Strasbourg's student population keeps the city's nightlife lively and current. The most common hotspots are clustered around the cathedral and along rue des Juifs and rue des Frères, although other neighbourhoods, such as around the university campus and along the Ill, are also worth a visit.
Bars in Strasbourg
Académie de la Bière
The relaxing Académie de la Bière is open daily until 0400, serving more than 70 varieties of beer from France, Belgium and Germany in a cosy setting. This bar is often a hub for university students, but don't let this put you off. It also offers some affordable and substantial snacks.Address: , 17 rue Adolphe Seyboth, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 3 88 35 18 25.
Jeanette et les Cycleux
Fun, trendy and friendly, this bar is filled with retro bikes, jukeboxes and vintage decor and serves a range of drinks and snacks. Stop by for a shake or cocktail, or order an appetising platter of charcuterie and cheese to go with your aperitif.Address: , 30 rue des Tonneliers, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 3 88 23 02 71.
Les Frères Berthom
Les Frères Berthom is a classic, both with tourists and locals alike. Its unusual yet inviting atmosphere and long list of beers and cocktails would lure any passer-by. Throw in some friendly staff and a handful of snacks and you know you're in for a good night.Address: , 18 rue des Tonneliers, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 3 88 32 81 18.
Clubs in Strasbourg
Fat Cat PussyCat
In an otherwise quiet street off rue d'Austerlitz, Fat Cat PussyCat plays seriously hardcore funk, disco, hip-hop and deep house till 4am for a seemingly tireless group of night owls. The club also puts on the occasional live gig featuring everything from heavy metal to blues.Address: , 3 rue Klein, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 9 67 15 25 60.
Join the relaxed party on this large barge moored on the River Ill, which becomes quite magical at night when the riverside glitters with lights. When you want a breather from the funk, soul and electro being played in the club, take in the river view from the large terrace.Address: , Quai des Pêcheurs, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 88 36 36 16.
Located 13km (8.3 miles) away from Strasbourg, the Mood Club sets a high standard when it comes to local clubs, and glamour chic is the rule here. Sip on a champagne cocktail, move over to the VIP lounge and soak in the socialite atmosphere among the young crowd.Address: Vendenheim, 18 rue du Commerce, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 3 88 19 15 30.
Live music in Strasbourg
La Laiterie is one of the most popular sites for live music, with local and international bands performing on a regular basis. La Laiterie also hosts a couple of festivals throughout the year – L'Ososphère for electro music and the Festival des Artefacts for a mix of folk, indie and rock.Address: , 13 rue du Hohwald, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 3 88 23 72 37.
This cavernous venue is the place to discover the stars of tomorrow, as its emphasis is on giving young artists a showcase for all sorts of musical styles. When there isn't a live performance, join the friendly crowd as DJs play a lively mix of electro and funk.Address: , 19 rue du Ban-de-la-Roche, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 3 88 22 10 07.
Salle Cheval Blanc
The Salle Cheval Blanc offers a variety of different shows throughout the year, with a particular emphasis on jazz performances as well as cabaret shows and film screenings. It's set in a traditional half-timbered house, and its neighbouring restaurant serving local hearty dishes complements the night.Address: Schiltigheim, 25 rue Principale, Strasbourg,
Telephone: +33 3 88 81 53 20.