Paris Nightlife

You haven't seen the City of Light until you've seen the city at night. Throngs pour into popular streets, filling the air with the melody of engaged conversation and clinking glasses. This is when locals let down their hair and reveal their true bonhomie, laughing and dancing, flirting and talking. Parisians love to savor life together: they dine out, drink endless espressos, offer innumerable

toasts, and are often so reluctant to separate that they party all night.

Parisians go out weekends and weeknights, late and early. They tend to frequent the same places once they've found spots they like: it could be a wine bar, corner café, or hip music club, and you can often find a welcoming "the gang's all here" atmosphere. A wise way to spend an evening is to pick an area in a neighborhood that interests you, then give yourself time to browse. Parisians also love to bar-hop, and the energy shifts throughout the evening, so be prepared to follow the crowds.

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3W Kafé

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3W, as in "Women With Women," is a pillar of the lesbian scene. ...

Andy Wahloo

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Andy Wahloo has a hip crowd and an Andy Warhol–meets- Casablanca decor. Fans of the ginger-rum Wahloo spéciales relax on oversize...

Auld Alliance

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You’ll feel like an honorary Highlander at Auld Alliance, where Scottish shields adorn the walls and the bar staff (who don kilts for...

Bar at the Hotel Jules & Jim

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The look here is something between a chic contemporary Paris apartment and a low-key lounge. Enjoy a cocktail over a good book from the...

Café Cox

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Le Cox" is a prime gay pickup joint. Behind the frosted-glass windows of the fire-engine-red hot spot, men appraise the talent. The café...

Candelaria

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Steamy Candelaria is a tacqueria by day and a cocktail lounge by night. The tang of tequila hangs in the air at this hip hideaway, where...

Concrete

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On a barge moored in the Seine, superhip Concrete is one of Paris's preeminent hard-core dance venues. It goes full tilt until the wee...

Grazie

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Equal parts cocktail bar and gourmet pizzeria, this stylish offspring of the übercool concept store Merci promises top-quality libations...

La Belle Hortense

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This spot is heaven for anyone who ever wished they had a book in a bar (or a drink in a bookstore). The bar litteraire is the infamous...

La Perle

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La Perle is a bustling, buzzy Marais masterpiece, where straights, gays, and lesbians of all types come to mingle. The crowd makes this...

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