When a snazzy invitation comes into your in-box for the official opening of a new craft beer and cocktail bar in nearby Nice, what’s a girl to do but accept and head on over!

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I have to confess to being a bit of a novice on the beer front, (can’t say the same for cocktails though)!

But at Le Bateleur on the Cours Saleya in Nice, I had nothing to worry about, as they offer you Beer Tasting Boards: imagine a tasting board/tapas of mini beers and cider to try out.

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I loved this idea!

Each board is numbered and there’s a list giving you a heads-up to all the different options.

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Once you’ve chosen your favourite, you can move onto the big glasses!

Insider tip No.1 : The cider is amazing. (Told you I was a novice at the craft beer game)!

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BUT WAIT A MINUTE…. 

ARE YOU PICTURING A DARK AND DREARY BAR? 

Think again!

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YOU COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG!

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This is one of the chicest places I have ever seen on the French Riviera!

 

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Every nook is just perfect for hanging out with friends…

 

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And the staircases…. divine!

 

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Every detail has been thought of to make this one of the best addresses on the Côte d’Azur!

Insider tip No.2:  Go visit the loos. (The lovely design of this place continues there too).

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If you are looking for a new address for a private party, somewhere to hang out with friends, family or colleagues, I promise you are going to fall in love with Le Bateleur!

 

See you there!

Read about where else to meet up with friends here: A local’s guide to Côte d’Azur watering holes