Nightlife Nice: in addition to being the capital of the Côte d'Azur, Nice is also famous for offering numerous options for nightlife, thanks to the lively and elegant nightlife, both in summer and in winter. Here is the complete guide to the best bars and clubs in Nice!
With the typical charm of the cities of the Côte d'Azur, Nice is a culturally interesting city, with art, events, shows, nature, good food and an electrifying nightlife.
France 's second most popular tourist destination , Nice ticks all the right boxes. From sun and beach lovers, to history and art buffs, or those just looking to party, the capital of the Côte d'Azur offers something for everyone.
The historic center of Nice lends itself well to being explored with hours of walking and hours spent basking in the sun. But it's when the sun goes down that Nice's nightlife comes alive.
Nightlife in Nice is ideal if you are looking for a place to party all night in a disco or spend an evening relaxing in a cocktail lounge. In the central streets there are cheap bars with relaxed vibes, plenty of space and relaxing music to start the night. Very popular are organized pub crawls where travelers bar hopping to grab drinks and then head to Nice's nightclubs to dance.
In the bars of the old town of Nice there is always a party atmosphere that goes on until the morning. Themed bars may offer costume nights and there are terrace bars with stunning views over the Riviera.
Whatever nightlife atmosphere you're looking for, you can find it in Nice, from sipping a cocktail on a terrace on the Promenade des Anglais to dancing the night away in one of Nice's lively sea-view nightclubs .
The areas of Nice with the best nightlife
The capital of the Côte d'Azur is quite compact and it is not difficult to reach the best bars and nightclubs. If you don't know where to go, here are the best areas to go out in the evening in Nice :
The historic center of Nice
Filled with chic boutiques, bustling cafés and restaurants, the cobbled streets of Old Nice are bustling and lively during the day. In the evening, however, the streets are filled with music and young people having a drink in the many bars and nightclubs of Nice .
Promenade Des Anglais
Nice's hippest nightlife can be found along the Promenade Des Anglais , an 8-kilometre-long promenade popular with runners and cyclists. Nice's seafront is the meeting point for beach lovers and sports enthusiasts, and city dwellers like to stroll here in the evening. The Promenade Des Anglais is also home to the chicest nightclubs in Nice .
The Old Port of Nice
Whether you are looking for a bar, restaurant or just somewhere to take a leisurely stroll.
We strongly recommend that you take a look at the Old Port of Nice. The view of the large yachts and old fishing boats in the evening is truly a sight. Here you will find some restaurants and bars where you can spend a quiet evening in Nice.
Le Petit Marais Nicois
Located near the Port of Nice and Place Garibaldi, Le Petit Marais Niçois is the epicenter of Nice's gay community. The area is characterized by trendy cosmopolitan shops and bars. Another very popular nightlife area in Nice.
Clubs and discos in Nice
High Club (45 Prom. des Anglais, Nice)
Open Friday and Saturday from 11.45pm to 5.30am.
Spearhead of the city's nightlife, the High Club is one of the most famous nightclubs in Nice , and regularly hosts famous national and international EDM and hip-hop DJs, including Lil Jon, Avicii and Steve Aoki.
Nice's largest nightclub has multiple dance floors for lively late night parties, a bar and snack menu with hot dogs and sandwiches, for partying 'til dawn. The club comes alive around 1 am and the party lasts until dawn. One of the most popular nights is reggaeton night, which takes place every Friday night.
Bulldog Pompei (16 Rue de l'Abbaye, Nice)
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11pm to 5am.
Bulldog Pompei is one of the most popular nightclubs in Nice and embodies the soul of a dive bar, with live music, dimly lit interiors and unpretentiousness. This nightclub regularly hosts live bands with musical performances ranging from rock to jazz.
Grab a drink at the bar and join the lively crowd dancing and socializing until dawn. The place stays open until 6 in the morning. So if you are looking for a place to drink and dance in Nice until the wee hours of the morning , come here.
Opera Club (2 Rue de la Préfecture, Nice)
Open Monday to Saturday from 11pm to 5am.
