Open Café

Camille Griffoulières
Open café
4th arrondissement

Open Café is an institution in the Marais where the gay community congregates at night before heading off in all directions. Centrally-located among all other hotspots, it’s a no-brainer to start a soirée, or to finish if the scene is good. Young and old, sporty and chic, local and foreign all collide for a happy hour (6-10pm) on pints followed by specials on Champagne until closing that provide the perfect social lubrication for the rest of the evening. A welcoming atmosphere makes this a good meeting point for friends or for a solo drink if you’re looking to make new acquaintances. Grab a table on the sidewalk for some casual cruising and people-watching – and don’t be afraid to have a coffee or light lunch during the day when Open embraces the 'café' aspect of its name.

Venue name: Open Café
Address: 17 rue des Archives
4e
Paris

Opening hours: 11am-2am Mon-Thur, Sun; 11am-4am Fri, Sat
Price: €€€€

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Paul Fortier

A fun stop for sure. Service was pleasant but slow. Waited at tables for waiter then went to bar to get service. Bartenders would not provide service if seated at tables. Finally the server showed up after completing a round through a large section where regulars received preferred treatment over tourists. Seemed again to take forever to get a refill!