Parisian tips : The Best Bars in Paris

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1 bar, 1 district. Here you will find our best addresses classified by district, from the 1st to the 20th arrondissement. Thanks to this list – which is not exhaustive – you will be able to find one of our favourite bars in less than 15 minutes, no matter where you are in Paris. Because a cold beer can’t wait!

And to have all our addresses at hand, you can also follow us on Mapstr, under the name we.are.Alfred, and select the category “bar”!

  1. Le Rubis – 10 Rue du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
  2. Le K1ZE – 15 rue Gaillon – 75002 Paris
  3. Le Mary Celeste – 1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris
  4. Le Yono Bar – 37 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
  5. Le Teddy’s Bar – 3 rue Thouin, 75005 Paris
  6. Bar Etna – 33 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris
  7. Le Gatsby – 64 Avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris
  8. Idéal Bar – 71 Rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris
  9. Le Barlone – 13 Rue Bergère, 75009 Paris
  10. Le Comptoir Général – 80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
  11. Les Niçois – 7 Rue Lacharrière, 75011 Paris
  12. Ground Control – 81 Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris
  13. OFF Paris Seine – 86 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
  14. La Lingerie – 74 Avenue Denfert Rochereau, 75014 Paris
  15. Le Général Beuret – 9 Place du Général Beuret, 75015 Paris
  16. Il Cottage – 1 Boulevard Lannes, 75016 Paris
  17. Pistache – 24 Rue Boursault, 75017 Paris
  18. La Fourmi – 74 Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris
  19. Pavillon Puebla – Avenue Darcel, 75019 Paris
  20. Les Pères Populaires – 46 Rue de Buzenval, 75020 Paris

1st Arrondissement : Le Rubis

Le Rubis – 10 Rue du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

This traditional Parisian bistro offers a wine list that reflects the image of the place: unpretentious and warm! The waiters are available to give advice on the wines they offer, and always with a smile! Don’t hesitate to try their dishes and platters if you are hungry, the products are of good quality and the plates are delicious.

2nd Arrondissement : K1ZE

Le K1ZE – 15 rue Gaillon – 75002 Paris

Made famous by its Thursday night afterwork, we’d be up for joining the bar every night of the week. In addition to the Thursday afterwork, K1ZE offers blind tests every Wednesday night, and DJ sets on Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm, mainly focused on electro. The house mojitos (8€ at happy hour) are a must, and the beers and wines are just as affordable (between 5€ and 6€). We love the atmosphere of the bar which gets hotter as the hours go by, but always remains good-natured. As a complement, the food is also homemade, which makes it possible to satisfy all kinds of hunger with brio!

PS: For football fans, they also broadcast the Euro and Champions League matches.

3rd Arrondissement : Le Mary Celeste

Le Mary Celeste – 1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris

The Mary Celeste has been nominated for the “best bars in Paris” and other awards. And it’s not for nothing. We like the place, and for good reason: finally a bar where you can enjoy good cocktails at affordable prices (12€), and nibble in complete peace! Wines and beers are also on the menu. And for oyster lovers, go to Mary Celeste for happy hour: 1€/bowl while stocks last. They’re fresh, so don’t hesitate!

4th Arrondissement : Yono Bar

Le Yono Bar – 37 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris

The tables and the decoration remind us of the universe of the architect Gaudi: indeed the atmosphere is colourful and summery at the Yono bar. And the drinks menu is also a reflection of this: here you can taste up to 40 different cocktails! The prices are just as convincing: between 6€ and 6.5€ for a cocktail during happy hour (6pm – 9pm) and 5.5€ for a pint of Stella during the same period. You’ll find a warm welcome at Yono, and everyone will find the place that suits them between the 3 floors of the bar and the 3 atmospheres that define them. In addition, the bar regularly organises concerts for live music lovers!

5th Arrondissement : Teddy’s Bar

Le Teddy’s Bar – 3 rue Thouin, 75005 Paris

Teddy’s is an institution for students, locals and the curious. As soon as it opens, the tables fill up and the glasses dance. Happy hour at Teddy’s lasts 4 hours (from 4pm to 8pm), giving you time to try their 3.50€ beer or their cocktail, probably the cheapest in Paris, at 4€. This bar is perfect for sitting on a sofa while sipping a nice cold drink, all without breaking the bank!

6th Arrondissement : L’Etna

Bar Etna – 33 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris

Located in the middle of the Latin Quarter, l’Etna breathes conviviality. We only drink wine here, and to do so you have to trust the owner! You won’t find a wine list, but the manager will be able to suggest a wine to suit your tastes. Woody or fruity, he has more than 350 to his bow and will know which one you like. An atypical bar in the shape of a boat that brings a touch of originality in the middle of all the cafés that line the area.

7th Arrondissement : Gatsby

Le Gatsby – 64 Avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris

Nestled between the École Militaire and the Invalides, the Gatsby allows the most curious to relive the Roaring Twenties while enjoying a superb cocktail. Like the neighbourhood, this bar is not the cheapest on our list, but it is no less pleasant. You can expect to pay between €8 and €9 for a pint of beer, and around €6 for a glass of wine. Cocktails are around 13€, and are really excellent. The decor and atmosphere are very much in line with the name of the bar, and once you’ve curled up in the leather sofas, it’s sometimes hard to leave!

8th Arrondissement : Idéal Bar

Idéal Bar – 71 Rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris

It’s not always easy to find a nice and affordable bar in the 8th district. We found it and are happy to share it. Depending on the time you want to go, you might need to book a table. The quality/price ratio is recognized by the local Parisians, and the terrace is nice in summer.

