Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Le Couloir

In among all the nightclubs, saunas and restaurants to enjoy and explore is a quaint and quirky gay bar by the name of Le Couloir that has been a part of the LGBT community in Nice for over 20 years.

Le Couloir may not be on the map as much as some of the other more happening places around the city but it is still worth a visit to take in its history and perhaps get a break from the usual.

You’ll find that the patrons are from around the neighborhood and always seem to be willing to tell you more about what you should see and do in the city, along with letting you in on some of the local gossip.  The drinks are not that expensive and the friendly bartenders usually join in on the conversation with yourself and the others in the bar too.

Now that the gay scene in the French Riviera seems to be expanding year by year, and thankfully so, I like the idea of revisiting some of the old haunts once in a while to respect the history of such longstanding businesses.  Imagine if those walls could talk.

Le Couloir is a very unassuming bar that can be found at: 1 rue Alberti.

When you walk into Le Couloir, that’s the whole bar, expect dim lighting and a d├ęcor that is eclectic in taste.  No fuss, no bother, just a cute little place giving you no reason to rush but around for you to relax and enjoy.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, Le Couloir is the kind of bar where everyone seems to know one another yet new faces are more than welcome.

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