Sunny days are coming and it's time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Meeting around a drink while enjoying an aperitif platter while telling the latest gossip, that's the basis! Discover our selection classified according to your desires to enjoy a perfect aperitif in the city center of Bourges.

Aperitif cocktails

Whether with or without alcohol, the cocktail has been on the rise for several years. Having become a real art with mixology, the cocktail is a must on the menus of bars with an atmosphere. From traditional mojitos and spritzes, you can discover many flavors with warm and exotic colors.

In the former Saint-Ambroix Abbey, the bar The Sixty Two puts on its 31 to serve you tasty cocktails to enjoy while listening to a piano tune. In summer, you can enjoy the tree-lined garden of the Hôtel de Bourbon… a real delight!

In a completely different register, at the top of the emblematic rue d'Auron, in the so-called Jacques Cœur house, the Doggy Cafe, rather specialized in beer, nevertheless remains a reference in the making of cocktails. A real atmospheric bar with a colorful staff, they ensure you have a good evening!

Doggy Style Cafe Bourges

Aperitif in the gardens

When the sun sets or is at its highest point, it is good to find yourself in the shade of the trees in a green setting. In Bourges, you can very easily combine business with pleasure by taking advantage of a remarkable garden while being well surrounded to enjoy a drink. It's up to you to choose which according to your desires...

La terrace of the Garden of the Town Hall offers a breathtaking view of the Saint-Etienne Cathedral in Bourges. Playgrounds for children make it the meeting place for families. A little extra: on summer Sundays, a guinguette with musicians will make you waltz!

You might prefer the Meadows Fichaux refreshment bar ? A little more intimate, in the heart of the art deco style garden, a stone's throw from the train station and the Marais de Bourges. During the summer period, the gardens come alive with concerts in the open-air theatre. You will also find playgrounds for young and old...

City Hall Garden Bar

Aperitif around a board

When we talk about conviviality, we also think of sharing, what could be better than an aperitif platter to peck with friends?
Several scenarios are available to you, let's start with the emblematic address of Hello Marcel, with delicate and tasty boards. David, and not Marcel, will guide you in your choice of wine from his delicatessen.

Au Coffee & Red, your charcuterie boards will come directly from the Berruyère Leboeuf butcher shop. Little extra, every Saturday, it's the oyster fair, gourmet formulas with seafood.
À the essential, you will share boards with tapas, cold meats and cheeses, while enjoying the view from their roof terrace.

Rue Bourbonnoux, you will find two addresses offering boards with regional products: 
Would you like to ?, plates and tapas worked to taste around a good glass of wine. The address At the other C.., yes yes that's his name! Freshly renovated, you will enjoy a board generously filled with local products in a friendly atmosphere.

Grocery Hello Marcel

Aperitif in pubs

If you prefer the pub atmosphere? With leather banquettes, dim lights and Guinness taps? Let yourself be carried away by the rock-Scottish atmosphere of the Murrayfield. Located Place Gordaine, on the ground floor of a half-timbered house, this pub offers a fine range of whiskeys and draft beers, not to mention house cocktails.
On the side ofO'brian's, we transport you to a real Irish pub. Darts, billiards, sandwiches and a fireplace, it's a change of scenery guaranteed. Come and test their beer wall for maximum user-friendliness, 6 self-service beer dispensers.  


Aperitif on the terrace

When we talk about terraces, we immediately think of Place Gordaine. The location is perfect for a sunny afterwork. But beware, this is the rendezvous of berruyers and places are popular! A word of advice, it is better to arrive early, especially in summer. Several bars share the square: the Comptoir de Paris, the Gordaine and the pub Murrayfield.
You really don't see the time passing on the terrace and if you are a little hungry, the restaurants are only a few meters away... To take advantage of the sun in the evening, the Stand Up, bar/restaurant of the new Maison de la Culture is a safe bet. Next to the Cathedral, the terraces of the Carpe Diem Cafe and so much are just as pleasant to share an aperitif with a view of the Grande Dame. Concerts and festive atmosphere in summer.

Terrasses Place Gordaine ©Ad2T

The bars of the city are transformed during the Spring of Bourges. This year, from April 19 to 24, concerts, stages and refreshments animate the streets of the city center. So as not to miss anything, here is the program of concerts in the bars of the Spring in the City!