St. Tropez is the kinda place you go when you wanna blow a few thou on some champers, kiki with the rich kids, chill on a yacht and maybe make out with a celebrity. Because of this, St. Tropez is a regularly scheduled summer stop for stars who’re either “off” or are in the neighborhood. Rihanna, Magic Johnson, Elton John, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Hudson, Zac Efron—f*ck it—all kinds of pop royalty have been in or are currently on their way to this place. Normally, we’d say they’re probably partying in some private VIP room that’s like not even part of the club, but in a place as filled with fab as St. Tropez, that’s not necessarily the case. Anyway, if you happen to be in St. Tropez sometime this, or any summer, here are some places you should check out.
They do serve food, but you’ll more likely be eating up all the style that’s being served in this restaurant-must that stays open till 3am during the summer.
Maybe the mother of all celeb filled nightclubs in the world. If you can turn yourself into a bottle of champagne, you’ll definitely get in.
Life is a caberet. But if yours is a caberete ala the trapeze, fire breathing, star station kind that Stefano Forever is, then you’ve really made it.
If you happen to own a yacht you can drink in luxury, at this modern bar on the port, after a day at sea. Or at least from July till September.
From April to June, everyone with a boat goes here.
7—L’Octave Cafe (no website)
Place de la Garonne
Tel: 33 4 94 97 22 56
Its a piano bar but one where say, Liza Minelli might drop by and belt out a few.
Its a legendary spot that’s too raucous for most celebs…but maybe you can find Tara Reid passed out in the corner.
7 rue Sibille, St. Tropez
Its the gay bar so…like sugar daddy time!
Matt Bell is a New York based travel and style writer who contributes regularly to Esquire.com and Essential Homme Magazine. He has also written for Out.com, Next Magazine, American Spa Magazine and was the Senior Editor for Genre Magazine.