Top 10 secret cocktail bars in Paris in 2024

Welcome to our best of « hidden » cocktail bars in Paris 2024, dear fellow cocktails aficionados, epicureans, and culinary adventurers!
As your gastronomic gurus, your flavor whisperers, your epicurean escorts, we have your back, we are here to guide you through the tantalising tapestry of tastes that is our city’s culinary landscape.
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy our selection of hidden gems of Parisian mixology, where cocktails are crafted with precision, history whispers from every corner, and each sip is an adventure in itself. Hopefully, we will save you time researching, time you will use in sipping an extra delicious cocktail.
As your spirited guides, we are always on a quest to uncover the city’s best-kept secrets, where speakeasies lurk behind unassuming façades and cocktail bars hide in plain sight, waiting to be discovered by the discerning imbiber.
From the cobblestone streets of Montmartre to the trendy streets of Le Marais, we’ll navigate through the city’s maze of alleyways and boulevards, unlocking the doors to a world of libations that transcend time and tradition.
So, raise your glasses, embrace the mystery, and let’s embark on a spirited soirée through the cocktail culture of Paris, where every sip is a toast to the city of lights and the art of indulgence!
Santé! Cheers!
Aurélien & Andrés

  1. Rehab – in the dark basement of a hotel
    7 rue de l’Échelle, 75001 Paris
    Tuesday-Saturday: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
    Sunday: 5 p.m.-midnight

Step into the hidden underworld of the Normandy hotel’s basement, where secrecy meets sophistication at the Rehab speakeasy.
Picture this: a décor straight out of a treasure trove, curated by a motley crew of characters straight out of a noir novel – second-hand dealers, scammers, and rogues from the far corners of the Orient. Yet, amidst this intrigue, lies a haven for revelry and libations.
Here, our mixologists have concocted a menu that’s not just daring, but downright dazzling, centred around the buzzworthy CBD. One thing’s for certain, though: quality comes at a premium, and prices reflect just that. But hey, when you’re sipping on liquid gold in a hidden den of delights, can you really put a price on the experience?

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

Bistro MEE (home-made Korean) at 5 rue d’Argenteuil
Juveniles bistro: 47 rue de Richelieu
Tradi: 4 rue du Mail

  1. Mobster – Enter the secret code in a telephone box
    8 rue de Crussol, 75011 Paris
    Monday-Thursday and Sunday: 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Picture this: a haunt where bandits, scammers, and dames adorned with feathers converge, all amidst the sultry sounds of jazz and the clinking of exceptional cocktails. Unlock the mysteries of this clandestine joint by whispering the secret code into the mysterious cabin, and behold! This hidden gem tucked behind a nondescript telephone booth in Paris knows it all too well.
You’ll find yourself in the presence of dapper waiters sporting impeccably tailored shirts, ready to guide you through a cocktail menu that’s as tantalising as it is diverse. But beware: with concoctions as captivating as these, choosing just one may prove to be your greatest challenge yet. So, brace yourself, and may the spirits be ever in your favour as you embark on this flavorful journey into the heart of chic villainy.

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

Le Clown Bar (trendy): 114 rue Amelot
Kubri (Lebanese): 108 rue Amelot
Magma (neobistro): 9 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud

  1. Baranaan
    Hidden at the bottom of a reconstruction of a carriage
    7 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
    Monday-Thursday: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
    Sunday: 3:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

Welcome to the Naan Bar – where every bite is a revelation, and every sip, a toast to the exotic wonders of modern India in a setting that’s as charming as it is unexpected. Yes, it’s a speakeasy of sorts, a haven for the discerning palate seeking adventure and authenticity in every sip and bite.
Picture this: nestled at the back of a restaurant lies a clandestine oasis disguised as a reconstructed railway carriage, beckoning you to embark on a culinary journey like no other. Brace yourself, for after this experience, your perception of the humble cheese naan will never be the same again!
The Naan Bar isn’t just a destination; it’s an experience, a rendezvous with the flavors of India reimagined for the modern connoisseur. Prepare to be enchanted, amused, and thoroughly satisfied, for here, every visit is a voyage into the heart of culinary delight.

