Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Louvre & Les Halles

Bar Hemingway

Black-and-white photos and memorabilia (hunting trophies, old typewriters and framed handwritten letters by the great writer) fill this snug bar inside the Ritz. Head bartender Colin Field mixes monumental cocktails…
Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company Café

Instant history was made when this literary-inspired cafe opened in 2015 adjacent to magical bookshop Shakespeare & Company, designed from long-lost sketches to fulfil a dream of late bookshop founder George Whi…
Top Choice Coffee in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Coutume Café

The Parisian coffee revolution is thanks in no small part to Coutume, artisanal roaster of premium beans for scores of establishments around town. Its flagship cafe – a bright, light-filled, postindustrial space – i…
Top Choice Cafe in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Les Deux Magots

If ever there was a cafe that summed up St-Germain des Prés’ early-20th-century literary scene, it’s this former hang-out of anyone who was anyone. You'll spend substantially more here than elsewhere to sip un café …
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Le Perchoir

Sunset is the best time to head up to this 7th-floor bar for a drink overlooking Paris' rooftops, where DJs spin on Saturday nights. Greenery provides shade in summer; in winter, it's covered by a sail-like canopy a…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Pavillon Puebla

Strung with fairy lights, this rustic ivy-draped cottage's two rambling terraces in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont evoke a guinguette (old-fashioned outdoor tavern/dance venue), with a 21st-century vibe provided by it…
Top Choice Wine Bar in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Au Sauvignon

Grab a table in the evening light at this wonderfully authentic wine bar or head to the quintessential bistro interior, with original zinc bar, tightly packed tables and hand-painted ceiling celebrating French vitic…
Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Nuage

One of a crop of co-working cafes to mushroom in Paris, Nuage (Cloud) lures a loyal following of nomadic digital creatives with its cosy, home-like spaces in an old church (and subsequent school where Cyrano de Berg…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Cod House

'Oh my cod!' screams the turquoise-neon 'tag' on the wall, and indeed, this achingly cool cocktail bar with a gold-and-blue, Scandinavian-style interior does excite. Sake-based cocktails play around with matcha-infu…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Candelaria

A lime-green taqueria serving homemade tacos, quesadillas and tostadas conceals one of Paris' coolest cocktail bars through an unmarked internal door. Phenomenal cocktails made from agave spirits, including mezcal, …