Top 13 Best Cocktail Bars in Paris

Professional mixologists, barmen became more and more creative in order to create new cocktails while still making the classics. For an evening with friends, a birthday, or just because you want to relax: find an occasion to taste those cocktails. Here’s our list of the best cocktail bars in Paris.


Moonshiner ● €€ – €€€

5, rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris

moonshiner bar

At the time of Prohibition, the production and sale of alcohol was banned. It is in these times that speakeasies, hidden clandestine bars were created. Open in 2013, the Moonshiner took its inspiration from this concept.

Indeed, to get in, you have to know where to look because there is no sign. To get inside the Moonshiner, you have to go through the Pizzeria Da Vito, which serves tasty pizzas, and pass through the cold room doors.

Inside the bar, the 1920’s are found in the decoration and even in the font used on the menu for the name of the bar.

A safe is placed in the smoking room and if you guess the combination correctly, you get what’s inside.

As for the cocktails, you can choose either classic or unique drinks to the Moonshine like the Smokey Island, the Number 6, or even the Salvia Cosmo.

For more information, check the Facebook page.


Gravity Bar ● €€ – €€€

44, rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris

If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of the canal Saint-Martin, why not grab a drink at the Gravity Bar?

Open in 2015 and one of the trendiest bars in Paris now, the Gravity Bar welcomes you in a warm atmosphere.

As you arrive, you will find a carefully decorated small terrace with clear wood chairs. Inside, wavy wooden slats link the roof to the back of the bar. The latter is made of concrete to keep you on Earth and will be your center of gravity for the evening!

The cocktails are delicious and you’ll also be able to eat there because the Gravity Bar is a restaurant: the food quality is as good as the drinks.

For more information, check the Facebook page.



Experimental Cocktail Club ● €€ / Prescription Cocktail Club ● €€ – €€€

37, rue Saint Sauveur, 75002 Paris / 23, rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris

Both these bars belong to the same group, the Experimental Group.

Located in a small cobbled street, the Experimental Cocktail Club offers you original cocktails that are tasty and of quality in a good atmosphere and made by qualified and friendly staff.

Behind the velvet curtain, you will find a stylish setting in which you can spend an intimate moment in a soft atmosphere.

And if you are on the left bank of the Seine, you can taste other original drinks at the Prescription Cocktail Club.

From the outside, nothing tells you it is there. Inside, the soft and cozy atmosphere guarantees you a great evening with high-quality cocktails.

For more information, check the Facebook pages of the Experimental and the Prescription.



Little Red Door ● €€ – €€€

60, rue Charlot, 75003 Paris

Although inspired by the speakeasies, the little red door is not hidden. On the contrary, she is in the spotlight but there are no signs to tell you where it is.

In the Marais district, this bar welcomes you in with a soft and relaxed atmosphere.

The decoration is made from a mix of styles: leather and fabric, brick and wallpaper.

You can order cocktails that you will find nowhere else. The bar also offers some dishes to have with your drinks if you want.

For more information, check the official site.


Harry’s New York Bar ● €€€

5, rue Daunou, 75002 Paris

In 1911, the owner of a bar in Manhattan decided to take it apart to rebuild it entirely in Paris, under the name “New York Bar”. At that time, American artists and tourists started to roll in Paris. Celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, or Humphrey Bogart were able to taste the cocktails served in this bar.

Bought by its Scottish barman, Harry Mac Elhone, in 1923, he decided to put his name in the bar name. Today, “Harry’s New York Bar” is one of the most famous around the world.

Several known cocktails were created in this bar, such as the White Lady, the Blue Lagoon (invented by Harry’s son, Andy Mac Elhone), and even the Bloody Mary!

It also has a piano bar, open Monday to Saturday, from 10pm to 2am.

Actually, it is where George Gershwin composed “American in Paris”.

For more information, check the official site.


Candelaria ● €€ – €€€

52, rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris

candelaria bar

Opened in 2011, Candelaria brings together a cocktail bar and taqueria, a restaurant specializing in tacos (open every day from noon to 10:30pm and until 11pm Thursday to Saturday).

