Depending on what you’re after, a night out in Nice can range from sipping cocktails on a terrace on the Promenade des Anglais to dancing the night away at a lively seaside nightclub on the coastline.
From nightclubs on the seafront to bars in Place Garibaldi, whatever your budget, there’s something for every type of traveller once the sun sets on this charming Mediterranean town. These are the best nightlife spots and clubs in Nice.
The Bulldog Pub, locally known as its original name, the Pub Pompeii is ideal for those who prefer live bands over hotel-lobby jazz. Pub Pompeii boasts a divey, punk-themed interior and hosts live rock shows every single night with the best bands in Nice. The atmosphere is always bustling, but keep in mind that this venue doesn’t open up until 11pm, and the partying doesn’t stop until last call at 6am.
Tucked onto Quai des États-Unis, this New Zealand-inspired bar is named after the Maori word for boat or canoe. While relatively new, Waka Bar has made a name for itself thanks to its terrace on the coast, and revolving cast of local DJs playing house music and EDM into the night. The multi-level bar is perfect for those who want to sip a cocktail and lounge on the terrace. Inside, however, more often than not the venue turns into a sweaty dance party.
One of the most well-loved nightclubs in the city, High Club is widely regarded as an institution by Nice’s residents. The club has played host to local and international EDM and hip hop artists including the likes of Lil Jon, Avicii, Steve Aoki, and more. The largest discotheque in Nice boasts multiple dance spaces, bars, and even a snack menu with hot dogs and paninis to keep guests partying until the morning light.
Although L’Etoile Nightclub is not very big, the atmosphere at this nightspot in the centre of town is always friendly. Tables and bottle service options are available, but your best bet is to order a glass of champagne and hit the dance floor. The tiny club turns into a sweaty dance party quickly with guest DJs and entertainers from all over Europe hitting the stage every weekend. The party doesn’t wind down until 6am.
Nestled into the Old Town, Le Bar Des Oiseaux is a great first stop before a night on the town. A former nightclub itself, this cozy bistro recently rebranded into a stylish restaurant with nods to its more wild days. Tuck yourself away on their cozy terrace with a glass of wine or a cocktail and grab a bite to eat before heading out. The seasonal chalkboard menu is Michelin-recommended and has a set menu for under €20 (£17.80).
Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip
meet our Local Insider
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.