Must see nightlife in Nice

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    La Ronronnerie

    Kitties rule the roost at this one-of-a-kind cafe, an absolute must for cat-lovers. Five free-range felines roam about the tables, seeking the right lap…

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    La Part des Anges

    The focus at this classy wine shop–bar is organic wines – a few are sold by the glass, but the best selection is available by the bottle, served with…

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    Beer District

    One of Nice's coolest new nightspots, Beer District pours a regularly rotating line-up of 16 draught microbrews and 50 bottled beers from all over the…

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    Rosalina Bar

    Way back before Le Port-Garibaldi became so trendy, Rosalina was the neighbourhood's nightlife pioneer. A decade later, it's still an inviting, friendly…

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    Les Distilleries Idéales

    The most atmospheric spot for a tipple in the old town, whether you’re after one of the many beers on tap or a local wine by the glass. Brick-lined and…

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    El Merkado

    Footsteps from cours Saleya, this hip tapas bar (strapline: ‘In Sangria We Trust’) struts its vintage stuff on the ground floor of a quintessential Niçois…

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    La Movida

    No place in Vieux Nice offers better people-watching than the beach-facing tables on La Movida's streetside deck and upstairs terrace. Snag one in time…

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    The concept is simple and the results agreeable at this recently opened wine bar. The extensive wine list skews heavily towards the top-quality rosés for…

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    Workhouse Café

    Young freelancers are the focus at this recently opened 'coworking' space at the edge of place Garibaldi, but the general public is also welcome at the…

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    Le Café des Chineurs

    A young, hip crowd gravitates to this strategically placed bar at the corner of place Garibaldi and rue Bonaparte – the very epicentre of Petit Marais…

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    Rooftop 17

    Panoramic 360-degree views of Nice are the big draw at the Hôtel Monsigny's rooftop bar. Glasses of rosé, mojitos and fresh fruit smoothies all go down…

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    Brasserie Artisanale de Nice

    Taste some of southern France's most interesting beers at this neighbourhood microbrewery, which opens to the public a few hours per week. Don't miss the…

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    Snug & Cellar

    A more chilled retreat than many of the pubs in the old town, especially if you can bag one of the prime tables in the eponymous cellar. Weekly open mics,…

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    Comptoir Central Électrique

    Once a lighting factory (check out the light-bulb collection inside), now a hip-and-happening Port Lympia bar with slouchy sofas, industrial-chic decor,…

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    L'Autre Part

    Organic and artisanal vintages rule the roost at this welcoming wine bar on lively rue Lascaris. Sip a glass or order a bottle from the well-stocked…

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    L'Altra Casa

    Libération's go-to bar-cafe for morning coffee and afternoon aperitifs is always buzzing, especially in warm weather, when tables are spread out on the…

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    Ma Nolan’s

    This Irish pub is big, loud and the pub of reference for all foreigners in town (there's another branch down by the port). With live music, pub grub and…

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    La Shounga

    Decadent all-day desserts, ice-cream sundaes and cocktails (from €5) are the reason to hit the sea-facing terrace of this vibrant mojito bar.

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    Le 6

    Primped and pretty A-gays crowd shoulder to shoulder at Nice’s compact, perennially popular gay bar. Le 6 keeps a busy event and party schedule: guest DJs…

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    Les Trois Diables

    Cours Saleya’s cheesy pub-club won’t win any prizes for sophistication, but that doesn’t seem to deter the crowds. Events range from karaoke to weekend…