When you enter Candelaria, don’t be surprised if you only see the taqueria. Indeed, the bar is accessible by a door at the back of the room.

Spend a nice evening in a soft and cozy atmosphere. With the setting, the cocktails, and most of all, the delicious tacos, it will be like you’re in Mexico!

Try the Guêpe Verte (Green Wasp)! No, it is not an insect, but be careful, the cocktail might still sting you. Indeed, it contains chili and it is one of the original drinks of the Candelaria.

For more information, check the official site.


Mabel ● €€ – €€€

58, rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris

Besides being a cocktail bar, Mabel also offers grilled cheese sandwiches, from the original sandwich to homemade variations. That’s actually what you will see on the Mabel window shop.

The bar is located in a backroom. Its specialty? Rum. It is in most cocktails, of different ages, tastes and colors, but other alcohols are also available. On the menu, each cocktail is described in a few adjectives to help you make your choice.

For more information, check the official site.


Red House ● €€

1 bis, rue de la Forge Royale, 75011 Paris

red house bar paris
©Red House

Welcome to the Far West! With its bull skull over the bar, the Red House looks like a saloon in Texas. Near Bastille, enjoy its relaxed atmosphere to sip amazing cocktails. You can also play a pinball machine while listening to rock, funk, or electro music.

Barmen are friendly and will serve you delicious drinks, like the Negroni or the Frozen Strawberry Daïquiri (the menu changes regularly). If you want, you can also eat some quesadillas, nachos, and other things while drinking your cocktail.

For more information, check the Facebook page.


Lulu White ● €€€

12, rue Frochot, 75009 Paris

lulu white bar paris
©Lulu White

Which district to choose to open a bar named after the most famous Madame? Pigalle, of course! The specialty of this bar is absinthe. So the menu offers a lot of cocktails with the Green Fairy inside of them. But Lulu White also serves classics and other original drinks.

The bar decoration is a mix of 2 areas: Pigalle and New Orleans with nods to Mahogany Hall, an area located in Storyville where Lulu used to live, and jazz.

No big signs will show you where Lulu White is, so pay attention or you will miss it!

For more information, check the official site.


Le Calbar ● €€

82, rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris

No, it isn’t just a name! Le Calbar, a familiar French word for underpants, gets its name from the concept that distinguishes it from the rest: the waiters will bring you your drinks wearing underpants! The rest of the outfit consists of shirts, suspenders, and a bow tie.

Spend a relaxed evening in an off-the-wall atmosphere and enjoy the moment! The menu offers a lot of cocktails, classics and originals, as well as a good selection of spirits.

For more information, check the official site.


Les Justes – Pigalle ● €€

1, rue Frochot, 75009 Paris

Opened in 2015, its originality comes from its concept. For every cocktail ordered among the expensive ones on the menu, the bar will donate 1€ to a charity. A way to help people while enjoying life!

In a warm and relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy tasty and delicious cocktails in an elegant setting. Les Justes also offers homemade pressed juices. The menu changes according to seasonal products.

For more information, check the official site.


Monsieur Antoine ● €€

17, avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris

The concept? There isn’t one. This bar just wants to serve people the best products there are. Enjoy excellent products while being comfortably seated on the bar chairs or at a table listening to rock music.

To offer the best, the menu of Monsieur Antoine, made of ten or so cocktails, changes every month. Note that every syrup is homemade, fruit juices are made every morning, and the cold meats and mozzarella served come from a small Italian farmer.

For more information, check the official site.


Le Crocodile ● €€ – €€€

6, rue Royer-Collard, 75005 Paris

With its green front window, Le Crocodile is located on a small street in the Latin quarter.

Because the space is small, the atmosphere is friendly. It is the perfect place to get a drink after an evening with your friends. And to enjoy your evening fully, the bar stays open until 2 am!

Moreover, you might hesitate a while before choosing your cocktail. Indeed, the menu offers 350 of them! Some have unusual flavors like chili liquor, cactus, or even vine peach cream…

Please note that this bar does not accept payment from credit cards.

For more information, check the Facebook page.