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What to do in LYON by night?

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Lyon, the City of Light, never really sleeps. With its bars, clubs, concerts and shows, Lyon is as lively at night as it is during the day. During the Rugby World Cup, the city comes alive even more, with a festive and sporting atmosphere. Here are a few suggestions for enjoying Lyon’s nightlife during your stay.

Bars and pubs

Lyon is renowned for its lively bar scene. Whether you’re looking for a traditional pub, a wine bar or a sophisticated cocktail bar, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Vieux Lyon and the Presqu’île are the most popular areas for a night out. Beer lovers shouldn’t miss the Ninkasi, a local brewery serving a variety of craft beers. For a rugby atmosphere, head to the Wallace, a Scottish pub that often broadcasts rugby matches.

Clubs and discos

If you’re in the mood to dance, Lyon offers a multitude of clubs and discotheques. The Confluence district is renowned for its electro scene, with clubs such as Sucre and Petit Salon. For a more chic atmosphere, try the Azar Club near Place Bellecour.

Concerts and shows

Lyon is a city of culture, with numerous concerts and shows throughout the year. The Opéra de Lyon, the Théâtre des Célestins and the Auditorium are some of the city’s most famous venues. During the Rugby World Cup, concerts and special events are often organized to celebrate the event.

Night cooking

Nightlife in Lyon isn’t just about drinking and dancing, it’s also about food. The city is famous for its bouchons, traditional restaurants serving Lyonnais cuisine. Many of them are open late into the night. For a quick snack after a night out, try a kebab or takeaway pizza.


All in all, Lyon offers a multitude of options for those looking to enjoy the night. Whether you like to drink, dance, listen to music or simply enjoy good food, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained after the rugby matches. Make the most of your stay in Lyon and discover all that the city’s nightlife has to offer.

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