There are hundreds of bars to visit in Paris, however we’ve curated this list of bars with a cozy feel to visit on a romantic date or on one of the notoriously cold French nights.
Prescription Cocktail Bar
This is one of the few bars left on the Left Bank with a speak-easy atmosphere. Once you find your way inside, it has an old world vibe with plush sofas, curious antiques, and vintage wallpaper. Order one of their signature cocktails and cuddle up with your significant other.
Address: 23 rue Mazarine, 76006.
Metro: Odéon (Lines 4 & 10)
La Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels
This wine bar has an incredible list of natural wines, which you’ll enjoy in a modern yet cozy hideout. You can order some small plates and enjoy it in the dimly lit backroom or on one of the many sofas.
Address: 7 Rue Lobineau, 75006
Metro: Odéon (Lines 4 & 10)
Moonshiner is located behind an operating small pizza shop – which gives it an authentic speakeasy vibe. The inside has Art Deco furnishings (think etched mirrors and old record players). This is a great choice for a younger crowd, and attracts locals + tourists in their 20s and 30s.
Address: 5 rue Sedaine, 75011.
Metro: Bréguet-Sabin (Line 5)
Perchoir Du Marais
If you’re looking for a bar with a view – you’ve found the right place. Perchoir Du Marais is located on the top floor of the BHV department store. From the top you can sip a cocktail while admiring the beautiful Paris skyline. You can even see the Effiel Tower on a clear night.
Address: 6 rue de la Verrerie, 75004.
Metro: Hotel de Ville (line 1 & 11)
Shake N’ Smash
Shake N’ Smash is an eccentric bar, located just north of the trendy Marais neighborhood. The seductive, yet modern, atmosphere is enhanced by a quirky collection of lamps, chairs, and Salvador Dali prints. Come here to enjoy their happy hour, don’t forget to order one of their signature cocktails.
Address: 87 rue de Turbigo, 75003
Metro: Temple (Line 3), République (Lines 3,8,9,11)
Experimental Cocktail Club
The Experimental Cocktail Club was one of the first new wave cocktail bars in the city. Located in a beautiful building with a mirror lined ceiling, the bartenders are always willing to whip up a creative cocktail.
Address: 37 rue saint-sauveur, 75002
Metro: Sentier (Line 3)
Le Tres Honore
Le Tres Honore is a chic bar and restaurant located near the Opera Garnier. This is a high-end bar that you’d be inclined to take a date if you were trying to impress them.
Address: 35 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001.
Metro: Pyramides (Lines 7 & 14)
Danico has a seasonal cocktail menu, with a routine 12 new cocktails each quarter. Each of the concoctions comes with a description that shows how it is served (shaken, carbonated, stirred) and how it tastes (smoky and silky, bitter and tropical).
Address: 6 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris
Lulu White is hard to find! You’ll have to hunt around the outside of the building to find a tiny gold plaque – the only hint that there is a vibrant bar on the other side. Once you find it – you’ll be transported directly into an Art Deco themed New Orleans speakeasy. They’re known for their cocktails, and if you’re feeling adventurous they serve Absinthe.
Address: 12 ave Frochet, 75009.
Metro: Pigalle (Lines 2 & 12)
Harry’s New York Bar
Harry’s New York Bar dates back to the early 20th century. For history buffs – both Hemingway and Sartre were rumored to drink here, and George Gershwin composed “An American in Paris” on the piano upstairs.
Address: 5 rue Daunou