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Imagine the following scenario: you've been in Cannes for a few days, non-stop partying, networking, and - of course - attending important meetings and panel discussions for your event. The parties in Cannes are undeniably spectacular, especially on the beach and in some of the hotel rooftop bars! However, they may not be the ideal place to close a deal or have a business meeting with clients. If you're in search of the best bars in Cannes, check out these Top 17 Wine Bars in Cannes to have your next not-so-formal business meeting.
2 Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert, Cannes
+33 4 92 99 73 10
Open every day from 10AM – 11PM
The Radisson Blu terrace offers immaculate views to be enjoyed at any time of day. You can spend the entire day relaxing at this hotel, from breakfast to dinner – they have it all. If you want the best views for fireworks, this is the place to go! The terrace is a tranquil spot to take in panoramic views of Cannes while sipping on some Provençal Rosé.
Insider tip: Cannes is part of the French region called “Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur” where lots of vineyards are from due to the Mediterranean weather. Therefore, it’s typical in Cannes to drink Rosé in the summer, especially with ice cubes- “des glaçons, s’il vous plaît!”
10 Rue Marceau, Cannes
+33 6 23 73 44 43
Open Mon – Sat from 6PM – 2AM
This bar is the perfect mix between an Irish pub and a classy wine bar. They offer an extensive wine list, beer on tap, and even a pool table. This bar might be full when you get there, but not with a rowdy party scene – locals love this spot!
Boulevard de la Croisette, Plage de la Croisette (in front of the Carlton Hotel)
+33 4 93 43 67 05
Open every day from 10AM – 6PM
Dip your toes in the sand, wine in hand, and have your next business meeting on the beach! Vegaluna is famous for its massive ‘cabana’ sunbeds and sofas along the beach! If you’re keen to have an informal drink with a colleague or potential client, this is your place! They also have WiFi, so you can conduct a proper business meeting there with your laptop or iPad if need be!
Insider Tip: now is not the time to practice your French! If you’re trying to get into a bar or restaurant in the summer when it’s busy, you are best speaking English. Cannes is a notoriously tourist-friendly city. But don’t forget a simple “Bonjour” and “Merci” go a long way!
6 Rue Florian, Cannes
+33 4 93 38 60 95
Open every day from 7:30PM – 12:30AM
If you’re looking for a classy joint to enjoy wine or a signature cocktail in the centre, treat yourself to La Môme. They’ve recently opened a raw bar where you can shoot back some fresh oysters whilst sipping on some bubbly and impressing your clients. Not a fan of oysters? They’ve got some AMAZING tartar and ceviche to accompany your drink of choice. The restaurant is currently undergoing renovations, but will be open in time for major Cannes events.
Île Sainte-Marguerite, Cannes
+33 4 93 43 49 30
Open every day from 12PM – 6PM
OK, so this technically isn’t in Cannes, but it’s most definitely worth the trek to get there. Located on the Île Sainte-Marguerite, La Guérite is the ultimate escape from Cannes during events. Just take a relaxing 20-minute boat ride from the Port and you’ll soon be in paradise.
Insider tip: Buy online and get a discounted price on your return ferry ticket!
10 Rue Saint Antoine, Le Suquet, Cannes
+33 4 92 99 27 17
Open Fri and Sat from 9PM – 1AM for live music
Cotton Club is perfect for when events are coming to an end but you’re not ready to stop the party. Additionally, this is the place to go if you’ve just closed a deal and you’d like to celebrate with your client! Open only on Fridays and Saturdays, this jazz club offers some of the best live music in Cannes. If your head is tired of throbbing to the sound of techno or club music, pop on over to the Cotton Club and be soothed by the sound of a saxophone.
6 Rue des Frères Pradignac
+33 4 93 68 01 69
Open from Monday-Saturday from 6PM to 2:30AM
This cocktail bar located just a few minutes from the Majestic will take you back in time with a twist. Their cocktail menu offers classic drinks with a modern take, their waitstaff speaks wonderful English, and they're passionate about mixology! This is the perfect place if you want an unpretentious bar with great drinks.
5 Rue François Einesy, 06400 Cannes
+33 4 92 99 72 00
Open end of May until end of September from 8PM - 6AM
This rooftop bar on the 6th floor of the 3.14 Casino Cannes is one of the best-kept secrets in the city. Once a hotel, this Cannes Casino rooftop bar offers a swimming pool, soft house music, and comfortable lounge furniture. Not to mention pricey cocktails that are totally worth it. If you want to impress your clients or colleagues, take them to this local spot.
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10 Rue des Halles, 06400 Cannes, France
+33 4 93 68 10 20
If you're not a local, it might be a bit tricky to track this place down. If you're in the mood for a wide selection of wines, from white to red to local Provençal rosé, this is your spot. They have a nice outdoor terrace, and in the winter on Friday's they have live music at the bar! Definitely worth a look if you want to get away from the crowd.
1 Rue Notre Dame
+33 4 63 36 05 05
Open every day from 12PM-2PM and then 7:30PM-12:30AM. On Saturdays and Sundays, open from 12PM-3PM and from 7:30PM-12:30AM
The gem of the Five Seas Hotel in the heart of Cannes, this rooftop bar has quickly gained a reputation as the coolest rooftop in the city. Pop up there for a glass of wine with gorgeous views of the city, and don't forget to try their mac n cheese. It sounds bizarre, but you won't regret it, we promise.
10 Boulevard de la Croisette in the Majestic Hotel
+33 4 92 98 77 05
Open every day from 9AM-12AM and until 2AM during conferences
This ritzy bar is located within the famous Hotel Le Majestic and offers a wide range of cocktails and mixed drinks. If you go to this bar, you have to try their Signature Grande Dame cocktail, it's the most sophisticated drink you'll ever have. Best of all, on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 7PM-11PM they have live music!
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5 Rue du Maréchal Joffre
+33 4 93 39 44 56
Open Monday-Saturday from 9:30AM-7PM
If you're in the mood for an afternoon pick-me-up, pop on over to the oldest wine cellar in Cannes, 1862 Wines & Spirits shop. Doubling as both a wine shop and bar, this cosy spot has an incredible selection of wines. If you're totally overwhelmed by the choices, let Hervé and Julien help you with their vast knowledge of their products.
42 Rue Jean Jaurès
+33 6 37 39 38 30
Open Monday-Saturday from 6PM-12:30AM
Located just next to the Cannes train station and the Gambetta Market, this little nook is the perfect place to go after a long day to enjoy charcuterie and local wine. Benedicte, the owner, will make you feel right at home, and the prices are quite reasonable for such high-quality products. Escape from event-time madness during your next conference in Cannes at Le Vin sur Vin.