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Best bars in Paris: 6 addresses to discover

We bring you a series of the best bars in Paris that you have probably never heard of. Beyond well-known bars, we list six addresses.

In the city of lights, the nightlife is inexhaustible, and whether for happy hour or long and interesting nights, the best bars in Paris offer a variety of cocktails, beers, various drinks, food tasting, and different atmospheres to suit all tastes.


6 of the best bars in Paris at the moment

From the decor to the vibe of the place, you are sure to find a place for you.


M8 Billiards

Where: 7 rue Jules Romain, Belleville, 75010

Specialty: beer, billiards, and Chinese food.

Sign up to discover one of the largest billiard halls in Paris, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy authentic home cooking and beers. The beers are served in frosted pint glasses, so cold they could freeze, and the mixed drinks, though simple, are strong (no garnished cocktails here).

Prices are unheard of for Paris, with most beers costing £2.70 and a gin and tonic £5.


Serpent à Plume

Where? 24 place des Vosges, 75003, Paris

Specialty: cocktails, restaurant

Equipped with a restaurant and cocktail bar, music. Urban lounge with unique, cave-like architecture and objets d’art, plus a section selling pajamas. Unique, isn’t it? During the pandemic, they sent their cocktails home.

Photo credit: Serpent à Plume Instagram


Andy Wahloo

Where: 69, rue des Gravilliers 75003 Paris

Specialty: Cocktail bar – Dance & drink

Photo credit: Andy Wahloo Instagram



Where: 39, rue des Petites Écuries, 75010, Paris


Perfect for lunch, cocktails, and fine wine tasting in the capital in one of the best bars in Paris.


Le Comptoir Général

Where? 84 quai de Jemmapes, 75010, Paris

Specialty: cocktails and meals, brunch

Nestled on the banks of the Canal Saint Martin, the Comptoir Général welcomes you in the evening to enjoy a cocktail and a dish to share in its fish restaurant. On Saturdays and Sundays, the brunch by the sea takes over the rooms, the patio, and the terrace for a family reunion.


Bar Sotto

Where? 45 rue de Poitou, 75003, Paris

Specialty: VINYL jukebox, cocktails & food, hidden bar.

Photo credit: Bar Sotto Instagram

The bar hidden underneath Carboni’s restaurant in Paris offers a cool speakeasy vibe that you’ll have to reach by descending a spiral staircase. It is today one of the best bars in Paris and also, perhaps, one of the smallest. If you like classic Italian cocktails you are in the right place.

Besides the classic Martini, the real gem of the cocktail menu, the Negroni Sbagliato is another triumph; a perfectly balanced and effervescent masterpiece. For those not in the mood for cocktails, excellent house wines are served by the glass.


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