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Things we love:

ALL that wine, even the supermarkets have impressive collections.
They have a taxidermy museum full of EVERY animal any shape or size – too good.
The lock bridge –  There are thousands of locks attached! Buy a bike lock, clip it to the fencing, make a wish, then chuck the key in the river.
‘Sans Carte’ bars, just tell the bartender what you like and let him decide
Late closing times!
Real speakeasys: no signs and locked doors

Things we wish we’d known:

Cabs are near to impossible to hail, even at the taxi rank.
Some Japanese people suffer from Paris Syndrome: to them Paris is a dream city, full of beautiful people. It doesn’t live up to their expectations and they go home needing counselling
Parisians are so proud of being French that some are insulted when you speak in English to them.

Best bars in Paris
Best bars in Paris
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Apicius
Apicius

BarChick loves to make an entrance and entrances don’t get any grander than the one at Apicius! Walk past sculptures in the luxe front garden and up the path to the 18th century mansion (Luc Besson, of Mr Robo Cop Read More

Artisan
Artisan

This under-designed space is another example of why BarChick loves the direction Paris is heading. Artisan, which straddles the restaurant-bar divide, is an easy and comfortable spot to gather with friends or fly solo and feel at home. Find a Read More

Bar 228 at Le Meurice
Bar 228 at Le Meurice

Named after the hotel’s address (and a VERY pricey hotel at that) 228 has a friendly atmosphere, so you’ll feel right at home. Wooden bar stalls and leather chairs bring out a masculine vibe, but it’s softened with crystal decanters Read More

Bar Le COQ
Bar Le COQ

What’s black, white and chic all over? Yeah, Le Coq. If you’re all speak-easied out but still like your cocktails served with swag then this place will totes ruffle your feathers. With the founders of Paris’s Cocktail and Spirit Bar Show, Read More

Bones
Bones

Loud music, stripped-back walls, a spiral staircase in the corner, beards, tattoos, mind-blowing food and lots of mezcal. This rock & roll restaurant is like a recipe for how to make BarChick happy. What was once an Irish pub was Read More

Buddha Bar
Buddha Bar

This huge decadent bar is the perfect place to lull away a day munching on fine sushi and sipping elaborate cocktails, but be warned the fact that there are no windows means it’s dangerous if you head here for lunch. Read More

Café Moderne
Café Moderne

Bastille is one of the most historic parts of Paris and it’s where you’ll find Café Moderne. You’ll need to walk about 10 minutes from the Place de la Bastille to reach your destination, look out for the monochrome sign Read More

Candelaria
Candelaria

First glance reveals nothing more than a tiny hole-in-the-wall taqueria selling seriously tasty tacos. Don’t be fooled, the real action takes place through the unmarked door in the back, in the secret bar decked out like a stone walled cave Read More

Chez Prune
Chez Prune

Located in the 10th arrondissement, Chez Prune is best described as a ‘bar de quartier’ by the hipster Parisians who hang here. Shabby-chic with mismatch tables, vintage posters and a collection of old clocks and lamps made from flower pots… sound Read More

Curio Parlor
Curio Parlor

A trip to Paris isn’t complete without visiting at least one of the ECC bars, our favourite of the three is this stylish left bank drinking den. Once your eyes adjust you’ll discover a dark and sexy bar, with velour Read More

Dirty Dick
Dirty Dick

Located in Pigalle (Paris’s red light district), you might be unsure what to expect from a visit to Dirty Dick, so just to clear up any possible confusion/disappointment, it is in fact a Tiki Bar! Think Tony Montana style tropical Read More

El Rancho Dominicano
El Rancho Dominicano

If you find yourself on this particular rue chances are you’re bar crawling or seeking a night of straight up debauchery, either way you’re gonna need somewhere cheap, dark and kinda weird to get you in the zone. Enter El Rancho Read More

Experimental Cocktail Club (Paris)
Experimental Cocktail Club (Paris)

After kickstarting the Paris cocktail scene, other bars have had to up their game in attempt to keep up with ECC.  Romee de Goriainoff and Pierre-Charles Cros really began it all here in Paris. Plush black curtains drape over the Read More

