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Cocktail Bars In Paris

From outstanding classics to elaborate concoctions, the Cocktail Bars in Paris know how to rock, sway and produce some of the best cocktails into the wee hours of the morning. We’ve picked out the unrivaled ones that have consistently impressed us with their alcoholic elixirs. So many bars to try, so little time, and that’s why precisely you can rely on this list of the best cocktail bars in Paris.

Cocktail Bars in Paris

1.  La Candeleria – Experimental Cocktail Bar

In the heart of Marais is a trailblazer of the Parisian underground spots. An antechamber leads to the cocktail bar which also serves delicious taqueria. Access to the main bar is through a small back door after crossing past where delicious tacos sizzle. With an amazing ambiance and with a warm decor of stone, colorful, soft, cushions and fake animal skins, you can try out new drinks. These new concoctions include spicy blends, like their timeless classic, the “Wasp Verte” (Blanco Ocho tequila infused with chilli, cucumber, cilantro, agave, lime) will sure shot make you feel special.


52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris

2. Le Prescription Cocktail Club

Has both a downstairs bar, and an upstairs bar. The downstairs bar is the perfect place to sit on the stools and watch the bartenders mix drinks. The upstairs has a second bar hidden behind a bookshelf to cater to the bigger crowds on busier nights. Listed under World’s Best Bars 2012, the cocktail list is one of the most spectacular. The drinks are inventive, inspired, and occasionally experimental. The classics exist but it’s the house drinks that are the true heart of this bar. You must try the Gin Gin Mule and you’ll see why we recommend it. It is a wonderful cozy cocktail bar in style : dark, candlelit, soul music, speakeasy vibe, prohibition typeface, bearded hipster bartenders in vests. Too much!

Prescription Cocktail Club

23 Rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris

Cocktail Bars in Paris

3. Little Red Door

It is easy to miss this cocktail bar when you’re walking down the street. There isn’t a sign for it, just literally a red door that you enter through. Needless to say, it has an underground vibe to it. The drinks are very much in synchronization with mixology trends with interesting and unanticipated flavors. Little Red Door is a fun, cute, little “speakeasy” cocktail bar on a street in the 3rd Arr.

Little Red Door Cocktail Bar

60 rue Charlot, 75003 PARIS

4. Le Syndicat

A place with a simple doorway, but inside is full of contemporary decor and staff who are very friendly and helpful. The cocktails are splendid. The best part is they use local French stuff rather than imported. Indulge in an aperitif before dinner and you wouldn’t regret it. Worth a detour to Le Syndicat! You can find people from all the ages – eclectic with a school vibe. Definitely recommended.

Le Syndicat

51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris

5. Le Baton Rouge

As the name indicates the ideas, style, and taste come from Baton Rouge and the place is sprinkled with enchanting decor  of wood and voodoo objects. Let yourself try different spirits such as Rye and Bourbon at and don’t forget to taste the “Mojito Criollo” composed of rum, fresh lime juice, fresh mint and red wine. Otherwise for some truly original flavors, opt for the “Milk Pelican” based on Bourbon Supreme Denoix, maple syrup with Cajun spices, organic egg yolk, milk and nutmeg. They also have a  signature cocktail Baton Rouge ” with Cognac, Cherry liqueur, Absinthe and Champagne.

Le Baton Rouge

62 Rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009 Paris

Cocktail Bars in Paris

6. Lulu White

Listed on World’s Best Bars of 2014. The décor and drinks have a creative edge and the music is appealing. The music is mostly swing, jazz and electronic French music.  Make sure you try their take on the Sazerac (a New Orleans staple); the Knock On Wood is a mix of French brandy, réserve Jean de Lillet, salt syrup, Peychauds bitters and a dash of absinthe. Lulu takes good care of you and plays live music on Tuesday especially if you’re the one who loves to go out often early in the week, it could be a nice bet. If you like Jazz, Blues, or Contemporary Folk, Lulu’s Live Evenings are enthused with a strong music theme.

Lulu White

12 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris

7. La Famille

With their signature mojitos and their foie gras as sumptuous as heaven, this bar is highly recommended. Eclectic vibe. Intimate character. The drink arrives at the table, garnished with wacky decorations like a syringe of peach liqueur, built on a base of Caipirinha and suffused with strawberry and Espelette pepper, basil and mango or pear and tarragon. Quite interesting!

La Famille

41 Rue des Trois Frères, 75018 Paris

8. L’Embuscade

A floor of tiles, red and black walls, and an amazing homemade red beer that we particularly like, produced in Paris microbrewery The Whale, at an unbeatable price. At this cocktail bar, the quantities served are generous. Oh, and on Friday’s, there is free couscous!


31 Rue de Crussol, 75011 Paris
Cocktail Bars in Paris

9. La Mezcaleria

Full of gold and blue tones, this bar embraces its South American culture, but it conveniently located in the Marais district. Enter the 1K hotel, head to the restaurant and then to the kitchen door. Yes, through the kitchens before pushing the heavy velvet curtain behind which hides this very nice mezcal bar. One of the top spots on the Parisian speakeasy map. La Mezcaleria Bar serves Mescal, an alcoholic drink straight from the high, dry desert areas of Mexico, made by fermenting and distilling agave juice. Known as the “forefather of tequila“, its smoky flavor and uplifting effects have been enjoyed for generations.

