Drink in Lyon
There’s an old expression in Lyon which says that “there are three rivers: the Saone, the Rhone and the Beaujolais” but the local wine is not the only drink flowing in the city.
There are numerous breweries of fine beer and it’s a great place to sip a good cup of coffee or savour a tasty cocktail.
Pubs in Lyon
Lyon is not short of pubs and there have been new ones opening every year for the last 30 years or so. The first English pub to open in Lyon was The Albion Pub on Rue St Catherine in the 1ere arrondissement and they began pouring pints in 1982. Rue St Catherine which is located behind Place Terreaux and near Hotel de Ville soon thereafter became known as “Thirsty Street” thanks to the arrival of two more pubs, The Shamrock and The Barrel House. The “Pub” is the meeting place for anglophones abroad and you’re sure to find the news in your own language. English, Irish, Scottish and Australian pubs have flooded into La Croix Rousse (Flanigans, O’Gills, Dog’s Bollocks, Paddy’s Corner) and even more in Vieux Lyon (Wallace, Elephant and Castle, Johnny Walsh’s, Smoking Dog, Kelly’s, St Andrews, St James, Flemings, Tooleys, James Joyce and The Antidote). Cheers !