They have 18 craft beers on tap that are in constant rotation. The beers are all listed on a giant blackboard and you’ll never be short of choice. Beers on at the moment include Arrogant Bastard from the Stone brewery in the US (7.2%), Libertine from Brewdog in the UK (7.2%), Donkere Vader (yep – Darth Vader…) from Birrificio del Ducato in Italy (7%) and the Holy BLIB which was brewed up the road by La P’tite Martiale (4.6%) exclusively for the recent Bordeaux beer festival – have a read of our recent blog for more info.
They advertise up to 100 types of bottled beer as well and you can get a takeaway. There is a chance you may get loads of students/hipsters in there so try going on a week night…
– 28 rue Latour (CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain tram stop)
Mainstay of place Fernand Lafargue, they recently had a refurb/cleanup and look brand spanking new! They have a range of beers on tap and a few chairs outside where you can try to blend with everyone doing their best to look cool. Santosha and Yes Mumare also close at hand if you need some nosh.
– 19 place Fernand Lafargue (Ste Catherine tram stop)
They have a large sunny terrace overlooking place Camille Jullian – perfect for a post-film pint or just to hangout… Meteor on tap and various bottled beers.
– 5 place Camille Jullien (Ste Catherine tram stop)
La Bodeguita Latina – A newly opened South American epicerie that has products from throughout the continent. Beers include: Negra Modelo (Mexico, 5.3%), Quilmes (Argentina, 4.9%), Club Columbia (4.7%), Poker (Columbia, 4%), Aguila (Columbia, 4%), Presidente (Dominican Republic, 5%), Polar Beer (Venezuela, 5%)
– 142 cours de la Somme (Bergonié tram stop)
A nationwide chain, their shops double as bars (check the FB pages for Happy Hours) and can be found at Bordeaux Lac, Mérignac, Bégles and Saint-Médard-en-Jalles. They mostly have Belgian rocketfuel but you can pick up beers such as Brewdog and Becks and they sometimes have awesome beers on tap – phone ahead for info…
Sports bar/restaurant in both Merignac and Villenave d’Ornon they come recommended by various expats as a place to grab a pint or two and some Anglo-Saxon nosh while watching a match…
St Léon – Brasserie/bar based in Créon, they have their own beers brewed locally. Blonde is €5 a pint, Russe €6 and they have a Liqueur de Malt beer (?). Kids are welcome with their parents and can try the locally produced lemonade.
The bar itself is almost a local community centre with a WiFi connection, mini library and piano. The chef offers a beer themed menu with local produce including – Duck Sausage à la bière or Beef à la bière and they have regular theme nights with card/board games and often improvised concerts.
La Burdigala – Another part of the ‘second wave’ of local regional brewers, Grégoire is based in La Teste and you can catch up with him for a chat at the weekly local market. His beers are perfect for tasting sessions and are available all over the region. He also won a top prize for the funky design of his beer bottles!