Would you like to drink a cocktail from a rooftop vantage point with a stunning sea view and the beautiful spectacle of the city of Nice ? Well, there’s nothing stopping you! Nice boasts numerous gorgeously-sited rooftop venues that are trendy and friendly in equal measure. These are Nice Shopping’s top recommendations!
The emblematic address of all the people of Nice…? Le Plongeoir.
Perched 6 meters above the Mediterranean on a rock steeped in history, Le Plongeoir offers an unobstructed view of the sea for an unforgettable moment.
Choose between the lounge bar or the restaurant and enjoy a friendly and atypical experience. But above all, take advantage of a menu with summer flavors to escape throughout the year while enjoying a unique setting.
Restaurant : All year round for lunch. Open from April until October for dinner.
Lounge bar : Open starting from May 26th 2023.
Restaurant, lounge bar, panoramic views
Valet service available from june to september
60 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice
Bookings at 04 93 26 53 02
“Seen by Olivier” Rooftop Bar – Hôtel Anantara Plaza Nice
Nestled on the 6th floor of the Anantara Plaza Nice hotel, with a sea view, the “SEEN by Olivier” Rooftop Bar invites you to share experiences in an idyllic setting. Wherever you look, you will find an inspiring atmosphere under the sound of DJs and a contemporary and seductive decoration.
The concept of SEEN is based on the tasting of flavors from all over the world… Enjoy a wide selection of cocktails as refined as surprising, eclectic tapas and even a tasting of Caviar Prunier Tradition. A unique gustatory experience while overlooking the Baie des Anges.
All year round
Bar: from noon to midnight
Tapas, bar, panoramic views
High speed WiFi connection
Anantara Plaza Nice, 12 avenue de Verdun, Nice
Bookings at 04 93 16 11 75
She’s Nice Sky Bar – Hôtel Sheraton
She’s – Nice Sky Bar overlooks the Nice airport and offers a breathtaking 360° view of the Mediterranean Sea. The place is ideal for enjoying a cocktail, all in a contemporary and relaxing setting.
Coming to She’s – Nice Sky Bar is to be able to relax and enjoy refreshing cocktails by the pool and delicious Mediterranean tapas, but most of all to take a moment in a relaxing haven.
Opening Spring 2023
Non-stop from 11am to 11pm
Tapas, bar, panoramic views
Hôtel Sheraton, 480 Promenade des Anglais, 06200 Nice
Bookings at 04 89 03 87 56
Le Grand Café de France
It is in the heart of the Carré d’Or that the Grand Café de France welcomes you for an intimate urban experience. Opt for a rediscovery of French cuisine while remaining coiled in the heart of Nissa la Bella.
We appreciate the quality service in a jovial and sunny atmosphere but especially the excellent selection of wines and cocktails to be enjoyed on their terrace.
Thanks to his experience in renowned establishments, the chef Maxime Villevaud offers you dishes prepared with finesse.
All year round
Non-stop from 8am to midnight
Restaurant, bar, urban views
Le Grand Café de France, 7 rue de France, 06000 Nice
Bookings at 04 93 53 97 38
Calade Rooftop – Hôtel Radisson Blu
For those wanting a bird’s eye view of the Promenade des Anglais, the Calade Rooftop Restaurant Pool Bar & Lounge is the largest rooftop venue in Nice, nestled atop the Radisson Blu Hotel. With panoramic views over the city and the Baie des Anges, it’s like you’re floating between the sky and the sea as you savour Mediterranean cooking in a stylish and laid-back setting. In the evening, the Pool Bar serves up a wide selection of cocktails and tapas that are ideal for after-work drinks or an evening out with family or friends.
All year round
Calade Rooftop Restaurant: from 7pm to 10 pm
Bar 223: from 9am to 11pm
Snacking: from noon to 10pm
Tapas and sharing platter: 5pm to 9pm
Restaurant, bar, panoramic views
Radisson Blu Hôtel, 223 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
Bookings at 04 97 17 72 79
L’EssenCiel Bar – Le Splendid Hotel
Right in the middle of the Carré d’Or, this rooftop is open all year round and features something of a design twist – a rooftop terrace on three levels, two of which may be hired out for private functions (cocktail parties, receptions and more).
A comfortable venue in which to sip cocktails, draught beer and wine under the southern sun.
First-time and returning visitors to Nice alike will enjoy getting their bearings thanks to the orientation table on the 9th floor, which points out the hills, mountains and key sights visible from the EssenCiel.
All year round from 12pm to 10pm
Bar and bar food, panoramic views with an orientation table. Happy Hour from 6pm to 8pm
Le Splendid, 50 boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice
Bookings at 04 93 16 41 00
Rooftop La Réserve
La Reserve de Nice is a rooftop with a difference. Its intimate vibe combines with impressive views and sophisticated dining.
Located in a prime spot facing the sea and Mont Boron, this rooftop restaurant wins plaudits for its refined summer menu and sophisticated, but unshowy after-work drinks, all backed up by the culinary expertise of La Reserve restaurant.
From May to mid-October, 12.15pm to 2pm and from 7.15pm to 10pm
Restaurant, bar, panoramic views
La Réserve de Nice, 60 boulevard Franck Pilatte, Nice
Bookings at 04 97 08 14 80
La Terrasse – Le Méridien Hôtel
La Terrasse, the Meridien’s rooftop venue, exudes a southern vibe with its panoramic views over the Baie des Anges, Vieux Nice and the Albert 1er park.
