The Latin Quarter has been closed since the health crisis, but is reopening and undergoing its revolution after three years of work

The night bar in the center of Castres, specialized in cocktails and tapas, closed since the health crisis, reopens on Thursday in a new configuration that will surprise regular customers.

Many were waiting for it. “That was missing in the city center,” confides a night owl. Le Quartier Latin has been closed since the health crisis and will reopen this Thursday. And regulars of this late-night bar, best known for its cocktails and tapas, will have trouble finding their way when they re-enter the building. Because after almost three years of work, it is almost a new establishment offered to fans of the genre.

“The Latin Quarter had a real limitation in terms of noise pollution. We struggled to get it running in good conditions without harming the neighborhood. So we are either closed, or we have given the establishment a strong evolution,” confides boss Charles Cimarosti, who is used to carrying out work in his establishments, such as in the Pop Art nightclub, to breathe new life into them and surprise customers. And more than an evolution, it is almost a revolution that the Latin Quarter has experienced, even as it retains its identity.

A building was constructed to soundproof the property

It starts with the entrance which is now located at boulevard Raymond-Vittoz 9. A wide corridor invites you to a patio, which will be the smoking area. From there, a staircase leads via a sound barrier to the new building. We enter what used to be the terrace, which is completely covered. It is actually a new permanent building that was built instead with careful decoration with a mixture of stone, wood and vegetation, all presented with lighting effects.

Two atmospheres in the same space

The new Latin Quarter now offers a 300 m2 covered space, completely soundproofed, with a large central bar. On one side, corresponding to the old space whose removable roof has been retained for summer evenings, you can have a drink or eat while chatting quietly with appropriate sound. In the new indoor area, on the other hand, the music will be louder for a more festive atmosphere where you can dance around the standing tables thanks to a DJ or groups of musicians.

Late service for catering

“Everyone will be there,” indicates Charles Cimarosti, who has also scheduled several catering services at 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. “This late service will be the strength of the Latin Quarter,” confides the boss who has recruited two chefs and a pastry chef who will offer a tapas menu but also quick dishes. “Everything is homemade. And we prefer regional products,” adds Charles Cimarosti, who created a new kitchen and bathroom and even an upstairs room. A new Latin Quarter “more functional and ergonomic” according to the boss who already has many activities in mind.
The Latin Quarter 2.0 is open in the evenings from 6pm from Thursday to Saturday and the day before public holidays.

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