Carla H.

Carla H.

French Riviera

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May 7, 2013
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Irish Pub / Gastropub / Live Music Venue
May 7, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
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American Restaurant / Tapas Bar / Café
Apr 7, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Review
Pub / Sports Bar
Apr 7, 2013

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  • Snug & Cellar Gastropub

    French Riviera
    Irish Pub / Gastropub / Live Music Venue
    Snug & Cellar Gastropub - Irish Pub | Gastropub | Live Music Venue in French Riviera.
    May 7, 2013 A Treasure! "My Take: This quaint little pub is a Nice treasure. Don’t let the size of the venue fool you. This modest bar impresses with its English style décor, warm & welcoming staff and delectable food. The intimate space inside makes for a very cozy dinner for two in winter and in summer the front doors open to light up the art adorned walls. All the artworks in the pub are done by local artists which creates a very homely atmosphere. The terrace tables are lovely large wooden picnic benches to welcome all your friends and a quick lunch is easily transformed into a lazy day in the sunshine with a bottle of wine. The pub is located on Rue Droite, which is renowned as ‘THE’ artist street in Nice and the whole length of this pedestrian road is filled with galleries and artist workshops. It is also a stone’s throw away from Place Rossetti, a buzzing hubbub of energy in the summertime, welcoming hundreds of people to shops and restaurants. The pub also welcomes sports fans and live games are screened at every possible moment. The Scene: This pub is very versatile and attracts a varying crowd. The pub has a cellar area which can be used as a function area on special occasions, seating 30-40 people, but also houses open mic nights and ‘Trivia Night’. Trivia night is on every Wednesday starting at 20h30 with free entry and prizes worth over 100€. Open mic nights are announced randomly throughout the year and welcome all musicians. When these events are not on the cards, the cellar boasts a cocktail bar and a live music venue for local bands. The French and Anglophone locals can be found putting their feet up to enjoy a lunch, dinner, drinks or just coffee. The atmosphere is relaxed and homely and will have you wanting to go back. Cocktails & Cuisine: The Snug & Cellar prides itself on a ‘no microwave & no freezer’ policy. All food is 100% fresh produce and made to order. Not only is the food fresh, but the dishes are creative and tasty. The open kitchen allows you to see the chef at work. There are two menus, the seasonal ‘à la carte’ menu and the daily ‘tapas’ menu, both of which will treat you to cooking ideas you would never have thought of and are done with style and perfection. The bar also is impressive with its selection of fine French and Italian wines as well a Whiskeys, Ports and Cognacs. A carefully selected cocktail list is also available and all cocktails are, of course, made with fresh ingredients where necessary. Happy hours are from 20h00 – 22h00 on all draught pints and cocktails. Prices: The prices are very reasonable and Happy Hour gives you a 20% reduction on the entire menu from opening time (08h00) to 12h30. What to Wear: There is no specific dress code. Whatever gets you in the mood. No one will stand out if they are smart or causal. It is the ‘arty’ area after all. It is more a case of ‘dress for the occasion’ not for the venue. You will be welcomed either way. Insider Info/When to go: Pets are welcome. With a small kitchen, the food does tend to take a little longer than other larger restaurants; however it is worth the wait. If you keep an eye out, you may even spot a couple of local artists and musicians in this bar. The art is not necessarily for sale, however you are welcome to make an offer or at least get introduced to the artist. There are no reservations for open mic night, so if you are mildly talented why not give it a go! " hide
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  • Blast

