Claims to be a good time with anglo friendly barmen, with occasional live music and the inevitable footie on a big plasma. For those who want the benefit of Nice but something familiar from home by way of nightlife. Not unlike other "pub" venues in the Rue de la Prefecture - Master Home and Waynes, or Ma Nolans at the entrance to the Cours Saleya.
Dress Code: Every night a different theme.
Do not miss this wonderful pub. You'll get the opportunity to sample wonderful beers from all around the world. You can choose from an a la carte selection, or try the week's special. The owners are very knowledgeable and their tips reliable.
You can enjoy a peaceful and quiet nigt in or a night of fun with your friends. You normally seat on a cosy semi-circular sofa, with screens to protect privacy in between the tables, but you can also hire the backroom for bigger parties.
During the day, you can eat paninis and they provide computers with an Internet connection.
Your beer tasting stop in Nice IS the Big Ben. Just a few examples:
Egyptian dates beer
...Imagine a choice that would be twenty times this!!
Definitly the most popular place in Nice. A crazy party place that start's at Happy Hour and never slow down until it closes. It becomes completly packed with drinking, dancing people.
Always have great live bands performing in the inner room where more people are actually dancing on the tables than there are room on the floor.
Dress Code: Casual.
Tickets for all forthcoming major artists performing along the main Riviera towns can be booked here at the FNAC ticket service. Here you will get information on everything happening.
Cannes Palais de Festivals is particularly good for world music artists and major international pop performers. And you'll be glad to know the last train from Cannes to Nice at 23.39 will allow you to squeeze in a full concert, including the encore, and still get you home. La Palestre in Le Cannet, the northern suburb of Cannes also plays host to big international artists
Nice is a little more oriented to the French audience. The Palais Nikaia usually has good concerts (Rolling Stones anyone?), but don't expect cheap entertainment. Palais Nikiai isn't actually in Nice, its up the Route de Grenoble, in the Var Valley a few miles north of Nice Airport. The good news is that Lignes d'Azur put on a special bus service on concert nights that links the town and the concert hall and gets you home safe and sound
A traditional pub on the Rue Droite, with a large variety of beers, and SkySports on two screens. A welcome stop if you want to have a pint and catch English Premier League football.
Yes, it's a chain, popping up all over Europe, but this is no McDonald's.
Metal / rock bar that holds metal nights, goth parties, band promotion evenings.
The atmosphere is dark and gloomy, very sophisticated. The posters on the wall change with the theme of each night.
The bar is divided into two rooms. Some tables are situated in alcoves and can accommodate several party-goers (8 or 10 people together - you also have small tables).
-One room contains a giant screen on which to watch videoclips (or even football ;-) ), you can sit around the bar or in some small armchairs.
-The other room is more dance / music orientated. Caution: the ceiling is very low; so don't sport a mohawk if you're really tall! ;-)
The staff is nice, the DJs numerous and playing a variety of styles. One night a week you can chose your music in their large catalog.
Though the drinks are more expensive than usual, you'll get the opportunity to drink your beer in a horn and spend a very good evening.
Admission free for all events (on blind-test nights you can even win prizes).
Dress Code: No particular dress code.
The clients are mostly into rock / goth / alternative culture, but you'll be welcomed as any other client if you just happen to pass by and go in for a drink.
A really great Irish pub, filled with really nice people, live music and wonderful staff. We started almost every night there, and made several long-lasting friends, before continuing out into the rest of Nice's nightlife.
Show football and rugby games and has several famous theme nights.
I cant remember how many small pubs I visited in Nice! Many of them had live bands that were playing every night! Most of them are in the Old Town so you will pass in front of them sooner or later! :) Just choose the kind of music you like...
Some of them:
-Bar des Oiseaux (this is my favorite, more expensive than others but better bands, sometimes jazz, flamenco etc. Good food too!)