9th Arrondissement : Le Barlone

Le Barlone – 13 Rue Bergère, 75009 Paris

Sometimes it’s hard to find a nice bar in the hectic Grands Boulevards area, but that was without counting on Barlone! Specialising in cocktails, this trendy and cosy bar also offers wines and beers on the menu. The latter change regularly to bring variety to the menu. And as for the cocktails, they are priced from 8€ to 10€ during happy hour, and go wonderfully well with the homemade tapas (guacamole, mini croque-monsieur, etc).

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10th Arrondissement : Le Comptoir Général

Le Comptoir Général – 80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris

Hidden behind a small alleyway accessed from the Quai de Jemmapes, the Comptoir Général is located just off the Canal Saint Martin. The space is cosy, furnished with sofas and tables of all sizes. One goes there during the day for a coffee, or to work on one of their wooden tables; or in the evening when the locals take over the place with a beer.

11th Arrondissement : Les Niçois

Les Niçois – 7 Rue Lacharrière, 75011 Paris

You can (re)discover the south of France in this tapas bar, where all their food is made from olive oil, seafood and fresh vegetables. Rosé and pastis are on the menu for a complete southern experience. But of course there are also beers and other wines at affordable prices. A petanque court is hidden in the basement for those who want to test their french-bowling skills!

12th Arrondissement : Ground Control

Ground Control – 81 Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris

It has become a must for Parisians, especially in summer. This space was a former warehouse used by the SNCF and has been completely refurbished to host delicious food trucks and large, friendly wooden tables. Deckchairs are randomly placed on their giant outdoor terrace on sunny days. Let’s go there and back!

13th Arrondissement : OFF Paris Seine

OFF Paris Seine – 86 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

What could be better than a beautiful sunset over the Seine, glass of wine in hand? We still wonder! The floating bar OFF offers an exceptional setting to come and enjoy a drink at the end of the day and see the lights of Paris light up as our glass is consumed. In summer, the terrace is very pleasant. And the chill DJ sets on Thursdays and Saturdays accompany the conversations until nightfall.

14th Arrondissement : La Lingerie

La Lingerie – 74 Avenue Denfert Rochereau, 75014 Paris

Enjoying a beer at the Lingerie is a bit like having an aperitif at your best friend’s house. The bar does not push you to drink. You can even bring your own food and heat it up in the microwave. The pints are very affordable, around 6€, and the evenings change according to the day of the week: free concerts, quiz nights, DJ sets, etc. There’s never a dull moment in this former Saint Vincent de Paul hospital linen room, recently renovated to our great delight! Please note that some of the waiters are volunteers, so don’t hesitate to leave them a tip if the service suits you!

15th Arrondissement : Le Général Beuret

Le Général Beuret – 9 Place du Général Beuret, 75015 Paris

It’s colourful, relaxed and very affordable! General Beuret is often the talk of the town, and you can tell by the number of people sipping their beers on the terrace, or inside. The menu is simple, no frills here, and we go for the essentials: 5€ during happy hour for a beer + a bag of chips. A cheerful bar, which satisfies all the curious.

16th Arrondissement : Il Cottage

Il Cottage – 1 Boulevard Lannes, 75016 Paris

Divided into three distinct spaces, Il Cottage boasts of being the “first rooftop on the ground floor”. In fact, its terrace is so large that it’s like being on the roofs of Paris! A food truck delights the most gourmet of eaters if you wish to enjoy antipastis on one of the deckchairs. In case of bad weather, decorated areas resembling alpine chalets welcome the curious. The place is superb, but the bill can be a bit steep if the drinks pile up as the evening progresses.

17th Arrondissement : Pistache

Pistache – 24 Rue Boursault, 75017 Paris

Les Batignolles is our favourite place to have a drink. So selecting one bar is a bit like wearing the same T-shirt all year round. If we had to choose one, we voted for Pistache. Small but well decorated, affordable and excellent, we go back as soon as we can! Count 6€ for a beer or a glass of wine, between 9€ and 13€ for a cocktail. The plates are very good, you can go there with your eyes closed, there is something for everyone!

18th Arrondissement : La Fourmi

La Fourmi – 74 Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris

The tables are rare and you sometimes have to wait at the counter or stand before you can sit down, but we like the place for its conviviality and its atypical architecture on several semi-levels. Moreover, the beers are affordable and start at 2.8€. We also recommend the salads, boards and sandwiches for small hungers, or snacks to share. In the summer, some tables are set up outside so you can enjoy the last rays of sunshine!

19th Arrondissement : Pavillon Puebla

Pavillon Puebla – Avenue Darcel, 75019 Paris

The Puebla Pavilion is an address well known from Parisians. When you arrive in front of the building, you might get scared when you see the queue. But be patient, the wait is never very long! The waiters are adorable, and the setting couldn’t be nicer: huge bay windows, a simple and cosy decor, and an environment that reminds us of the countryside; you almost feel like you’ve left Paris! We also recommend the Pavillon Puebla for its terrace. In short, an ideal place to sip a house cocktail!

20th Arrondissement : Les Pères Populaires

Les Pères Populaires – 46 Rue de Buzenval, 75020 Paris

Les pères populaires is an unpretentious bar that welcomes everyone and offers exceptionally low prices. Indeed, the boards are between 5€ and 8€, the coffees at 1€ (!), and the beer at 3,60€! We couldn’t ask for more! The bar is made up of furniture salvaged from here and there. And the service is warm and the place is well known by Parisians. They organise concerts every Friday at 8pm, so don’t hesitate to go in advance if you want to find a seat to sit on!

Sophie

Originally from the French Alps, Sophie lived in the United States, Singapore and Belgium before coming back to Paris in 2019. Passionate about sports, food and new experiences, Sophie loves discovering new bars, restaurants, and places to hang out while documenting it along the way. Sophie’s favorite district is Le Marais, and every time she goes to a bakery in the morning, she asks for a Pain au Chocolat.

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