Bars & Pubs

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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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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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La Recyclerie

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

A restaurant, bar, café, farm and vegetable garden featuring daily DIY workshops, ethical values and a relaxed, welcoming vibe... all this and more makes up La Recyclerie, located in a former railway station on the Petite Ceinture. The project is

  1. 83 boulevard Ornano, 18e
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Le Zéro Zéro

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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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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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. Eclectic, easy-going venues like this are more common in Barcelona than in Paris, but here in an old 600

  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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L'Eclair

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

A surprisingly cosmopolitan enclave in an area hardly renowned for its trendiness, L'Eclair has become the watering hole of choice for the local hipsters and Erasmus students – with the occasional tourist chucked in for good measure. Not that it's

  1. 32 rue cler, 7e
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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

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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La Famille

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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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. This little Montmartre restaurant-bar is a well-concealed gem at the head of Rue Trois Frères. With not more than

  1. 41 rue des Trois Frères, 18e
  2. Menu à 35 euros (entrée, plat, dessert)
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