Fancy a drink in a hotel bar tonight?

Often neglected, hotel bars offer many surprises and Lyon is no exception.

Last updated date : 30/06/2020
Bar Le Melhor © Sabine Serrad

Lyon's hotel bars with a view 

To enjoy an incredible panoramic view,  ascend the 32 floors (using the lift of course) of the Part-Dieu tower (affectionately called 'Le Crayon', or 'the pencil' by locals) and take a seat in the Celest Bar to enjoy a cocktail or glass of champagne.

In the Presqu’île district, Le Melhor, the bar of the Sofitel and the Michelin-starred restaurant Aux 3 Dômes, offers a superb view over the left bank and the Rhône.



Prefer a cosy ambiance?

Head for "Côté Bellecour" at Le Royal: a red velvet and glossy black interior, dotted with welcoming armchairs, and cocktail menus to die for. And it's next to Place Bellecour!
Another option to consider: the Bar du Carlton, for cocktails and champagne in an intimate setting. These are ideal places for a quiet chat, but remember, whatever is said in the bar stays in the bar! 

Looking for an authentic hotel bar in Lyon? 

These bars offer a real journey into the past.

Enjoy the Italian Renaissance atmosphere, complemented by a stylish interior design, at the Bar de la Cour des Loges or the 1920s Art Deco style of Bar Lounge 12.2 at the Hotel Château Perrache. 

Or are you looking for an exclusive experience? 

Offering a view over the city and personalised cocktails, the Bar Villa Maia has a talent for making its guests feel extra special! How? Thanks to the secret box created by the barmen of this unique establishment, which allows you to create your own cocktail...

Looking for a lively hotel bar in Lyon?

Visit one of Lyon’s hostels where locals and travellers mix in a friendly atmosphere. HO36 Guillotière or Slo Living are beautifully designed and offer a holiday vibe.

InterContinental - Bar Le Dôme

In Lyon 7th disctrict, Mama Shelter is an attractive option with its laid-back atmosphere and live stage, with welcomes DJs and up-and-coming artists. 

A bar in one of Lyon's historical landmarks. 

Finaly, this selection woould not be complete without mentioning the superb bar of the Intercontinental hotel, beneath the huge dome of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu. It is really spectacular!


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