Paris isn’t just for lovers or shopping enthusiasts. The City of Lights is ideal for ‘gluttons’ and winos, too. And as far as France is blessed with an endless variety of fantastic wines, it’s no surprise that Paris simply teems with various styles of bars and clubs, and other night entertainment venues, offering a lively ambiance and a truly unique experience sure to delight. From sipping red wine in the intimate bars of Paris’ Marais district to relaxing with a glass of champagne in the chichi bars around Paris’ Champs Elysees to partying till dawn in one of the upbeat bars found around the Latin Quarter and Bastille, Paris bars are something really worth a visit.
For those who want to experience old-fashioned French bar scene, the city has an abundance of traditional bars, offering relaxing, peaceful atmosphere and décor-wise surroundings. If you are a night freak (no matter what kind of nightlife you are seeking), head to one of these most authentic vibrant bars and enjoy a relaxing time with a great piece of music.
Bar N’Importe Quoi
Ideally tucked on a side street of Less Halles, N’Importe Quoi (translated to ‘No Matter What’) is a tiny yet cozy spot to hang around with never-ending drink specialties, including a broad choice of cocktails, beers and shooters. Not so promising at inside or out, the bar is composed of two stages: the ground floor, offering rockn’roll & disco music from 80’s and a dance hall in the basement, featuring a stronger sound environment. A large smoking room is also available. This is where guests will always find cheap drinks, quality French service and pleasant atmosphere. Do not hesitate; N’Importe Quoi has all the ingredients for a good evening out. It also hosts theme nights and private parties that double the fun. The bar is open from Monday to Wednesday from 06:00 pm to 04:30 am, and from Thursday to Saturday from 06:00 pm to 05:30 am.
Harry’s New York Bar
No trip to Paris is complete without stopping by Harry’s New York Bar located at 5 rue Daunou in Paris, between the Avenue de’ l’Opera and Rue de la Paix. Extremely popular for its cocktails (especially the White Lady and Sidecar cocktails that were first invented here), the bar also offers snacks, such as hotdogs or a club sandwich, containing toast, ham, chicken, egg, cheese, tomato and green salad. The favorite venue for celebrities like Hemingway, Coco Chanel, the Duke of Windsor and others, Harry’s New York Bar is also the reputed birthplace of the Bloody Mary and probably the only spot in Paris where you will be told, ‘I’m sorry but we don’t serve wine here.’ If it’s a little taste of home you are looking for in the heart of Paris, head to this wonderful bar, and enjoy its chic ambiance and amazing beverages and snacks.
Do you want a truly unique experience of a different kind? Consider Altitude 95 located in the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, offering spectacularly beautiful views of the Trocadero across the River Seine; add to this a seafood menu and an ambiance of a typical Parisian brasserie. Suitable for all age groups including families, Altitude 95 is something you should not miss out if you can afford it. Altitude 95 is open every day, from 12:00pm until 2:00pm, 7:00pm to 8:45pm. All major credit cards are accepted.