    French Riviera
    American Restaurant / Tapas Bar / Café
    Blast - American Restaurant | Tapas Bar | Café in French Riviera.
    Apr 7, 2013 Star Spangled Fun! "My Take: Decorated with stylized American murals and a big American flag across the bar, this themed cocktail bar and restaurant is mostly outdoors under the open Mediterranean sky and along one of the busiest areas in Nice, the Cours Saleya. This strictly pedestrian strip is home to many bars and restaurants, of which Blast holds its own amongst the more traditional cuisine. High and low seating is made for comfort and style. Very relaxed and enjoyable during the day, this chilled out place can certainly attract a crowd ready for dinner. The Scene: Although there is no regular live entertainment, the carefully selected music playlists and the general ambiance created by the staff, décor and clientele makes for a perfectly satisfactory evening out. There is the occasional event (live music, DJ, Dancing demonstrations etc.) which draws many types of crowds to this lively spot, but overall the experience is trendy, welcoming, fresh and fun. And if you can be convinced to try your hand, there is a pool table (billiards) upstairs which rounds off a pleasurable night with a few laughs amongst friends. Cocktails & Cuisine: With an authentic American menu, this bar/restaurant is the only one of its kind in Nice. It is one of the few places that have a “proper” breakfast. From burgers to bagels, pancakes to gourmet sandwiches, the portions are adequate and well presented and the cocktails are fresh and beautifully garnished. Of course, there is also a pleasant selection of good French wines in the cellar (it is France after all). Prices: The prices are very reasonable and Happy Hour gives you a 20% reduction on the entire menu from opening time (08h00) to 12h30. What to Wear: There is no specific dress code; however the general take is smart causal or trendy. Not too over done and not too casual either; comfortable but noticeable. Insider Info/When to go: Keep an eye out for the barmen; they are occasionally known to throw a few bottles around, some even light on fire. Pets are welcome. Be prepared to spend a while there if you are eating. The kitchen is small so food service takes a while, but if you have the time it is well worth the wait. The barmen also take their time in order to serve you with quality. This is not a place for a quick bite to eat or a quick drink. " hide
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  • King's Pub

    French Riviera
    Pub / Sports Bar
    King's Pub - Pub | Sports Bar in French Riviera.
    Apr 7, 2013 A Rocktastic Time! "My Take: Right in the heart of the Old Town, this aptly named medieval-themed rock bar in Nice greets you with a King’s head on its doors and images of rock music legends on the walls. Various different weaponry, shields and utensils from the Middle Ages are also part of the charm. Welcomed by a lively terrace outside and rich wood & low lighting inside, this is a find for the adventurous looking for good old fashioned fun, live sports, & live music. The bar even has its own locally famous band as well as a monthly newsletter and a yearly calendar. Don’t be surprised to find some great motorbikes parked in front. The Scene: Your regular table neighbors could be anybody, as it doesn’t matter what you wear or who you are with or where you are from; everyone is there to have a good time. Many regulars frequent the bar exchanging handshakes and kisses making you feel at home. Live sports are shown on a large projector screen for everyone to see and participate in patriotic cheer. Later in the evening the night comes alive with bands and there is sometimes even a theme night to get you in the mood for a disguise. Interesting tattoos and piercings along with dancing on the tables, head-banging and general ridiculousness are not a rare sight on any day of the week here. Cocktails & Cuisine: The bar presents a large wall display of spirits and whiskeys as well as draught beers and cocktails. A variety of shots is also available. Cocktails of the week or month are common. Maybe ask the barman for something special and you might be pleasantly surprised. This bar does not serve food. Happy Hour is 17h00 to 20h00 Prices: The prices are reasonable for the location. Beers 3€ - 9€, Cocktails 5€ - 10€, Shots 4€ - 9€, Whiskey 9€ - 15€, Spirit & Mixer 7€ - 10€. Happy Hour is 17h00 to 20h00. What to Wear: Anything goes; however in the late evening black is a good colour to go with. Jeans, Casual, Smart Casual. Insider Info/When to go: If you are up for chilling out, then late afternoon is best (around 18h00). If you want to rock your socks off, late evening (around 23h00). Pets are welcome. If you are stuck for a seat but don’t mind not having a view of the band (and perhaps would like to have a more intimate evening), look to the right at the back after the bar in front of the stage, there is an ‘out of sight’ seating area perfect for just you and your friends. " hide
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