Among the hierarchy of Parisian bars, this blue blooded lounge is where the rich and fashionable come after hours. Located in the Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris, there is nothing ordinary about Bar du Plaza Athénée; nibbles include caviar and sushi and even your martinis, highballs and tropicals are more than just mixes. The bar itself is made of sculpted and sandblasted glass, illuminating drinks with a effervescent glow. The other lounge area deep-set with rich leather furnishing and artworks is a cozier venue, perfect for a night-out in Paris.
Just behind the square courtyard of the Louvre, this luxurious café is a real haven of peace, far from the chaos of the city. Tourists often stop here to sip a cocktail or two while leisurely perusing the selection of newspapers provided. In short, this is a little piece of paradise where you can also enjoy simple, quality cuisine. The home-made Mascarpone Catalan cream is especially worth a try. The sophisticated décor is particularly representative of the stylish new brasseries emerging in Paris.
Prescription Cocktail Club has all the makings of a plush, swanky, and trendy speakeasy, but without the pretentiousness one may encounter at similar bars or clubs. The staff at Prescription are friendly and the bartenders sure know how to whip up a delectable cocktail. The décor alone is reason enough to come by and spend the evening. Prescriptions has two floors which are filled with elegant and plush colors, sofas and wing-backs, and unique light fixtures. Stop by and mingle with the fashionable and fun crowd; it's just what the doctor ordered. Â
Da Vito is your Parisian pizzeria nextdoor. This restaurant features gourmet renditions of the Italian staple, grilled on wood, and served with antipasti. Some of their bestsellers include Cédric Casanova, Prince of Paris Ham and the classic Neapolitan Pizza. After your fill, take the route past their closet refrigerator and into the Moonshiner bar. This watering hole is reminiscent of a prohibition era-style speakeasy replete with charming decor and jazz tunes. On offer are creative cocktails, cigars and a fine whiskey selection. Also, if you'd like a fun puzzle, rack your brains with fellow patrons to decode the lock of their safe deposit.
Café Titon is a French-German bar that aims to unite people from both cultures. It is a place where one can find German beer, good pretzels and curry wurst accompanied by a good ambiance. Café Titon offers year-round events that are inspired by the traditional festivities in Germany, such as Biergarten. The bar is a special place for German and French people who have an affinity for their neighboring country, as well as everybody else who wants to enjoy this cultural encounter or just a German beer. For more details, call at +33 9 5317 9410
The Bombardier, a real English pub serving real English ale, brings British pub culture to the heart of Paris. Even the tables on the terrace resemble pub-garden-style picnic benches rather than the more traditional pavement café variety. They boast a view out onto the dome of the Panthéon; guests are almost in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. The beer is reasonably priced, pub-grub is served from mid-day to 2.30p, and there's a choice of three TVs showing the best of British sports. The Bombardier is a good place to watch a crunch match or simply sit with a pint and read an English newspaper.
Voulez-Vous has a sleek and modern look that reflects the style of owner, Thibault Jardon. This cafe-bar is gay-friendly and has an amicable staff. The background music is soft enough for you to have a conversation. Dig into their burgers and take a sip of their crafty cocktails.
Enjoy a fun time watching live sports and guzzling gallons of beer at the O' Sullivan's Rebel Bar. This exhilarating venue is a typical Irish pub with a cheerful and easy-going ambience, youthful crowds and plenty of fun activities to make it a memorable time for guests. The food is filling and features some great burgers, salads and fries. Tired office-goers can relax and unwind here and a catch live gig or two. The weekends are the best time to be here though weekdays are less crowded. The venue also provides space and facilities for fun parties and get-togethers.
Its easy to miss this tiny bar but it is indeed a popular spot for gay men though it has a mixed clientele as well. Unwind at the leather couches and check out the rotating art works on their walls. Les Souffleurs is a nice spot to mingle and take a sip of classic drinks. With DJ nights, concerts and other live acts, it is surely a happening bar.
Le Quetzal is a popular gay bar in the Marais. It was also among the first of its kind in the area. Its purple neon lighting barely illuminates the dark room and music to the likes of techno, trance and house play in the background. It is a nice spot to hangout and have drinks as well as make some new friends.
Café du Châtelet is an affable spot for youngsters to hang out. This smoke-friendly bar and cafe has a boisterous atmosphere during its happy hours but tones down considerably otherwise. Enjoy your coffee or alcohol with tasty food at this lively cafe.
'Imprévu' in French means unpredictable and L'Imprévu Café is quite true to its name. This quaint little cafe-bar is wonderful, to say the least. Their walls are adorned with simple portraits and pictures, while the elegant wooden furniture decks up the corners. Thi cafe exudes warmth and coziness, while the hospitable staff ensure that guests are at ease. The quality brew, beverages and cocktails on the offer make for a great evening. L'Imprévu Café also hosts events like concerts and exhibitions. A fine evening is guaranteed here.