Located in the city center, Opera Club is not a very large nightclub, but the atmosphere in this Nice nightclub is always friendly. The small club quickly transforms into a sweaty dance party, with guest DJs from all over Europe taking to the stage every weekend. The party doesn't end until the following morning.
Kwartz Club (2 Rue Bréa, Nice)
Open Friday and Saturday from 12am to 6am.
Located on the Promenade des Anglais, Kwartz is one of the best clubs in Nice with techno and house music . It's certainly not the biggest club, but definitely worth a visit. The Kwartz Club is the place to go if you're looking for an evening of blaring speakers, live techno and neon strobe lights.
Le Glam (6 Rue Eugène Emanuel, Nice)
Open from Friday to Sunday from 11pm to 4am.
A point of reference for the LGBTQ+ community in Nice, Le Glam is a gay nightclub with parties, shows and live performances until late at night. The club is furnished in a chic way and offers electronic music, karaoke evenings, fashion and drag queen shows. A very popular nightlife destination in Nice .
Master Home (11 Rue de la Préfecture, Nice)
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 2am.
Located near the Place du Palais de Justice, Master Home is a nightclub in Nice with a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Enjoy live music at the outdoor tables and enjoy a glass of delicious house wine, while the disco atmosphere lights up hour by hour.
Le 6 Nightclub (6 Rue Raoul Bosio, Nice)
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10pm to 5am.
Another gay-friendly nightclub in Nice, Le Six is known for its lively party atmosphere with energetic DJs, good cocktails and an elegant dance floor. The club's music is an eclectic mix of disco, funk, 80s and 90s dance music.
Le 6 Nightclub is a good place to party in Nice late into the night , and it's especially lively on weekends. The shows can sometimes be bold to accommodate Nice's LGBTQ+ nightlife .
La Havane (32 Rue de France, Nice)
Open every day from 4pm to 2am.
Enjoy late-night salsa dancing and live Cuban music at this Cuban bar north of the Promenade des Anglais, known for its party atmosphere and delicious drinks.
If you're looking for a lively after-dinner spot, this Latin American music club in Nice hosts late-night parties and dancing. The club offers a variety of tropical cocktails and Cuban fusion style tapas. It's a particularly popular spot on the weekends and tends to attract a somewhat more mature crowd. Reservation is recommended.
ORNATO (Place Massena, 54 Bd Jean Jaurès, Nice)
Open every day from 11.00 to 00.30.
Located in the heart of the city, ORNATO is a Nice nightclub with a funky atmosphere. The ideal place to let loose on the dance floor and enjoy the best selection of tapas, drinks and signature cocktails in town. Frequented by a rather heterogeneous crowd, from students to elderly people, this is one of the most popular nightclubs in Nice with Latin music .
Kosma Club (8 Rue Sacha Guitry, Nice)
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8.00 to 14.30 and from 18.00 to 20.30, Sunday from 8.00 to 12.30.
Kosma is a nightclub with live music in the center of Nice. A pianist entertains guests in a lively atmosphere, while various bands play in the club and cabaret, karaoke and disco evenings take place on weekends. We never get bored.
Les 3 Diables (2 Cr Saleya, Nice)
Open every day from 4pm to 2.15am.
Located in a building painted yellow and green, Les 3 Diables is a nightclub with a playful and relaxed atmosphere. Always well attended, the club has plenty of space inside and has tables and chairs. Every Wednesday there is karaoke night.
The bars and pubs of Nice
Plage Beau Rivage (107 Quai des États-Unis, Nice)
Open every day from 10.00 to 19.30.
Located on Nice's main beach, Plage Beau Rivage combines the best of French romance with the charm of the French Riviera. During the day, you can relax on one of the many sun loungers and enjoy delicious French pastries, while when the sun goes down, the place transforms into a stunning beach bar and restaurant. Relax on one of the many soft sofas and watch the sunset over the horizon while sipping the best local wines. A point of reference for Nice's nightlife .
Waka Bar (57 Quai des États-Unis, Nice)
Open every day from 9.30am to 2.00am.
Located on Quai des États-Unis, Waka Bar is a New Zealand-inspired bar overlooking the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The name comes from the Maori word and means boat or canoe.
