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  • 1. Au Lapin Agile

    Montmartre | Cabaret

    An authentic survivor from the 19th century, Au Lapin Agile considers itself the doyen of cabarets. Founded in 1860, it inhabits the same modest...Read More

  • 2. Ballroom du Beef Club

    Louvre | Bars/Pubs

    Unmarked black door, basement setting, pressed-tin ceilings, atmospheric lighting—did someone say "speakeasy"? All this and luscious libations...Read More

  • 3. Candelaria

    Marais Quarter | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 4. Concrete

    Bastille | Music Clubs

    On a barge moored in the Seine, superhip Concrete is one of Paris's preeminent hard-core dance venues and a trailblazer on the techno scene...Read More

  • 5. Crazy Horse

    Champs-Élysées | Cabaret

    This world-renowned cabaret has elevated the striptease to an art form. Founded in 1951, it's famous for gorgeous dancers and naughty routines...Read More

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  • 6. Delaville Café

    Grands Boulevards | Bars/Pubs

    With its huge, heated sidewalk terrace, Belle Époque mosaic-tile bar, graffitied walls, and swishy lounge, Delaville Café boasts a funky ambience...Read More

  • 7. Dirty Dick

    Montmartre | Bars/Pubs

    An updated version of the classic tiki lounge, this stylish option in the hip Pigalle neighborhood comes complete with lurid lighting, life...Read More

  • 8. Experimental Cocktail Club

    Louvre | Bars/Pubs

    Fashioned as a speakeasy on a tiny brick-paved street, the Experimental Cocktail Club seems like it should be lighted by gas lamps. The show...Read More

  • 9. Glass

    Montmartre | Bars/Pubs

    Masquerading as a dive in Pigalle's rapidly gentrifying red-light district, this dark, candlelighted space is actually a shrine to urban cool...Read More

  • 10. Le Bar Botaniste

    Champs-Élysées | Bars/Pubs

    The Shangri-La Hotel's opulent bar, inspired by eccentric botanist Prince Roland Bonapart (nephew to Napoleon), serves up a dazzling menu of...Read More

  • 11. Le Bar du Bristol

    Champs-Élysées | Bars/Pubs

    Apparently not satisfied with its usual rich and powerful clientele, this tony spot is now vying for the impossibly hip too. Along with enticing...Read More

  • 12. Le Mary Celeste

    Marais Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    Half-price oysters at happy hour (6–7 pm) aren't the only reason this refreshingly unpretentious cocktail bar is wildly popular. One of a trilogy...Read More

  • 13. New Morning

    Grands Boulevards | Music Clubs

    At New Morning—the premier spot for serious fans of avant-garde jazz, folk, and world music—the look is spartan, and the mood reverential. ...Read More

  • 14. Saint James Club Paris

    Champs-Élysées | Bars/Pubs

    Like a library room out of Harry Potter, the bar at the Saint James Club Paris—complete with 5,000 leather-bound volumes and a cozy fireplace...Read More

  • 15. Sherry Butt

    Marais Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    On a quiet street close to the Bastille, Sherry Butt's relaxed loftlike atmosphere, imaginative drinks, whiskey flights, and tasty bar menu...Read More

  • 16. Zig Zag

    Champs-Élysées | Music Clubs

    With a state-of-the-art sound system, a glam location, and a riotous dance floor with room for 1,200 revelers, Zig Zag is hugely popular. Join...Read More

  • 17. 3W Kafé

    Marais Quarter | Bars/Pubs

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

  • 18. Alcazar

    St-Germain-des-Prés | Bars/Pubs

    Sir Terence Conran's makeover of a 17th-century Parisian jeu de paume court features a stylish mezzanine-level bar under a greenhouse-glass...Read More

  • 19. Andy Wahloo

    Marais Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    With a hip crowd and an Andy Warhol–meets- Casablanca decor, here you can relax on oversize paint-can stools beneath high-kitsch silk-screened...Read More

  • 20. Apicius

    Champs-Élysées | Bars/Pubs

    Mere steps from the Champs-Élysées, Apicius offers sublime elegance. Wander through the luxe front garden and château restaurant to the sleekly...Read More

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