Most bars stay open until between midnight and 2 am, with no specific last call; however, wine bars and hotel bars tend to close earlier. Clubs usually stay open until 4 am, although more dance clubs are staying open until dawn or beyond (some even serve breakfast). Many drinking establishments are closed Sunday night, so check before heading out on the town. If you want to hit bars at a relatively quiet hour, go for an apéritif around 6 pm. The more earnest places offer drink specials at this time, and it's also when Parisians congregate to make late-night plans. Do be aware that some spots are better for apéro hour than others. Apéritifs are typically sipped while seated at café tables or on a terrace if weather permits.

Previous Travel Tip

Hotel Quality

Next Travel Tip



Book A Trip



  • CARS

Trip Finder

Fodor's Paris 25 Best

View Details
Mobile Apps

Paris - Fodor's Travel

Download Now
Travel Phrases

Learn French Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Download Now