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The Best After-Dinner Plans in Paris

Where to End Your Night in the City of Light
Wondering where to go for after-dinner drinks in Paris? Or perhaps you’re looking to end the night with some entertainment? These are our favorite places for a fun Friday night out with friends, winding down with good cocktails in a cozy setting, or taking in intoxicating performances.
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Apéro with one and cheese plate
Where to Go for Pre-Dinner Drinks in the City of Light

The Best Places for Apéro in Paris

The French art of the apéro, or early evening drinks, is something you really must experience when in Paris. Usually taking place between 5 and 8pm, these afterworks are an opportunity for friends and co-workers to catch up over a glass of wine and a charcuterie board. Café terraces fill up in the French capital as Parisians seem to all finally be off the clock. Wind down with a cocktail, mocktail, beer, or wine like a local — and maybe even take advantage of happy hours — at one of these great spots for an apéro in Paris.
French can-can dancer at Moulin Rouge
Where to Go Out Late in the City of Light

The Best Paris Nightlife Spots

The French capital offers plenty of opportunities for late night fun: dance till dawn in one of the coolest clubs in the city, take in a late show at an iconic cabaret, listen to live music until the early hours of the morning, or simply close down your new favorite bar. For the best of Paris nightlife, these are the places we go when we’re in the mood to stay out all night.