Something to drink
The three squares of Parlement, St. Pierre and Camille Jullian form a joyous triangle, in which numerous bistros and cafés offer friendly terraces where you can enjoy a drink. La Comtesse bar with its kitsch, curiosity shop décor, is renowned for its mojitos. In the same street, the Alchimiste serves cocktails in an American prohibitionstyle atmosphere. In Place Camille-jullian (known to Bordeaux inhabitants as «Caju»), the Utopia, a former church converted into an arts cinema has its own restaurant and bar with outdoor seating. Or there is Chez Fred in the Place du Palais, the best spot for a drink with a view of the Porte Cailhau. Going up towards Place Fernand Lafargue, The Apollo Bar attracts an eclectic crowd, and then on the Rue des Boucheries, there is the Quebec-style pub Au Nouveau Monde where you can drink organic beers brewed on site. If you fancy a roof top bar, then the Mama Shelter and the Intercontinental offer great views of the city during the summer season. Those in the know will head for the terrace at the Siman, to enjoy the magnificent spectacle of the sun setting on the city’s UNESCO world heritage façades.