Where to have the coolest nightlife in Paris like a local

Looking for a cool bar to have fun in Paris? Undoubtely, Paris is the city of light and love, a magical place that everybody should visit once in their lives. Here are some best spots that make you discover this beautiful night in Paris ranging from Parisian chic rooftop bars to 50s-themed jazz bars. We have put all the key information about the best bars in Paris to help you avoid the tourist traps and enjoy a party like a local.




Bistrot Alexandre III

A boat moored on left bank overlooking the Pont Alexandre III, Bistro Alexander III is a typical Parisian 'wine boat'. It is one of the coolest spots after work to enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the Seine river.


Bar near Alexandre III

This bistro on a boat in a highly touristy place also has a spacious terrace with enthusiastic atmosphere. With a cocktail around 12 euros, enjoy the magical surroundings. You are under Alexandre III bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Grand Palais is just 3 minutes walk away and also not far from Invalides. Bistrot Alexander III would be the best choice to take selfies with Seine River. If you want to have a party after a drink here, Flow is just on the other side of the bridge, and the Rosa Bonheur is not very far.


cocktail place on seine river

Category : floating bar

Address: Pont Alexandre III, 75007 Paris

Transportation : Metro line 5, 10 Gare d'Austerlitz / Line 6 Quai de la Gare 

Opening Hours : Sun-Wed 11:30-1:00 / Thur–Sat 11:30-2:00

Price : Beers from 4.5 euros, Cocktail from 12 euros




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A hangout spot of Parisian hipsters, Ground Control is a very unique place in Paris which was created from a 4500m² former Industrial warehouse. This place is composed of several indoor and outdoor food courts, art exhibitions, drink stalls, shops and etc. It has become a trendy place for Parisian hipsters who come to chill out after work.


ground control in paris

You can enjoy a drink or grab something to eat in the food court.The drinks are served in eco-friendly cups and the price ranges from 5 to 15 euros. You can get 1 euro back when you return the cup.

Also, there are events almost every day, mainly about underground music and arts.


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Category : Bars and restaurants

Address: 81 Rue du Charolais , 75012, Paris

Transportation : Metro line 1, 14 / RER A ,D  Gare de Lyon 

Opening Hours : Wed – Fri 12:00 - 0:00 /  Sat  11:00 - 0:00, Sun 11:00 - 22:30 

Price :  from 5 - 15 euros




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On top of the BHV Marais and right in front of Paris City Hall, you will find a rooftop bar with an amazing view. With this view of the Eiffel Tower and the Pantheon, you can truly enjoy the summer nights of Paris. 

The best part of Le Perchoir Marais are the terrace seats on the right side. From the terrace, you can view the city hall, Eiffel Tower, and Saint Jacques tower. During the long summer days, this rooftop is a prime spot to watch the sunset behind the skyline of Paris. 


best bar nearby Marais

Le Perchoir Marais serves different cheeses like camembert, compte, and milk cheese. They also offer Serrano hams, cheeses, marinated olives, butter, and baguette. Fresh grapefruit cocktails go well with cheese and ham. 

You can have beers around 7 to 8 euros for 33cl. When it finally gets dark, you can see the magnificent Eiffel tower lighting up the whole city. During the summer, it is not fully dark and the lights are off on the buildings which makes the Eiffel tower even more shiny. 


best Paris rooftop

Category : Rooftop Bar

Address : 33 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

Transportation : Metro line 1, 11  Hôtel de Ville

Opening Hours : Wed-Fri 20:15-23:30 /  Sat 20:45-23:30

Price : Cocktail from 12 euros 




lalaland jazz bar paris

Le Caveau de la Huchette was the first club in Paris where jazz was played, now it became a cool Parisian jazz bar where you can enjoy live jazz shows. 

Whether you are just a jazz-lover or a professional musician, the exceptional atmosphere of the club will remind you of the Cotton Club and the Savoy in their glory days. Every evening, a jazz band performs for the listening pleasure of regulars and visitors. Since the Second War, the greatest jazzmen in the world have appeared regularly here.


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Enjoy watching people dancing and enjoying listening to jazz music. The jazz band is great and the crowd gets lovely and pleasant. We recommend you to definitely check it out. 


best parisian jazz club

Category : Jazz Clubs & Bars

Address : 5 rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris

Transportation : Metro line 4 Saint-Michel, RER B Saint-Michel -Notre-Dame

Opening Hours : Sun-Thu 21:00-2:30, Fri,Sat 21:00-4:00am 

Price : entrance fee excluding drinks, 13 euros (students under 25 years old, 10 euros), beers from 7 euros, other alcohol from 10 euros




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Debonair is surely one of the most famous rooftop bars in Paris. It is on the top floor of Institut de la Mode de Paris. It's not easy to ignore the fashionable atmosphere of Debonair. Located on the rooftop of a green building of the city of fashion, Debonair terrace is lively day and night. It is the perfect place to relax with this sublime view of Paris.


fashionable terrace bar in paris

During the summer, people come to party until the sun rises in the early morning! In winter, Debonair welcomes guests on its heated terrace to enjoy the fresh air even in the cold weather. They also have special happy hours which lasts from 18h to 00h! Just come for a drink and dance on the dance floor to the beat of House, Techno, Rap or Latino music. After dancing for hours, order some food from one of their food trucks to taste a piece of homemade pizza or a burger to stay all night long!

The price range for drinks are from 4 euros and during happy hours, you can have cocktails from 9 euros. 


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Category : Rooftop Bar

Address : 36 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

Transportation : Metro line5, 10 Gare d'Austerlitz / Line 6 Quai de la Gare 

Opening Hours : Mon 18:00 - 00:00 / Tue 18:00 - 2:00 / Wed-Sat 10:00 - 5:00 / Sun 16:00 - 8:00 

Price : beers from 5 euros, cocktails from  9 euros




rooftop terrace view of Paris

Galeries Lafayette Rooftop Terrace is a wonderful rooftop terrace with 360° view of Paris city center. It is situated on the seventh floor of the Galeries Lafayette department store. A stunning view of the Garnier Opera House is in front of the building and you can also see the Eiffel Tower. Refresh yourself with open-air atmosphere and have some nice cocktails after shopping in the department store. As it has a nice view of this romantic city, it is recommendable to visit early time or late at night like before 5 pm or after 10 pm. 

For each season, Galeries Lafayette hosts different pop-up restaurants to fill its rooftop terrace. This 2019 summer, there is a 100% vegetarian restaurant where you can enjoy sharing dishes of fresh vegetables and fruits.


Rooftop terrace bar in Paris

Category : Rooftop terrace bar

Address : 25 Rue de la Chaussée d’Antin, 75009

Transportation : Metro line 7, 9 Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette

Opening Hours : Everyday 10:00-1:00

Price : Beer from 5 euros / Cocktails from 12 euros / Dish from 10 euros


Words by Fang

Photographs by Youra CHOI