A fun boat-based bar, restaurant and swimming pool for summer afternoons
If you can’t escape the city for the seaside on a whim, Playtime might be your second best bet, comprising as it does a bar, a restaurant AND a pool on one charming péniche (or houseboat). Moored on the Quai d’Austerlitz, Playtime’s theme is more water pistols than anything more kinky, making it a fun and easy-going place to hang out.
The service might not always be up to much but there’s a pleasing range of cocktails (we enjoyed a sprightly vanilla and vodka concoction, €10), though the charcuterie board we tried was underwhelming. In sum, come to Playtime for the pool party, not the snacks, and you’ll find it’s the perfect summer playground.
34 quai d’Austerlitz
|Opening hours:||Mon, Thurs & Sun 11am-2am; Fri & Sat 11am-5pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Gare d’Austerlitz|