The Best Places To Drink In Paris |
From a speakeasy hidden behind a Mexican taqueria to some of the best views of the city, here’s where to sip in style.
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National on the Top

The rooftop bar at Hôtel National des Arts et Metiers is like a dose of the countryside in the city. Large tubs house lots of planting to diffuse the city skyline as you gaze over domes and monuments. A summer must-do.


Little Red Door

If you’re a cocktail lover in Paris, this is the bar for you. Quirky decor and an extensive drinks list define this quintessential hangout.


Café de Flore

A destination cafe with 1920s Art Deco design, former patrons include Hemingway, Capote, Satre and du Beauvoir. Yes, tourists love it, but so do the locals who regularly stop for a morning cafe or late-night tipple.

Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers
Café de Flore
Les Deux Magots

Les Deux Magots

Dating from 1885, this iconic brasserie prides itself on its traditional menu and cultural legacy, Beloved by philosophers, artists and intellectuals, pull up a chair and soak up the atmosphere.

Le Mary Celeste

Refreshing cocktails and delicious small plates make this the ideal pitstop for an evening out, popular with locals who flock for the food as much as for the drinks.



This bar, famed for its heady drinks and dark corners, is hidden at the back of Paris’ first authentic Mexican taqueria. With a world-class cocktail bar serving agave-based spirits and tacos and tostados to pick up on your way out, this is a real gem of Paris' Le Marais district.

Le Mary Celeste
The Collectionneur


A wine bar that’s so much more than a wine bar, this small but perfectly formed haunt has a great wine list to go with its amazing food and atmosphere. Razor clams and duck are top of our list.



The Collectionneur

Inside Hotel du Collectionneur, the bar offers a huge outdoor terrace and amazing food amidst gold-leaf fluting walls and crystal chandeliers. This definitely ticks the glamour box.


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