The effervescent city of Toulouse is bursting with great places to grab a drink. The current trend is for cocktail bars, where the art of mixology is churning out amazing drinks with top ingredients. But we also love to sip simple drinks out on the terraces, taking in the pretty views of the Ville Rose. Here are the best bars of the moment!
Cocktails in Toulouse: The Top 5
1. L’Heure du Singe
In the middle of the Quartier Saint-Aubin, you'll find this chic, laid-back room (with raw wood benches, big tables, or bar seats) where you can sip handmade cocktails alongside delicious cheese and charcuterie boards.
Address: 59, rue Riquet
2. Le Soulier
Located inside the Aux Pieds Sous la Table restaurant - a great place to eat, by the way! - Le Soulier makes high-quality cocktails and scrumptious tapas. Enjoy while comfortably reclined in soft armchairs. Cozy ambiance with subdued lighting.
Address: 4-8 rue Arnaud Bernard
3. Le Fat Cat
Savor these delicious cocktails in an atmosphere right out of the 1930s, right down to the leather club chairs. On the menu: everything from simple Old Fahsioneds to more original, seasonal mixes, like the "lemon meringue tart" cocktail. An intimate ambiance, just a stone's throw from the Capitole. Regularly hosts piano bar soirées.
Address: 4 rue de Rémusat
4. La Maison
As the name might suggest, you feel right at home in this cocktail bar near Jean Jaurès. The exposed stone walls, ultra comfortable armchairs, and an open-hearth fireplace are all really something.
Address: 9, rue Gabriel Péri
5. Le Marché Noir
Located on the Place des Carmes, behind the market of the same name, the Marché Noir specializes in its minimalist interior and fresh cocktails. Warm and welcoming ambiance, very pleasant terrace.
Address: 14, place des Carmes
Three Terraces to Enjoy a Drink in Toulouse
1. Le Café des Artistes
A veritable institution in Toulouse! We have to mention the idyllic location on the Place de la Daurade with a view of the Hôtel Dieu and the Garonne.
Addresse: 13, place de la Daurade
2. Le Bar du Matin
A little neighborhood bar in the Place des Carmes. Ideal for grabbing a drink or a coffee before or after a walk around the market.
Address: 16 place des Carmes
3. Le Wallace
The perfect location to take advantage of the Place Saint-Georges when it's nice out.
Address: 15 place Saint-Georges
Toulouse, Home of the Best Wine Bar in Europe
Le N°5 Wine Bar
Voted "Best Wine in Europe" by British magazine The World of Fine Wine. Offers nearly 2,500 wines that you can enjoy alongside delicious tapas.
Address: 5 rue de la Bourse