When the sun sets in most places it’s usually time to head home. The same can’t be said for Paris. The city of love erupts into an electric atmosphere at night providing an experience that’s completely different to the daytime. 

With so many places to spend an evening, we’ve put together an insider’s guide to the best bars in Paris.

If you like wine…

Willi’s just might be the best wine bar in Paris. Stop here for a glass or two in one of the oldest wine bars in the city. Willi’s Wine Bar is a firm favourite with Parisian locals offering wines from all over the country and delectable food to match.

Red Tour & Blue Tour, Stop: Louvre-Pyramide / Big Bus Information Centre
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If you like cocktails…

Le Syndicat can’t be too far off from being the best cocktail bar in Paris. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower, which is a must-see by night, sits a friendly and welcoming speakeasy known for inventing quirky cocktail combinations using French ingredients. Trust us, you’ll want to take a picture of every drink you order here!

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Red Tour, Stop: Tour Eiffel
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If you like rooftops…

L'Oiseau Blanc (also known as Le Rooftop) is one of the best rooftop bars in Paris. Perfect all day long with a breathtaking view of the city on offer, it’s not hard to see why this place is all over Instagram. Take in the skyline as you overlook some of Paris’s most famous landmarks with a glass of champagne in hand. Perfect.

Red Tour, Stop: Champs-Elysées
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If you like jazz…

Duc des Lombards is arguably the best jazz bar in Paris. Being one of the main destinations for fans of live music, there’s scheduled entertainment guaranteed to get you on your feet any day of the week. Enjoy a cocktail with a few of the homemade snacks on offer in between performances.

Red Tour, Stop: Notre Dame
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Experience Paris’s nightlife with our top picks. Remember the best cure for a night out is a delicious breakfast the morning after. Thankfully, Paris is home to some of the most delicious patisseries. Take a look at our guide to the best places to eat in Paris and decide for yourself if you prefer sweet or savoury crepes!