Bars : Rooftop + Outdoors + On The Water

There’s nothing better than drinking out of doors when the sun is shining (or even when it’s a bit gloomy tbh, it’s called an alcohol blanket for a reason) and the views are that of Paris. I mean, PARIS. Sip drinks on these rooftops, terraces, or waterfront spots and maybe even soak in the Eiffel Tower views without the fuss. You might have to swat at a pigeon or two, but it’s worth it. 

These are our favorite spots for flora and fauna-watching outdoors in the City of Light Outdoor Drinking…

SENA

Newest kid in town has all you could ask from the good boat bar/resto —  per­fect loca­tion close to uber-hip Le Marais, tables spread on 3 dif­fer­ent floors, all over­look­ing the Île Saint-Louis, with ter­race spilling onto the pave­ment as well… And that’s just a begin­ning. With amaz­ing Ital­ian cui­sine (main theme is Italy in the 60s, by the way) and addi­tion­al space forseen for exhi­bi­tions and small artis­tic events, they may become THE spot of the 2023. Get there before every­one else will! 

ps. Feel­ing ~spe­cial­ly~ classy? Book their pri­vate ter­race. Oh, and check out their tartu­fo piz­za. With an aper­ol spritz (or two) you’ll be sure to feel the love in the air.

ADDRESS: 7 Voie Georges Pom­pi­dou (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Pont Marie (line 7)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions for now

DEETS: new kid in town, Ital­ian, piz­za heaven

INSTAGRAM: @brasseriebarbes

La Belle Vie 

This place has every­thing you want from your friend­ly neigh­bor­hood restaurant/bar — great selec­tion of wines and drinks (with amaz­ing­ly long hap­py hour), deli­cious food to share (or not), funky inte­ri­or, nice staff and a rooftop ter­race. It’s a safe option if you want have a great night with­out going out of your way too much. 

ADDRESS: 39 Rue de Belleville (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Belleville (lines 2, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Belleville

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

DEETS: 

INSTAGRAM: @labellevie.paris19

la fantasie

oui, it’s a hotel bar but the genre has enjoyed a glow-up in recent years here in Paris. This one has a rooftop gar­den, a cock­tail focus, and plen­ty of good vibes. 

ADDRESS:  24 Rue Cadet  [9th arr.]

NEIGHBORHOOD: Grands-Boule­vards

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: 

DEETS: gar­den par­ty vibes, rooftop bar, cafe

INSTAGRAM: @lafan­tasieparis

88 Ménilmontant

The newest baby of known-and-loved jazz bar La Bellevil­loise looks like one of those place you were fre­quent­ly vis­it­ed dur­ing col­lege — mis­match­ing chairs, hardwood/dirt floors floors, grafit­ti on the con­crete walls sur­round­ing the place, cheap pitch­ers, a ping-pong table, a chess board… And just about the most laid-back atmos­phere in town. There’s no space for uptight­ness and stingi­ness here no; here Paris stops pre­tend­ing to be oh-so-pre­ten­tious and just puts down the coat on a plas­tic chair and dips white sneak­ers in the sand. Full-on relax mode activated.

ADDRESS: 19–21 Rue Boy­er (20th arr.)

MÉTRO: Gam­bet­ta (line 3)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Menilmontant/Jourdain

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 46 36 07 07

DEETS: live enter­tain­ment, bistro, gar­den ter­race, col­lage times

INSTAGRAM: @labellevilloise /@88menilmontant

Le Pavillon Puebla

A large 19th cen­tu­ry house locat­ed in Parc des Buttes-Chau­mont (our ver­sion of NYC’s Cen­tral Park) hosts this chic-n-unique cock­tail bar from spring to late Octo­ber. With two ter­races, there’s plen­ty of space to par­ty when the stars come out. Since there’s a live DJ and dance floor almost every night, you can shake your booty until they shut it down and every­one has to wob­ble to the one open park exit. 

