It is on the way from the arch entrance to old town and Albert Hotel in old town Nice, during free time in a walking tour of Nice. Service seemed average, was not busy at 1pm on a Friday. Most taps I saw on this path which was open this early. Medium sized indoor bar area and nice size outdoor seating. With the limited time and selection I did not have a beer, but would check this out again if in the area. Prices seemed reasonable.
Whilst in Nice old town for the day and finding other higher rated RB places closed in the afternoon, I visited Les Distilleries Ideales. Around a dozen beers on tap and half dozen bottles, so range not massive but certainly enough for our visit. Service was good, place had a good vibe with a mix of age ranges and tourist/locals. Worth a look when in Nice.
This place in the old town is obviously fairly trendy with younger, hipper people. My wife and I were probably the oldest customers in there, but I liked the ambiance in general. Unfortunately the choice of beers was very poor and we ended up ordering rum instead of beer. I was surprised when it closed at midnight which I thought was early for a place like that.
In terms of ambiance it’s a great place to sit in the narrow alley and people watch as you sip a beer here, there’s certainly no shortage of people in this tourist heavy area of Nice’s Old Town just a few blocks away from the seafront. Although it has a more extensive beer selection than most in the area, it is not exactly exciting and I’m sure locals will have seen the beers on offer here many times before, but foreigners might find something of interest in what is a very macro oriented choice. Don’t expect anything cheap though, it’s just not the area to find a cheap drink, although they do operate a happy hour when you can get up to 50 Cents of a beer. The place is relatively small with the bar up against the side wall and its style is very much that of a fairly ordinary looking French cafe. There’s a shop next door to it that has a more extensive bottle selection than this place so you may want to think about take-away if you’re in the area.
Visitée le 09/08/13, vers 17:00. Bel endroit situé en plein coeur d’une allée marchande grouillante de touristes. Très bien décoré, très original. Service peu empressé, un peu rude. La bière est très bien servie, mais le serveur a beaucoup de difficulté a nous en parler... 14 futs et 7 bouteilles étaient offertes à notre passage. Pas de fil conducteur dans la sélection si ce n’est qu’un approvisionnement facile et une forte demande. Prix relativement élevés, mais dans la norme niçoise.
I could not agree more wih the previous reviews. The beers are nothing out of the ordinary and the staff are a bit arrogant as well. Ok for people spotting, and for going out as a group, but if I feel like a quality craft beer I always end up ordering a Nøgne Ø at Vini Mundo.
Visited three times during my one week long stay in a nice city. Probably the best selection of beers on tap in town - but it will not impress anyone. Visited a handfull other bars/restaurants and often you find the standard macro range and one - and only one - imported quality beer. Nice place to sit both inside and outside but varying sevice level: From polite to rude.
Probably not the best place in Nice anymore as L’Oxford further down in the old town has a better selection. Still OK to find Pelforth Blond, Erdinger and Affligem Blond, Floris Kriek, Guinness etc. on tap and Pelforh Brune ++ on bottle. But frankly, all this is rather safe beers, you’re just not used to much better after a week in this “beer hellhole”. Anyway, the ambience and service is worth a visit itself. I really enjoyed this place and it should definitively do for a couple of Pelforth Brune before you hit the road again.
When a place like this is one of the best in a city (as for pubs), you know you have gotten close to beer hell. A cosy bar, with ok service. Selection is small and mostly the same you will find in some Carrefour or other supermarket.