From the classics to unique house concoctions, Parisian cocktail bars know how to please. There’s something for everyone, from the dark and moody to the pink and fruity. Whatever they’re mixing up, it’s sure to make for a fabulous and never forgotten (unless you have just a liiittle too much) night.

Bisou.

No need for menus. This fun lit­tle cock­tail bar is curat­ed for you, your tastes, pref­er­ences, and cur­rent mood. They use sea­son­al ingre­di­ents to bring you a def­i­nite­ly-off-the-menu drink for a tru­ly one of a kind expe­ri­ence. And as you sip, you can rest eas­i­ly know­ing they’re envi­ron­men­tal­ly con­scious, uti­liz­ing every last part of the local pro­duce they use and hav­ing aban­doned the plas­tic straw long ago. Edi­tor-in-Mis­chief, Kat Walk­er reports, “I just give adjec­tives as my order. Last time it was ‘arro­gance,’ and my cock­tail had gold flakes on it.”

ADDRESS: 15 Boule­vard du Tem­ple (3rd arr.)

MÉTRO: Filles du Cal­vaire (line 8)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Enfants Rouges

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 40 27 82 85

DEETS: cock­tail, zero waste, experiential

INSTAGRAM: @bar_bisou

Le Très Particulier

With the largest hotel gar­den in the cap­i­tal, Trés Par­ti­c­uli­er boasts refresh­ing cock­tails and lux­u­ri­ous bub­bly. Along with the hotel’s restau­rant, Le Grand Salon, the space feels sophis­ti­cat­ed with flour­ish­ing flower bou­quets and soft light­ing. The black and white check­ered floor­ing and red vel­vet chairs sit under a canopy of green­ery, trans­port­ing you into anoth­er time.

ADDRESS: 23 Avenue Junot Pavil­lon D (18th arr.)

MÉTRO: Lamar­ck — Caulain­court (line 12)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Mont­martre

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 53 41 81 40

DEETS: bistro­nom­ic restau­rant, lux­u­ry, cock­tail bar, hotel bar

INSTAGRAM: @hotelparticuliermontmartre

Combat

Com­bat is a local cock­tail bar with a styl­ish inte­ri­or and fun atmos­phere. With con­tin­u­al­ly chang­ing cock­tails, you are sure to expe­ri­ence some­thing new and equal­ly deli­cious with every round. 

Why name a bar, ‘Com­bat’? The neigh­bor­hood was once the site of cock and oth­er ani­mal fights, earn­ing it its name. 

ADDRESS: 63 Rue de Belleville (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Pyrénées (line 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Place Sainte-Marthe / Combat

PRICE:  €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 9 80 84 78 60

DEETS: cock­tail bar

House Garden

With its exposed stone walls, dark stained wood pal­let bar, and hang­ing green­ery, this cock­tail bar feels like a lit­tle indoor gar­den. The spe­cial­ty cock­tails boast un jardin of gar­nish­ing and the food is light and fresh. It’s a friend­ly atmos­phere that’s great for a couple’s out­ing or a small group get togeth­er.

ADDRESS: 8 Rue Richard Lenoir (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Charonne (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bastille

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 7 68 06 28 23

DEETS: cock­tail bar

INSTAGRAM: @housegardenparis

Jefrey’s

Locat­ed in the Mon­torgueil dis­trict, Jefrey’s is what one would expect from a clas­sic whiskey bar: a dark and moody ambiance with warm light­ing. They expert­ly exe­cute the clas­sics while also mix­ing a vari­ety of their own cre­ative cocktails.

ADDRESS: 14 Rue Saint-Sauveur (2nd arr.)

MÉTRO: Réau­mur-Sébastopol (lines 3, 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bourse

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions (expect a wait)

NUMBER: +33 1 42 33 60 77

DEETS: cock­tail bar, whiskey bar, dark and moody

Cheper

Cur­rent­ly in the works, and in the heart of the Marais, the for­mer Mont de Piété auc­tion room has been refash­ioned into a chic restau­rant and bar. Topped by a glass dome and sur­round­ed by tall green­ery, the bar feels cozy yet open; sassy yet classy.

ADDRESS: 53 bis rue des Francs Bour­geois (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Ram­buteau (line 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Marais

PRICE:

DEETS: cock­tails, restau­rant and bar

The 46 Bar

Locat­ed in the 10th arrondisse­ment, The 46 Bar gives off a New York aes­thet­ic: it’s both chic and warm, and even has a hot­dog on the menu. Boast­ing plates of Iber­ian tapas and veg­etable spreads, this bar uses sea­son­al prod­ucts to cre­ate its food and drink menus.