ADDRESS: Avenue Dar­cel (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Buttes Chau­mont (7B)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Buttes-Chau­mont

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER:+33 1 42 39 34 20

DEETS: cock­tail bar, out­door gar­den, snob­bery-free, come as you are

INSTAGRAM: @pavillonpuebla

Le Perchoir de l’Est

As a pop-up rooftop bar with immac­u­late views, Le Per­choir de l’Est is hard to beat. The ter­race is gar­nished with flow­ers, a cou­ple stat­ues, and flow­ered arch­es all under a rose win­dow that looks straight out­ta Eif­fel (it’s not but still) mak­ing it a dreamy loca­tion for lovers of fan­cy win­dows and cool breezes. From spring to late Octo­ber, find the McDon­alds in the train sta­tion, then look to the left, you’ll see a desk with secu­ri­ty guards. (They will show you where to go.) On week­ends, a DJ does her thing and the roof of the train sta­tion becomes a dance floor. If you can’t get in, Cafe A is across the street and is anoth­er fun spot (and it’s bad weath­er-proof, which Le Per­choir de l’Est is not…)

ADDRESS: Place du 11 Novem­bre 1918, Rue du 8 mai 1945 (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Gare de l’est

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal Saint-Mar­tin

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

DEETS: rooftop bar, cock­tails, good food, ter­race, see and be seen

INSTAGRAM: @leperchoirdelest

Le Perchoir Ménilmontant

From this sev­enth floor ter­race, you can gaze out at the Sacré-Coeur as you sip your cock­tail. The wood­en tables and cush­ioned bench­es lend to an artis­tic ambiance and the music makes for a fes­tive ener­gy per­fect for danc­ing. And when the pre-din­ner drinks have been sipped to com­ple­tion, the floor below hosts La Table which has deli­cious food and an even more exten­sive bev­er­age selection.

ADDRESS: 14 rue Crespin du Gast (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Ménil­montant (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf/­Folie-Méri­court

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

DEETS: rooftop bar and restau­rant, cock­tail bar, see and be seen, view of Sacre Coeur

INSTAGRAM: @leperchoirmenilmontant

Moncoeur Belleville

Locat­ed in the 20th arrondisse­ment, Mon­coeur Belleville is a small neigh­bor­hood bistro with a beau­ti­ful ter­race and a redic view of the Eif­fel Tow­er. It’s the local’s favorite spot to watch the sun set with a gin and ton­ic in hand.

ADDRESS: 1 Rue des Envierges (20th arr.)

MÉTRO: Pyrénées (line 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Belleville

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions needed

NUMBER: +33 1 43 66 38 54

DEETS: French restau­rant, bar, ter­race, Eif­fel Tow­er views, laid­back vibe

INSTAGRAM: @moncoeurbelleville

Rosa Bonheur Buttes Chaumont

This park tav­ern is a place to meet new peo­ple, dance to good music, and nosh on home­made tapas and wood-fired piz­zas. The cock­tails and ser­vice are ~meh~ but that’s not why you are here. They alter­nate between live DJs, absolute­ly throb­bing gay nights (for the boys and the girls), Sevil­lanas, and tav­ern balls, but it’s always A SCENE. 

ADDRESS: 2 Avenue de la Cas­cade (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Botzaris (7B) or Jour­dain (line 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Buttes-Chau­mont

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 42 00 00 45

DEETS: gar­den, out­door, pub, tav­ern, events

INSTAGRAM: @rosabonheurofficiel

Le Perchoir Porte de Versailles

Nature is at the heart of this restau­rant and bar. Locat­ed in the largest urban rooftop farm in Europe, 100% of its prod­ucts are cul­ti­vat­ed by Nature Urbaine (a local urban farm). With options and great ambiance, it’s a place you won’t want to leave, which is fine because their bench­es are plush and inviting.

ADDRESS: 2 Avenue de la Porte de la Plaine (15th arr.)

