Party Earth Review Located off the busiest pedestrian street in Antibes, The Hop Store Irish Pub’s enormous terrace is hard to miss, especially since it’s usually overflowing with a young and boisterous crowd of seasonal yacht workers who swarm in to enjoy the live rock music or to watch a game. The traditional décor of dark wood furnishings ... more
38 Boulevard Aguillon
Bar / Irish Pub
Party Earth Review Patrons looking for a student bar with cheap drinks and a rowdy atmosphere will find it at CheckPoint Pub. A homey upstairs area features the wide main bar, several booths lit by busted-up neon signs, and a wide-screen TV, while the cozier downstairs area is home to a second bar and a small dance floor. Free space is ... more
2 rue desboutins
Irish Pub / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Located on the Cours Saleya, Ma Nolan’s is an upscale Irish pub with a friendly international staff that draws in an equally diverse clientele of local regulars, expats, and English speakers. Mornings see a hungry crowd that stops by the terrace for a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs – a rare treat ... more
2 Rue Saint-François de Paule
Party Earth Review Across the street from the old port and a block away from the beach, The Quay’s is a typical Irish pub with a great view and a chatty, laidback clientele. The cozy dark wood décor features a paddleboat hanging from the ceiling and a collection of foreign currency that pays tribute to the pub’s ... more
17 Quai Saint-Pierre
You wouldn’t necessarily think of the Côte d’Azur as a bulwark of great Irish pubs, however, you’d be mistaken in that sentiment as there are a number of great Irish pubs in the French Riviera serving up hearty Irish cuisine and frothy pints on a daily basis.
In Nice, two of the best Irish pubs are CheckPoint Pub and Ma Nolan’s. CheckPoint is known for its cheap drinks, attracting students who are looking to indulge in budget-friendly boozing and high-energy dancing. Ma Nolan’s, on the other hand, is a more upscale pub where an outgoing international set comes to enjoy authentic Irish grub and to watch whatever sports are on the TV.
Over in Cannes, The Quay’s is an extremely popular pub with live music four days a week, where as in Antibes, The Hop Store Irish Pub features an enormous terrace and a slightly rowdy dance floor.
Irish pubs can be found in the towns all over the French Riviera, and what they all have in common is the Boddingtons and Guinness poured from the taps, the freshly caught fish & chips served daily, and the latest football match blaring from the TV.
A nice alternative to the swanky nightlife, French Riviera Irish pubs give locals and tourists alike an unpretentious outlet to soak up some suds, watch a game or two, and just hang out with old and new friends alike while relaxing in one of the most beautiful places in the world.