ADDRESS: 46 Rue René Boulanger (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Jacques Bon­ser­gent (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: République

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER:+33 09 51 26 29 12

DEETS: cock­tail bar, tapas

Rosebud

Locat­ed in Mont­par­nasse, Rose­bud is known for jazzy music and old Parisian bistro flair that makes the local artists flock. It’s not uncom­mon to spot celebri­ties every once in a while who come to enjoy the cozy, lowkey atmos­phere and impres­sive cock­tail menu. It’s a place to relax and con­tem­plate rather than drink bois­ter­ous­ly.

ADDRESS: 11 Rue Delam­bre (14th arr.)

MÉTRO: Vavin (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Mont­par­nasse

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 43 35 38 54

DEETS: cock­tail bar, bistro, low-key vibes

INSTAGRAM: @parisbouge

Experimental Cocktail Club

A cre­ative cock­tail bar that uses hard to find and vin­tage ingre­di­ents from France. It’s a great place for a night with a few friends in a com­fort­able atmos­phere. With dark pan­el­ing and dim light­ing from beau­ti­ful chan­de­liers, it’s a moody bar boast­ing friend­ly service.

ADDRESS: 37 Rue Saint-Sauveur (2nd arr.)

MÉTRO: Réau­mur-Sébastopol (lines 3, 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Sentier/Covered Passages/Bourse

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 45 08 88 09

DEETS: cock­tail bar, exper­i­men­tal, vin­tage, moody

INSTAGRAM: @experimentalcocktailclub

FiftyFifty

Eco-friend­ly and chic, Fifty­Fifty has a small selec­tion of tapas that pair nice­ly with their intri­cate drinks. They have a bot­tle deposit sys­tem that encour­ages you to bring back bot­tles for reuse or recy­cling, and if you ~must~ return, it doesn’t hurt to sip anoth­er drink.

ADDRESS: 74 Rue Jean-Pierre Tim­baud (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Par­men­tier (line 3) or Couronnes (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf/­Folie-Méri­court

PRICE: 

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 6 20 62 75 02

DEETS: cock­tail bar, tapas, eco-friendly

INSTAGRAM: @fiftyfiftyparis

La Résistance

Born from the con­tin­u­al change of Parisian neigh­bor­hoods, this cock­tail bar mix­es up deli­cious drinks with exclu­sive fla­vors. With a roar­ing 20s atmos­phere and live music, come in and pair a drink with a sweet and savory cre­ation by their Pas­try Chef David Varnier. 

ADDRESS: 16 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bre­ton­ner­ie (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Marais

PRICE: 

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 9 67 59 14 88

DEETS: cock­tail bar, live music

INSTAGRAM: @resistancemarais

Prescription Cocktail Club

If your doc­tor pre­scribed a good night out, look to the left bank where this chic cock­tail bar is locat­ed. They boast inno­v­a­tive house drinks while still mak­ing the clas­sics proud. The moody light­ing and a dark­er ambiance lends to its styl­ish, speakeasy aesthetic.

ADDRESS: 23 rue Mazarine (6th arr.)

MÉTRO: Odéon (lines 4, 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD:Saint-Ger­main-des-Prés

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 46 34 67 73

DEETS: speakeasy, cock­tail bar

INSTAGRAM: @prescriptioncocktailclubparis

Pamela Popo

A retro-chic restau­rant nes­tled in the 4th arrondisse­ment, they have many options for food and drink. You’ll be mes­mer­ized by their vin­tage flower wall­pa­per, quirky light fix­tures, and stacked floor to ceil­ing book­shelves. It’s inti­mate and deli­cious, the best pair­ing for a cozy couple’s night out.

ADDRESS: 15 Rue François Miron (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Saint-Paul (line 1), Hotel de Ville (lines 1, 11) or Pont Marie (line 7)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 42 74 14 65

DEETS: French restau­rant, retro-chic, cock­tail bar

Little Red Door

Behind a lit­tle red door is a less lit­tle, but still kind of lit­tle, moody cock­tail bar. It’s cozy and invit­ing, serv­ing drinks mixed per­fect­ly with sci­ence, art, and fla­vor per­cep­tion in mind. The exposed brick wall gives it charm, the orig­i­nal menu is play­ful and cre­ative, and it was named one of the top 50 bars in the world.

ADDRESS: 60 Rue Char­lot (3rd arr.)

MÉTRO: Filles du Cal­vaire (line 8)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: -

DEETS: cock­tail bar, speakeasy

INSTAGRAM: @littlereddoorparis

Bluebird

A prime loca­tion for gin and soul music enthu­si­asts, this cock­tail bar has 60’s vibes for days. It’s a place for light­heart­ed fun and yum­my house cock­tails. For warmer days, the out­door tables are per­fect for peo­ple watch­ing while the bar top at night is a great place to min­gle and meet new peo­ple. Plus, they have an aquar­i­um. It’s a win-win.

ADDRESS: 12 Rue Saint-Bernard (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Faid­herbe — Chaligny (line 8)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Faidherbe/Charonne/Aligre

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: cock­tail bar, 60s vibes

INSTAGRAM: @bluebird.paris

Le Carmen

Clas­sic and ornate, Le Car­men boasts chan­de­liers, crown mold­ing, and the hum­ble mar­ble stat­ue. How­ev­er, it’s any­thing but demure. It’s high-soci­ety meets inner rebel, a place for the IT youth. They pro­duce their own gin and aren’t afraid to play into their gild­ed Paris aesthetic.

ADDRESS: 34 Rue Duper­ré (9th arr.)

MÉTRO: Blanche (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Pigalle

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 45 26 50 00

DEETS: cock­tail bar, IT girl vibes, par­ty, pri­vate club

INSTAGRAM: @lecarmen_paris

Le Perchoir Ménilmontant

From the sev­enth floor ter­race, you can see 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 la 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

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: rooftop bar and restau­rant, cock­tail bar

INSTAGRAM: @leperchoir

Le Fumoir

Some cock­tails are more fruit than liq­uid here and we’re okay with that. And with a bar top team­ing with his­to­ry (hint: from Philly’s pro­hi­bi­tion days), they mix drinks with East Coast tra­di­tion and an added Parisian flair. Work­ing with local pro­duc­ers, they switch up their Scan­di­na­vian influ­enced menu week­ly and offer brunch (yay!) on Sun­days.

ADDRESS: 6 Rue de l’Ami­ral de Col­igny (1st arr.)

MÉTRO: Lou­vre-Riv­o­li (line 1)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Lou­vre

DRINKS:

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 42 92 00 24

DEETS: French restau­rant, cock­tail bar, Scan­di­na­vian cuisine

INSTAGRAM: @lefumoirparis

Lulu White Drinking Club

Inspired by the music cul­ture of New Orleans, Lulu White is a late-night haven for those who aren’t quite ready to go home. With dim light­ing, live music, and a live­ly atmos­phere, they entice danc­ing and sip­ping on unique house cocktails.

ADDRESS: 12 Rue Fro­chot (9th arr.)

MÉTRO: Pigalle (lines 2, 12)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Pigalle

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: cock­tail bar, live music, late-night

Le Tiki Lounge

Locat­ed in the hip Canal Saint-Mar­tin neigh­bor­hood, Le Tiki Lounge can ful­fill your every Mai Tai need. Tiki bars are the per­fect place to find trop­i­cal fla­vors not often found in reg­u­lar Parisian cock­tail bars, plus the flo­ral shirts and trop­ic vibes lend to a light and fun atmosphere.

ADDRESS: 26 bis Rue de la Fontaine au Roi (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Goncourt (line 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD:Oberkampf/­Folie-Méri­court

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 55 28 57 72

DEETS: cock­tail bar, tiki bar

La Caravane

Boast­ing a ful­ly sat­is­fy­ing organ­ic wine list, as well as cock­tails and arti­sanal beers, La Car­a­vane is a live­ly restau­rant and bar. Their chef cooks home­ly cui­sine inspired by pop­u­lar and fam­i­ly dish­es from dif­fer­ent coun­tries. From the ter­race to the rentable gilou, there’s a space for any type of event or small gathering. 

ADDRESS: 35 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Goncourt (line 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Goncourt

PRICE:  €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 49 23 01 86

DEETS: cock­tail bar, wine cel­lar, tapas

INSTAGRAM: @lacaravaneparis

La Loutre Bar

With a cozy atmos­phere, long light wood­en bench­es, and low tables, La Loutre is the third install­ment of a trio of cock­tail bars by Ani­maux Bars. They lean into the marine aes­thet­ic with otter wall­pa­per (cute!), pink tiling, and a navy blue ceil­ing. Here you can pair house cock­tails with their mediter­ranean tapas as you sit out­side on the ter­race under the Parisian sun. And if you are rolling deep with your posse (and you can all agree on what to drink, at least for one round), they offer their cock­tails by the liter for 42€.

ADDRESS: 46 Rue Jean-Pierre Tim­baud (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Par­men­tier (line 3)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf/­Folie-Méri­court

DRINKS: €€

HOW TO BOOK: (for par­ties more than 8) online

NUMBER: +33 1 48 06 05 36

DEETS: cock­tail bar, tapas, Mediter­ranean, terrace

INSTAGRAM: @animauxbars

Le Renard Bar

Opened in 2017, La Renard is a foxy cock­tail bar locat­ed in the 10th arrondisse­ment. With deep blue-green walls and a live­ly bar­tend­ing staff, they serve sim­ple and fresh Mediter­ranean tapas along with nine deli­cious sig­na­ture cock­tails. Of course, they can still mix up all your favorite classics.

ADDRESS: 38 Rue de Sam­bre-et-Meuse (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Belleville (lines 2, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Belleville

DRINKS:

HOW TO BOOK: (for par­ties more than 10) online

NUMBER: +33 1 53 20 07 33

DEETS: cock­tail bar, tapas, Mediterranean

INSTAGRAM: @animauxbars

L’ours Bar

Locat­ed in the heart of the 10th arrondisse­ment, L’ours Bar is a relax­ation cock­tail bar. It’s inti­mate and cozy with dim light­ing, exposed stone walls, and raw wood­en bar tops. With a menu that changes every six months, there is often some­thing new to try and their cock­tails are sure to sat­is­fy all palates.

ADDRESS: 8 Rue de Par­adis (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Château d’Eau (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Entre­pôt

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: (for par­ties more than 15) online

NUMBER: +33 1 45 23 40 06

DEETS: cock­tail bar, tapas, Mediterranean

INSTAGRAM: @animauxbars

Cravan

This tiny café-bar is marked by a red exte­ri­or in the 16th arrondisse­ment, but don’t let the quaint exte­ri­or fool you. Cra­van was named by Conde Nast Trav­el­er as one of the best new bars in the world (2020). Inside the bar feels del­i­cate and mod­ern and you are sure to dis­cov­er a deli­cious cock­tail and glass of wine.

ADDRESS: 17 Rue Jean de la Fontaine (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Jas­min (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Passy

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: cock­tail bar, café-bar, low-key

INSTAGRAM: @cravanparis

Castor Club

Hid­den behind a dis­creet store­front, Cas­tor Club has a retro-chic charm any­one can fall in love with. Made entire­ly of wood, the bar has British accents rem­i­nis­cent of a gentlemen’s club, and if you feel like danc­ing, head to the base­ment where there’s always an assort­ment of 50s, 60s, and 70s music play­ing.

ADDRESS: 14 Rue Haute­feuille (6th arr.)

MÉTRO: Odéon (lines 4, 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Jardin du Luxembourg/Odéon

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 9 50 64 99 38

DEETS: cock­tail bar, hid­den bar, dancing

Dirty Lemon

Locat­ed in the 11th arrondisse­ment, Dirty Lemon is mod­ern and chic. The bar is female-owned and open to all; serv­ing up boozy brunch­es every day. Exposed stone walls com­pli­ment the min­i­mal­ist white walls and mar­ble bar top cre­at­ing an invit­ing and hip atmosphere.

ADDRESS: 24 Rue de la Folie Méri­court (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Saint-Ambroise (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf/­Folie-Méri­court

PRICE: 

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 43 38 77 02

DEETS: cock­tail bar, LGBTQ friend­ly, brunch

INSTAGRAM: @dirtylemon.bar

Harry’s New York Bar

Hailed for cre­at­ing the Bloody Mary (prais­ing their genius!) and French 75, Harry’s New York Bar is said to be the old­est cock­tail bar in Europe (it opened in 1911). With dark wood and dim light­ing, the walls are cov­ered in pho­tos, plaques, and an array of oth­er dec­o­ra­tions. It’s very old, very famous, and they can mix up some very deli­cious drinks.

ADDRESS: 5 Rue Dau­nou (2nd arr.)

MÉTRO: Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bourse

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 42 61 71 14

DEETS: cock­tail bar, dark and moody, whiskey bar

INSTAGRAM: @harrysbar_theoriginal

L’herbarium

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)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

DRINKS: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: + 33 1 80 97 22 80

DEETS: cock­tail bar, hotel bar, terrace

Roxo at Les Bains

Open from Thurs­day to Sat­ur­day, Roxo Bar at five star hotel Les Bains deliv­ers time­less clas­sics and cre­ative house spe­cial­ties. With a shiny red ceil­ing and check­ered floors, the bar is retro-clas­sic and classy whether you sit in a leather booth or at the bar top.

ADDRESS: 7 rue du Bourg L’Abbé (3rd arr.)

MÉTRO: Éti­enne Mar­cel (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 44 78 34 78

DEETS: cock­tail bar, hotel bar, mod­ern chic

La Poudrière

Locat­ed in the eclec­tic and hip 11th arrondisse­ment, this cozy cock­tail bar does more than mas­ter­ful­ly shake your poi­son of choice: They do cabaret nights and DJ sets.

ADDRESS: 41 Rue Ser­van (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Père Lachaise (lines 2, 3), Voltaire or Saint-Ambroise (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf / Folie-Méricourt

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 9 74 73 56 32

DEETS: cock­tail bar, DJs, cabaret

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