MÉTRO: Porte de Ver­sailles (line 12)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Mont­par­nasse

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: cock­tail bar, restau­rant, rooftop bar, farm to table

INSTAGRAM: @leperchoirpdv

La Brasserie Barbès

Locat­ed just next to the Mont­martre neigh­bor­hood in the Bar­bès ‘hood, La Brasserie Bar­bès is indus­tri­al yet ele­gant. Dark wood is accent­ed with bright light fix­tures and large win­dows. There are four floors of the restau­rant-bar includ­ing a patio, rooftop, and dance hall. They serve top-notch French brasserie-style cui­sine and a selec­tion of lov­ing­ly hand­craft­ed cock­tails and wine.  NOTE:  The Barbes quar­ter is NOT rec­om­mend­ed for solo female trav­el­ers at night.

ADDRESS: 2 Boule­vard Bar­bès (18th arr.)

MÉTRO: Bar­bès — Roche­chouart (lines 2, 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bar­bès Roche­chouart / La Goutte D’Or

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 42 64 52 23

DEETS: brew­ery, French cui­sine, ter­race, rooftop bar, dance room

INSTAGRAM: @brasseriebarbes

Le Louxor Terrasse

Locat­ed on the third floor of the Loux­or Palais du ciné­ma, this bar has a ter­race with a view of the Sacré-Coeur and Bar­bès quar­ter. The bar offers light meals and arti­san wines care­ful­ly select­ed by the house. So whether you take in a movie and then drink, or vise ver­sa, the option will be there. NOTE:  The Barbes quar­ter is NOT rec­om­mend­ed for solo female trav­el­ers at night.

ADDRESS: 170 Boule­vard de Magen­ta (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Bar­bès Roche­chouart  (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: St. Denis / St. Mar­tin / Pois­son­nière / Paradis

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 44 63 96 98

DEETS: movie the­ater, bar, light meals, open daily

Rosa Bonheur sur Seine

Get your sea legs togeth­er and head out to this bar(ge) on the water. Expect tapas, wood-fired piz­zas, and of course, drinks, the bar gives a full 365 (maybe more like 290?) view of the Seine, which com­pen­sates for the quality/price ratio of the cock­tails. Every Wednes­day, the Rosa Bon­heur sur Seine hosts a guinguette (a retro type of open-air live music par­ty that was once-upon-a-time for the work­ing class but will now set you back around 15 euros per cock­tail…) ball of live music and danc­ing.

ADDRESS: Quai d’Or­say (7th arr.)

MÉTRO: Invalides (lines 8, 13)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions unless you have a large group

NUMBER: +33 1 42 00 00 45

DEETS: on the water, danc­ing, cock­tails, live music, events, barge

INSTAGRAM: @rosabonheurofficiel

Bateau El Alamein

Hop on board the El Alamein boat for live music and drink­ing. In this float­ing gar­den, you’ll be able to enjoy the water from a whole new per­spec­tive. Or if you’re not a fan of boats, enjoy their ter­race on the dock.

ADDRESS: 10 Port de la Gare (13th arr.)

MÉTRO: Quai de la Gare (line 6)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 6 88 99 20 58

DEETS: barge, live music, cock­tail bar, float­ing gar­den, on the water, terrace

INSTAGRAM: @bateauelalamein

Novotel Lounge Rooftop Bar

Locat­ed on top Novo­tel Paris Vau­gi­rard Mont­par­nasse, this rooftop bar has a breath­tak­ing view of the Eif­fel Tow­er. Open from April to Sep­tem­ber, enjoy the sky-scrap­ing views while sip­ping on house cock­tails and French tapas.

ADDRESS: 7eme étage Hotel Novo­tel, 257 Rue de Vau­gi­rard (15th arr.)

