Dijon is full of great places to spend the evening. The Grand Theatre of Dijon offers numerous dance performances and live concerts during the non-summer months. There is also a more modern performance arena called L’Auditorium, which features music and dance programs as well. Le Zenith is another venue that recently opened that hosts live concerts and entertainment acts. Not far from le Zenith is La Vapeur, appreciated for its concerts with famous groups and not so well known ones.

Places to get a drink are plentiful throughout the downtown area. Rue Monge, rue Berbisey, place de la Libération, place du Théâtre, place Zola or place Darcy all have plenty of bars to quench your thirst, and the bars in these areas are more likely to have English speakers if your French is rusty.. A few recommended ones are Le Mosquito, Atmosphère and César. Some, like the Irish pubs of Le Brighton (rue Lamonnoye) Le Brighton is actually 3 rue Auguste Comte and Le Kilkenny (rue Auguste-Perdrix), cater to foreign tastes, while others like Beverly (rue Marceau) (actually 11 avenue du Drapeau)have pool tables or game areas. Brasseries (a cross between a café and a formal restaurant) are also common; a few that are popular with the younger crowds are the Concorde (2 place Darcy) and La Comédie (3 place du Théâtre), while older folk tend toward Hunky Dory (5 avenue Foch) or Le Messire (3 rue Jules-Mercier).

For disco music and dancing, visit Le Rio at 9, avenue Maréchal Foch. And le Chat noir 20 avenue Garibaldi near Place de la République.