Les Distilleries Idéales
Photo: Les Distilleries Idéales | Sarah Reid
Quirky-cool bar in an old town location
Word to the wise: Head up to the mezzanine level to check out artwork by local artist Ramon and get a bird's eye view of the crowd below.
Tipple of choice: Les Distilleries Idéales is also a great spot to grab a daytime espresso and watch the world go by.
If there's one bar that manages to capture the alluring atmosphere of Vieux Nice within its walls, it's Les Distilleries Idéales. Located in a corner spot on Rue de la Préfecture, this proper drinking den is constantly filled with a young, cool crowd.
Part industrial factory, part cosy and classic bar, punters are lured in by the generous two-hour happy hour from 6pm-8pm and stay on to socialise with the festive crowd. The bar staff tend not to be quite so amiable so prepare yourself for some very laissez faire service.