MÉTRO: Vau­gi­rard (line 12)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Com­merce

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: call, reser­va­tions for 10+ people

NUMBER: +33 1 40 45 12 90

DEETS: hotel bar, tapas, lounge, rooftop bar

Le Pavillon des Canaux

Le Pavil­lon des Canaux is a col­or­ful, quirky, and fun space serv­ing fresh dish­es from a sea­son­al menu. Their cof­fee also comes from Lomi, a local Parisian cof­fee roast­er. They have a beau­ti­ful ter­race as well as a canopied area for when the weath­er is being naughty.

ADDRESS: 5019, 39 Quai de la Loire (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Lau­mière (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal de L’Ourcq / La Villette

PRICE: 

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 73 71 82 90

DEETS: cof­fee, lunch, din­ner, tapas, ter­race, closed Mondays

INSTAGRAM: @lepavillondescanaux

Café Odilon

By the water in the 19th arrondisse­ment, Café Odilon serves brunch on Sat­ur­days and Sun­days. Every oth­er day of the week, they have a deli­cious menu of fresh piz­zas and small plates. The Café has a large ter­race for out­door seat­ing, as well as ample indoor space.

ADDRESS: 16 Quai de la Marne (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Our­cq (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal de l’Ourcq / La Villette

PRICE: 

HOW TO BOOK: email, cafeodilon@gmail.com

NUMBER: +33 1 40 36 18 22

DEETS: brunch, piz­za, wine bar, cof­fee shop, out­door seat­ing, by the water

INSTAGRAM: @cafeodilon

The Shed

Locat­ed on top of the Hotel des Grands Boule­vards, The Shed is a small hid­den rooftop gar­den bar. It’s rus­tic-chic with com­fy pink and red sofas and tables sur­round­ed by green­ery. They have a small but mighty list of cock­tails along with their cham­pagne and wine selection.

ADDRESS: 17 Boule­vard Pois­son­nière (2nd arr.)

MÉTRO: Bonne Nou­velle (lines 8, 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Opéra Gar­nier / Grands Boulevards

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: rec­om­mend­ed book­ing, email: restaurant@grandsboulevardshotel.com

NUMBER: +33 1 85 73 33 32

DEETS: rooftop bar, tapas, French-Ital­ian cui­sine, hid­den bar, hotel bar

Georges

With exquis­ite views of Paris, Georges boasts a fresh menu of well-bal­anced gourmet and veg­e­tar­i­an meals. The atmos­phere is classy and roman­tic with dim light­ing and white “love seats.” Plus, the view from the floor to ceil­ing win­dows is *chef’s kiss*. Up on the rooftop, the views are just as, if not more, immac­u­late along with their house spe­cial cock­tails and select wines.

ADDRESS: 6e étage du Cen­tre Georges Pom­pi­dou Place Georges Pom­pi­dou (4th arr.)

*access to the Georges restau­rant is locat­ed on 35, Saint-Mer­ri Street, in front of the Fontaine Stravinsky.

MÉTRO: Ram­buteau (line 11) or Hôtel de Ville (lines 1, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 44 78 47 99

DEETS: mod­ern French restau­rant, rooftop bar, luxury

INSTAGRAM: @legeorgesofficiel

Mama Shelter East

If you’re look­ing for a retreat, look no fur­ther than Mama Shel­ter East’s rooftop. Bright and col­or­ful, it’s the per­fect cushy spot to sip a glass of wine or play a round of ping pong (yep, fun right?). The indoor bar has a vibrant island bar with a live DJ and the restau­rant is a mec­ca of tapas and dish­es to share.

ADDRESS: 109 Rue de Bag­no­let (20th arr.)

MÉTRO: Porte de Bag­no­let (line 3)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Les Vig­noles / Saint Blaise

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 43 48 45 45

DEETS: rooftop bar, island bar, restau­rant, live DJ, hotel bar, snobbery-free

INSTAGRAM: @mamashelterpariseast

Le Top at Point Éphémère

With a ter­race on the water and a rooftop bar, trendy Le Top at Point Éphémère is a place to wist­ful­ly look out onto the Canal Saint-Mar­tin and sip a cock­tail. It’s per­fect for enjoy­ing sum­mer weath­er in col­or­ful lounge chairs as it is only open in the warm season.

