Nuit Blanche • Bars

Your nocturnal ambulation has left you parched. You need something stiff to help digest all that art you've just consumed. It's gone midnight, and you're trying to figure out why you're still sober. Not to worry – together with the council and the organisers of Nuit Blanche, we at Time Out have selected a bunch of bars and restaurants to stay open all night. No matter which neighbourhood you're in, you won't be far from a beer and a burger. Read on for the full list of venues, broken down by area…

Panthéon

Le Requin Chagrin

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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‘Requin Chagrin’, or the ‘narked shark’, actually comes from Réunion creole slang, meaning ‘old prostitute’. At the Requin Chagrin, broke students laugh with pleasure as, unlike at the other bars in the area, having a few drinks here won’t break the bank. The cosy wooden bar is filled with tall round tables where students sip on

  1. 10 rue Mouffetard, 5e
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Polly Maggoo

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Polly Maggoo is a passable two-floor bar situated between Notre-Dame and Saint-Michel: its façade is encrusted with an Art Nouveau mosaic, its tiny terrace spills out onto the tiny pavement in front, and its happy hour (4–10pm) draws a dependable clientele of Swedish tourists and penniless students.Arthouse buffs (and there are many in the

  1. 3-5 rue du Petit Pont, 5e
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Loulou’ Friendly Diner

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Punters will be forgiven for taking this diner's name with a pinch of salt. After all, the Saint-Germain restaurant scene is better known for its noxious cuisine, obnoxious touts and astronomical prices than for its 'friendliness'. But all doubts can be dispelled chez Loulou', which serves up fine burgers, bagels, salads and club sandwiches (all

  1. 90 boulevard Saint-Germain, 5e
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La Gueuze

  • Price band: 2/4

The name, taken from an über-dry Belgian lambic beer, says it all. Ales are the order of the day at this inviting pub around the corner from the Panthéon. Pints cost €5, and the atmosphere is festive.

  1. 19 rue Soufflot, 5e
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L'Inévitable

  • Price band: 2/4

This old-school brasserie situated between the Institut du Monde Arabe and the Jussieu campus feels as if it's been beamed in from a more innocent age. The food menu mostly consists of timeless classics: sautéed lamb with rice, beef skewers with dauphine potatoes, apple tart and chocolate mousse, all at reasonable prices. Recommended to those who

  1. 22 rue Linné, 5e
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Hôtel de Ville

La Comète

Sprawled over the busy pavement of the Rue des Archives a stone's throw from the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville, this attractive eatery makes for a decent pit stop in the Marais. Don't come expecting much in the way of originality: from its broad terrace populated by fast-talking locals to its menu of quintessential French bistro dishes, La Comète

  1. 6 Rue des Archives, 4e
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Montparnasse

A Saint-Malo

  • Price band: 3/4

Since the mid-19th century, trains pulling into Montparnasse station from Brittany have been disgorging displaced Bretons into the neighbourhood. It is them that we have to thank for the area's superlative crêperies and brasseries serving up culinary specialities from their homeland. A Saint-Malo offers everything you'd expect from Bretonnian

  1. 2 rue d'Odessa, 14e
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La Tour de Nesle

  • Price band: 2/4

La Tour de Nesle is a chic brasserie in a posh district that draws bronzed youths and curious tourists in equal measure. No big surprises on the menu: beefsteak, stews and suchlike predominate. The area may be bourgeois, but the prices remain rather plebeian: €4 for a glass of wine, €6.50 for a dessert.

  1. 114 rue de Sèvres, 15e
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Le Diplomate

  • Price band: 2/4

With its croque-monsieur lunches, scratch card dispensers, in-house tobacconist and clientele of local geezers, Le Diplomate is indistinguishable from hundreds of other brasseries in Paris. €2.30 will get you an espresso; €8 a meat dish. Ideally situated at walking distance from (but not too near) Convention metro station, it rarely fills up.

