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An Insider’s Guide to the Best Bars in Monaco for Champagne

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Bars in Monaco for Champagne


Nothing quite rings in the New Year like sipping a glass of the finest Champagne, and there is no better place in the world to do this than in Monaco.

One of the world’s most glamorous destinations, Monaco has long been frequented by the world’s rich and famous. The principality is renowned for its lavish hotels, award-winning restaurants, and decadent bars. Monaco’s real estate is also amongst some of the most expensive in the world, so it’s no surprise that in this wealth-fuelled destination that there is no shortage of spectacularly lavish bars. Whether you are after a perfect vintage or some of the most exclusive Champagnes, check out our definitive guide to the best bars in Monaco to see and be seen.

Best bars in Monaco to sip Champagne

Le Bar American

Located in the lavish Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo, this glamorous destination is the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of your favourite Champagne while soaking up the wonderful views. One of the best bars in Monaco, it boasts a warm wood interior, sumptuous leather armchairs, and soft lighting. With its old-world cozy ambience, Le Bar American simply oozes glamour and sophistication. Live jazz plays every night with piano, double bass, and drums too. 

Buddha Bar

 Methuselah’ bottles of Champagne reign supreme at this iconic bar in Monaco, often dubbed as the temple of clubbing and one of the best bars in Monaco. Enjoy some of the finest Champagnes in this East meets West destination while the world’s best DJs take to the decks. Feast on delicious Asian cuisine, then party the night away.

Blue Gin

 Located within the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, this sophisticated bar in Monaco is a chic and elegant destination. Head to the bar’s beautiful outdoor heated terrace, perched right on the Mediterranean Sea, and enjoy a glass of Champagne coupled with delicious finger food. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the bar’s resident DJs plays disco funk-inspired tunes.

Saphir 24

 A relaxed bar boasting a sublime vista, Saphir 24 is located within the Fairmont Monte Carlo and is a popular bar in Monaco. Its wine lounge is the ideal spot for everything from romantic nights out to a wild lunch with 20 of your closest friends. Feast on a delicious menu boasting a handpicked selection of small bites, starters, and mains, all inspired by the bounty of the Mediterranean.

Horizon Deck, Restaurant & Champagne Bar

 Another popular bar in Monaco located within the Fairmont, the Horizon Deck is a must-visit for lovers of Champagne. Boasting an absolutely stunning deck with breathtaking views across the Mediterranean Sea, Horizon Deck offers a wonderful selection of Champagnes and a delicious menu utilising fresh seasonal produce.

Crystal Bar

 A chic bar in Monaco located within the stunning Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo, Crystal Bar is a wonderful destination to enjoy wine, cigars, and caviar – come here to live your best life. Soak up the fabulous sea views whilst enjoying these bars warm and welcoming atmosphere.

 Whatever atmosphere or style of bar in Monaco you fancy, you are guaranteed to find it in this lavish destination!

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Sherry
    December 24, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    The Horizon Deck sounds absolutely amazing!! I also love your description of “oozing glamour” at Le Bar! Sounds like a great way to ring in the new year!!

    Cheers! Sherry
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    • Carmen Edelson
      December 30, 2019 at 11:56 am

      All of these places are amazing!

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