, including highly recommended cheese options.

2. Sister's Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American

Sisters Café @ Versailles
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Sister’s Cafe captivates customers with colorful dishes, bright interior decor and an intimate American atmosphere. The menu offers a wealth of flavorsome burgers and sandwiches, ideally accompanied by one of the refreshing cold drinks and milkshakes available. A perfect spot, blending a tasty mixture of American foods, and offering both inside and outside seating areas.

3. Le Montbauron

Pub, Pub Grub

Friday Night Cheeseburger
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Voted one of the best bars in Versailles, Le Montbauron is a bar-brasserie with a design echoing that of a traditional Irish pub, and a top choice for a few drinks whilst socializing with friends. There are several varieties of affordable beers on offer here, and the ‘Master Cheese’ burger is a delicious option if looking for a tasty snack.

4. Le V

Cafe, Restaurant, French

Tiramisu Cake
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Located in one of the oldest areas of Versailles dating back to the 17th century, Le V is a cafe-restaurant offering traditional French cuisine in a refined and modern atmosphere. Open both for lunch and dinner, its menu constantly updates to offer guests the best fresh and seasonal dishes. With indoor and outdoor tables, Le V is an ideal spot to people-watch with a glass of sparkling champagne.

5. o’Comptoir

Restaurant, French

Offering the option to bring your own alcohol, o’Comptoir is a charming French bar combining tradition with modernity. The dining space here is small, and provides a secluded spot in which to escape from the hubbub of the city and unwind with a glass of wine. The after-dinner liqueurs here are fruity and sumptuous, and the service is warm and personal.

6. Le Saint Julien

Le Saint Julien

Situated in a quaint area, at the end of a side street near the Château de Versailles, Le Saint Julien is built from ancient French stone, giving it an historic and antiquated charm. There is a large drinks menu available here, with a top pick being the white French wine from the Loire Valley. There is a lovely terrace in which diners can recline and enjoy Versailles’ sunny afternoons, and the dessert assortment on offer is plentiful and moreish.
Address & telephone: 6 rue St julien, Versailles, France, + 0139500097

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7. La Pirogue

La Pirogue

La Pirogue is a top choice for visitors wishing to experience the vibrancy of Versailles’ nightlife. There are several beers and over 300 cocktails to choose from here. Opt for a traditional mojito or one of La Pirogue’s own unique creations.

Address & telephone: 24 Rue Baillet Reviron, Versailles, France, +33 130214400

8. Le Baradoz

Bar, Pub Grub

Cheese and wine
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Le Baradoz is theplace for cheese lovers in Versailles, with local, tasty cheeses served throughout the day. This friendly pub offers a diverse range of Beligian beers, whisky and wines for customers to choose from. There is an indoor library here offering French and English books to enjoy with a drink, and regular, lively theme nights.

9. XXL Cafe

Bar, Cafe, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Coffee

Bridge Fries
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XXL Cafe is a renowned restaurant and top coffee spot and serves a range of tasty and traditional dishes including foie gras and homemade fries. There is an airy terrace here, a popular place to relax during summer, and a contemporary cocktail bar. Enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer as well as innovative cocktail combinations.

10. O'Paris

Pub, Pub Grub

O’Paris is a charming pub with a fusion of Irish and French traditions. Attracting a mix of tourists and locals, a range of mainly English beers is available, and the cozy decor calls to mind the charming pubs of the UK. A large terrace features comfortable seating and there are broad screens which regularly show important sport matches. Check out the daily Happy Hour for some great drink deals.

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