Nowadays, what we call “geek culture” is not just seen as the territory of computer addicts and gamers. Super Heroes are now on every screens and e-sport championships are broadcasted on the web for millions of viewers. More than just a trend, it’s a lifestyle ! It seems very normal to see more and more bars in France dedicated to this culture. Today Digital Food offers you a little roadtrip to these fantastic places…
If you are a fan of geek culture : Le Dernier Bar Avant la Fin du Monde
Where? Paris and Lille
Since 2012, in the heart of Paris, geeks and others gather at the Le Dernier Bar Avant la Fin du Monde, the largest bar in France dedicated to geek culture (it is also one of the most famous worldwide). From science fiction to mangas, Steampunk and fantasy, everything has been created by fans, and for fans. More than an another bar where you can find a menu dedicated to your favorite hero, you can also read, play board games, or simply share your passions.
As it is a huge success in Paris, Le Dernier Bar Avant la Fin du Monde opened its doors at Lille on april 2015.
If you are a gamer : The Meltdown
Where? Paris, Strasbourg, Lille, Grenoble, Bordeaux, Aix, Toulouse, Montpellier, Nice, Clermont
With a lot of bars in France (and worldwide!), the Meltdown has set the standard when it comes to barcraft. Originally, a barcraft is an event taking place in a bar, where you can watch a competition of the game Starcraft II. Nowadays, there is a lot of e-sport competitions, from Heartstone to Street Fighter, or League of Legends (the finale of the World Championship has been watched by 36 millions fans around the world!). It seems fair to see more and more bars 100% dedicated to e-sport.
If you are an Otaku : Kawaii Café
The Kawaii Cafe is the first cosplay bar in Paris, and is dedicated to japanese culture : manga, gaming, j-pop, anime… From the decoration to the menu (including japanese beers and ramens), the Kawaii Cafe invites you to travel to Japan, in the middle of Paris !
If you are fond of retro gaming and classic Arcade games : Le Reset
Since it will open its doors on March 11, The Reset bar is the newbie when it comes to Parisian geek bars. More than thirty home consoles and arcade machines will be available for players (solomode or multiplayers). What will you find in this Drinking Game concept bar ? Street Fighter, Super Mario Kart and the most famous games of Playstation, NES or Dreamcast.
Interested in video games themed restaurants ? See more here : EXP Restaurant : Video games become tasty