La Mezcaleria

13 Boulevard du Temple, 75003 Paris

10. Signature Bar by Grant’s

There are five artistic themes that were placed in various rooms throughout the building. These themes include “On the Road” which is illustrated by the motorcycles, side cars, and even workers placed around to take the customers pictures. Another theme is called “L S’tnarg”, and is represented by the tables and chairs that are glued to the ceiling. If you are interested in Paris nightlife, but looking for something other than discotheques and nightclubs, than Signature Bar by Grant’s is the place for you. With its stylish decor and casual feel, this bar creates a perfect balance between fun and fancy. Read more here!

Signature Bar By Grant’s

159 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris

For other cocktail bars in Paris consider: Glass or Le Baranaan.

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Drinks With A View

Drinks With A View In Paris

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As soon as the sun comes out and winter fades away, terraces start flourishing all over Paris, with tables and chairs spread out in front of every restaurant and bar. Like in the famous novel by E.M. Forster, A Room With A View, where the heroine switches rooms with her future fiancé just to enjoy a better view over the city, having an amazing view while sipping your cocktail simply adds to the magic of your experience in Paris. After a tour, before a museum visit, or basically whenever you feel like it… here are some good places in Paris to have drinks with a view in paris!

1. Le Kong

Drinks With A ViewAt the top of the Kenzo Building, meters away from Pont Neuf and the island of La Cité, under a modern and extraordinary glass roof, lies the bar-restaurant, Le Kong. Designed by the French designer Philippe Starck, it offers a view of the left bank and the Seine.

1 rue du Pont Neuf – 75001

Open daily from 10:00am to 2:00am.

2. La Plage Parisienne

Located on a boat docked at the Javel Haut port, close to the Statue of Liberty and the quiet Swan Island, La Plage Parisienne truly gives you the impression of relaxing on a beach, where you can see boats sailing on the Seine. The Statue of Liberty, the Radio House and the west side of Paris are only a few of the many sites to see from your comfortable armchair… as long as you don’t close your eyes and enjoy the sunlight and the sounds of the waves. This is the best place for a drink with a view in Paris!

Port de Javel Haut – 75015 Paris

Open daily from 12:00pm to 2:30 pm and from 6:00pm to 2:00am.

3. Le Ciel de ParisDrinks With A View

Along with the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower is one of the highest monuments in Paris, standing 58 floors high. Located on the 56th floor is the trendy café/restaurant, Le Ciel de Paris, which provides an amazing view of the entire city of Paris. You have many options at Le Ciel de Paris, as they offer breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and supper.

Tour Montparnasse – 56 ème étage – 33 avenue du Maine – 75014 Paris

Bar open from 7:30 to 11:30pm.

4. La Vue

La Vue, Hyatt Regency, 2

Drinks With A View

For a really great drink with a view in Paris, check out the most prestigious hotels in the capital. They have bars that are trendy, glamorous and refined. The hotel, Hyatt Regency, is no exception with its bar, La Vue. La Vue offers, just as its name promises, a panoramic view of Paris, overlooking some of the city’s greatest monuments.

Hotel Hyatt Regency – 34th Floor – 3 Place du Général Kœnig -75017 Paris

Open every day from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM (2:00 AM from Thursday to Saturday)

5. Le Georges

Drinks With A ViewLocated at the top of the Modern Art Museum Georges Pompidou, Le Georges is a welcome moment of rest after visiting all the exhibitions of the museum.  Its bay windows allow a full view over the roofs of Paris. It’s a site that cannot be missed.

Beaubourg Museum -19 rue Beaubourg – 75004 Paris

Open all day, every day except Tuesday.

6. Monsieur Bleu

Drinks With A View

Monsieur Bleu

It seems that it is a must for modern art places to offer nice views of the city to its visitors, because the Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as Palais de Tokyo, also provides a great bar called Monsieur Bleu. Here, you can enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower and left bank of the Seine. Of course, during lunch and dinner hours, the better tables are spared for customers wishing to sit and eat, but between 4:00pm and 6:30pm, and after 11:30pm, the terrace is all yours!

20 avenue de New York – 75116 Paris

Open daily from 12:00pm to 2:00am.

7. Le Café of the Modern Art Museum

Le Café du MAM

Drinks With A View

Only a few meters away from Monsieur Bleu, you can also enjoy a similar view from the terrace of Le Café. The atmosphere is more casual, with tables and chairs spread out near the columns of the museum. During the summer, it is not rare to see dancing couples, practicing their tango or waltz.

11 avenue du Président Wilson – 75016 Paris

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm (10:00pm on Thursday).

Last but not least….

8. Champagne Bar, Tour Eiffel

Drinks With A ViewThe top of the eiffel tower could arguably be the best drink with a view in all of Paris. There is a small champagne bar on the top floor for people who want a drink after climbing all the stairs or taking the elevator (there’s no shame in that). For people who want to dine, restaurants, 58 Tour Eiffel and Le Jules Verne, are located on the lower floors. However, be warned, the champagne bar can only be accessed with your Eiffel Tower ticket and it is quite tiny, as there are no seats.  Also, a glass of champagne costs a minimum of 12€… but don’t forget, you will be having a glass of champagne on the top floor of the Eiffel Tower, so… it might just be worth it.

Eiffel Tower, Top floor

Open every day from 12:30pm to 6:00pm and 6:45pm to 10:00pm.

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