The Best Cocktail Bars in Paris

Where to Find the Best Cocktails in the Capital
If you’re searching for the most delicious mixed drinks in Paris, be warned; the competition is steep. We know, we’ve done the taste testing! Whether you want a loud and lively spot, an elegant hotel bar, a secretive speakeasy, or if it’s the mixology that matters most to you, we think these are the best cocktail bars in Paris.
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What to Know Before You Go to a Paris Cocktail Bar

Curious about the craft cocktail scene in the City of Light? Here’s a bit of local insight for enjoying an evening arrosé.

How much do cocktails cost in Paris?

Expect to spend 8-16€ for a drink at a typical cocktail bar in Paris. Prices do vary beaucoup from one bar to the next though, with some student-friendly spots offering 5-7€ cocktails during happy hours while drinks at upscale, iconic spots like the Hemingway Bar in the Ritz Paris go for 30€.

Where are the best cocktail bars in Paris?

Le Marais and the 10th Arrondissement have the highest concentration of top cocktail bars in Paris. The upper Marais has traditionally been the hotspot for hip hangouts, but more recently the 10th Arrondissement has become the place-to-be for trendy cocktail lovers in the city.

Where can you have a quiet drink in Paris?

If you’re looking for a more intimate atmosphere to take your significant other or for a first date, the trendy cocktail bars may not be your best option: they can sometimes be crowded and a bit too noisy. You’re better off going to the quieter cocktail bars of upscale hotels with a calmer crowd, like the bar of The Ritz, the Hôtel Costes, the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers, the Hôtel des Grands Boulevards, or the Hotel Bachaumont.

 

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