ADDRESS: 200 Quai de Valmy (10th arr).

MÉTRO: Louis Blanc (lines 7, 7B)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal St. Mar­tin / Canal de l’Ourcq

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions, open in sum­mer only

NUMBER: +33 1 40 34 02 48

INSTAGRAM: @pointephemere

DEETS: event space, rooftop bar, by the water, ter­race, in-sea­son only

La Terrasse de Hotel Raphaël

With 360 degree views of Paris, the rooftop bar at Hotel Raphaël gives you that and more (more = views of the Eif­fel Tow­er and the Arc de Tri­om­phe). Open from April to Sep­tem­ber, the ter­race is filled with sun­light and the smell of fresh flow­ers: it’s the per­fect place to relax and unwind.

ADDRESS:  17 Avenue Kléber (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Bois­sière (line 6)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Chail­lot / Trocadéro

PRICE: €€€€€

HOW TO BOOK: call

NUMBER: +33 1 53 64 32 00

DEETS: hotel bar, rooftop bar, 360 views, Eif­fel Tow­er view

INSTAGRAM: @hotelraphaelparis

Auteuil Brasserie

Locat­ed in the heart of the 16th arrondisse­ment, Auteuil Brasserie has a cov­ered rooftop great for win­ter (it’s heat­ed!) or sum­mer cock­tail sip­ping on cush­ioned bench­es. Dis­cov­er deli­cious Ital­ian inspired cui­sine and share a bur­ra­ta or piz­za with friends at this trendy brasserie.

ADDRESS: 78 Rue d’Au­teuil (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Michel-Ange Auteuil (lines 9, 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bois de Boulogne

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 40 71 11 90

DEETS: Ital­ian restau­rant, brasserie, rooftop, ter­race, wine merchant

INSTAGRAM: @auteuilbrasserie

L’herbarium

Locat­ed in the 3rd arrondisse­ment, L’herbarium is a roof-top [the indoors sec­tion is chic as well] bar at L’hôtel Nation­al des Arts et Métiers. With superb views of Paris, the ter­race bar is a great place to enjoy an after­noon drink with friends or just take in the scene and relax. If you wish to remain indoors, the cock­tail bar also boasts a lux­u­ri­ous indoor space.

ADDRESS: 243 Rue Saint-Mar­tin (3rd arr.)

MÉTRO: Réau­mur-Sébastopol (lines 3, 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Haut Marais

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 80 97 22 80

DEETS: cock­tail bar, hotel bar, terrace

Paname Brewing Company

A place for beer enthu­si­asts, Paname Brew­ing Com­pa­ny opened its first tap house and brew­ery in 2015 along the riv­er Seine. They offer a street food inspired menu and excel­lent, relaxed vibes. On their ter­race, din­ers can be right on the water sip­ping a house craft beer.

ADDRESS: 41 bis Quai de la Loire (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Lau­mière (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal de l’Ourcq / La Villette

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions needed

NUMBER: +33 1 40 36 43 55

DEETS: brew­ery, pub, tap house, by the water, ter­race, snobbery-free

INSTAGRAM: @panamebrewingcompany

Péniche la Bougeotte

Wine on the water? Yes please! Long time salt­wa­ter sailor Charles Dela­lande opened his dream of com­bin­ing water and wine in 2016 with La Bougeotte. The idea was to share prod­ucts and wines from var­i­ous regions local­ly and across urban and rur­al com­mu­ni­ties in a more eco­nom­ic fash­ion. The on-board cel­lar is made up of 60–80 wine selec­tions which are avail­able to you for sip­ping on board or take home, along with oth­er cock­tails and a small smat­ter­ing of dishes.