-Waynes (nice american food, cool live bands but I didnt like the stuff at the door)
-Oxford (small pub full of French that sing along all the french songs! Packed with students at saturdays)
-Thor (good offers in some drinks every night, live music)
-Jonnys Wine Bar
-Blue Whale (next to Oxford)
-Saramonga (fancy club)
-Les Trois Diables
-Grand Eskurial (Decent Nightclub, dance music)
You can find tickets for major concerts at FNAC, (Avenue Jean Medecin)
"Nice Jazz Festival" is a musically eclectic event ,covering all aspects of jazz music, from African roots to avant-garde sounds, from gospel and blues to fusion and urban funk, in the historic gallo-roman site Arènes de Cimiez.
Dress Code: Casual
Located right on the edge of Old Town, not too far from the beach, Wayne's is one of the most vibrant clubs in Nice. They offer live music on weekends and some weeknights and have a full bar and menu as well. They do have a 3 euro cover charge but often times they will let you in anyway if its slow. I found it to be a fun place as it attracted the younger crowd, a electric mix of tourists and locals.
A great place, more quiet place than the most other pubs in the area. Perfect for having a few drinks and still be able to talk with those in your company. They have great DJ:s playing great music and sometimes live jazz bands.
The only place with good air conditioning we found, it's located a little out-of-the-way on a small quiet street and is rather hard to find.
All over the old city there are dozens of fantastic little pubs! These pubs usually have a happy hour that runs from 12-9pm, in which you can get great deals on drinks. After 9pm the drink prices almost double, so I would definitely recommend going early and getting your party started!
These pubs/bars have SO much atmosphere! The people are all very friendly, and there is some great live music!
Dress Code: casual.
If you like opera, you will enjoy it in this lovely old building in the Old Town of Nice.
They have opera, ballet, choral music, symphonies and other events at the marvelous 1885 building in the Grand style.
For a change of pace, why not attend "The Nutcracker" at Christmas in Nice. They have many different kinds of events at the Opera de Nice. Check them online and get the schedule.
Dress Code: Dress depends on the event and on your seats. Generally, the more traditional the event, the more traditional your dress should be.
If you have box seats, dress to the nines!
Sorry, Wayne's, but I prefer Ma Nolans's. To begin with, Ma Nolans's is immense compared to Wayne's.
Every night around 10 PM there's live music. If you'd like to know who's playing there, check out here.
During the day, you can watch major sports events on four big screens while taking a bite and/or drinking.
The food is okay, but you will not get it served quickly... Portions are generous here. Check their website for prices and their latest food and drink menus.
If you can't stand cigarettes, I wouldn't recommend peeking out inside on evenings.
Dress Code: No dress code. I even saw a guy with inline skates!!!
Palais Nikiaia is the huge concert venue created for Nice where the big French and International Stars can put on major "spectacles".
Access from Nice to Palais Nikiai - which is 8 km away in the Var valley about a half kilometre north of Terminal Two, is via the special bus route number 95. This runs only when there is a spectacle, and guarantees you a reliable return to central Nice whenever the concert finishes, no missing the encores, for only 1.30 euro each way.
U2 played there recently, and the Rolling Stones. At least six months notice for artists is usual, and the seat prices hardly change from front to the gods, so those who book earliest get the best seats.
There is a major "spectacle" virtually every week, so its worth checking out if anyone you might like to see is playing. The acoustics of the Palais are the best I have heard, effortless perfection, expensive, but an absolutely outstanding concert venue.
I had the priviledge of attending the Florent Pagny "Baryton" concert last week. If the name "Florent Pagny" means nothing to you, there is a huge hole in your life and you don't know it. He was magnificent, had me flowing tears. Florent's interpretation of Nessun Dorma (he is conservatory trained for a pop singer) had the Mediterranean shaking!. His star pieces of Chanson Francais "Savoir Aimer" and "Ma liberte de penser" were just as good. Three and a half thousand fanatical French fans thought so too.
If you are an adventurer - this is the way to go!
Dress Code: Casual