Le Gambetta: a classic
An old haunt. We used to decant there after lugubrious dinners in the nearby Lycée Fermat (long story...).
It is just 20m from the Pl du Capitole, but a million miles from its “see & be seen” places.
If you can read French, take a look at some of the Yelp reviews to get the idea.
It hasn’t changed much since I was a semi-regular in 72-73. HD TV is the main difference.
It’s worth a visit just as a reminder of how a French café/bar should be.
Dress Code: Nope.
- Budget Travel
- Beer Tasting
- Work Abroad
The Frog (& Rostbif): A hint of english in Toulouse
Its a English style bar with a little french Flavor. There's a young crowd, typically good music. There will be dancing too, but in good English fashion, there's a decent drink list.
Dress Code: Casual, but stay away from sneakers/trainers/tennis shoes
Comfortable irish style pub located in the student end of town,near the grand rond. good pub with a mostly french crowd,but also prem football and good beer,for a change.At weekends they have decent bands on and always has a good atmosphere.
Chez Ton Ton; Pastis'O'Maitre: Chez Ton Ton; Pastis'O'Maitre
Order pastis, a local treat by the meter (approx 13 glasses) for the price of 70 francs (11 euros)!
They have a fool's ball table (soccer table)!!
Bathroom Conditions are horrible esp if you are not used to the hole, go next door to Pub St.Pierre (at least discretely) to use their accomodations.
Happy Hour from 7-8 PM is definitely worth it, with 2 for 1 drinks, order as much as you want!
Don't step on the St-Bernard - he's the owner's dog and a sweet one!
Dress Code: Jeans, t-shirts, and running shoes! Anything goes!
Frog and Rosbif: Frog and Rosbif
The French/English Pub all in one! Looking for that perfect pint, whether it is a metric or quality motivation, this place will satisfy your special needs. They always have the UK football and rugby games on and the prices are reasonable.
Le Theatro: Bar Lounge
A famous venue in Toulouse where you can have a drink and dance with DJs at night.
Open from 6pm to 2am from tuesday to friday.
Open from 6pm to 4am on saturday.
Closed on sunday and monday.
Dress Code: No sneakers, correctly dressed.
- Arts and Culture
Grand Cafe Albert: Cafe music
A trio called 'Croche Coeur' play at Grand Cafe Albert on Place du Capitole every Thursday night from about 6.30pm. This is French cafe music : amusing, charming and atmospheric; the female singer has a lovely voice too. All ages and nationalities were in the bar and there was a happy and unpretentious feel to the place. A good place to enjoy this grand pink brick square too.
Dress Code: A very laid back cafe/bar serving good food and drink - no entry fee or dress code. Locals and tourists alike were enjoying the music here.
- Budget Travel
danu: irissh pub
the danu is ok ,its a typical irish pub you find in every european city,but the beers ,well ok and it always has a good sport selection esp prem footy and rugby,its owned by gareth thomas the welsh rugby skipper.
Dress Code: very casual
Le Frigo: Nightlife in Toulouse
Le Frigo is a small crowded basement nightclub. Lots of people here. Music is good to dance (tecno, dance, electronica). It will be easy to get into le Frigo if you are foreigner (I think they believe all foreigners have lots of money to spend there hehe).
Bodega Bodega: Nightlife in Toulouse
Bodega Bodega is a good example of the latin boom in Europe. It has a nice Spanish style decoration with bullfighters stuff. Music is really nice, mixing tecno music and latin rythms. You will be the star of the night if you are latin and know how to properly dance to latin rythms.
Dress Code: Dress to impress.
Killarney's: ....on an irish pub again....that's great
This Irish pub is really nice!!!
A very cozy atmosphere, and good music playing.
I can’t forget to tell about the fantastic Irish beer they have….
People starts to get there by 22:00h
Dress Code: No dress code.....I would recomend a pair of jeans....
- Beer Tasting
le Melting Pot: Home from Home
The atmosphere lives up to the name - a lot of Brits living in Toulouse love this pub style bar, but it also attracts a lot of French and also visitors from all countries. The winning thing about this pub is that it's family run and the family are fantastic!
Don't think of the usual Brits abroad type theme pub, this place has really manged to live up to it's name and create a "melting pot" that has something for everyone!
- Study Abroad
Toulouse by Night
Toulouse looks wonderful by night. If you visit in summer, I recommend walking around the city in the evening or at sunset and appreciate the sights. Place du Capitole in particular looks great - it's also a nice place to sit out and have a drink.
A hot and festive city
Toulouse it is overnight festive in all seasons.
Don't miss the unique opportunities to pass the overnight whole to make the feast in the street:
For the Feast of Music, June 21: some amateur orchestras are in all streets, on all places, in all bars, all night long.
For July 14, national Feast, with popular dances.
In winter, the feast is in the bars and them nightclubs...
In summer, the terraces of the bars invade the sidewalks, and the feast is in the street.
Dress Code: Normal
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Le Glou Glou Cafe: Le Glou Glou Cafe
Les Antilles Live! I tried passing by there one day after work and I couldn't resist the temptation to enter, the music was pulling you in. Once inside, the atmosphere is great, there are live bands and the drinks are straight out of the islands! Do not feel shy to get acquainted with the owner, he lived in Martinique for a few years and he will be more than happy to fill you on any of the details.
Dress Code: No dress code I am aware of...last time I was there, some old man took off his shirt, so enjoy and let yourself go...