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Nightlife in Pau has always centered on Le Triangle, an area in the town center that’s flanked by the rue Emile Garet, rue Lespy, and rue Castetnau. In recent years, a few new bars along boulevard des Pyrénées near place Clemenceau have augmented Pau’s nightlife. 

Within the borders of Le Triangle, Le Garage Bar, at 47 rue Emile Garet (www.legaragebar.com; tel. 05-59-83-75-17), has been going strong since 1993. Set within an old auto repair shop, it retains many of its original industrial-looking fixtures, plus a collection of antique traffic lights, road signs, and mopeds hanging from chains in the ceiling. It’s open Monday to Friday noon to 1:30am, Saturday and Sunday 3pm to 1:30am. 

Near Parc Beaumont is L’Adresse, 20 rue des Orphelines (tel. 06-82-33-73-99), offers tapas, cocktails, and music that goes late. Student night is every Thursday. It’s open Wednesday to Saturday 6pm to 2am, with DJs from 10pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.