The top 10 places to drink, dance and party in Lyon

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    By Max Roi

Lyon is nicknamed the City of Light for its world-famous light festival occurring on the first week of December. Being one of France major city, and praised for its traditions, architectural heritage and its gorgeous river banks, Lyon is also a place to have fun when the sun set. The Presqu'île and Croix Rousse districts are packed with a large array of bars and clubs that will satisfy the most avid party-goers. My Party Bible prepared a selection of the best bars and clubs in Lyon. Have a read!

Le Petit Salon

 

Party and club at the Le Petit Salon

 

Le Petit Salon is nestled in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon. Behind its name (meaning the little living room) hides an immense space composed of two rooms where several hundreds of night owls meet every weekend for the passion of music.

Concerts of electronic music, rap or even the 80s, make this establishment the point of convergence of all Lyon’s clubbers.

Le Petit Salon is composed of two rooms with radically different decorations: The first is a reproduction of a Ancien Empire decor; the second is more modern with video screens that sync with the artist music.

 

Typically open: Friday, Saturday, usually from 11:30PM
Venue type: Concert hall
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House, Retro, R&B, Rap and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 8€ - 16€

 

Le Sucre

 

Party and club at the Le Sucre

 

Le sucre is a rooftop bar / club ideally located next to the river but a little off-center. Its terrace offers great views of the surrounding environment while having a few pints of beers or just one of the cocktail classics. You can even get some food if you hungry.

After dark, the venue turns in a spacious clubs mainly focusing on EDM gigs from local artirsts. If you interested in having a night out at Le sucre, it is recommended you buy your ticket in advance from their website.

 

Typically open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, usually from 6PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: EDM
Expected entrance fee: 6€ - 20€

 

Azar Club

 

Party and club at the Azar Club

 

Azar club is located in the heart of the Confluence district of Lyon and has become one of the most prominent clubbing destinations in France. This young club with its sharp sound system creates the perfect acoustics for all to enjoy a quality sound! The venue is significantly large and can accomodate around 1200 people.

Music-wise it mainly revolves around EDM, Techno and house, the venue has a global reach and hosted the likes of Pan-Pot, Adriatique or Black Coffee. You will also love the lightshows and pyrotechnic effects.

The venue also has its own tequila shooter bars. Give it a shot!

 

Typically open: Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: Free - 15€+

 

F&K Bistroclub

 

Party and club at the F&K Bistroclub

 

THe F&K is one of this restaurant that turns into a club. The music is not niche and will please all. The most important is that there is no cover charge. If you are in the area and you are passing by why not give it a look?

 

Typically open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 6:30PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

Terminal Club

 

Party and club at the Terminal Club

 

Located just a few steps away from the city hall, Le Terminal offers varied music programe and cutting-edge sounds.Artists from the international and local scene perform there from Thursday to Saturday and eves of public holidays, from midnight to dawn

This atypical landmark is spread across two floors included a dance floor, a relaxation area and a smoking area.

Note that the clockroom is a bit expensive, at 3€ per item

 

Typically open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 12AM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: Free - 5€

 

Groom

 

Party and club at the Groom

 

Groom is a cocktail bar with 2 floors. The top floor is for cocktail drinking and chill on comfortable armchairs. In the basement, you will find a dance floor with stone wall and a DJ to keep you going until dawn. Get cheaper drinks during the happy hour between 7PM and 10PM. Almost half price!

The music is mainly house and Soul tunes. Sometimes entrance to the club is free, unless they got an artist in.

 

Typically open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 6PM
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Soul/Funk/Reggae, Techno/DnB/House and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 16€

 

Loft Club

 

Party and club at the Loft Club

 

The Loft Club has been revamped and is now a place of choice in Lyon’s party scene. The atmosphere is warm and the decor refreshed. If you are looking for a festive atmosphere and themed events on weekends and weekdays, this place is for you.

This venue is also a student’s den on weekdays, so if you fancy a wild one, why not drop by? Note, that this club is quite popular and often packed, go their early to avoid any inconvenience.

 

Typically open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Latin, Techno/DnB/House, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 12€

 

Ayers Rock

 

Party and club at the Ayers Rock

 

The Ayers rock is an australian bar on a boat. You would enjoy its terrace on sunny days and watch the activities that surround you. Later in the day, you can enjoy the magnificent sunset over the Hôtel Dieu and the Croix Rousse while sipping your delicious mojito.

After dark, the door of the club opens to deliver another festive night to the sound of electro, rock and pop music. Some night they even organise a beer pong tournament.

Bonus point for free entry and cheap drinks till late.

 

Typically open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 6PM
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Rock/Indie, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

Barrio Club

 

Party and club at the Barrio Club

 

Located in the near Brotteaux train station, the Barrio Club is a latin-themed bar where you can eat, drink cocktails and dance all night. Entrance is free and drinks affordable.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 8PM
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Latin
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

Maks club

 

Party and club at the Maks club

 

Le Maks Club is one of the newest club in town and it located in the 1st district, also its particularity is that it is 100% latin music every day of the week. For example on weekdays the focus is on Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa tunes, and the weekend it is more a mainstream latin vibe

If you a girl, you will get one extra hour to enter for free. Sorry guys!

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Latin
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

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