Bars & Pubs

The ultimate guide to drinking in Paris




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Bar le Perchoir

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

An enormously popular new bar in Menilmontant, opened on a huge rooftop with a 360 degree view of the capital. Despite ‘speakeasy’ pretentions (the street entrance is unmarked), the place is becoming a victim of its own success, with queues out

  1. 14 rue Crespin du Gast, 11e
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Le Zéro Zéro

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

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  1. 89 rue Amelot, 11e
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La Cordonnerie

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. Loitering as it does in the shadows of peep shows and sex shops, for many years this little dive was merely the refuge of locals in search of pleasures less carnal

  1. 28 rue Greneta, 2e
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Comptoir Général

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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  1. 80 quai de Jemmapes, 10e
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Experimental Cocktail Club

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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best bars in Paris" width="" height="" border="" />This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. You can kiss the bog standard bar scene’s endless stream of mojitos and caipirinhas goodbye. After the

  1. 37 rue Saint-Sauveur, 2e
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Le ZigZag Café

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

In the heart of the no bar's land that is the 15th arrondissement, the ZigZag Café stands anomalously, its inviting terrace beckoning to the untrendy local crowd. What the bar lacks in setting it makes up for with affability: a crew of smiling

  1. 58 boulevard de Garibaldi, 15e
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Moonshiner

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Strangely, few Parisian bars have had the same idea as Moonshiner. The concept is simple and has been popular for a long time in London, New York and Berlin: the secret. Behind a telephone box, underneath a kebab shop or on the other side of Smeg

Charlie

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Two euros don't get you far in the capital: they'll stretch to the cheapest sandwich in Franprix, or one métro trip plus a couple of carambars, but no further. Unless you're hanging out at Charlie, whose owner Charlotte has struck upon the novel

  1. 29 rue de Cotte, 12e
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Barbershop

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

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  1. 68 avenue de la République, 11e
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La Venus Noire

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Unless you're dying to purchase some second-hand books, there isn't much in the Saint-Michel area to detain you – with the exception of the unjustly overlooked Rue de l'Hirondelle. The street had its heyday in the heady interwar years of art and

  1. 25 rue de l'hirondelle, 6e
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