ADDRESS: Face au 46 Quai de la Loire (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Lau­mière (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal de l’Ourcq / La Villette

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: call or email, charles@peniche‑labougeotte.com

NUMBER: +33 7 67 72 99 01

DEETS: wine cel­lar, barge, on the water, open Fri­day-Sun­day, organ­ic, local­ly-grown, tast­ing work­shops, live music, event space, snobbery-free

INSTAGRAM: @penichelabougeotte

Le Pavillon du Lac

Locat­ed in the Parc des Buttes Chau­mont, Le Pavil­lon du Lac offers splen­did views of the green­ery in the mid­dle of the busy city. Perched with­in the trees, the out­door ter­race and bar opens just as soon as the Spring sun peaks through and is a place to have a quick break­fast or sip an orig­i­nal cocktail.

ADDRESS: Place Armand Car­rel (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Lau­mière (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Buttes-Chau­mont

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online, no reser­va­tions on terrace

NUMBER: +33 1 42 00 07 21

DEETS: French restau­rant, by the water, in the park, open Wednes­day-Sun­day, Sun­day brunch

INSTAGRAM: @lepavillondulac

O’Paris

With ten beers on tap, over twen­ty whiskeys, and thir­ty cock­tails, this Irish pub is the place to sit back with a pint and enjoy the com­pa­ny of your friends; and of course, the ter­race with views of Parc de Belleville. 

ADDRESS: 15 rue Col­bert, 78000 Versailles

MÉTRO: Ver­sailles Château Rive Gauche (RER C)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Ver­sailles

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 72 78 79 12

DEETS: Irish pub, café, hap­py hour, in Ver­sailles, terrace

Les Ombres

Major Eif­fel Tow­er views alert! Perched on the rooftop of the Quai Bran­ly Muse­um, Les Ombres is a refined Parisian restau­rant offer­ing con­tem­po­rary French cui­sine. The rooftop ter­race offers spec­tac­u­lar views and engulfs its din­ers in a hang­ing gar­den of green­ery and soft light.

ADDRESS: 27, quai Bran­ly (7th arr.)

MÉTRO: Pont de L Alma (RER C), Alma-Marceau or Iéna (line 9), Ecole Mil­i­taire (line 8) or Bir Hakeim (line 6)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Eif­fel Tower/Trocadero

PRICE€€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 47 53 68 00

DEETS: muse­um restau­rant, lux­u­ry, ter­race, rooftop gar­den, Eif­fel Tow­er views, closed Mondays

INSTAGRAM: @lesombres.quaibranly

Coco

Under the shoul­der of the Palais Gar­nier Opera house is the beau­ti­ful ter­race of Coco. With white umbrel­las for shade and green plants perched on the walls for gar­den vibes, this bar and restau­rant is a place to take a break and enjoy the beau­ti­ful Hauss­mann archi­tec­ture of the sur­round­ing his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ments. It’s both open and inti­mate, a place where you don’t feel as if you’re in the mid­dle of a live­ly metropolis.

ADDRESS: Place Jacques Rouché (9th arr.)

MÉTRO: Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Opéra Gar­nier / Grands Boulevards

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: no reservations

NUMBER: +33 1 42 68 86 80

DEETS: restau­rant, at the Opera, gar­den terrace

INSTAGRAM: @coco_palaisgarnier

Café Oz Rooftop

Locat­ed on the rooftop of the Cité de la Mode et du Design, Café Oz is a bar right along the riv­er with bright col­ors, abo­rig­i­nal fres­co, and an out­door DJ. This bar is trendy with Aus­tralian beers, house cock­tails, and clas­sic shoot­ers (Jäger­bombs any­one?). As for the cui­sine, they serve up a vari­ety of piz­zas, wraps, burg­ers, and boards for shar­ing and snacking.

ADDRESS: 34 Quai d’Auster­litz (13th arr.)

