Blink and you may miss the almost hidden door to the Experimental Cocktail Club. This one-room bar makes for a fun and intimate evening no matter who you're with. Like the name suggests, this place is known for its exquisite cocktails and for the crafty bartenders who make them, so you know you can't just have one drink! With live DJs setting the mood and keeping the atmosphere lively, the Experimental Cocktail Club will become your new favorite hangout.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is the brainchild of the group responsible for several of Paris' unrivaled watering holes in 6th Arrondissement. Located in the hip locality off Marché Saint Germain, the wine bar makes a great addition to the city's thriving wine scene. The thoughtfully-selected vino collection spans across 300 varieties, which pair beautifully with charcuterie platters. The decor is sophisticated, with blue walls, intimate lights, a cozy fire place, chic accents and interesting upholstery. A contemporary version of a quintessential Parisian establishment, the space exudes a nightclub-esque appeal.
This is Paris's best house and techno club. In a large room which looks like an underground bunker dedicated to techno music, DJs display their talent aided by the excellent sound system. Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox, Jack de Marseille and Daft Punk, they have all impressed the attentive crowd. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are more techno-house. The excellent Charles Schilling mixes once every month are sure to allure you here.
A lively and upbeat night spot, Wanderlust, set along the River Seine, offers a memorable night of peppy numbers that draws the elite crowd. Dance to the beats of techno and party music in the patio outside with spectacular views of the city skyline, glittering in the dark. The cafe and restaurant ensure that you do not go hungry. A popular spot for cultural events in the city like exhibitions, film screenings and workshops, it is a hub of activity that you must visit if ever in the city.
This lovely bar located in the Hôtel Meurice was redesigned by Philippe Starck in December 2007. The bar, achieving the perfect balance of cozy and chic, serves more than fifty whiskeys and malts, and over three-hundred drinks including seventeen original creations such as the cocktail Starcky or the 228. Bar 228 also serves a full menu of French specialties as well as small tapas-like plates to munch on.
In its heyday, Harry's was paid regular visits by none other than Hemingway himself. Cut to present times, and the bar is as smoky as ever sans Hemingway or his ghost. Sit back with one of the original Bloody Mary's recipe (which still tastes the same as when Harry's opened) and soak up the historic atmosphere of this historic bar that dates back over a 100 years. Other classic cocktails like French 75 and Side Car have also been said to originate here.
Set in the stylish Hotel Duo, the Lounge Bar has a sleek look. You will feel relaxed in the laid-back ambiance highlighted by cozy armchairs and couches, huge lampshades and glass walls. There is also a corner of greenery with plants covering one full portion of a wall. This hotel bar has a fine selection of cocktails, champagne and wine. Though a bit expensive, the experience is worth the price.
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.
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.