Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Marseille

Waaw

Marseille’s creative chameleon and the heart of the cours Julien scene, Waaw ('What an Amazing World') has everything you could possibly want for a night out. Whether that’s a cold cocktail, a late-night dancehall D…
Bar in Marseille

La Caravelle

On the first floor of Hôtel Bellevue, this lovely little bar is styled with rich wood and leather, with a zinc bar and yellowing murals that hint of its 1920s pedigree. If it’s sunny, snag a coveted spot on the port…
Winery in Cassis

Clos Sainte Magdeleine

Close to central Cassis, with a regularly open cellar door and a viticultural pedigree stretching back to the 1800s, this seaward-facing winery is a good place to acquaint yourself with the region's whites and rosés…
Bar in Marseille

La Dame du Mont

Regular DJs bring reggae, soul, funk, rock and much else besides to this friendly, bustling hang-out on place Notre Dame du Mont. Craft beers, cocktails and bonhomie are in ample supply, especially during happy hour…
Cafe in Aix-en-Provence

Les Deux Garçons

Cézanne and Zola once lingered in this classic brasserie-cafe, named for the eponymous two waiters who bought it from their former employer in 1880, and still doing a good line in snooty servers in waistcoats and a …
Bar in Marseille

Bistrot L’Horloge

A local favourite with parasol-shaded table and chairs at the lion-statue end of cours Honoré d’Estienne d’Orves, this bistrot-bar rocks. In summer live music entertains in the early evening while punters chat over …
Club in Marseille

U.percut

Happy to host anything that will get feet shuffling, U.percut puts on killer jazz bands, crooning soul stars, hip hop maestros and late-night breakbeat DJs under its vaulted stone ceiling. Upstairs it has some excel…
Wine Bar in Marseille

La Part des Anges

This fabulously convivial wine bar is named after the alcohol that evaporates through a barrel during wine or whisky fermentation: the 'angels’ share'. Take your pick of dozens of wines by the glass, listed by regio…
Wine Bar in Cassis

Le Chai Cassidain

This cosy cave à vin (wine cellar) offers a long wooden bar, red leather armchairs, vintage posters on the walls and a knowledgeable and affable owner – all up, a perfect setting for navigating an extensive list of …
Cafe in Marseille

Le Montmartre

Le Montmartre is beautifully situated on a charming, small square with glimpses of the Vieux Port. Among several cafes here, this one perhaps best captures the Le Panier vibe and is a fine place to hang out with a d…