Our favourite new bars of 2016

From gastro wine caves to old-school speakeasies, here's the lowdown on favourite bar openings of 2016

Every bar has its moment in the spotlight. Our list of favourites from 2016 includes a neighbourhood jukebox joint in the 18th, a lowlit cocktail spot famed for its mezcal Negroni and a wine cellar where a good glass of red is balanced with rillettes. Spanning from punch bars to canalside havens, it's time to dive headfirst into the selection of our favourite watering holes. And find our best loved restaurant openings of the year here

Best for debating • La Colonie
Bars and pubs

Best for debating • La Colonie

Kader Attia’s new anti-colonial art-space and bar near Gare du Nord.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Best for punch • La Commune
Bars and pubs

Best for punch • La Commune

The team behind Le Syndicat light up Belleville with their second address.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Best for cocktails and rock • Monsieur Antoine
Bars and pubs

Best for cocktails and rock • Monsieur Antoine

A diamond in the rough cocktail den off Avenue Parmentier.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Best international bar • Palissade
Restaurants

Best international bar • Palissade

A daring restaurant-bar presents a bold multicultural menu of rare ingredients and punchy flavours.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Best waterside bar • Café Odilon
Bars and pubs

Best waterside bar • Café Odilon

A family-friendly bar-restaurant conjures summery vibes with rarefied wines and top-notch pizzas by the canal.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Best foodie wine bar • La Cave du Paul Bert
Bars and pubs

Best foodie wine bar • La Cave du Paul Bert

A stunning selection awaits at the wine cave of the Paul Bert bistro.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Best bar toilets • Bluebird
Bars and pubs

Best bar toilets • Bluebird

A trendy-luxe cocktail bar from the team behind Moonshiner.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Best countrified bar • Pavillon Puebla
Bars and pubs

Best countrified bar • Pavillon Puebla

Take in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont views, cocktail in hand, at the latest outdoor Perchoir opening.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Best Italian • Squatt Wine Shop
Bars and pubs

Best Italian • Squatt Wine Shop

This natural wine cellar serving Italian small plates is the ideal drinking den.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Best Parisian hangout • Brûlerie de Belleville
Restaurants

Best Parisian hangout • Brûlerie de Belleville

A coffee shop owned by the boys behind Ten Belles and Téléscope Café. 

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