NileGuide Expert Says:
Ninkasi Kao is 'the' place to go in Lyon for a truly eclectic music programme and some creative home brewing!
267 rue Marcel Merieux
69007 Lyon, France
+33 4 7276 1878 (reservations) +33 4 7276 8900
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you own a student card, have it at the ready to receive discounts on some Ninkasi gigs.
Located in Gerland - not far from the Olympic Statuim - Ninkasi Kao is the original of an ever growing family of Ninkasi creations, which keep popping up all over Lyon and beyond. Gerland is home to Ninkasi Kao and the Ninkasi Kafe, both of which are located on the same premises. Ninkasi Kao is the place to be for live entertainment. The venue holds a capacity of 600 and opens the stage with live music from France and beyond. Recent concerts have included blues, reggae, electro and rock bands of both little and well known names. There are generally five or six concerts per month and some DJing tours offering electro break, drum'n'base, house and disco pop. Ticket prices range from 13€ to 25€ (depending on the gig) and student discount is available on some, but not all events. Ninkasi Kao is also famous for the grand selection of beers they have on offer, all of which are brewed on the premises in Gerland. They're so proud of their micro brewing talents, Ninkasi invites the public to come and learn about their brewing enterprise on the first Saturday of every month at 11am. It costs just 3€ for adults to take the one hour tour and children under twelve can join for free. For more information call Roland Berne on: + 33(0)4 72 76 89 02.