Nightlife on the French Riviera - Cote d'Azur

The French Riviera is renowned for its glitz and glam appeal, hedonistic summers, and over the top attitude to partying, all of which make it a popular destination with those looking for a lively social scene. Jazz cafes, trendy bars, and glamorous night clubs line the sparkling coast and visitors can choose between splashing the cash at an invite-only beach party or rubbing shoulders with A-listers at one of the best clubs in the world. Whatever your entertainment taste may be, the Cote d’Azur has a little something for everyone.​

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Nice Nightlife

High Club
As the largest discotheque in Nice, the High Club is one of the most popular nightclubs with partygoers along the coast. With multiple dance spaces, bars, and seating areas, the club gathers large crowds most nights of the week. On weekends and special event nights, internationally renowned DJs take to the stage (the club has always been a popular stomping ground with Martin Solveig and the late Avicii) and EDM music fills the air. If you’re looking for late-night dancing in a chic environment, look no further than the High Club. 

Bulldog-Pub / Pompei
The Bulldog-Pub, originally known as the Pub Pompei and found in Nice’s old town, is one of the region’s liveliest rock bars! The pub puts on live rock concerts every night of the week and the Cote d’Azur’s emerging talent and new artists take to the stage for a night of hardcore rocking. This old-fashioned dive bar is bursting with character and stays open till 5am in the morning. 

Le Shapko 
Le Shapko is an unpretentious and cozy jazz bar popular with Nice’s locals. Laid-back vibes, dim-lighting, and an easy to read menu make Le Shapko a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city’s party vibe. Get ready to spend the evening sipping cocktails and listening to blues and jazz - try to arrive before the band if you want a good seat! 

Monaco Nightlife

Le Bar Americain 
At Le Bar American jazz music floats through the air, couples cozy up around mahogany tables, and signature cocktails are served by a string of doting waiters. The decor inside looks like it’s come straight out of the Great Gatsby and is both glamorous and charming. Take a seat at this legendary Monaco bar, enjoy the live music, and order the Pulcinella; a signature cocktail made with fresh mandarin orange, Pira Villosu, Grey Goose vodka, and hazelnut syrup.

Amber Lounge 
If you’ve exhausted all the bars in the city and are ready to tackle an after-party, look no further than the Amber Lounge. Famous for hosting the Grand Prix after-party, along with several elite events, this chic club is a popular hangout with A-listers, jet-setters, and those in the know.  

Saphir 24
For a sophisticated evening of fine-dining, outstanding sea views, and copious amounts of wine, head to Saphir 24. This recently refurbished restaurant and bar is an elegant establishment and the perfect place to kick-start a classy night on the town.  

Cannes Nightlife

Le Bar à Vin
Le Bar à Vin first opened its doors in 1998, hoping to invite Cannes’ finest wine connoisseurs to its small tables to sample bottles of wine late into the night. Today the bar does just that and has evolved into a place of wine discovery where everyone is welcome. The bar prides itself on its in-house sommelier and the 50 bottles of wine that can be served by the glass. 

Zoa Sushi Bar
If you’re looking for a hip restaurant that also doubles as a funky bar where you can enjoy live music and DJ sets late into the night, then look no further than Zoa Sushi Bar. Cannes’ trendiest residents head to Zoa to dine on a combination of Mediterranean dishes and south-east Asian specialties and tend to stick around till the doors close at 2:30am. This place gets busy quickly so it’s best to reserve a table in advance. 

For a glamorous evening of entertainment and cocktails head to Chrystie’s a renowned cabaret bar that has live music and performances every night of the week. Order a drink from the cocktail menu and you’ll be served a work of art! 

Saint Tropez Nightlife

Chez Maggy
Live music, Go-Go Girls, and themed nights are just some of the highlights of Chez Maggy, a bustling bar that draws big crowds all year round. You’ll find this hidden gem behind the port and it’s the perfect place to add a little sparkle into your night on the town. 

Les Caves du Roy
Revelers dress to impress at Les Caves du Roy, a boutique bar found in the chic Byblos Hotel. A popular hangout with the LGBT community and those looking to dance well into the early hours, Les Caves offers a memorable night out that’s worth every penny. 

Maison Blanche Champagne Bar 
Kick-start your evening in Saint Tropez with a trip to one of the city’s finest champagne bars; Maison Blanche. This stylish and sophisticated hideaway is the perfect place to begin a classy evening before moving on to somewhere with a little more atmosphere. Behind the hotel’s bar, you’ll see an array of acclaimed brands including Dom Perignon, Krug, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot, and Belvedere. 

Kelly’s Pub 
If you’re just about ready to escape the glitz and glamour of Saint Tropez, swing by Kelly’s Pub; a lively Irish pub where casual clothes and flip flops are welcome. While not as rough and ready as most Irish bars around the globe, this little gem is still more relaxed and a heck of a lot cheaper than most bars along the coast. Enjoy Guinness on tap and a constant stream of Jägerbomb late into the evening. 

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Whether you head to Nice’s old town to enjoy quiet drinks in a local bar or take to the nightclubs of Saint Tropez to dance the night away, no evening on the Cote d’Azur passes by quietly. 

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