5 hottest bars in Nice
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Mixing mojitos and jazz
Take a break from strolls on the Promenade des Anglais and explore the warren of alleyways in the Old Town. This jumble of streets is full of cafes and wine bars, one of the best of which is the locally-loved Le Staccato, a late-night 1950’s-esque lounge which is the place for live jazz. So join the night-owls in this moody basement bar, order a bottle of red and soak up the sounds, especially on weekends.
4 Rue du Pont Vieux
Tel: +33 4 93 13 84 35
What goes bump and grind in the night?
You will be! At least on the dance floor, as the night wears on at Ghost, one of Nice’s coolest clubs. Starting off nice and slow, with a speakeasy vibe and gorgeous cocktails, the volume of excitement pumps up several decibels the later it gets. So move your booty from the comfy couches onto the hot and sexy dance floor for an eclectic, classy set played by excellent DJ’s. Ghost could well become your regular haunt.
3 Rue Barillerie
Tel: +33 4 93 92 93 37 http://leghost-pub.com/
Tel: +33 4 93 62 30 75
What a lot u got!
It’s back to the Seventies with this superbly retro electro lounge. Packed full of memorabilia from that funkiest of eras, like groovy divans and big, boxy television sets, this hip bar draws a modern yet retro-loving crowd. Just don’t expect lots of bell bottoms! Enjoy trendy sets by international DJ’s as you savour some classic cocktails whilst being entranced by the swirly art-decorated walls! The service is great, the people are friendly. It’s everything you need!
10 rue Défly
Tel: +33 4 93 80 87 37 www.leffervescence-nice.com
Get your bubbles on
How better to start an evening than with a few flutes of French champagne? Let those bubbles go to your head at L’Effervescence, Nice’s only champers bar. Enjoying a great location in the Old Town, it’s as sophisticated as they come, with stone vaults and wooden tables. There’s sushi, charcuterie and nibbles in glasses to prevent too much inebriation but, to counter that sobriety, there’s evening Happy Hour with your second glass half-price!
10 Rue de la Loge
Tel: +33 4 93 13 46 99 www.waynes.fr
The best British bar in town
Ok, we know, you’re only in the South of France. It’s not really far enough to get homesick - but Wayne’s is a wonderful place nonetheless. In true Brit pub fashion, expect pints of real beers and pub grub like beef and Guinness pie and fish and chips. What makes this pub experience even better than home though is the international crowd, with youngsters from every corner of the globe, live music and, magically, last rounds only at 2am!
15 Rue de la Préfecture