Best Quirky and Retro bars in Paris

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Paris, France is well known for its Eiffel  Tower, Wine drinkers, Fashion and culture however the Paris’ drink scene is slowly changing and becoming a more diverse city with cocktail bars and many quirky bars becoming more popular.

Here are some of the best Quirky and Retro bars in Paris!

Barrio Latino; Paris, France Restaurant & Bar

Barrio Latino

Barrio Latino is a great place for entertainment offers salsa and tango dancers on the ground floor, it’s a beautiful place that’s has four floors, with beautiful stairs taking you to each floor, its really is a charming and majestic place, this is mainly a restaurant with a bar area but its somewhere you would go to enjoy a relaxing and entertaining meal and drinks

Location: 46 – 48 Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris, France
Style: Luxury Latino & Salsa
Type: Casual bar, Restaurant
Price: Affordable ££
Opening time: Sunday to Thursday 12:00 pm to 2:00 am/ Friday 12:00 to 2:30 am/ Saturday 12:00 to 3:00 am

Le Comptoir Général

Le Comptoir Général is located in a hidden entrance that looks like an alleyway you wouldn’t enter that night but its hidden gem… that’s known by everyone, it’s a really popular place, it’s a really laid back place that you can relax and have a couple of drinks, the interior is very outdoors and has that wooden nature vibe.

Location: 80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris, France
Style: Colonial styling
Type: Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Price Range: Affordable ££
Opening time: Monday to Friday 13:00 pm-1:00 am/Saturday to Sunday 12:00 pm-1:00 am


This place is secret not many people know about this place, even the locals will find it hard to located this place as it’s well hidden within a Restaurant, Pizza Da Vito, you have to find the Restaurant and within the restaurant there will be a fridge located in the middle of the room, which you will have to enter, its like Nania but it’s a fridge and not a wardrobe.

Finding this bar isn’t the only mystery, if you see a locked safe, you can guess the combination and if you are correct, you can win a prize… or is that another myth.

Location: 5 Rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris, France
Style: 1920’s theme
Type: Cocktail & luxury bar
Price Range: Affordable ££
Opening time: Monday to Sunday 18:00 pm – 2:00 am

Le Perchoir; Paris, France, Cocktail Bar

Le Perchoir

Le Perchoir has a huge rooftop that lets you view the city of Paris in a 360 degrees, this place is hard to get in to due to the amount of people queue for it, but once you enter the lift and reach the top, you can experience one of the most beautiful bars in Paris, who doesn’t love a good view and a few drinks.

Location: 14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris, France
Style: outdoors
Type: Cocktail & Wine Bar
Price Range: Pricely £££
Opening time: Monday to Friday :18:00 pm to 2 am / Saturday to Sunday 16:00 pm to 2 am

Chez Georges

Chez Georges has best of both worlds, where you can enjoy a relaxing glass of wine with cheese while the basement known as the cave bar is more for evenings and dancing pop beat area, this is a very popular place for locals, students but also for tourists, it’s a really good mix of people, all enjoy a cheap drink or two.

Location: 11 Rue des Canettes, 75006 Paris, France
Style: Traditional 
Type: Wine bar & casual bar
Price Range: very affordable £
Opening time: Monday to Friday 3:00 pm to 2:00 am/ Saturday 12:00 pm to 2:00 am Sunday 7:00 pm to 2:00 am

Le Piano Vache

Le Piano Vache offers entertainment from live bands to DJ’s and music from Rock n Roll to Reggae, its really the bar for everyone, it’s a bar full of history, it has old posters and 80’s rock ambiance, you get to enjoy the atmosphere.

Location: 8 Rue Laplace, 75005 Paris, France
Style: 80’s Rock
Type: Casual Bar
Price: Affordable ££
Opening time: Monday to Saturday 6:00 pm-2:00 am


Other Bars that you might like

  • Le Kremlin
  • la-rhumerie
  • la recyclerie
  • pile-ou-face


If you would like to check out more quirky and Retro Bars in other cities, you can check them out here.