Waka Bar has become a very popular nightclub in Nice thanks to the terrace overlooking the coast and local DJs who play house and EDM music well into the night and turn the place into a sweaty dance floor. The multi-level bar is ideal for those who want to sip a cocktail and relax on the terrace. People sit on the balcony and enjoy the view while having a good drink.
They also serve good food, such as Burgers, Fish n Chips, Meat and Cheese.
Movida (41 Quai des États-Unis, Nice)
Open every day from 10.00 to 2.00.
Listen to live music while sipping a cocktail at this trendy tapas bar in Nice , overlooking the sea. Movida is a Nice bar and restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking the bay where you can admire the ocean view while sipping wine and listening to live music every evening. The drink selection ranges from classic and inspired cocktails to an extensive wine list and non-alcoholic options like fresh smoothies.
The food ranges between Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisine, including options for vegetarians. A great place to relax, listen to good music and people watch.
Boston Cocktail Bar (11 Pl. de l'Île de Beauté, Nice)
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8pm to 2.30am.
Decorated in a rustic American style, the Boston Cocktail Bar offers great food and unique house cocktails. At night, the bar transforms into a fantastic club with DJs and live music.
Shapko Bar (5 Rue Rossetti, Nice)
Open every day from 7pm to 4.30am.
Shapko is an unpretentious bar and nightclub with live music in Nice located on the beautiful Rue Rossetti, frequented by both locals and tourists. The Bar is known for its welcoming atmosphere with live music from talented jazz and blues musicians.
Consisting of two floors with differing stage views, dim lighting and eclectic décor, Shapko Bar draws multi-generational crowds due to its relaxed atmosphere and great music, which continues until 2am. We advise you to arrive before 10pm to avoid the crowds.
Wayne’s Bar (15 Rue de la Préfecture, Nice)
Open every day from 10pm to 2am.
Located in the old town and open since 1991, Wayne's Bar is a historic pub in Nice , with live bands and DJs every night (they also invite bands from England to play every week). The pub is very well known and is one of the busiest pubs in Nice especially during football matches.
This lively bar offers classic British and American pub food, live music every night and a selection of draft beers, spirits and cocktails. The atmosphere inside is energetic, especially in the evening when the live band takes the stage, followed by DJs and dance music, and people dance on the tables. The menu features typical pub fare, such as burgers and fish and chips.
Les Distilleries Idéales (24 Rue de la Préfecture, Nice)
Open every day from 9.00 to 0.30.
Les Distilleries Idéales is a little slice of Ireland in the Mediterranean. This cozy pub in the historic center offers draft and craft beers and a selection of wines and cocktails. There is indoor or outdoor seating on the terrace, which is perfect for people watching.
Hôtel Negresco (37 Prom. des Anglais, Nice)
Open every day from 10.30am to 10.30pm.
Located in one of the most prestigious hotels in all of Europe, the Negresco Hotel Bar is a sophisticated and elegant tasting place, with live music to the rhythm of jazz chords and the music of yesterday and today.
The hotel bar is open to the public, but needs to be booked in advance and is quite expensive compared to most other bars, with cocktails costing around 25 euros. The ideal place for a romantic and elegant evening in Nice .
El Merkado (12 Rue Saint-François de Paule, Nice)
Open every day from 9.00 to 2.30.
El Merkado is one of the most popular cocktail bars in Nice . Located in the narrow streets of the Old Town, El Mercado attracts a lively crowd thanks to its vibrant atmosphere, its delicious cocktails and delicious selection of appetizers. Enjoy special house cocktails at reasonable prices.
Ma Nolan’s (2 Rue Saint François de Paule, Nice)
Open every day from 11.00 to 2.00.
Popular with both locals and tourists, Ma Nolan's is a Nice Irish pub with an outdoor terrace overlooking the harbor and boasting great views of the sea and Castle Hill.
This is one of the hottest places when it comes to watching live sports. With friendly international staff, live bands, cold beer and delicious food, it feels like home here.
La Lupita (9 Rue de la Préfecture, Nice)
Open every day from 12.00 to 2.00.
