Guillaume Bouvelot is an old school rocker with a soft heart. Iggy Pop, Elvis, Rory Gallagher, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd et al are his bag, and since opening in late 2013, these are the sounds that have animated his Ternes bar and restaurant l'Apérock – to the occasional consternation of its well-heeled neighbours. Although the decor is rather conventional American, with shiny leather sofas and industrial fittings, Guillaume runs everything with his own distinctive taste. The vinyl on show at the back invites punters to choose one for the decks, while the big communal table encourages groups to mix. Guillaume and his son Benjamin also put a lot of effort into, for example, the live music evening on Wednesdays and Tuesday's extra happy hour for women. A love of rock isn't the only reason to visit l'Apérock, though – you eat very well here, be it the tender filet mignon (the meat comes from the famous Nivernaises butcher), the tuna steak or one of the burgers with fat chips. Prices are reasonable – €13 for a classic burger – slightly less so for desserts, but you'll be hard put to resist vanilla-flavoured rice pudding, fresh fruit mousse or cheesecake (€8).
7 rue Bayen
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 12noon-2.30pm, 6pm-1.30am|
|Transport:||Métro : Ternes|