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Nice boasts some of the most happening nightlife along the Côte d’Azur. Kick off your evening with an aperitif at an outdoor café – either along the lively Cours Saleya in Vieux Nice or on the slightly more subdued (but incredibly romantic) beachfront Promenade des Anglais.

Nice Nightlife

Blue Boy

One of the hottest gay clubs in town, this double-decker Riviera institution is known for its cutting edge dance music and popular theme nights (think foam parties and lollipop nights).

9 Rue Jean-Baptiste Spinetta, French Riviera, 011-33-4-93-44-68-24,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | cover charge | gay


Trendy 20- and 30-somethings pour into Nice’s largest dance nightclub, which can pack in more than a thousand revelers on weekends, to dance to the mixes of resident DJs.

29 Rue Alphonse Karr, French Riviera, 011-33-6-26-42-24-85
Tags: nightlife | dancing | open late | nightclub

Le Relais

Savor the decadence of the legendary Hotel Negresco while being served by white-jacketed waiters and serenaded by piano music in this museum-quality lounge, with its Oriental carpets, tapestries, and fine furnishings.

37 Promenade des Anglais, French Riviera, 011-33-4-93-16-64-00,
Tags: nightlife | smart splurge | lounge

Le Ruhl Casino

The classier of Nice’s two casinos has 300 slot machines and a formal gaming room where favorites like blackjack and roulette are played. On the weekends, there is a feather-and-sequined cabaret show.

1 Promenade des Anglais, French Riviera, 011-33-4-97-03-12-22,
Tags: gambling | nightlife | casino

Opéra de Nice

A major Riviera cultural venue, this fine Charles Garnier-designed opera house (he also masterminded the Opera Garnier in Paris) features large-scale operas, symphonies, ballets, and concerts.

4 & 6 Rue St-François-de-Paule, French Riviera, 011-33-4-92-17-40-00,
Tags: nightlife | culture | opera


If you’re craving a casual evening out in the company of fellow Anglophones, this Old Nice bar tops the list for its live rock ‘n roll and pop music and wide-screen sports telecasts. Sunday is karaoke night.

15 Rue de la Préfecture, French Riviera, 011-33-4-93-13-46-99,
Tags: nightlife | bar | karaoke

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