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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.