MÉTRO: Paris Auster­litz (lines 5, 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: call

NUMBER: +33 1 73 71 29 09

DEETS: by the water, rooftop bar, hap­py hour, pitch­er drinks, Aussie bar, sports bar

Flow

From the dock to the barge rooftop, Flow is serv­ing up fresh foods and cock­tails for shar­ing and self-indul­gence. Fri­days and Sat­ur­days on the rooftop of the boat, a DJ or live music ush­ers the upper deck into a legit dance par­ty.  The Quai is open 7 days a week from 5pm for drinks and food. The boat itself opens at 6pm and the night­club ele­ment hap­pens Fri/Sat only from 11:30pm to 5am. 

ADDRESS: 4 Port des Invalides (7th arr.)

MÉTRO: Invalides (lines 8, 13)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 44 05 39 50

DEETS:  lunch, din­ner, danc­ing, barge, on the water

INSTAGRAM: @flow_paris

Concorde Atlantique

As one of Paris’s largest boats, you can get your sip on or straight rock out with three sto­ries, a half-cov­ered ter­race, and some of the most breath­tak­ing views (i.e. the Grand Palais, the Tui­leries Gar­den, the Pont Alexan­dre III). Anchored at the foot of the Nation­al Assem­bly and the Musée d’Orsay, the boat has a bar on every floor and the abil­i­ty to pri­va­tize five dif­fer­ent spaces. And if you’re feel­ing dancey, in the hold is com­plete­ly sub­merged — a tru­ly ‘under­ground’ club [under­wa­ter?]. Yes, boat club­bing is a thing

ADDRESS: Face au 23 Quai Ana­tole France (7th arr.)

MÉTRO: Assem­blée Nationale (line 12)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 40 56 02 82

DEETS: on the water, barge, event hall, club, ter­race, docked

INSTAGRAM: @concordeatlantique

Wanderlust

Wan­der­lust is an out­door event space locat­ed in the 13th arrondisse­ment that hosts a vari­ety of street food, piz­zas, and cock­tails, as well as a selec­tion of live music. They have inti­mate cov­ered wood­en cubi­cles as well as pic­nic tables and bench­es for din­ing and drinking.

ADDRESS: 32 Quai d’Auster­litz (13th arr.)

MÉTRO: Paris Auster­litz (lines 5, 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: club, out­door, event space

INSTAGRAM: @wanderlustparis

Le Bateau Phare

The large, red boat is home to a large ter­race and loom­ing “light­house”. While the bright red Le Bateau Phare doesn’t set sail, (it stays put) in-the-know Parisians avoid­ing the tourist areas enjoy the wine and cock­tail bar on the end of town away from the Eif­fel Tow­er. The restau­rant offers fresh prod­ucts with fla­vors from around the world. On board also offers an array of live music events: a per­fect pair­ing to relax­ing on deck with a drink.

ADDRESS: Port de la gare, face au 11 Quai François Mau­ri­ac (13th arr.)

MÉTRO: Quai de la Gare (line 6)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions needed

NUMBER: +33 6 89 86 35 03

DEETS: tapas bar, barge, on the water, open June to Octo­ber, lunch, dinner

INSTAGRAM: @le_bateau_phare

Petit Bain

Petit Bain is a float­ing can­teen, club, con­cert hall, and rooftop bar all wrapped into one. With dark wood shiplap and perky yel­low accents, the upper deck ter­race over­looks the riv­er and the banks of the 13th arrondisse­ment. Open year round, they offer sim­ple, fresh cui­sine and live music sets.

ADDRESS: 7 Port de la Gare (13th arr.)

MÉTRO: Quai de la Gare (line 6)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: 01 43 49 68 92 7

DEETS: con­cert hall, on the water, barge, live music, can­teen, club

INSTAGRAM: @petitbain

Aux Folies

Aux Folies is a mec­ca for the Parisian youth due to its cheap drinks and late hours. With a large (and some­what crowd­ed) ter­race, gath­er­ers can sit out­doors day or night, warm or cold, as it is heat­ed. It’s only open until mid­night, so either get the drinks in before the night con­tin­ues onto the streets or before it ends with bed.

