Bar crawls can be a wonderful way to get to know any city properly for the first time, although your feelings about the whole experience by the next morning may depend heavily on how much of a hangover you have. A bar crawl is basically getting together with a group of people to drink and party at multiple pubs or bars near to you. It is a great way to catch nightlife nearby, fun and meet new interesting people at the same time.
So, if you are planning to get to know the city of Nice in your pastime. Looking to hit the best bars in town in one fell swoop overnight, or you are trying to accomplish these two options at once, it would be an excellent idea for you to add a bit of structure to your plans.
It is the ultimate bar crawl experience on the French Riviera, and you get to meet and interact with people from all over the world with similar ideas of fun as you. You, alongside some other interesting, fun loving people and a handful of wonderful tour guides with excellent knowledge of the proposed locations are guaranteed a nightlife experience that you would be unlikely to forget for a very long time.
The way the bar crawl is set up, you get to visit four bars and one club in one night. There will be partying, dancing, drinking (of course!), fun games (the legendary French Paquito and body shots come to mind) and you get to connect and possibly strike new friendships with the people you meet.
What do you need to know?
Tours run through every month of the year from January to december. There are specific days attached to the tours each month, and the calendar looks something like this:
- January and February: Saturday
- March, April, and October: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
- May, June, and September: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
- July and August: Monday to Saturday
- December: Special NYE event
There are age limits attached to the tour, and you must be between the ages of 18-77 years to participate. Of course, valid identification cards will be required to make sure that this rule is followed. You should also try to dress as nicely as possible (flip flops, hiking shoes, tracksuits, football shirts, swimwear shorts and tank tops are not allowed). There are very few rules – we’re not trying to ruin things for you, but the few there are have to be followed strictly, to make sure that nothing goes wrong.
To avoid disappointments, you might want to book the tour in advance, as there are limited slots available at a time for each tour. If you arrive early, you will meet the guides in red T-shirts at the “Sansas Bar,” 4 Avenue des Phoceens, 06300 Nice next to the Massena Square fountain, anytime from 21h00 to 22h15. This will be the starting point of the tour, and you should try to arrive early, so you don’t have to worry about catching up with the others at places that are possibly not familiar to you. However, if you do arrive late, you can join the group to the second bar.
The guides that you meet will explain the whole process to you, and this is another reason for you to try to arrive early, as you might miss important information if you do not. They will tell you about the plans for the evening, and they will introduce you to the rest of the group.
What do you get?
Three words – Nightlife. Partying. Fun.
Put a picture to those three words, and you will be well on your way to getting the general idea of what the Riviera Bar Crawl is about. It’s irrepressible fun! First off, you get free shots at every bar that the group visits, which guarantees at least four free shots for the night. You also get free entry into a nightclub, and you will be amazed at the queues you would skip with ease at these places, made possible by arrangements made with them in preparation for the bar crawl.
Every bar that the group visits will give you great deals on their drinks – deals that will not be made available to other customers that are there on their own. A photographer will be on hand to take all the pictures you need, including group photos and personal pictures, making sure that the memory of the night stays with you forever. It’s all fantastic, really!
What will it cost?
The standard price for a ticket stands at 15 euros per head. However, there are exceptions. For starters, if you have a group of up to 15 people getting tickets all at once (maybe you and a handful of friends), you pay 12 euros each, 20% off the standard price. Additionally, Hen or Stag parties come free for the Bride or the Bridegroom as the case may be, although a private Hen and Stag party would mean a payment of 70 euros for the night guide. Finally, a Hen and Stag Party Striper Showtime will set you back by 200 euros, and every euro is worth it. Our ratings on TripAdvisor attest to this fact, alongside the superb reviews we get regularly! Here’s a recent one:
“The Riviera bar crawl was an experience which I enjoyed so much that next time I am in the city, I will have to do it again. I met so many great people from all over the world while having fun playing crazy drinking and fun games. I had a blast discovering Nice nightlife with this group of people. I would recommend trying the bar crawl to anyone from any age that wants a great experience to remember!” Olivier
Sounds great, doesn’t it? You know what to do, start booking!