Bars & Pubs

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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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Café A

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

Located in the 18th-century former convent of Les Récollets, Café A is unique, nestling as it does into one of the corners of this beautiful building of huge white stones. It’s an artistic landmark beloved by Parisian initiates – to reach it,

  1. 148 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 10e
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En attendant Rosa

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

This riverside bar (sister of the Parce des Buttes Chaumont’s Rosa Bonheur) comes into its own during the summer months. En attendant Rosa – which translates as ‘Waiting for Rosa’ – waits for warm(ish - this is Paris, after all) weather to

  1. 37 quai d'Orsay, entre les ponts Concorde et Alexandre III, 7e
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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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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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Le Flow

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

Nestled between En attendant Rosa and Le Faust, Le Flow is the trendiest and most banging of the three. Announcing itself with pounding house music and a forest of deckchairs, it’s a place to socialise and drink (pricy) beer. The food menu toes a

  1. Sous le pont Alexandre III, 7e
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Le Bistrot des Dames

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

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  1. 18 rue des Dames, 17e
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Bar Ourcq

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

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. If chilling on a deckchair on the banks of a canal or playing pétanque gets you going, head to Bar Ourcq of an

  1. 68 quai de Loire, 19e
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Petit Bain

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

Not so much a terrace here as an upper deck, this arts centre has been afloat at the foot of the National Library (BNF) since 2010 when it joined the flotilla of cool riverboat venues moored in the 13th. And it’s been giving the Batofar (Paris’s

  1. 7 port de la Gare, 13e
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Comptoir Général

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

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  1. 80 quai de Jemmapes, 10e
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