Frenchie Wine Bar
Frenchie Wine Bar

Tucked down a little side street, just off Senator is the small but mighty Frenchie empire. There’s a kick ass restaurant, a take away mini version and then the wine bar, which is where you’ll find us. It gets used Read More

George V Hotel Bar, Four Seasons
George V Hotel Bar, Four Seasons

If you’re in t-shirts and distressed denim, you probably won’t feel at home in here. Cash is king, and the guests must have plenty of it (check out the Jeroboam of Louis XIII on the back bar… BUCKS!) On BarChick’s Read More

Glass
Glass

This is the second bar from the team behind the fantastic Candeleria and great addition to the rocking Paris bar scene. Located in Pigalle which is famous for the Moulin Rouge, ‘specialist’ shops, street walkers and all kinds of naughty Read More

Gocce (hidden inside Professore)
Gocce (hidden inside Professore)

From the moment BarChick walked in, we knew this was something special. This 1950s style upscale diner/bar, with white & green tiles, bare green tables, red cushioned chairs and naked light bulbs, think old school good times when chicks wore Read More

Grazie
Grazie

Cocktails and pizza under one roof is always a winner for BarChick. Grazie is the best of both worlds, an upscale pizza joint with a rocking bar. Note to Pizza Express – this is how it should be done. Stacked Read More

Hotel Costes
Hotel Costes

This swanky den is not for the timid. It’s more like being slapped in the face with decadence, and overwhelmed by velvet, brocade, chandeliers, mirrors, and beautiful people. Small tables nestled close together and lots of candles make this place Read More

Jefrey's
Jefrey's

Hidden on the same side street as ECC, this cosy little bar is a perfect place to hide away and knock back a couple of rounds of badass concoctions. Don’t let its tiny size fool you; you can’t swing a Read More

Joséphine
Joséphine

Inspired by Joséphine Baker and Tattoo Parlour’s from the 40’s, this bar has everything you need for a night out: a great atmosphere, nicely designed rooms, delicious and reasonably priced cocktails ( 10€ each ) plus a choice of barsnacks. We Read More

L'Entrée des Artistes
L'Entrée des Artistes

Tiny and candlelit, this new low key bar specialises in delicious cocktails and natural wines. Full of quirky touches: cute ‘cheque-book’ style menu, antique cash register and a back-bar overflowing with rare spirits. This is a bar so interesting that Read More

La Conserverie
La Conserverie

Down a rather unassuming street in the 2nd, you’ll find this hat-trick of a venue. Traditional Japanese restaurant by day, modern European restaurant by night, and awesome cocktails at all hours. Match that with a quirky/sexy/fun decor and eye candy Read More

La Perla
La Perla

La Perla Paris has been around since 1988, which makes it ancient in Parisian bar-scene years. The first thing you notice inside is the long, wooden bar which takes pride of place next to a giant swordfish…yeah. There’s kind of an Read More

La Vue
La Vue

Rumour has it this place has recently been bought out by Hyatt, so we’re expecting some major changes soon. Until then we’re happy to roll with Hotel Concorde’s slightly O.T.T. 34th floor panoramic bar. Sure, purples, pinks and reds usually Read More

Le Ballroom Du Beef
Le Ballroom Du Beef

Le Ballroom Du Beef is bar number 5 from the unstoppable ECC trio, and this time there’s steak involved, uh hello! This speakeasy style cocktail bar is located in the basement of Le Beef Club in the 1st Arrondissement of Read More

Le Bar du Bristol
Le Bar du Bristol

Le Bristol has a stellar team behind the bar lead by Maxime, who is one of 2 people in the world to have a Master Craftsman (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) in cocktails. His team are all experts at their craft Read More

Le Baron
Le Baron

It may be one of the harder doors to crack in Paris – you either need a secret password, to know the owner or be effortlessly, eye-wateringly cool – but that does make for a certain satisfaction upon entry, like Read More

Le Calbar
Le Calbar

When BarChick first awoke after a recent night out in Paris, we initially thought we had arisen from some kind of dream about cocktails served by hot men in nothing more than shirts, braces and boxers… what a great idea Read More