This lively restaurant becomes a favorite place at night for those who want to accompany good food with delicious cocktails. Even though it doesn't have a large dance floor, La Lupita is the perfect place for an evening with friends in the center of Nice.
Cave Wilson Restaurant (16 Rue Gubernatis, Nice)
Open from Wednesday to Monday from 18.00 to 0.30.
Founded in 1904, Cave Wilson is one of the oldest jazz bars in the Mediterranean. The atmosphere at Cave he Wilson is very welcoming and the owner, Antoine, serves excellent wines accompanied by cheese, bread and music.
La Shounga Mojito Bar (12 Pl. Guynemer, Nice)
Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Overlooking the port of Nice, La Shounga is a Cuban-style bar that attracts a large crowd thanks to their freshly prepared food and their superb cocktails.
Hostel Saint Villa Exupery (6 rue Sacha Guitry, Nice)
For travelers on a budget, Hostel Saint Villa Exupery offers the best happy hour in all of Nice . The house beer costs only 1.50 euros and the cocktails 5 euros, prices that are difficult to beat in these parts.
Also, being a hostel, the bar is always full of tourists and travelers from all over the world, making it a great place to meet new people.
FOAM Nice (3 Quai des Deux Emmanuel, Nice)
Open every day from 11am to 11pm.
Located near the port, FOAM is undoubtedly one of the most extravagant bars in Nice . The highlight of the place are the draft beer stations where you can help yourself to the quantity you want, when you want and in complete autonomy. Just open the account and pay only what you consume, in cents. You can therefore have fun tasting as many types of beer as you want!
BrewDog (4 Av. des Phocéens, Nice)
Open Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 11pm, Friday from 5pm to midnight, Saturday from 12pm to midnight, Sunday from 12pm to 11pm.
Brewdog is a quirky bar located near Place Massena offering good beers, food and regular events. For example, every Tuesday evening you will find quiz night!
Le Bateleur (12 Cr Saleya, Nice)
Open every day from 5pm to 2am.
Located on the main market square of Nice, a few steps from the Promenade des Anglais, Le Bateleur is a bar with an alternative and relaxing atmosphere. The bar offers up to 17 beers on tap, as well as imaginative cocktails and an extensive spirits menu with 12 gins and 5 tonics. Plus, they have a great selection of delicious food.
YOLO Wine Bar (10 Rue du Maréchal Joffre, Nice)
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 12.30am.
Just off the main street Jean Medecin, you will find YOLO Wine Bar, a refined and elegant Nice bar offering a wide selection of the best wines and champagnes available, as well as an excellent tapas menu. There is also a sushi restaurant on weekends.
Snug And Cellar (22 Rue Droite, Nice)
Open Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 12.30am, Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 2am, Sunday from 12pm to 12.30am.
Just a 10-minute walk from the sea, Snug And Cellar is a favorite bar for expats and tourists who know Nice and are looking for a cheap pint. This Irish pub with great live music is a cozy place in the historic center, and also has some chairs and tables outside.
La Part des Anges (17 Rue Gubernatis, Nice)
Open Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 24.00.
An excellent Nice restaurant with a cellar housing over 300 reference wines and over 40 French and foreign liqueurs. It is therefore no wonder that La Part des Anges was named Winery of the Year 2020. Enjoy a wide variety of wines and dishes selected weekly by the chef himself.
Cave de la Tour (3 Rue de la Tour, Nice)
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11pm to 5am.
Open since 1947, Cave de la Tour is one of the most famous wine bars in Nice. Here you will find a wide selection of drinks, including champagne, French wines and spirits, as well as a good selection of cheeses. This is a favorite bar among locals.
Le Truc de Nice (78 Rue de France, Nice)
Open Monday to Saturday from 5pm to midnight.
Located away from the chaos of the historic center, Le Truc de Nice is a wine bar frequented by locals and a few tourists. For a more authentic nightlife atmosphere.
Comptoir Central Électrique (10 Rue Bonaparte, Nice)
Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12.30am, Sunday from 5pm to 12.30am.
The Comptoir Central Électrique is a rustic bar that is quite popular with locals of all ages. Come here and relax with the freshly served tapas menu, and sip a fruity cocktail on their outdoor veranda.