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

We will definitely stay here to taste modern Indian small plates food
L’Echiquier (bistronomie): 35 rue de l’Echiquier
Eels (bistronomie): 27 rue d’Hauteville

  1. Serpent à Plume (The Feathered Serpent)
    24 place des Vosges, 75003 Paris
    Tuesday: 6 p.m.-midnight
    Wednesday and Sunday: 12 p.m.-midnight
    Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Voilà, the enigmatic Serpent à Plume, a speakeasy that channels the allure of an antique dealer’s lair with a dash of Mayan explorer mystique. Amidst this ambiance of antiquity lies a haven where cocktails reign supreme, each concoction a masterpiece crafted to tantalize and titillate the senses.
Picture this: you descend into the depths, guided by whispers of intrigue, until you find yourself ensconced in a dreamlike setting beneath the vaulted ceilings of a cellar adorned with meticulous care and unparalleled rigor.
But ah, the price of admission to this enchanted realm? A mere €15 for a house cocktail – a small price to pay for entry into a world where time stands still and every sip is a journey unto itself. So immerse yourselves in the mystery and splendor of the Serpent à Plume, where the spirits flow freely.

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

Bistro de Tournelle (classic): 6 rue des Tournelles
Capitaine (bistronomie): 4 impasse Guéménée
Le Temps des Cerises: 31 rue de la Cerisaie

  1. Lavomatic
    Behind washing machines
    30 rue René-Boulanger, 75010 Paris
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Thursday-Saturday: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Ah, bienvenue chez Lavomatic – where the only thing getting clean is your palate, not your laundry! Yes, my friends, bid adieu to the dreary hours spent amidst washing machines and fabric softener fumes, for behold: nestled discreetly on the floor of a nondescript laundromat lies a hidden gem of Parisian nightlife.
Step inside and prepare to be dazzled by a riot of colours that would make even the most vibrant of rainbows blush with envy. Here, amidst the hum of washing cycles, you’ll find respite from the hustle and bustle of Parisian life, transported to a world where time slows and worries melt away. Wooden swings add a dash of whimsical charm to your evening escapade so, sip on expertly crafted cocktails, mingle with fellow adventurers, and revel in the delightful absurdity of it all.
Leave your laundry woes behind, and embark on an evening of revelry at Lavomatic – because life’s too short for boring nights and unwashed socks!

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

Sur Mer (fish & shellfish): 53 rue de Lancry
Le Verre Volé (Neobistro): 67 rue de Lancry
Early June (Neobistro): 19 rue Jean Poulmarch

  1. L’Épicier
    Hidden in the corner of a grocery store
    24 rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, 75003 Paris
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Thursday-Saturday: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Picture this: you’re leisurely perusing the aisles of your neighborhood grocer, blissfully unaware of the clandestine adventure awaiting you just around the corner of a humble tin can. Behold, dear friends, the entrance to an elegant speakeasy, hidden in plain sight like a well-kept secret of the Orient.
Leading the charge at this mysterious establishment are the illustrious trio behind Lavomatic: Marie, Yoan, and the enigmatic Tacos. Together, they’ve transformed rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth into a haven of exotic delights, where cocktails are as tantalizing as they are tongue-twisting – case in point: the infamous “Rawhajpoutalah.”
But fear not, for while the names may be unpronounceable, the flavors are nothing short of extraordinary. Drawing inspiration from the far reaches of the East, each concoction is a symphony of taste and aroma, designed to transport you to distant lands with every sip.

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

Yansai Gravilliers (Asian fusion): 88 rue des Gravilliers
Datil (fine vegetarian French cuisine): 13 rue des Gravilliers
Le Mazenay (modern French): 46 rue de Montmercy

  1. 1905 cocktail bar
    Address: 25 rue Beautreillis, 75004 Paris
    Website: Gravity Bar
    Hours: 6:00 pm-2:00 am; closed Sunday & Monday

Ohhh yes, the timeless embrace of this Saint-Paul institution, where history whispers from every corner and the spirits flow with a sophistication that would make even Jim Morrison raise a glass in approval. Yes, my discerning fellow travellers, prepare to be enchanted by 112 years of legacy, as you bask in the vintage charm of this cosy bar with a penchant for elevated cocktails and delectable light bites.
Nestled discreetly on the first floor lies a secret haven known only to the initiated – As you cross the threshold, you’ll be greeted by an eclectic fusion of antique furnishings, each piece weaving its own tale of bygone eras and Parisian allure.
The 1905, a clandestine bar with all the charm of a London club and a festive vibe that beckons you to linger. Here, amidst the glow of candlelight and the strains of jazz, you’ll find a mini-terrace perfect for intimate gatherings and well crafted cocktails.

