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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Moonshiner

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

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

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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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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Dirty Dick

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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So-Pi (South Pigalle) welcomes another hip new venue (after Glass) that’s injecting a more hipster vibe into the once totally down-at-heel area. Once a hostess bar (they’ve kept the name, evidently), the only phallic elements these days are the

  1. 10 rue Frochot, 9e
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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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Le Faust

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Spreading its wicker chairs across a cute riverside terrace located beneath the Pont Alexandre III, Le Faust jostles with neighbouring bars Le Flow and En attendant Rosa for the attention of the moneyed and trendy. It’s a rather high-end affair:

  1. Sous le pont Alexandre III, 7e
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Panic Room

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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This newcomer has quickly carved out a niche on the rock scene, and it's not nearly as daunting as its name suggests. The excellent Goldrush collective has live acts and DJs blasting the sound system in the basement, while upstairs friendly barmen

  1. 101 rue Amelot, 11e
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La Cordonnerie

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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  1. 28 rue Greneta, 2e
  2. Mojito à 4,50 euros, pinte à 4 euros
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