Dynamic city, Cannes welcomes every year a variety of important tradeshows, conventions and other business events such as MIPIM, MIDEM, TFWA, MIPTV, MIPCOM, IAFF, and the International Cannes Film Festival. The Noga Hilton Love Club is a great Place to go dancing and unwind after a hard day of work. Note: Be prepare to pay top dollars for drinks.
Dress Code: Dress to impress
Great place in the Center of Cannes with a live DJ and Bartenders that speak American. Great spot with a happyhour that made it worth a visit early and then we stayed till late. We got great travel advice from the staff a few shots too but don't tell the boss!!
Dress Code: N/A I think
Le Divan was in a small corner from an alley that gave way to the street felix Faure. le Divan caters to all who want to dance in a small cozy environmet and is gay friendly. the drinks are reasonable 5 to 7 Euros and the staff friendly. I had a great time.
Dress Code: Stylish or casual, it was MIDEM music fest season everything was possible.
The Bal Room was a great place to drink up and go dancing. Just beware that this place is serious about its dancing...not a place for amateurs! It's kind of small and hard to find, but it's a lot of fun!
Dress Code: Dress smart and trendy!
After a long night of hustling at the MIDEM music market, there was nothing better than to let my hair down, take down a couple of shots and dance right in top of the bar. Life is short live with vivacity!
Dress Code: Be equiped with a good attitude!
The locals are friendly and dress very sharp, also be prepare to get waisted. For some reason they kept buying me and my companion tons of shots. My companion (my ex) told me it was their way of trying to steal me away. Now I wish they would of. ; )
Dress Code: Casual to dressy.
maybe the gutter bar and martinez are just packed like this during the ad festival week, but if you happen to be in cannes at that time, this is the place to be if you like large, jolly crowds.
Dress Code: anything - normally...who can look the coolest in the most hippest outfit paired with flip flops. this week, anything goes with a pair of flip flops.
A happening bar for young rich trendy people.It is very exclusive and expensive and very very popular with young local people.It serves Asian food and expensive cocktails.You must be on guest list or book as you will not get it.
Dress Code: Very smart
This is a late night piano bar and it is very very classy.It is done in a 50's French theme and during the Cannes Film Festival you may see a film star drinking in there as its so trendy and cool thats where they choose to go.
Dress Code: Very smart
A very lively bar which is open all year round unlike lots of other bars.It has a South American theme and Latino groups play music several times a week.It stays open til early am.It has a wonderful seafront terrace and you can sip a tropical cocktail as the sunsets or even rises ;-)
Dress Code: Trendy.
The loft bar is a New York style lounge bar and before 11pm you can have a nice meal which is Asian spicy style of fish and or noodles.After 11pm the bar and sofas fill right up and the dance floor is heaving with party goers.This is a very trendy and popular bar and is well worth going to.
Dress Code: Dress trendy and smart.
Be warned that during the winter season when there are no specific events in Cannes, the town is very very quiet in the evenings. You've got the feeling of a ghost town when you're walking at night and the nightlife is pretty hard to come by.
During the peak season, however, it's overcrowded.
During the Cannes Film Festival, the whole city comes alive with a certain party atmosphere......movie stars and stargazers fill the streets trying to see and be seen. The crowds trickle in and out of the posh hotels along the Boulevard De La Croisette trying to get into the next party! After people watching at an outdoor cafe outside of the Palais des Festivals (where the main show screenings took place), my friends and I made our way inside the exclusive nightclub at the Martinez Hotel.
They had private parties and fashion shows taking place inside. The dance floor was filled with gorgeous models), film and fashion execs......all bumping and grinding to the sounds of American hip hop. Later the music turned into more high energy Euro house.
There is no cover charge, but you end up really paying for it with your drinks. A 1/2 liter of Absolut vodka will run you about $120 USD!! (What is it in the states, like $15.99 at Costco??) My friends and I didn't find out until we got inside that they can't even sell you a glass of wine or a pint of beer. You have to buy the WHOLE bottle!!
It was worth it in the end........if you're lucky, you can make friends who invite you 'one step up' to the VIP lounge and indulge you with bottles of Cristal champagne!
The Europeans love to party!
The atmosphere in the Martinez Hotel was definitely an upscale, high energy, party atmosphere. The club closes at 6am, and the party crowd retreats to their expensive hotel suites or their room on the yacht that's docked in the bay. Ironically, I didn't get that sense of a 'snobbish' crowd that you tend to feel when you go to these types of places. They were either high on life (or high on something else!), but everyone was pretty friendly.
The key thing is to mingle and meet new people who have connections to get you into the next hot party!
Dress Code: Dress code at these places is always 'dress to impress
In the evening the beach of the Noga Hilton becomes a wonderful bar, lounge with great cocktails.
Dress Code: casual...as you wish
The Staff is very friendly , young, energetic and engaging. I got in top of the bar and broke it down to the last compound !
Dress Code: Casual dress code. Latex pants for me! : )