It’s official! From June 2020, Cannes will be the city hosting a new Harry’s Bar (the oldest cocktail bar in Europe). Harry’s Bar in Cannes will be installed in the very heart of the Port Canto, renovated and modernized by David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, in the extension of the overall embellishment of the Croisette.
The great-grandson of Harry MacElhone, founder of the famous cocktail bar where the Bloody Mary and the Blue Lagoon were invented, chose Cannes to perpetuate the unique atmosphere of the illustrious counter.
“As an international village, Cannes has a lot in common with Harry’s Bar. International when it comes to it’s fame, cosy when it comes to its size, the city of Cannes is the best fit for settling a Cuban and sunny version of Harry’s Bar. As the fourth generation of owner and as a local, it is in the very heart of the Port Canto that I want to continue the adventure of the oldest cocktail bar in Europe”.
“The iconic Harry’s Bar, making Hemingway immediately pop in mind, wants to link its history to Cannes. This is for sure a great thing. I am very happy that Franz-Arthur MacElhone has chosen to settle the legendary Harry’s bar in Cannes. It confirms the new dynamic of our city. The Port Canto becomes an international spot.”
David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes
Opening scheduled for June for the Cannes Lions
The brand and concept of Harry’s Bar, initiated by the MacElhone family, innovates, travels and creates: today, the adventure continues in Cannes to offer tasting cocktails from the Cuban school (Daiquiris, frozens, juleps, etc.) on a terrace by the water.
The Harry’s Bar will occupy a 127 m² room and a 150m² terrace on the Grand Large Area. It will open mid-June for the Cannes Lions.