Paris - Best Bars to Grab a Drink

Hotel bars aren’t just for guests of their rooms and suites! If a plush, cozy, and sophisticated atmosphere has been the long-standing rule, then the past few years have added innovation to the mix. One thing is clear - they're as charming as ever!

A Bar on Ice

The Ice Kube Bar of the Kube Hotel Paris transports you to the North Pole in the middle of Paris with its ice bar. The temperature (-10C) is cold, but the iced-vodka cocktails, puffer coats and gloves will heat up the adventure into this urban igloo.

Ice Kube Bar at Kube Hotel Paris

1 to 5, passage Ruelle – 75018 Paris

Reservations: +33 (0)1 42 05 20 00 – (External link)

The Artists' Right Bank

Soberly called The Bar, this spot captures the spirit of Saint-Germain-des-Pres and the spirit of Oscar Wilde (once an inhabitant of the hotel) in a cozy atmosphere designed by Jacques Garcia.

Le Bar de l’Hotel

13, rue des Beaux-Arts – 75006 Paris

Reservations: +33 (0)1 44 41 99 00

The English Club at the Meurice

The Bar 228 transports the cocktail enthusiast into a warm and cozy atmosphere where you can't help but be reminded of English clubs, full of dark woodwork, leather chairs, and fresco murals. All this in addition to the inherent elegance of a bar in a Parisian palace.

Le Bar 228 – Le Meurice

228, rue de Rivoli – 75001 Paris

Reservations: +33 (0)1 44 58 10 66

Tropical Vegetation and Literary Inspiration

The Très Pariculier puts an emphasis on greenery: a garden, large trees, ivy, and a wallpaper pattern that makes you feel like you're in the middle of a jungle. But equally important is the cocktail menu named for characters from films and famous books.

Le Très Particulier – Hotel Particulier Montmartre

23, avenue Junot, Pavillon D – 75018 Paris

Reservations: +33 (0)1 53 41 81 40 – (External link)

Asian Inspiration

Voted the Best Bar in Europe 2014 – 2015, the Qu4tre at Buddha-Bar is based on a Japanese atmosphere with innovative cocktails inspired by the four elements: water, earth, air and fire.

Le Qu4tre – Buddha Bar Hotel

4, rue d’Anjou – 75008 Paris

Reservation: +33 (0)1 83 96 88 88

The Phoenix

The capital’s legendary club has recently ended a period of transformation, when it was closed for construction in 2015. The Bar Les Bains offers original cocktails made with fresh herbs, homemade syrups, and carefully selected liquor.

Le Bar Les Bains

7, rue de Bourg-l’Abbé – 75003 Paris

Reservation: + 33 (0)1 42 77 07 07 – (External link)

Panoramic Views

On the 7th floor of the Terass" Hotel in Pigalle, a bar as well as terrace is waiting for visitors. Well above ground level, the decoration gives a definitive Parisian bistrot ambiance. Tranquility with an amazing view.

Terass” Hotel Montmartre

12-14, rue Joseph de Maistre – 75018 Paris

Reservation: + 33 (0)1 46 06 72 85

When Italy Sets Up in SoPi

It couldn't hurt to put cocktails to the side for just a moment - the bar of the Grand Pigalle Hotel takes a pause to concrentrate instead on Italian wines, with a selection of around 200 wines. Also available: made-in-house Italian dishes.

Grand Pigalle Hotel

29, rue Victor Massé – 75009 Paris

Reservation: + 33 (0)1 85 73 12 02