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…

La Belle Vie 

This place has every­thing you want from your friend­ly neigh­bor­hood restaurant/bar — great selec­tion of wines and alco­hols (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 ways too much. You sim­ply can­not be dis­ap­point­ed by this place.

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

MÉTRO: Belleville (lines 2, 11)



HOW TO BOOK: online


INSTAGRAM: @labellevie.paris19


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


HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions for now

DEETS: new kid in town, Ital­ian, piz­za heaven

INSTAGRAM: @brasseriebarbes

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


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


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


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


HOW TO BOOK: online

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

INSTAGRAM: @leperchoirmenilmontant

Le Perchoir Marais

Sit­u­at­ed on the roof of the Bazar de l’Hô­tel de Ville, this loca­tion offers a panoram­ic view of the Eif­fel Tow­er, the Seine, and the over­all beau­ty of the city (cries in per­fect view). It’s a place where tourists and locals alike min­gle and enjoy the splen­dor of a spicy cock­tail and Insta­gram­ma­ble every­thing (no joke).

ADDRESS: 33 rue de la Ver­rerie (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1, 11)


PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

DEETS: rooftop bar, ter­race, cock­tail bar, live DJ, enchant­i­ng view, see and be seen

INSTAGRAM: @leperchoirmarais

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)



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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


HOW TO BOOK: email,

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


HOW TO BOOK: rec­om­mend­ed book­ing, email:

NUMBER: +33 1 85 73 33 32

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


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)


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


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


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

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: €€€€€


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


Locat­ed in the 3rd arrondisse­ment, L’herbarium is a roof-top 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)


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


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


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

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


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)



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


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


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: €€€


NUMBER: +33 1 73 71 29 09

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


From the dock to the barge rooftop, Flow is serv­ing up fresh foods and cock­tails for shar­ing and self-indul­gence. Every evening on the boat, there is live music ani­mat­ing the upper deck into a dance par­ty. Back on La Ter­rasse, lunch and din­ner from Le Gril­lé is offered under the warm Parisian sun.

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: open May-Octo­ber, lunch, din­ner, danc­ing, barge, on the water

INSTAGRAM: @flow_paris

Concorde Atlantique

As one of Paris’s largest boats, you can glide along 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 and com­plete­ly sub­merged is a club. 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, float­ing event hall, club, terrace

INSTAGRAM: @concordeatlantique


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


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


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


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)



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


HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions


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

Debonair Café

Wel­come to open-air club­bing: where the bod­ies get sweaty but the fresh air is plen­ti­ful. Debonair Café is Paris’ largest rooftop club locat­ed in the 13th arrondisse­ment where you can eat, drink, and dance the night away.

ADDRESS: 36 Quai d’Auster­litz (13th arr.)

MÉTRO: Paris Auster­litz (lines 5, 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine


HOW TO BOOK: email,

NUMBER: +33 01 76 77 34 85

DEETS: rooftop bar, club, live music, DJ sets, danc­ing, beer gar­den, late-night

INSTAGRAM: @debonair_cafe_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 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


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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