Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in New Town & Promenade des Anglais

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 to sit in, yawning and stretching on plush pedestals or climbi…
Top Choice Wine Bar in New Town & Promenade des Anglais

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 home-made tapenades and charcuterie platters. The name means ‘the…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Le Port-Garibaldi

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 world. The vibe is chilled and friendly, with free tastes cheerf…
Bar in Le Port-Garibaldi

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 spot for drinks or dinner, whether you're sipping wine and nib…
Cafe in Vieux Nice

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 set out over two floors (with a little balcony that’s great for…
Bar in Vieux Nice

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 townhouse. Lounging on its pavement terrace or a sofa with a…
Cocktail Bar in Vieux Nice

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 for sunset if you can, and stick around for cocktails, tapas, D…
Wine Bar in Le Port-Garibaldi

Rosé!

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 which southern France is famous (though reds and whites are a…
Cafe in Le Port-Garibaldi

Workhouse Café

Young freelancers are the focus at this recently opened 'co-working' space at the edge of place Garibaldi, but the general public is also welcome at the high-ceilinged onsite cafe. The coffee here is top-notch, as a…
Bar in Le Port-Garibaldi

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 nightlife. It heaves from aperitif time into the wee hours, than…