The Best Cafés & Bars in Paris

Parisians’ Favorite Places For A Drink

Whether you’re thirsty for an espresso, a glass of wine, or a craft cocktail, we know where to find the best drinks in Paris. Our Urbansiders let you in on local favorites, from hip hidden bars to the French café terraces you can’t miss in the capital city.

French Cafés

Café culture is a huge part of life in the City of Light. We Parisians spend a lot of time in these iconic establishments, people watching while slowly sipping a coffee on the terrace or enjoying an afterwork drink with friends, so we know all the best places to go. Some of the city’s most famous cafés shouldn’t be missed, including Les Deux Magots and the Café de Flore, but most of our favorites are lesser-known places that visitors rarely discover. Here are our local picks for the best French café in Paris.

Cocktail Bars

We’ve done the taste-testing for you and these Parisian masters of mixology make the most delicious drinks in the City of Light. Whether you’re a connoisseur of gin, rum, or mezcal, or if you’re looking to try something new, you’re sure to enjoy a night out at these top Paris cocktail bars.

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    Paris for Foodies

    Paris is a place where foodie fantasies come true. As the capital of a country known for its cuisine, the City of Light offers endless options for delighting your tastebuds. With so many great restaurants, bakeries, and fine food shops, it can be hard to know where to start. Let us help with a guide to our local food lover favorites!

Wine Bars

Searching for the best place to go in Paris for a good glass of red, white, or rosé? These wine bars give you that authentic French wine experience. Many of our personal favorites are actually caves à vin, a type of wine shop selling bottles to go and letting you drink glasses sur place too. That way, when you find a wine you love, you can get some to take home with you! Here are our picks for the best Parisian wine bars.

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Coffee Shops

Oui, those charming Parisian cafés serve coffee, but sometimes you’re in the mood for a cozy, quiet spot to sip a Flat White rather than a bustling street corner terrace serving tight shots of espresso. These are our picks for the best coffee shops in Paris, the perfect place to meet a friend for coffee, curl up with a hot drink and a good book, or get your caffeine fix while working on your laptop.

All Our Favorite Places to Have a Drink in Paris

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