Comptoir Central Électrique
Part-industrial, part-bistro décor for this leading light on the hipster scene. At aperitif time you sip sublime cocktails ranging from great classics to signature creations such as the CCE (cointreau, cognac, lemon juice, curaçao and lemonade).
Nice, 10 rue Bonaparte - Tél. 04 93 14 09 62
A new-generation tapas bar that updates forgotten cocktails and unusual mixes, as in the Ginebra Rural involving woodland fruits and thyme.
12 rue Saint-François-de-Paule - Tél. 04 93 62 30 88
La Clé d'Or
Benjamin and Grégory's gastro pub easily segues into a festive foodie lounge, with music at weekends and some 50 different wines.
2 rue Chauvain - Tél. 04 93 54 83 18
Meet up with friends from 6pm in this design lounge facing the sea, to share a great selection of tapas and cocktails to laidback electro sounds from DJ Gabin Nogueira. The hip thirty-somethings' HQ.
41-43 quai des États-Unis - Tél. 04 93 80 48 04
A live-music bar that hosts musicians of all sorts but particularly those influenced by soul and world music. Perfect for enjoying a drink, even more so for having a dance.
10 rue du commandant Raffali - Tél. 04 82 53 29 29
The must in Nice's "little Marais". Day or night it's the perfect place for relaxing with friends, in the evenings particularly. Savour a Cosmopolitain or Mojito to some very eclectic background music.
7 rue Bonaparte - Tél. 04 83 45 72 15
This new night-time hotspot at the entrance to Old Nice has been packed out since it opened. Champagne, cocktails, chic snacks, live music and sets by resident DJ Cédric la Luna promise great nights.
2 rue de la Préfecture - Tél. 04 93 76 18 01
With its 360° view of the Baie des Anges, La Réserve's terrace is one of the season's finest hangouts. Dj set on Tuesdays and Live Music on Thursdays.
60 boulevard Franck Pilatte - Tél. 04 97 08 14 80
Elegant dress, meticulous décor, smoking room and chic ambience for Jérémy Trussardi's place, with live music every night to get everyone going.
26 boulevard Victor Hugo - Tél. 06 62 30 52 31
Le Bar Oc
Friends, good cocktails, homemade tapas and above all a great atmosphere here at Ben's place, a great place to hang out until midnight.
10 rue Bavastro - Tél. 06 43 64 68 05
Les Caves du Bubbles
The nightbird's must, with a different programme every night: Candie’s Afterwork with sweetmeats and music by Gabin on Tuesdays, aperitif party on Thursdays, chic picnic with Vincent Daubas's lively mixes on Fridays, and relaxed aperitifs on Sundays.
7 avenue de Suède - Tél. 04 93 01 64 79
The bar that keeps Rue Rosseti on its toes. Non-stop food, DJ music and entertainment seven nights a week. Don't miss Sunday's Bitch show with a whole load of surprises!
1 rue Rossetti - Tél. 06 18 01 72 63
La Terrasse du Plaza
For the third year running the Nice Plaza's B4 terrace sets the standard as a chic, smart lounge for enjoying a good cocktail at nightfall. Its programme includes tapas, evening music and a DJ on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus a fabulous panoramic view over the sea.
12 avenue de Verdun - Tél. 04 93 16 75 73