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Best Bars in the Latin Quarter

Where To Have a Drink In The 11th and 12th Arrondissement

The Latin Quarter is one of the most animated areas all of the capital city. From cozy English pubs to hidden speakeasies, each of these great Paris bars offers a fun and friendly vibe. Whether you’re into live music or a lively student scene, these are the must-visit bars in the Latin Quarter if you’re after an unforgettable night out near the Sorbonne.

The Bombardier traditional English pub in Paris

Photo via Instagram, @bombardierpubparis

The Bombardier

2 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
The Bombardier is a cozy slice of England just steps from the Pantheon and Paris’s St-Etienne-du-Mont church. This classic pub offers a selection of draught beers from its brewery, including traditional ales. They also serve British staples like fish and chips and Sunday roasts. It’s one of our favorites for its friendly, feels-like-home atmosphere, generous happy hours, and live sports events.

Price: €€

Castor Club paris

Castor Club

14 Rue Hautefeuille, 75006 Paris
Feeling like trying a cocktail you’ve never tasted in your life? Skilled mixologists whip up sophisticated drinks at this hidden speakeasy bar in the Latin Quarter. We recommend you try the ‘Turkish Delight’ or the ‘Fish House Punch’ for a taste of exotic discovery! The atmosphere is warm and relaxed, but the venue is quite small and easily packed on weekends when there’s is a DJ set.
Price: €€

Le Bar Dix

Le Bar Dix

10 Rue de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris
Are you a Sangria lover? If so, you’ve hit the jackpot with Le Bar Dix. This small but vibrant bar makes the freshest Sangria in town and the bartender does it with a smile. A pitcher of Sangria serves 3 and costs just 14€. Get there early on Fridays because the place gets packed pretty quickly. They don’t take credit or debit cards – cash only!
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Caveau de la huchette

Le Caveau de la Huchette

5 Rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris

With a history that dates all the way back to the Middle Ages, it was in the mid-20th century that this ‘cellar’ became a one of the best jazz clubs in Paris. Famous American and French jazz musicians have graced the club’s stage over the past 70 years, and Ryan Gosling even played a piano solo here in the Oscar-winning film La La Land. Today, tourists and locals alike enjoy lively performances from a roster of big band and jazz acts that pass through. Concerts every night beginning at 21:00, cover starts at 13€.

Price: €€

Le Piano Vache live music in Paris

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Le Piano Vache

8 Rue Laplace, 75005 Paris

Situated in the student-friendly 5th Arrondissement, Le Piano Vache been around since 1969. It offers gypsy jazz (jazz manouche) Monday nights after 9pm and there’s no cover to get in. It has a cramped-yet-cozy atmosphere as well as a great beer and wine selection loved by locals and students alike.

Price: €€

L'Antidote bar in Paris with crowd out front

Photo via Facebook, @L’Antidote Paris


45 Rue Descartes, 75005 Paris
L’Antidote in Paris’s Latin Quarter is a student hotspot known for its cheap drinks and electric atmosphere. It’s the go-to place for good beers and mixed drinks, and their basement bar is always buzzing. Perfect for a fun night out, watching sports, or chilling with friends, The bar offers cocktails starting at 7€ during happy hour along with wine, snacks, and a laid-back vibe. FYI – there’s a 10€ minimum for cards, so get some cash before you go.

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