Lyon’s tourist appeal needs no introduction. By day, the city shines through the richness of its architecture, its walks, its cultural and artistic institutions and its plethora of shops and restaurants . When night falls, Lyon comes to life with a vitality worthy of the biggest European capitals…Intrigued? Check out our selection of night-time entertainment to make the most of your stay in Lyon!
Demonic cocktails in the intimate atmosphere of the Fantôme de l’Opéra
Behind this name that needs no translation is an imaginative cocktail bar sitting on Rue Royale, just around the corner from Place des Terreaux (Lyon 1). Cocktails, sure, but much more: the Fantôme de l’Opéra also offers a selection of over 100 wines and spirits. If you get peckish, you can enjoy your elixir with a platter of prime charcuterie and cheese. As for the décor, we love the mystical lighting effects, the cosy velour and leather seats and the exposed stone walls, which come together to create a muted ambiance. An essential visit for anyone wanting a cosy and intimate night out in the city centre.
Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, 19 rue Royale 69001 Lyon. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm – 1am. Phone: +33 (0) 4 37 92 03 88. Website: http://www.lefantomedelopera.fr/.
Le sucre: a rooftop club with culture to boot
Are you a fan of alternative culture(s) or a lover of eclectic, electronic music? Do you want to discover one of the city’s coolest venues? Head to Le Sucre! On the rooftop of La Sucrière, an alternative events venue at the heart of the Confluence district (Lyon 2), Le Sucre hosts a comprehensive programme of concerts, parties, hybrid receptions and other events, both day and night. With summer on its way, we highly recommend making the most of the magnificent rooftop to share a drink with friends, with music from the regular DJs to get the party started. Currently on its annual holidays, Le Sucre will reopen its doors on 1st June and reveal its summer line-up…make sure you’re there!
Le Sucre, 50 quai Rambaud 69002 Lyon. Reopens 1st June. Info and contact: http://www.le-sucre.eu/
Revelry, humour and magic at L’Âne Rouge
Want to combine traditional cuisine with a fun night out? Well how about making a visit to one of the city’s classic cabarets. The Vieux-Lyon district is home to an historic venue overflowing with charm, where humour and conviviality rule supreme. In its cosy surroundings where the arch ceiling perfectly complements the exposed stone walls, L’Âne Rouge promises to regale with a colourful dinner theatre. When it comes to food, you’ll enjoy some of the great classics of French cuisine. On stage, a selection of artists with unique comedic talent will ensure your evening is one to remember. Even better, the theatre is only a 10-minute walk from our stylish Nuances suite! Plan ahead and book your stay now.
L’Âne Rouge, 11 rue Juiverie 69005 Lyon. Open from Monday to Saturday, 8pm to Midnight. Phone: +33 (0) 6 74 88 38 72. Website: http://www.anerouge.fr/.
Traditional comedy club: welcome to the Rideau Rouge
Another favoured venue for theatre and comedy fans is the Rideau Rouge. Perfect for couples, families or friends, this comedy club in the centre of the Croix-Rousse district offers up a varied programme with many shows renewed due to their resounding success. Before or after your chosen show, you can also enjoy a bite to eat thanks to the venue’s partnership with L’Épicerie Comptoir. This gourmet bar and deli, just a stone’s throw away from the theatre, serves antipasti, tapas, platters and full meals. Be sure to order at least an hour before the show.
Rideau Rouge, 1 place Bertone 69004 Lyon. Open Monday 7pm – 10pm, from Tuesday to Friday 7pm – 11pm, Saturday 3pm – 11pm and Sunday 2.30pm – 9pm. Phone: +33 (0) 4 72 05 10 00. Website: http://www.rideau-rouge.fr/
Whether you’re a one-off night owl or a regular night-time adventurer, you now have everything you need for an evening full of surprise and adventure. Want more ideas for cultural outings in Lyon? Check out: