Paris isn’t on the top of many lists for a great European night out, but then again most visitors to Paris don’t come for the nightlife. If you want nightlife then check out Newcastle or Berlin.
But if you find yourself looking for a cool bar, cocktail, or dance after a busy day taking in all that Paris has to offer then you’ve come to the right place.
Here we look to answer as many questions as possible to help guide you through this totally awesome city. Obviously, all locations on this list are compiled with tourists in mind and are created by our team of guiders in Paris.
Bars with a view
There is nothing quite like watching the sunset over one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here we give you some of our best spots when it comes to unwinding with a drink in hand with, of course, a backdrop to compliment.
Bar le Percoir
Some would say this is the best rooftop bar in Paris and we’d have to agree. Think of a large bar area, a snack shack, fireplaces, vines, and soft cushions and you’ll be in your element.
Located next to the Sacré-Coeur at the Le Perchoir Ménilmontant, this rooftop terrace is a great place to relax either as a couple or a group.
14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris
With a selection of cocktails and Mocktails, the rooftop bar of the Terrass Hotel is certaintly a great place to unwind after a hard day walking the streets of Paris.
With one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower in any of our rooftop haunts, this stylish and sophisticated hangout is a hit amongst the classy locals.
The rooftop is located at the Terrass Hotel in the Montmartre neighbourhood.
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris
43 Up on the Roof
Situated within the Holiday Inn (Paris Notre-Dame), 43 Cocktail Bar is a great place to watch the hustle and bustle of the cathedral below whilst sipping on a quality selection of cocktails and aperitifs.
The bar moves up to the rooftop of the 9th floor in the summer season. Whether or not you choose day or night, the views across Paris are superb, but we always think sunset is the best.
4 rue Danton – 75006 Paris
Paris on a budget doesn’t mean you’ll have any less of a great time, or maybe you want to drink like the locals without the overpriced cocktails and fuss that comes with it?
In the city of elegance, it would be rude not to take in a cocktail or two before or after dinner.
With friendly staff and simply awesome cocktails, Le Syndicat is definitely our top choice for cocktails in Paris. With a laid back atmosphere, you can certainly relax and enjoy the music whilst sampling a unique cocktail. Even cooler is the attention to detail and customer focus, the menu changes every six months. So whether it’s your first time or tenth time, you’ll try something new.
52 Rue du Faubourg, Saint Denis, 75010, Paris
You could spend 10 minutes flicking through the menu but this place is simply unique. Just tell the bartender what tickles your fancy and they’ll make it up for you. Nothing is off-limits at Bisou, and it’ll probably be the best version of your favourite cocktail.
Even better is the cute decor and outside seating area.
15 boulevard du Temple, 75003 Paris
Located in the famous Pigalle district of Paris, Lulu White covers all the basics when it comes to cocktails. Impeccable service and trendy bartenders ensure that every last drop is as good as the first.
Sit back, enjoy your cocktail and live jazz music in this cool setting in Paris.
12 rue Frochot, 75009 Paris
Sometimes a night out isn’t really a night out until you find yourself venturing out of a nightclub at 3 am. So if that’s you, then take a look for yourself at the best places to party in Paris.
Take the stress of organisation out of the way and book up for an organised night of fun and drink whilst meeting locals and visitors from all over the world. It’s a great way to get your bearings around the city and get advice from local guides.
Riviera Bar Crawl
Like a Local Paris
Paris by TukTuk
Other bars to Consider
Maybe we haven’t ticked any of your boxes or maybe you want something a little bit different. This section gets you in the mood for Karaoke, Jazz, or even a late-night dinner show. (Don’t forget your coat)