In a neighborhood known for its immigrant community stands a lively bar with weathered red mosaic tiles and crammed full of ragged tables and chairs. Because of its location, Aux Folies attracts mostly locals. The historic cafe was made famous by internationally known singer and performer Edith Piaf. During the summer, the outside terrace never empties from the end of the workday to the end of the night. To pace between the relatively cheap drinks, there's always the option of checking out what's new in the graffiti-dazzled alley around the corner. Or, there's a pinball machine inside. One of the most iconic cafes of the city, relive Edith Piaf's melodious legacy at Aux Folies.
The Bottle Shop is a popular destination for local Parisians and English-speakers alike. The bartenders pass seamlessly between the two languages, jovially pouring drinks from behind the circular bar. A few people order cocktails, but not many; this is mostly a beer crowd. The bar updated its look in 2009 but maintained its laid-back atmosphere. The tin ceiling and chalkboard menus are here to stay. If the kitchen is closed and customers are still hungry, guests are welcome to bring outside food in. On weekend nights when a DJ is often playing, it can get a bit loud and cramped inside. Arrive early for a table. On calmer weekday nights, the bar s stereo plays rock music, and it's easier to have a conversation.
From the street, Le Rubis resembles a typical Parisian bistro and wine bar, with a bold maroon sign and wood-framed glass doors. Inside, however, the charm of the 1930s era is interspersed into every element, creating an air of nostalgia. Their Zinc Bar offers premium wine such as Brouilly from the French regions of Beaujolais and Morgon. As it only serves lunch, it is not uncommon to find businesspeople lounging here during their lunch break. A prominent chalkboard showcases their daily-changing lunch menu. Do not miss their specialties, Filets de Hareng and Stuffed Pig's Trotter. Your meal is complemented by a plate of gourmet cheese or charcuterie.
Established in 1997, Pop In goes beyond being a regular watering hole. It is also a launch pad for various upcoming musicians. Specializing in indie pop, this club features concerts during the week and live DJs on the weekend. Popular among Paris' international crowd, this is a sure place to hear cutting edge beats. Patrons praise its musical variety. Visit this bar to enjoy live performances while you sip your drink.
This small bar will take you back in time with classic decor and friendly service. Just steps from the metro line, this is an easy place to get to and a great stop to grab a beer and chat with friends. Order appetizers like cheese plates and tarts to complement your favorite cocktail. Simple style and laid back ambiance, Le Rendez-vous is ideal for a younger crowd wanting to have a casual night out.
A neighborhood staple known for its authentic offerings at below average prices, Aux Bons Amis is a small eatery in Belleville in the 19th . The specialties are not just limited to classic Moroccan but also include quite a few French standbys. Beer and wine are also served. The eatery tends to get crowded on weekends so make sure you walk in ahead of time. Service is super-friendly and the overall value for money makes it a worthy visit.
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.
Get down in the Low Countries' contribution to the Paris bar scene. Just near the Marais district, Café Klein Holland bills itself as "the Dutch chill-out bar in Paris," and boasts an international clientele that includes, it behooves one to know, lots of tourists. The place is easy to find on the National day or when there is a football (soccer) match: it is orange! Try the cheap blond beer or simple and traditional dishes like steaks, sausages or French fries with mayonnaise.
le Vieux Leon is one the most popular bars in Paris, where booze and entertainment go together. It's more of a after work place but they also have a lot of live shows here where actors and musicians from all over the world come and perform. There's not much to do here, which is perfect. All you have to do is make sure you have a drink in hand, a comfy spot after which you will sit back to relax and enjoy the show. For further details do call them up. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
L'Attirail is a wonderful laid back cafe-bar that is place for some delightful off-beat music events. Surrounded by Chinese restaurants and a variety of eateries, this place stands out for its wide range of cocktails and awesome music which entertain visitors to the core. From guitarists and percussionists to singers and bands, L'Attirail is home to all genres of music and quality entertainment. Call for event and ticket details.
Operating since 1955, 10 Bar is the local neighborhood bar with an old school charm. The bar menu has the classic beers and sangria as well as cheese sandwiches and chorizos in case you get hungry. Soak in the lively atmosphere as you listen to the sounds of the jukebox, converse with old friends over tantalizing drinks or make new ones. If you are still wondering whether you should try out this place, know that 10 Bar has been listed in the 100 Best Bars in Paris by Timeout.