  1. 252 rue de la Convention, 15e
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Mozza. & Co

  • Rated as: 3/5

Some of the pioneers of Paris’s recent food truck boom have come of age and are beginning to settle down, and Mozza & Co. has followed suit by setting up a permanent branch on the bank of the Seine. As the name suggests, mozzarella is the watchword here – the only ingredient common to every item on the small but varied menu. This works well in

  1. 11 quai Anatole France, 7e
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Clasico Argentino

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

A concept from an Argentinean duo, Enique Zanoni and Gaston Stivelmaher, in a hip corner of the Marais, Clasico Argentino goes beyond steak and ceviche; it also offers superior empanadas, which are rapidly coming to compete with tapas as the drinker’s snack of choice in Paris. On sunny days, the terrace is full to bursting, but inside is a

  1. 56 rue de Saintonge, 3e
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Bügelski Deli

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Goodbye burgers, hello to a food truck specialising in bagels. Every day, four different versions are on offer: classic pastrami, smoked turkey, roast chicken breast and smoked salmon. Everything comes with all the necessary cream cheese and salad, toasted and served warm: a joy. Depending on the day, you can also find a vegetarian version (based

  1. 59 rue Belliard, 18e
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Cantine California

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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Paris is gripped by a new trend. All it took was for one Californian to set up a burger van, and before you can say ‘viande hachée’, more and more food trucks are beetling around the crisscrossing streets of the capital. Cantine California, the new van from chef Jordan Feilders, is a gourmet slice of America on four wheels, and the Parisians

  1. Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 1er
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Le Camion BOL

Parisian hipsters' appetite for Vietnamese cuisine shows no sign of abating, as pop-up pho shops and banh mi trucks proliferate across the city. Camion Bol sells all the usual suspects: bo-buns, carpaccio vietnamiens, woks – the works. It can often be found stationed by the

La Brigade

La Brigade is in essence a neighbourhood bistro gone nomadic: the staple dish here is a home recipe of finely sliced beef served with chips, salad and one of a range of funky sauces (such as 'roquefort and honey'). If you're not handy with chopsticks, order a soup or salad instead. Set menus €10. Seek it out tonight at the


Austerlitz

Petit Bain

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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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 stalwart floating nightclub) a run for its money, with an excellent line-up of concerts and art

  1. 7 port de la Gare, 13e
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Nüba

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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A hotly anticipated venue, the rooftop club of La Cité de la Mode et du Design has finally opened, adding another layer of excitement to the site that already houses Wanderlust. Behind the venue are Lionel Bensemoun and Jean-Marie Tassy, founders of Le Baron and Calvi On The Rocks, a popular annual electro-rock festival in Corsica. The vast

  1. 36, Quai d'Austerlitz, 13e
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Wanderlust

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

At quay level in La Cité de la Mode et du Design on the Quai d’Austerlitz, Wanderlust (by Savoir Faire, the team behind Le Social Club and Silencio) is spread out over 1,600 square metres and includes a huge wooden terrace, perfect for watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand. Music is minimal techno and house on a top quality sound system,

  1. 32 quai d’Austerlitz, 13e
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Yuman

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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Behind its enormous bulk the BNF hides a clutch of charming venues, including some brilliant good value places to eat. Yuman has been open on the Rue Chevaleret since November 2013, offering enlightened organic cooking against an industrial decor, all concrete and plain wood and sophisticated lighting. Organic, local ingredients feed both the

  1. 70 rue Chevaleret, 13e
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Kamukera

  • Price band: 2/4

With its sunny astroturfed terrace and bright, verging-on-tacky purple décor, Kamukera casts a summery spell before you've even opened the menu. There you'll find a list of classic Afro-Antillean dishes to whet the appetite: blood sausage, groundnut stew, pork colombo (nope, we have no idea either). Recommended.

  1. 113 rue du Chevaleret, 13e
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Les Bottes de 7 lieues

  • Price band: 2/4

It's not love at first sight. With its lowered blinds and off-yellow walls, Les Bottes de 7 lieues comes across as more film noir detective office than Parisian bistro. Yet French gastronomy is very much the order of the day here: deep-fried whiting, soft-boiled eggs, rib of veal, all at a set price of €14. If you're in the area, you could do

  1. 2 rue Duchefdelaville, 13e
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Montsouris

© Kevin Berthon

Le Fleurus

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

As the rest of the 14th arrondissement goes to bed, Le Fleurus keeps the party going till the small(ish) hours for the benefit of local students. Come the evening, residents of the Cité Universitaire flock here to grab dinner and a drink to the strains of the various rock, folk and world bands who play here almost daily. On Friday nights musical

  1. 10 boulevard Jourdan, 14e
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