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Strasbourg Nightlife, France

From an ancient city, Strasbourg developed into a highly urbanized and modernized city. Although widely known for its rich traditions, the city had embraced the modern trends. The modern city culture sets a very active nightlife in the city.

Nightlife in Strasbourg has several options that include the night tour on boats or the bateau-mouche (pleasure boat), the summer light show (son et lumiere) at the cathedral, and the regular nightspots of the city.

At the age of 16 years, the French teens are given legal rights to drink alcohol. This very young drinking age determines the type of nightlife in Strasbourg and other cities in France. Most of the regular customers of the city’s nightspots are students and tourists.

Many of the city’s spots are located along the cathedral area in rue des Juifs. Most of them are open until 11:30 pm and even 4:00 am, without being particular with the dress code. The Le Zurich is a comfortable café that offers a place for students to relax, chat, read a newspaper, play cards, and more.

The Academie de la Biere is the place to go for cocktail drinks and longer night celebrations. It offers more than 70 varieties of beer and cocktail and it is open until 4:00 am. Also serving a wide choice of drinks are the Quai des Bieres and the Les Freres Berthom.

Dining and drinking alongside with a live music, the students mostly visit Irish pubs like Murphy’s House and Irish Times. Other music pubs in the city are Pub Nelson, Tapas Café that is known for its Sangria, La Perestroika, Le Trou, Les Aviateurs, La Java-Le Village, and the Churchill Bar at the Hilton Hotel.

The city has several venues for dancing and parties. Le Divan is one and it offers salsa, groove, house, and Latin music for partygoers. Le Chalet is also known for its karaoke, restaurant, bar, and two dance floors. La Cascade in Petite France district, Le Carib Night, and Le Retro are other popular and trendy discos in Strasbourg. Other nightspots where most students go to are the Le Caveau, La Salamandre, and the La Laiterie that serve as venues for live music and performances of some international stars. More than 40 major concerts in a year are held in these venues.

These are the nightspots of Strasbourg. Complete information of all the registered spots in the city is included in the city tourist office publication, Strass’Night.

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