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

We highly suggest tasting the classic French restaurant downstairs.
Le Petit Célestin (bistro): 12 quai des Célestins
Vingt Vins d’art (neobistro): 16 rue de Jouy

  1. Le Syndicat – In Defense of French Spirits
    Address: 51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
    Website: Le Syndicat
    Hours: Every day from 6:00 pm-2:00 am

Bienvenue to Le Syndicat, where cocktails are crafted from the stuff of dreams and the décor whispers tales of intrigue and sophistication. Yes, my dear fellow travellers, prepare to be dazzled by a menu that defies convention, featuring concoctions born from the alchemy of unusual ingredients that have earned this hidden gem its rightful place as an essential fixture in the neighborhood.
But it’s not just the libations that set Le Syndicat apart – oh no. The intimate and minimalist décor adds an air of mystique to the ambiance, beckoning you to lose yourself in a world where every sip is an adventure unto itself. And with 12 meticulously crafted creations priced at €14 each (worth every penny, might I add!), it’s no wonder that Le Syndicat has once again secured its spot among the crème de la crème of the world’s best bars.
Let the magic of this clandestine haunt transport you to a realm where the ordinary fades into obscurity, and the extraordinary reigns supreme. Cheers to Le Syndicat – where every cocktail is a masterpiece, and every visit, an unforgettable journey into the heart of Parisian allure.

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

Restaurant 52 (innovative, informal French cuisine): 52 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Dante restaurant (modern bistro): 14 rue de Paradis
Chez Marius (Mediterranean 1930 style): 11 rue de Chabrol

  1. Moonshiner

Address: 5 Rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris
Hours: 6:00 pm-3:00 am

In the mood to have a taste of the clandestine world of mystery and mixology in Paris? Well, the entrance to this hidden gem lies behind the innocuous facade of a refrigerator door at Da Vito pizzeria. Yes, dear seekers of the extraordinary, prepare to embark on a journey through time to the Prohibition era.
As you navigate through the carefully curated collection of found objects and sink into the embrace of plush leather sofas, you’ll find yourself transported to an era of secrecy and indulgence. But the pièce de résistance awaits at the bar, where expert mixologists await to craft you a libation fit for a bootlegger.
And if the ambiance alone isn’t enough to ignite your spirit of adventure, fear not – for live jazz serenades your senses every evening, adding an extra layer of authenticity to your time-travelling escapades.
Cheers to Da Vito’s secret sanctum – where every cocktail is a toast to the art of subterfuge and the joy of discovery!

Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

Orgueil (modern French bistro): 6 rue Popincourt
Furia (trendy Mexican taqueria & natural wines): 2 rue Lacharriere
Jones (rustic-chic creative bistro): 43 rue Godefroy Cavaignac

  1. Combat
    Address: 63 rue de Belleville, 75019 Paris
    Website: Combat Cocktail Bar
    Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 6 pm-2 am. Open Sunday & Monday from 6 pm-12 am. Closed Tuesday.

The contemporary cocktail scene of Combat blends light and airy aesthetics with a dash of minimalist chic. Picture this: foliage cascading from the ceiling, neon-lit bathrooms that are practically Instagram-worthy, and an ambiance that’s effortlessly cool and unaffected.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This female-led haven draws inspiration from classic bistros while channeling the expertise of its founders, including two illustrious souls who once graced the halls of the Experimental Cocktail Club (a Parisian institution and pioneer)
Named after a bygone moniker of Belleville, Combat emerged onto the scene in 2017, bringing with it a vibe that’s as democratic as it is inclusive – zero pretension, just pure enjoyment. And let’s talk about the libations, shall we? Prepare to be dazzled by a concise yet affordable cocktail list. Get ready to discover an off-the-beaten path neighborhood that will show you a totally different face of Paris.
Insider’s tip: these are our favourite eateries around the corner

Paloma (bistronomie): 93 rue Julien Lacroix
Le Baratin (bistro): 3 rue Jouye-Rouve
Ama Siam (modern Thai & natural wines): 49 rue de Belleville

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