Looking for bars in Grenoble where you can grab a drink with friends ? Here’s our selection of Grenoble’s best bars: secret cocktail bars, pubs serving hand-crafted local beers, your local, the classy bar, and those for apéro…
Blind Pig – Cocktails anyone ?
The nickname for a speakeasy back in 20th-century prohibition America, Blind Pig is the must-see cocktail bar of the Championnet area. There is a real influence of this iconic era when prohibition hit hard, the whole place decorated in a vintage style with a real charm about it.
Blind Pig is a project by David, Théo and Stefan, three friends with a shared goal: to create a new spot where quality and price go hand in hand.
As for the drinks, you will find Hendricks gin, Trois Rivières rum, as well as a local whiskey from the Domaines des Hautes Glaces and the Distillerie du Vercors.
Cocktails-wise, the Blind Pig offers your classics such as the Mai Tai or the Mule, as well as original recipes like its namesake, the Blind Pig an exotic treat with some hidden surprises.
Blind Pig , 8 rue de Turenne 38000 Grenoble
Open every day – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9am to midnight, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 2am, Saturday 10am to 2am and Sunday 10am to midnight
Telephone: +33(0)4 78 52 98 17
Une Petite Mousse – Beer specialists
Une Petite Mousse Bar is the story of a little start-up that is all grown up. They started out specialising in craft beers sold in gift packs and advent calendars, but today Une Petite Mousse serves its own craft beers, as hoppy or as fragrant as you like.
Aside from the beers, there is also delicious finger food available: mini burgers, homemade fries, tapas, and cheese boards…
The bar is constantly switching up its entertainment too : music quizzes, concerts, performances and talk shows, beer festivals and hop plant sales…
This brand new beer bar is located in the Bouchayer Viallet area, next to La Belle Electrique and opposite the Magasin des Horizons.
Une Petite Mousse, 3 et 5 esplanade Andry Farcy 38000 Grenoble
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 11.30pm and Sunday for brunch from 10am to 2.30pm.
Telephone: +33(0)6 38 22 58 67
Le Zimmerman – City centre cocktails
Previously the bookies, Café Zimmerman is located on the crossroads of the now pedestrianised rue de Lionne and the quay Claude Brosse, which borders the River Isère, providing an unobstructed view of the quays and the Musée Dauphinois.
A space where bric-a-brac deco is mixed with pop-up exhibitions from both Grenoblois and resident artists that are alternated throughout the year. The spirit of this place comes from Gil, the old manager of La Bobine’s bar, who has some lovely tattoos and made us feel right at home.
As for the drinks, the cocktails are magnificent and always super creative, using local ingredients. An iconic city centre location where people of all ages mix and mingle.
Café Zimmerman, 1 rue de Lionne – 38000 Grenoble.
Open every day from 10am to 2am.
Telephone: +33(0)6 66 11 26 01
L’Apéricerie – Apéro bar
L’Apéricerie, the home of apéro in Grenoble, has taken up residence on Cours Jean Jaures, directly opposite the Estacade market.
This spot was thought up by two friends, Lucas and Nico, who are both into their rugby and no strangers to a successful “apéro”. It’s an Aladdin’s cave that is brimming with all types of delights.
You could easily spend the whole evening here, trying their freshly prepared food platters, draught beers, wines and local spirits.
But you can also buy the essentials for a homemade apéro with friends, from local produce to products from all over France and the Navarre region: Italian and Spanish charcuterie, regional cheeses, pâtés, socca chips, truffled popcorn, dried meats as well as craft beers, organic wines, infused rums, milk liqueurs and French gin… the list goes on.
L’Apéricerie, 83 Cours Jean Jaurès 38000 Grenoble
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and from 4.30pm to 10pm, Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
Telephone: +33(0)6 99 16 40 93
Le Boho – The posh one
Bistro by day, Le Boho transforms into a bar by night to welcome you into their den of comfort and flavour.
Nestled in the Halles Sainte Claire area, le Boho is a project by Maxime, someone with a penchant for the finer things in life, straight out of the très chic Fantin Latour’s kitchens.
Le Boho offers platters of oysters and French-style tapas, all homemade and with local produce such as tapenades, goats’ cheese, honey and walnut samosas, marinated octopus… plus sweet verrines for dessert! As for the wine menu, you’re in good hands with Enora, from l’Apogée du Vin, mastermind behind the selection.
Le Boho, 9 place Sainte Claire 38000 Grenoble
Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 8.30am to 2.30pm and from 5.30pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 8am to midnight, and Sunday from 8am to 2pm.
Telephone: +33(0)4 76 25 20 53
La Cave du Forté – The spot for nibbles
Hidden on la place Lavalette, get ready to battle it out for a spot at la Cave du Forté. Exposed stone walls, antique rugs, vintage tables with classroom chairs, la Cave will also spoil you rotten with its delicious slow-cooked dishes.
A wine cellar that’s brimming with treasures, from local wines to grandes cuvées. Homemade tapas in a flash. The team is young and dressed to kill. On summer evenings, this is a unique spot draped in enchanting fairy lights.
Our guilty pleasure at la Cave is the Amaretto Sour : an Amaretto-based cocktail, brought to life with lime and crushed ice. It gets our seal of approval !
La Cave du Forté, 4 Place Lavalette 38000 Grenoble
Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and from 4.30pm to 10pm, Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Telephone: +33(0)4 76 44 89 05
La Mercerie – The secret cocktail bar
Grenoble Quais Saint Laurent side, hidden behind a window full of vintage sewing machines, is La Mercerie: Grenoble’s very first speakeasy.
You’ll need to be on the list to get in. Book online, enter the code at the door, and step right into the prohibition era.
The cocktails are prepared by expert mixologists, a jigger in one hand and a stirrer in the other, all poured neatly into lovely Boston glasses, against a backdrop of jazzy-electro music.
A timeless, original place where you can sample Grenoble’s finest specialist cocktails.
La Mercerie, secret address – 38000 Grenoble.
Article écrit par Gemma et Amy
Directrice Lesmondaines et passionnée par notre territoire, merci de nous lire et de partager avec nous une vision positive et créative de la ville de Grenoble et de ses talents.