Nightlife

Top Choice Club in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Le Batofar

Closed for renovation when we visited, this much-loved, red-metal tugboat promises to be even more fabulous when it reopens. Its rooftop bar is a place to be seen in summer; it has a respected restaurant; and its cl…
Top Choice Bar in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Café Oz Rooftop

Chilling with the hip crowd, with beer or cocktail in hand, between potted palms and colourful orange parasols in this alfresco rooftop bar is very much what summer in the city is all about. River views are glorious…
Cafe in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

L'OisiveThé

Relax over a cup of tea – there are 70 types to choose from – or try your hand at knitting at this cheery salon de thé and yarn shop. Colourful and upbeat in equal measure, it is a hub of local life and a place to s…
Wine Bar in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Simone La Cave

Tucked away in the 13e, Simone La Cave lures a loyal wine-loving set keen to try its latest, outstanding natural and biodynamic wine selection. Planches (chopping boards, €10 to €15) stacked high with cured meats an…
Microbrewery in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Frog & British Library

This spacious, English pub–French brasserie near the Bibliothèque Nationale de France is propped up by expats and French students who flock here between library visits. Several beers are brewed on the premises, incl…
Cafe in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Le Select

Dating from 1923, this Montparnasse brasserie, restaurant and bar américain was the first of the area’s grand cafes to stay open late into the night, and it still draws everyone from beer-swigging students to whisky…
Coffee in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Hexagone Café

Parisian furniture maker David Guillon designed the industrial-inspired metal-framed bar stools and textured blonde-wood bar for this chilled spot, which uses award-winning Breton roaster Caffè Cataldi beans for its…
Bar in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

La Plage Parisienne

More upmarket than the floating bars in the 13e, the Parisian Beach has a plush cruise-ship-like interior, a sleek menu of internationally inspired dishes, and an absolutely stunning, sun-soaked outdoor terrace with…
Club in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

La Dame de Canton

This floating boîte (club) aboard a three-masted Chinese junk with a couple of world voyages under its belt bobs beneath the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Concerts cover pop and indie to electro, hip hop, reggae…
Club in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Mix Club

Free admission for everyone on Thursdays lures a fun-loving, dance-mad student set to this vast underground club, with 1500 sq m of dance floor and a sound system up there with Ibiza venues. Look for the entrance op…