Le Comptoir Général
Le Comptoir Général

Down a dark passageway off the Canal St Martin, this is a playhouse of the surreal and fantastic, like a secret voodoo temple crossed with a 19th century literary salon. In short, madness. It’s hard to get your head around the Read More

Le Forum
Le Forum

This bar has been around since 1918, and has been owned by the same family since 1931, old enough for ya? This timeless and classic bar has been voted “Best Cocktail bar” in many competitions, both home and away, so Read More

Le Garde Robe
Le Garde Robe

Now with two locations, Barchick visited the original which is located just off the Rue de Rivoli and in a good area for high street stores. While we wouldn’t necessarily call Le Garde Robe a destination bar, we can definitely Read More

Le Mary Celeste
Le Mary Celeste

Le Mary Celeste is another new launch from the Candeleria team and is in fact just a stone’s throw away from its older sibling, perfect for bar-hopping! It takes its name from the infamous ghost ship, and once inside you’ll Read More

Le Perchoir
Le Perchoir

Fancy a killer view, but can’t be f*cked to deal with the hordes of tourists at the Eiffel Tower? Head out to the 11th where this unmarked 7th story roof terrace has 360-degree views of Paris and drinks to boot. Read More

Le Rosebud
Le Rosebud

This place is a Paris institution in the same crew as Harry’s Bar, although at the same time it somehow manages to keep a low profile. Think of it along the lines of Harry’s slightly more underground, arty, jazz-loving younger Read More

Le Sans Souci
Le Sans Souci

By the bright lights of day, this Pigalle joint doesn’t look like much – another neighbourhood brasserie that could use a facelift. Come nightfall, however, and Le San Souci comes alive with Bohos, professionals, artists, internationals and party kids looking Read More

Little Red Door
Little Red Door

Located amongst the galleries and boutiques of Paris’ Haut Marais district, the first thing you will notice when visiting the Little Red Door, is well… its little red door. Good start! Once inside, you’ll find lots of exposed bricks, cosy patchwork Read More

Lockwood
Lockwood

Trust us, this sweet little coffee shop has a few tricks up its sleeves. Owned by the bad boy team of brothers from the super slick Club Silencio and coffee haven Ten Belles, they’ve brought together the best of both Read More

L’Éclair
L’Éclair

One of BarChick’s favourite things about Paris is all the pavement cafés and terraces, perfect for grabbing an ‘apero’ or espresso and people watching. Up until now all our beloved terraces had been missing decent cocktails, but L’Eclair meets somewhere Read More

Park Hyatt Vendôme
Park Hyatt Vendôme

There’s no shortage of legendary, luxe hotel bars in Paris: Hemingway, Plaza Athenee and L’Hôtel to name a few, but the new bar at the Park Hyatt Vendôme stands out as their slicker, younger brother. With a leather bar and Read More

Prescription Cocktail Club
Prescription Cocktail Club

Another bar by the masterminds behind Experimental Cocktail Club so it’s fair to say this place was never going to be bad. The trick is finding it; in true ECC style you’ll need the BarChick app or some hot Parisian Read More

Red House
Red House

When BarChick first stumbled across Red house we thought we might have ended up in Paris, Texas not Paris, France (yes Paris, Texas does in fact exist). There’s a bit of a Wild West saloon feel to the place with the Read More

Sherry Butt
Sherry Butt

If you enjoy kicking back in New York style loft bars, then you’ll love Sherry Butt. The founders, Cathleen McGarry and Amaury Guyot have both worked at the Experimental Cocktail Club and More than fluent in French it’s surprising Read More

Silencio
Silencio

When master director of the strange and wonderful, David Lynch, decides to open a night club, you know it’s going to be something special. Everything has been designed and approved by the man himself, from the thousands of gold mandalas Read More

The Fish Club
The Fish Club

The ECC group has pulled it out of the bag yet again. Only a few doors down from Le Beef Club, this Latin American inspired haunt is breezy, densely patterned and feels like summer all the time. Grab a table Read More

Wanderlust
Wanderlust

When you think of river bars in Paris, they’re kinda touristy and overpriced. Well, think again. Wanderlust is a sprawling Seine-side terrace perfect for al fresco partying with the cool kids. It’s brought to you by the people behind Social Club Read More