Up to the end of September, the Meridien’s “Au Soleil” programme offers you a chance to revel in southern joie de vivre and all that’s best about the south: Mediterranean tapas, rosé wine, innovative cocktails, heady music…
The setting is most definitely glamorous – and uber-stylish – inspired by the iconic beach club culture of the 1960s and enlivened by DJ sets (Thursdays and Fridays from 7pm to 11pm until mid-September) or saxophone concerts (every Wednesday until the end of August).
Restaurant : from monday to friday from noon to 2.30pm and the weekends from noon to 3pm.
From May : every day from 6.30pm tp 10pm.
Lounge bar : from noon to 6pm
Restaurant, bar, panoramic view
Le Méridien, 1 Promenade des Anglais, Nice
Bookings at 04 97 03 40 37
Farago on the Roof – Hôtel AC Marriott
With 600m2 of roof terrace space boasting 360° views from Nice airport to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the cosy Farago on the Roof venue has become a favourite amongst rooftop fans in Nice!
Farago on the Roof marries good music, good food and a southern vibe. This trendy yet relaxed place has some of the best tapas in Nice. New executive chef Francesco Albanese has created a top-quality line-up of Mediterranean dishes, with particular attention paid to the ingredients used, which are AOC-certified and often organic – a way of respecting both culinary heritage and the animals themselves. The result is simple dishes underpinned by first-class produce.
Open to non-residents
Open from May 17th to Septembre 20th (depending on the weather, may be open until the end of October) from noon to midnight.
Restaurant: open from 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm
Bar Lounge serving snacks, restaurant, Gin Bar, panoramic views.
AC Marriott, 59 promenade des Anglais, Nice
Bookings at 04 93 97 74 41
Rooftop 17 – Hôtel Monsigny
Rooftop 17 is sited in the Liberation district. Its terrace has all-round views over the city’s rooftops, markets and hills. Boasting a winningly relaxed, cosy vibe, it’s even more congenial with live music and live cooking evenings. In addition to its delicious cocktails and tapas! The trendy, free-spirited ambiance imbues this rooftop venue with tremendous charm. What’s more, it’s the only rooftop venue in Nice to open its jacuzzi to the general public. Sounds like an absolute dream, doesn’t it? It’s definitely the kind of place most people would jump at the opportunity to visit!
From April, 28th until October, 2nd. From 4pm to midnight.
Healthy, delicious lunches, snacks, live cooking, signature cocktails, after-work drinks, panoramic views, access to jacuzzi (15€ per person for 2 hours, includes a soft drink)
Hôtel Monsigny Nice***, 17 avenue Malaussena, Nice
SkyLounge – Hôtel Mercure Notre-Dame
Boasting a prime location in the heart of Nice, beside the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice on Avenue Jean Medecin, the SkyLounge re-opened on the top floor of the Mercure Hotel, at the beginning of summer 2019 and has undergone a complete – and very tasteful – transformation. The perfect place for a quick bite with work colleagues or after-work drinks, all in a very chilled atmosphere.
The rooftop is getting a facelift from April 15, and will reopen on May 15, 2023 with an innovative concept, live jazz music every Friday and Saturday and a menu of Mediterranean / South American tapas that promises friendly and warm evenings with friends!
All year round from 9 am to midnight.
Bar, snacking, panoramic views.
Hôtel Mercure Nice Centre Notre-Dame, 28 avenue Notre Dame, Nice
Bookings at 04 93 13 36 35
The Moon Bar – Hôtel Aston La Scala
A stone’s throw from the Promenade du Paillon, on the top floor of the Aston La Scala Hotel. This rooftop venue has stunning views of Castle Hill and the old town.
Its watchwords are sunshine, light bites and relaxation! Sounds good, doesn’t it?
During the day, enjoy the view and the restaurant. From 5pm on, the terrace turns into a lounge bar boasting delectable cocktails, delicious platters and tapas created by Chef Thierry Coutable.
From Wednesday to Sunday evening, between 7pm and 11.45pm, relax and let the fun begin with a little live music!
All year round from 9am to midnight.
May to October (depending on weather conditions) from 7am to midnight.
Restaurant: open from 12pm to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm.
Restaurant, bar, snacks, panoramic views.
Hôtel Aston La Scala, 12 avenue Félix Faure, Nice
Bookings at 04 92 17 53 09
The last on our list but not the least: Bocca! With no less than 250 square metres of fully planted rooftop, this newcomer that set up shop in July in one of the locals’ favourite spots, previously Le Hussard, has breathtaking views over the Cours Saleya and the coast.
Whether for lunch or dinner, Bocca exudes a cosy and generous atmosphere in which meals are shared on long rough hewn wooden tables.
Comfortably seated on woven straw chairs, you will be served generous but unpretentious Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh produce.
To sum up: the ideal spot for pleasant summer days!
Bar : every day from 10 pm to half past midnight and until 2 am from Thursday to Saturday.
Restaurant : From Monday to Sunday (except Saturday) from midday to 2:30 pm. Every evening from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Restaurant, tapas bar, panoramic view
BOCCA, 3 rue Saint François de Paule, Nice
Bookings on the website (only available for the restaurant)