We make you discover 8 rooftop bars where you can have a drink this summer in Nice. Take height for your Nice evenings.
Are you looking for a place to spend a summer afternoon, see a romantic sunset, or just have a cocktail in a trendy place to enjoy Nice’s nightlife? You’ve come to the right place.
Here is our guide to the best rooftops bars where to have a drink in Nice. Take a step up and discover some of the most intoxicating terraces on the French Riviera. Sit back, admire the view and enjoy the good times you’re about to have.
Moon Bar at the Aston La Scala Hotel
Aston La Scala Hotel’s rooftop terrace offers a swimming pool directly on its rooftop, with a 360-degree view of Nice and the Mediterranean, as well as a bar called Moon Bar. Open for lunch, it is really in the evening that the bar and restaurant are transformed. Enjoy tasty Mediterranean cuisine, a wide selection of fine wines, original cocktails at the bar and live music every night from Thursday to Saturday. And above all, one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city of Nice.
Open from June to September each year, the Moon Bar is a very trendy place in Nice during the summer. Sophisticated, in an atmosphere nevertheless very dynamic, the Moon Bar is really a must among the rooftop bars of Nice. Out of season, the Hotel Aston La Scala also offers another cocktail bar called The ASTON Club, located on the 7th floor, open all year round and offering more or less the same panoramas and indisputably the same succulent cocktails.
Located in the heart of the old town of Nice, on the edge of the Cours Saleya, Le Hussard offers no view of the Mediterranean and no ocean scenery. However, its lively urban terrace is perfect for enjoying a cool breeze and watching the passers-by in the street just below. Designated as a Resto / Disco Bar, it has both an indoor lounge and restaurant as well as a rooftop on the third floor with a lush setting. Open every evening, you can enjoy tapas, pizzas and surfboards to share, as well as a bar serving delicious cocktails.
The rooftop of Le Hussard in Nice is somewhere a hidden gem and a popular spot among the locals. Enjoy the music and the friendly service. The perfect place to have a drink at this rooftop after a well deserved meal after a day of sightseeing.
Open from 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on weekends.
Rooftop 17 of the Hotel Monsigny
Rooftop 17 is the rooftop located on the 7th floor of the Hotel Monsigny, in the heart of Nice in the Malaussena district. This rooftop terrace offers an exceptional 360 ° panoramic view of Nice, the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding hills. Away from the glances and the bustle of the outside world, this rooftop in Nice allows you to get up high and relax on the deckchairs, in the jacuzzi or on the comfortable sofas with a good signature cocktail and tapas in a trendy musical atmosphere.
Open until midnight every summer evening.
La Terrasse, Le Méridien Nice hotel
Located on the 10th floor of the hotel Le Méridien Nice, you will find this incredible rooftop with a bar and a restaurant called La Terrasse. It is one of the highest rooftop on the entire Promenade des Anglais, with a magical panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the rooftops of the city.
Both a restaurant and a lounge bar, La Terrasse is equipped with a restaurant part and a bar part completely outdoors. The restaurant offers classic French dishes, Asian dishes and Italian flavors, while the rooftop bar offers a great selection of sparkling cocktails. Of course, accompanied by many other beverages.
Both areas offer a very warm, calm and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for a few hours away from the busy streets below. Probably the best rooftop bar in Nice for the panoramic view. Guests staying at Le Méridien Nice can also enjoy the fantastic rooftop pool.
Open every day from 10am to 10pm.
Farago on the roof
The rooftop at the AC Hotel by Marriott in Nice underwent a metamorphosis and a brand new installation in 2018, inaugurating Farago on the Roof. Although the setting is new, the magical 360 ° panoramas on the terrace are still the same. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and the whole city, from the airport to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.
Modern, authentic and trendy, Farago on the Roof is equipped with comfortable furniture. With an emphasis on food to share, most of the dishes served are tapas style and perfect to enjoy with friends. There is also a “Gin Bar”, which offers different types of gin in different creations.
Open every day from June to September, Farago on the Roof is a trendy and unmissable part of Nice’s summer nightlife. For more relaxing moments, come there during the day, and enjoy a sunny lunch or brunch on Sunday. When night falls, the crowds will get bigger, and the more laid-back musical rhythms will give way to a festive atmosphere. It is strongly recommended to reserve a table.
The rooftop of the AC Hotel by Marriott Nice is also equipped with a heated rooftop swimming pool. To enjoy it, you must reserve your stay at the hotel.
Open from noon to 1am on weekends.
Calade Rooftop Restaurant at Radisson Blu
The Calade Rooftop Restaurant was inaugurated in 2017 on the roof of the most classic Radisson Blu Hotel in Nice. As the hotel is located on the seafront on the Promenade des Anglais, the view of the Mediterranean Sea and the bay is truly panoramic. On a clear day, you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Corsica.
Open every day for lunch and dinner, the Calade Rooftop restaurant offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine prepared by chef Maxime Bernard, with a special fondness for seafood. Modern, bright and sophisticated in its décor, the restaurant has comfortable seating both inside and outside on its rooftop, with colors matching the azure and turquoise of the sky and the sea that surrounds it.
While the restaurant is open “only” for lunch and dinner, Radisson Blu’s 700 square meter rooftop bar has much more to offer. For cocktails, wine and cold drinks, you can go to the Pool Bar & Lounge, open during the summer season. And if you stay at the hotel, there is a large and beautiful rooftop swimming pool with sun loungers to relax for a whole day under the Nice sun. So you are not short of options in rooftop bar in Nice.
Open until midnight from April to October.
La Terrasse du Plaza, Boscolo Hotel Plaza
Soak up the glamor of a hot evening in the South of France on the roof of the Hotel Boscolo. The dress code is certainly elegant, but the atmosphere is relaxed. The Terrasse du Plaza offers breathtaking panoramic views over Nice and a particularly magnificent view of the Baie des Anges. This place is highly recommended for a relaxed aperitif before dinner; there are delicious tapas platters to enjoy. Overlooking the luxury boutiques, the Promenade du Paillon, the Albert 1er gardens and a stone’s throw from the Acropolis Palace, this is the perfect place to enjoy a meal in complete tranquility. Lounge bar, VIP corner and live DJ nights are on the program every Tuesday and Thursday from summer until September.
And here is an address of bars with terrace in Nice, which is not a rooftop, but from which the view is nice.
After a long day sunbathing on the beach of Le Castel, cross the road to reach what must be the best located bar in Nice. At the foot of the castle hill, right next to the old town, Movida is a popular oasis on the Promenade des Anglais. It is a beautifully renovated bar built on the waterfront terraces that replaced the city’s ancient fortifications that were destroyed in 1706. The vaulted ceilings with exposed brickwork plunge us into a very special atmosphere. The typical Spanish atmosphere is palpable at the “bodega tapas bar” and the salsa dance evenings with live music make the place vibrate every weekend. At the Movida, you can contemplate the sea from one of the two small balconies and continue your tan with the cocktail of the day in your hand.Ideal at any time of the day, it is a bar that will not disappoint you.