ADDRESS: 8 Rue de Belleville (20th arr.)

MÉTRO: Belleville (lines 2, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Belleville

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 6 28 55 89 40

DEETS: dive bar, out­door seat­ing, café

La Javelle Guinguette

Dance to live music every night at La Javelle; a beer gar­den that part­ners with small local busi­ness­es to bring you Parisian food-trucks, local brew­ers, and small ven­dors (think a hair­dress­er, a masseur, even a shared veg­etable gar­den). La Javelle is a gar­den ter­race along the Riv­er Seine full of deck chairs and tables with twin­kling fairy lights, a dis­co ball, and hang­ing plants.

ADDRESS: Port de Jav­el Bas (15th arr.)

MÉTRO:  Jav­el — André Cit­roën (line 10) or Balard sta­tion (line 8)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: beer gar­den, by the water, ter­race, food trucks, dancing

La Perruche

Sip cock­tails in the rooftop gar­den cock­tail bar at La Per­ruche, a lux­u­ry restau­rant in the 9th arrondisse­ment. The restau­rant inside has immac­u­late views with large bay win­dows, but the true views come from the roof where you can see the Eif­fel Tow­er. With beach-chic vibes, the cock­tail bar has cushy yel­low chairs from where you can watch the sun set.

ADDRESS: Print­emps de l’Homme, 2 Rue du Havre 9th floor (9th arr.)

MÉTRO: Chaussée d’An­tin — La Fayette (lines 7, 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Opéra Gar­nier / Grands Boulevards

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 40 34 01 23

DEETS: restau­rant bar, lunch, din­ner, cock­tail bar, rooftop gar­den, Eif­fel Tow­er view

INSTAGRAM: @perruche_paris

Le 43

In the sum­mer on the rooftop of a for­mer min­istry turned eco-friend­ly hotel, Le 43 is a cock­tail bar boast­ing large umbrel­las, beau­ti­ful views, and flour­ish­ing green planters. The bar has 360 views of some of Paris’s most icon­ic land­marks like the Eif­fel Tow­er and is a short jaunt from Notre-Dame.

ADDRESS: 4 Rue Dan­ton (6th arr.)

MÉTRO: Odéon (lines 4, 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: St. Ger­main des Près

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: no reservations

NUMBER: +33 1 81 69 00 60

DEETS: rooftop bar, hotel bar, Eif­fel Tow­er views, cock­tail bar

Fluctuart

Fluc­tu­art prides itself on being the world’s first float­ing urban art cen­ter, as well as one of those places that want to make art acces­si­ble to every­one. Walls (lit­er­al and fig­u­ra­tive) do not belong here: it’s the pas­sion for art that mat­ters. The per­ma­nent exhib­it is ded­i­cat­ed to urban art in var­i­ous shapes and tech­niques, and its cul­tur­al cal­en­dar is almost burst­ing with work­shops, con­fer­ences, debates and screen­ings. Artists vary as well, from pio­neers to con­tem­po­rary artists, or even stu­dents. Not into urban art? With its two cre­ative spaces, a book­store, a restau­rant, two bars and a per­fect loca­tion near the Invalides, Fluc­tu­art is a per­fect spot for every­one. Stop in for a drink on the rooftop and take advan­tage of the amaz­ing views of the Eif­fel Tow­er — and let the art speak for itself.

ADDRESS: 2 port du Gros Cail­lou, Berges de Seine (7th arr.) 

MÉTRO: Invalides (lines 8 and 13) or Franklin D. Roo­sevelt (lines 1 and 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berge de Seine

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 7 67 02 44 37

DEETS: by the water, rooftop bar, art space, Eif­fel Tow­er views, Sat­ur­day brunch, kids friendly

INSTAGRAM: @fluctuart

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