Le Havre has now become a cultural city with a cool lifestyle and trendy places…
On the cultural side, the Tetris is the new contemporary music centre. Set in the Fort of Tourneville, the Tetris comprises an important music facility with a concert hall - the Sonic - rehearsal spaces, artists in residence and a restaurant - the Snake – etc. The place to be for those who love music.
The "Volcan", the cultural centre, hosts a wide range of performances in order to satisfy a large number of people. The city has many interesting cultural institutions for those who take time to visit them.
During the day, the city boasts nice little places to visit. If you like books, you can go the Galerne, at the centre of the local cultural life. This trendy place consists of a book shop where meetings with writers are often organised and a little coffee shop where it is very pleasant to come and relax. If you like having cup cakes with a coffee, you should not miss the Cup Cakes coffee shop. For hot chocolate beverages, you should go directly to Chocolate Passion.
The Colombus café & Co is on the other hand the ideal place to have a break with friends, colleagues or even on your own in a friendly atmosphere.
If you like playing pool, the Beer and Billard is the place where you must go.
There are bars in the various neighbourhoods. By the beach, the Abricotier is an institution with its terrace overlooking the sea. La Petite Rade in Sainte-Adresse also provides a terrace with a panoramic view, the Bar du Bout du Monde is located on the beach in Sainte-Adresse or the bars in the "Rue de la Soif" (Street of Thirst) such as the Black Café or the QG, which are lively places.
Remember that from March to October, seasonal restaurants are set up along the beach and they become must-go-to places to enjoy a nice meal with friends or to have a drink while watching the sunset.
Right in the city centre, surrounding the "Volcan" and on the pedestrian streets, the Cuba Libre, the Rhumerie, the Trappist, the Before (beauty bar), the McDaids, the Etable, the Kangourou, the Appart 173 and the Eau Tarie.
If you like piano bars, the Club Hercule Poirot is where you want to go. But Miss Marple probably won't be there…
The Saint-François district is also very busy in the evening thanks to its numerous restaurants and bars.
The Art Sport Café, located in the Quartier de l’Eure (Eure district), has become a reference over the years: a place where food and sport combine. Here, everyone can practice squash, indoor football, indoor tree climbing, fitness, weight-training… and sit at the bar or restaurant to have a drink or try the delicious dishes.
As for night clubs, the city has nothing to be ashamed of. In the former docklands area, many new night clubs were opened in the past few years, you will then have plenty of choice: the Wab, the Coyotte Café, the K’Liente, the Fourty One, the Cosmopolite, the Privé, the VIP… and the list goes on. In the hills above Le Havre, not far from the funicular railway, the Club W attracts night owls.