Latinos is an Antibes institution; this venue transforms from a small restaurant (serving good Mexican if you get a craving for nachos) into a lively bar late at night with DJ’s on weekends. This bar tends to attract a slightly older crowd of locals, tourists and yacht crew - it fits the bill whatever you’re looking for. Meanwhile, the Hop Store is a large pub along the main strip that attracts a young clientele and tends to get a bit rowdy in the summertime; it has live music and DJ’s on weekends. It’s a big favourite with those who want to mingle on their big street terrace.
During summer, Antibes bars will open until 02:30. After that, you can try your chances at the local nightclub L’Ekinox, but it’s probably far from what you had in mind when you think ‘Riviera nightclub.’ It’s small, and a bit of a dive if we’re honest, but plenty of people trail along there and have a good time regardless.
The other option is to grab a cabs and head over the hill to Juan les Pins, where Le Village is one of the most popular clubs on the Riviera, with big-name DJ’s filling the big room with jumping people. However, reviews are varied and if you’re not up for a big, loud and quite pricey night then it may not be for you. That’s probably the case though with all the nightclubs of Juan les Pins, whether it be the extremely fashionable Kiss Club with its purple and blue lit dance floor or the more classic institution Whisky a GoGo, going strong since the 1950’s and still attracting the exclusive crowd.
If you just fancy a few more drinks and some brilliant people-watching until just before dawn, then the famous cocktail bar Pam Pams in Juan les Pins is definitely worth a look. It opens onto the street so you can grab a table and watch the world go by. The place is gaudy, no question- this bar has exotic décor and entertainment shows throughout the evening, including reggae, African and Brazilian music and dance performances. The cocktails are as gaudy as the décor; think Pina Coladas served in coconuts and an explosion of little paper umbrellas, but regardless of what you think of the standard of the cocktails, this place is very entertaining and wildly popular in the summertime.
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