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Best Wine & Cocktail Bars in Marseille

If you’re visiting Marseille and want to find the best wine, cocktail and rooftop bars then we’ve got the guide for you.

Marseille is an incredibly vibrant city with some awesome restaurants, cocktail, wine and craft beer bars. The ancient port city is steeped in history with many things to do & see and dishes to try like their famous bouillabaisse soup. The city centre revolves around the old port there are plenty of quaint streets to discover around the Saint Victor and Hotel de Ville areas. You’ll of course find some amazing bars in these areas but which are the best? Forget traditional, stuffy terraces that serve up overpriced wine and dull mass produced lager – the real locals go to the hidden spots and there’s plenty of them.

The large, dynamic city is constantly changing with new natural wine and craft cocktail bars popping up all the time. Sounds good? Read on to discover our favourite wine & cocktail and rooftop bars in Marseille.

Where to drink in Marseille

If you’re looking for an exciting, hip wine & cocktail bar to drink at in Marseille then look no further. Our up-to-date, insider list has only the best, funnest spots in the city. Bars are listed in no particular order.

Le Bec Du Coq

Le Bec du Coq is an awesome natural wine & sharing plate bar around 10 minutes away from the old port. The exposed stone interior is warm and inviting and is a perfect bar to spend the evening in Marseille. The wine is all natural and they have a cracking cocktail menu too. If you’re hungry, it’s a genuinely awesome spot to eat. In the kitchen there’s some incredible fresh, local produce and their menu that changes daily includes some great dishes. Expect local seafood, Provençal panisse fries and their own version of Marseille’s famous Bouillabaisse soup.

What to know before you visit

  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • You can reserve online

Address: 28 Boulevard Notre Dame, 13006 Marseille
Tel: 04 91 91 62 08
Website: https://www.lebecducoq.com

La Caravelle

Located on the 1st floor of the Bellevue hotel, La Caravelle is a cracking traditional Marseille bar with a great view across the Old Port. Starting life in 1925 and still going strong, it’s a classic bar and a great option for a sundowner if you’re around the port. Their wine list is traditional and their cocktails are standard but well done although they do have a few in-house creations. If you’re hungry they also serve tapas between 6pm-10pm including roasted sweet potatoes & guac, shrimp & mayo and croque monsieurs.

What to know before you visit

  • Open every day of the week until 2am
  • Jazz concerts every Wednesday and Friday during Autumn

Address: 34 Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille
Tel: 04 91 90 36 64
Website: https://www.lacaravelle-marseille.com

Gaspard

Gaspard is a trendy, speakeasy style cocktail bar with a very nautical theme. The lobster pot light shades, the rich blue counter top and the rattan high chairs do make for a very fun atmosphere. The cocktails are what you’re coming to Gaspard for – try their Good Evening Vietnam with dark rum, spices & limoncello. Or if you’re in need of a refreshing cocktail try their Masked Cucumber with gin, cucumber, basil and perfumed with cardamon. They also have a limited tapas menu with hummus, ceviche and flatbreads.

What to know before you visit

  • Closed Mondays
  • Open 6pm-1am

Address: 7 Boulevard Notre Dame, 13006 Marseille
Tel: 06 88 23 86 66
Website: https://www.bargaspard.com

Copperbay

Copperbay is another fantastic craft cocktail and natural wine bar in Marseille. Sister bar to that of the same name in Paris (in the 9th arrondissement), Copperbay brings a cool marine-chic vibe to Marseille. Only 10 minutes walk from the old port, it’s a great spot in a very trendy neighbourhood. Their cocktails are all in-house creations and you’ll be treated to some very interesting combinations including washed tahini with lime and black cumin sirop. There’s also a great selection of natural wines and the staff are extremely knowledgeable about their selection. Finally there’s craft beer on tap and preserved fish to snack on.

What to know before you visit

  • Closed Sundays and Mondays
  • You can’t reserve

Address: 36 Boulevard Notre Dame, 13006 Marseille
Website: https://www.bargaspard.com

Bar de la Relève

The Bar de le Relève is situated within a boutique hotel carrying the same name. Situated close to L’ècaillerie in the Saint-Victor area of Marseille, it’s around a 10 minute walk away from the Vieux Port. La Revèle is all about natural wine and small sharing plates. This is a bar/restaurant where locals go make sure you reserve in advance and expect lots of afterwork drinks during the week days.

What to know before you visit

  • Closed on Sundays
  • Closes early at 10pm!

Address: 41 Rue d’Endoume, 13007 Marseille
Tel: 04 95 09 87 81
Website: https://larelevemarseille.fr

Roof top bars in Marseille

Looking for a rooftop bar in Marseille? There’s quite a few to choose from to enjoy a drink whilst looking out across the sea. Here’s our favourite spots listed in no particular order.

Ciel Rooftop

Ciel rooftop is a bar/restaurant focusing on Italian food during lunch and dinner. Open for drinks only after 3pm, it has 360 views across the city and towards the Basilica of Notre-Dame of la Garde. The food is on the basic side but still decent although the prices are (expectedly) on the pricier side. The drink menu is limited although their classic cocktail list is reasonably priced with all cocktails coming in at €11. If you’re planning on spending some time there I’d recommend getting (as Southerners do) a bottle of the Figuière rosé for only €23.

What to know before you visit

  • Open every day
  • You can get a drink at the bar from 3pm onwards
  • You can reserve for the restaurant online

Address: 17 Rue Haxo, 13001 Marseille
Website: https://www.ciel-rooftop.com

Dantés Skylounge

Located to the south west of the old port, Dantès skylounge is on the top of the Sofitel hotel. At sunset you’ll get epic views across the Vieux Port and is a perfect place to grab a sundowner. Their cocktails are fantastic – mainly classical although they do have a few specialty cocktails at €22 including their signature “Le Dantès” featuring rum, passion fruit, honey, strawberries and orange. If you’re in the mood to celebrate, they’ve got an extensive Champagne list. Finally they have a limited tapas menu including dumplings, fried prawns with spicy mayo and panisses fries.

What to know before you visit

  • Open every day
  • You can’t reserve
  • They have live music every Thursday during the summer

Address: 36 Bd Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille
Website: https://www.sofitel-marseille-vieuxport.com/en/restaurant-bars/dantes-skylounge/

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