French Riviera Irish Pubs Overview

The Hop Store Irish Pub - Irish Pub in French Riviera

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.

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