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Nightlife in Lyon

With its big student population, Lyon enjoys a good time at a wide choice of crowded late-night music bars, clubs and dance venues, such as Le Voxx on the Presqu'île and Alibi in Vieux Lyon. The action runs from about 11pm to 4am. There's a rich programme of high culture too, with prestigious stage performances at the Opera de Lyon and other world-class arts venues.

Bars

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  1. 1. Le Voxx - Bars

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    Sip cocktails alongside Lyon's beautiful people at chic, centrally-located Le Voxx. Dance to some acid jazz, funk and hip-hop at the bustling main bar or amble into one of the many small annex rooms for a more chilled-out, intimate experience.Show this on map

    Address

    1, Rue d'Algérie, Lyon, 69001

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 4 78 28 33 87

    Transport

    By Métro: Hôtel de Ville.

  2. 2. Grand Café des Négociants - Bars

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    With smartly laid tables and gilded interior, Grand Café des Négociants, at the heart of the Presqu'île, has been a Lyon favourite since 1864. From 7am to 12pm, it offers everything from coffee and cake to a complete meal.Show this on map

    Address

    13, Quai Romain Rolland, Lyon, 69005

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 4 78 42 50 05

    Transport

    Hôtel de Ville or Cordeliers Métros

    Website

    Grand Café des Négociants Website

  3. 3. à KGB - Bars

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    à KGB, Lyon. © à KGB

    A well-heeled, 30-something crowd sip flavoured vodkas and champagne cocktails at à KGB in Jean Macé. The Russian-French fusion restaurant connected to the bar becomes more and more clubby as the night unfolds.Show this on map

    Address

    2, Rue des Bons Enfants, Lyon, 69007

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 4 37 28 63 30

    Transport

    Jean Macé Métro

    Website

    a KGB website

Clubs

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  1. 4. L'Ambassade - Clubs

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    Small, crowded L'Ambassade on the Presqu'île is a high-voltage all-night dance venue. Resident Manoo and guest DJs play deep house and a wide mix of other music from pumping electric to special hip-hop or soul-funk evenings.Show this on map

    Address

    4, Rue Stella, Lyon, 69002

    Telephone

    +33 (0)4 78 42 23 23

    Transport

    Cordeliers Métro

    Website

    L'Ambassade Club Website

  2. 5. Alibi - Clubs

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    The long-established Alibi nightclub and disco, in Vieux Lyon close to a bridge over the Saône, is favoured by a 30-something crowd for its comfortable, spacious venue, theme evenings and wide range of music. Open nightly, with DJs at weekends.Show this on map

    Address

    13, Quai Romain Rolland, Lyon, 69005

    Telephone

    +33 (0)4 78 42 04 66

    Transport

    Vieux Lyon and Cordeliers Métros

    Website

    Alibi Disco Website

  3. 6. Ninkasi - Clubs

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    Housed in a gigantic reconverted industrial building on the East Bank, Ninkasi draws a young, fashionable crowd with the promise of great burgers, home-brewed beer, cocktails and DJ nights. There are regular live music concerts and salsa classes too.Show this on map

    Address

    Rue Marcel-Adrieux, Lyon, 69007

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 4 72 76 89 00

    Transport

    Stade de Gerland Métro

    Website

    Ninkasi Website

Entertainment

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  1. 7. Maison de la Danse - Entertainment

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    Modern and classical dance are highlights of the Lyon arts scene. The Maison de la Danse, in the Monplaisir district on the East Bank, is one of Europe's most acclaimed venues, especially for highly creative performances of world-wide contemporary dance.Show this on map

    Address

    8, Avenue Jean Mermoz, Lyon, 69008

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 4 72 78 18 00

    Transport

    Tram T2

    Website

    Maison de la Danse Website

  2. 8. Théâtre Le Guignol de Lyon - Entertainment

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    Théâtre Guignol, Lyon. Courtesy of Office du Tourisme de Lyon © Vincent Formica

    Théâtre Le Guignol, in Vieux Lyon, is the small, atmospheric main venue for Lyon's unique Guignol puppet shows for children and adults. The comic, satirical stock characters represent the city's working people, supposedly rebellious and fond of drink.Show this on map

    Address

    2, Rue Louis Carrand, Lyon, 69005

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 4 78 28 92 57

    Transport

    By Métro: line D to Vieux Lyon or Saint Jean.

    Website

    Théâtre Le Guignol de Lyon Website

  3. 9. Opéra de Lyon - Entertainment

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    Opéra de Lyon, Lyon. Courtesy of Lyon Tourist Office, © Vincent Formica

    A spectacular programme of opera, ballet and concerts by resident and guest companies is staged in the state-of-the-art auditorium of the magnificently reconstructed 19th-century Opéra de Lyon, on the Presqu'île. It's considered the most important venue in France outside Paris.Show this on map

    Address

    Place de la Comédie, Lyon, 69001

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 826 305 325

    Transport

    Hôtel de Ville Métro

    Website

    Opéra de Lyon

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