Bars & Pubs

The ultimate guide to drinking in Paris




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Bar le Perchoir

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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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 Montana

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4

It's hard to believe any place could out-hype Le Baron, and yet this exclusive club manages it. Revamped by über-cool graphic artist André, Le Montana is a VIP magnet - Lenny Kravitz, Vanessa Bruno and Kate Moss have all hit the floor here since

  1. 28 rue Saint-Benoît, 6e
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Wanderlust

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

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  1. 32 quai d’Austerlitz, 13e
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Chez Raspoutine

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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Boney M's 'Ra Ra Rasputin' sets the tone perfectly for this trendy Russian-themed nightclub - a former luxury bordello turned cabaret, once frequented by ‘tout Paris’, including Gainsbourg. Nowadays it’s still rather ‘ra ra’, attracting a

  1. 58 rue Bassano, 8e
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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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Comptoir Général

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

Experimental Cocktail Club

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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  1. 37 rue Saint-Sauveur, 2e
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Candelaria

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

This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. Has Paris woken up to the temptations of the taco? Apparently so, thanks to this taqueria, with its almost totally expat clientele (English and American rather than

  1. 52 rue de Saintonge, 3e
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Barbershop

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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  1. 68 avenue de la République, 11e
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