Party Earth Review Patrons will have to walk down the stairway to heaven at Le Rêve Plage, a truly dreamy private beach and bar decked out in strikingly white tables, chairs, floors, and furnishings. By day, a pampered and bronzed crowd fills the luxurious white beach chairs to enjoy a meal right on the sand or to sip cocktails and peer ... read full review of Le Rêve Plage
Party Earth Review The façade of the Hi Hotel may be art deco, but inside is pure futuristic fun, the centerpiece of which is the sleek and colorful Happy Bar. The modern décor draws a young and trendy crowd that gathers to sip cocktails and spend a few leisurely hours chatting beneath an ever-changing display of multicolored lights and ... more
Absinthe Bar / Historic Bar
Party Earth Review Patrons will stroll into the past at Absinthe Bar, a museum and bar tucked away in an intimate cellar complete with dizzying posters of Van Gogh and the Green Fairy. The original 1850s bar adds to the authenticity and ambiance of the place, which also features four-spigot water fountains, delicate sugar spoons, and an antique ... more
Party Earth Review Just a little way past the pedestrian walkway of Rue Masséna sits La Havane, an upscale salsa venue offering live Latin music and dancing almost every night of the week. Tiki-style umbrellas on the patio put the high energy patrons in an island state of mind, while inside, the red lighting, Latin beats, palm trees, tropical ... more
Party Earth Review Tiki huts, palm trees, and lots of bamboo combine to create a tropical paradise at Pam Pam Rhumerie, where fruity drinks are served in funky glasses and occasionally set on fire. The Polynesian palace décor features wooden mosaics of the tropics and exotic plants in every corner, as well as low couches in a colorful wild ... read full review of Pam Pam Rhumerie
Party Earth Review An upscale yet unpretentious bar and restaurant, Au Bureau offers a French and American menu to a posh clientele that gathers in the early evening to dive into enormous hamburgers and buckets of fries – with a knife and fork, of course. Despite the bar’s well-heeled overtones, patrons show up in hip but casual garb, perhaps ... more
Party Earth Review Located under a large staircase across from the beach, L’Escalier’s easygoing, dive-bar vibe attracts a slightly gritty clientele looking for late-night fun. The bar’s street level area offers a few scattered tables and a large projection TV for watching sports, while the more spacious downstairs area features some small ... more
Party Earth Review Located just across the street from the train station, The Station Tavern is an ordinary English pub with some extraordinary specials. This casual pub forgoes extravagance in favor of affordable cocktails and snacks, making it a great hangout spot for its sports-oriented clientele and a good option for pre-club drinks ... more
For those who wish to indulge in some glamorous nightlife, there are plenty of high-end bars and clubs in the French Riviera where exorbitant bottle-service prices, tight door policies, and a crowd made up of models, actors, athletes, and wealthy business people are the norm.
A night spent in a swanky lounge in this gilded paradise can be reminiscent of a fashion show or Hollywood movie premiere, and usually includes moving on to the late-night clubs to dance until dawn.
Besides the club scene, invite-only parties see French Riviera jetsetters living it up at the rooftop bars above five-star hotels or on the decks of formidable yachts docked in the harbor.
Yet more accessible and affordable options exist as well, from the bars and lounges in Nice with their international flair to the casual but animated pubs in Antibes, it’s usually easy to find a spirited party taking place in a variety of settings. No matter which bars and clubs, lounges, or pubs people find themselves in, after last call it’s not uncommon for everyone to continue the festivities on the beach.