Bastille Day, you're wondering? It's the French national holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution in the late 1700s. These days, it's a pretty good excuse to get positively sloshed and start the weekend early. Here are some happenings around town!
As a hub of the French-American community in the city, Belden Place throws one of the biggest Bastille Day parties in the country. Trademark kicks things off at 4 pm by converting their outdoor patio into a full-on beer garden during happy hour. Plouf and Café Bastille start their own parties at 5:30 pm with live DJs, classic French food and drinks. Trademark takes over again at 10 pm with their own DJs, late-night food, and $6 Absolut drinks until closing.
One thing’s for sure—the French certainly know how to celebrate. Whether you’re looking to satisfy that craving for Chateaubriand or twirl your tail off to DJ Frenchy le Freak, this city’s got you covered on July 14. Join the French in festivities commemorating the birth of democracy on Bastille Day.