Paris is a great hub for a range of clubs and bars. Many Parisians visit local bars and cafes to meet their friends and enjoy the city nightlife. Most of the city monuments and roads remain illuminated throughout the night and many tourists prefer to take part in midnight parties.
The wine bars of the city are decorated with regional themes and have a calm and decent environment. Apart from serving wines, these bars also small plates of cheese and meat. Irish and Anglo-style based bars are all scattered within a walkable distance which offer unique experience to the Paris visitors.
Here is a list of five popular Paris Wine Bars to experience great nightlife.
1. Budha Bar:
If you prefer to enjoy some peaceful hours enjoying light meals along with a nice cocktail, then checkout the popular Budha Bar. It has a very large relaxing area to enjoy leisure party with your friends having drinks, dinner and dancing. Eat at the downstairs restaurant before going up to the famous bar area where you can notice the giant statue of Lord Buddha. Even though the food items are fairly priced at this restaurant many American tourists still prefer to visit this bar.
The best DJs around the globe will play their popular musical selections to entertain your evenings, but there is no dance-floor at Budha Bar, which is somewhat disappointing. Coming to dress code, prefer to wear sexy modern jeans. Avoid wearing casuals and sporty outfits. For women, it is advised not to wear sneakers at this bar.
- The bar gets crowded around midnight.
- Location: 8/12, rue Boissy d’Anglais.
- Bar Timings: 7:00pm to 12:30am.
- Nearby Attractions: Champs Elysees.
- Preferable Days: Saturdays and Sundays.
- Website: www.buddhabar.com
2. Le Baron Rouge:
Le Baron is quite a popular wine bar in the city that any traveller prefer to visit during their Paris vacation. Its a perfect place to taste a glass of tasty wine along with a plate of traditional fromages, saucissons and oysters. This bar is always buzzed with wine lovers at all times. Its giant oak barrels and racks of quality wines attracts millions of wine lovers throughout the year. During the lunch hours, the bar is completely filled with local shoppers and market traders. Le Baron Bouge, close proximity to the Flea market keeps the bar busy all the time.
Its a good spot for red wine and French Tapas. Many tourists and locals go to this bar for a break, after purchasing at nearby markets. Smoking is always permitted in this bar and whenever I plan Paris holidays, I always meet my friends here in this bar. You can wear regular casuals and smoking is permitted in this bar.
- Location: 1, rue Theophile Roussel 75012 Paris.
- Bar Timings: 10am-2pm and 5pm-10pm.
- Nearby Attractions: Marche d’Aligre, flea market.
- Preferable Days: Tuesdays-Sundays.
3. Au Sauvignon:
This popular bar which was successfully serving wine for Paris visitors for more than half a century was run by a single family. Popular wine served in Au Sauvignon is Beaujolais and is served in many flavours like Saint Amour, Fleurie and Morgon.
The popular Paris bakery Poilane is located very near to this bar and many visitors after tasting a glass of wine go to Poilane to taste its popular sandwich with duck rillette. Wearing smart casuals is recommended when entering into this bar.
- Nearby Attractions: Luxemburg Gardens and Poilane bakery.
- Bar Timings: 8am-10pm on (Mon-Sat) and 10am-9pm on Sundays.
- Location: 80 Rue des Sts-Peres, 75007 Paris.
- Website: www.au-sauvignon.com/
4. Piston Pelican:
Another great bar in Paris that is worthy of an outing is Le Piston Pelican. The bar beautifully hidden between Belleville and the Bastille. This old-fashioned bar is a perfect destination to sample tasty French wine from a huge wine list. Popular wines included in the list is the crisp Picpoul alongside other popular wine bottles from Chile and Portugal. During weekends, many customers come here to taste the popular cocktails at this bar. The whole atmosphere in this bar is friendly and they organise DJ’s and concerts during weekend nights.
- Nearby Attractions: Picpus Cemetery, Musee Edith Piaf.
- Location: 15 rue Bagnolet, Pere Lachaise, 75020 Paris.
- Bar Timings: 8:30 to 2:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00-02:00 (Sat) and 10:00-00:00 (Sun)
- Website: www.pistonpelican.com/
5. Caves Legrand:
Caves Legrand is a famous Parisian bar which has been selling fine quality wines in the city for more than a decade. At the front side, you will see a shop offering truffles, chocolate, foie gras and at the backside, you can find their own wine bar known for its popular red and white wine lists.
Wine lovers can even even taste vintage bottles at the bar. Nice and good looking dress along with a pair of attractive heels is recommended for the women. For the guys, it is good to wear a designer shirt with matching trousers.
- Nearby Attractions: Place des Victoires, Palais Royal.
- Location: 1 rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris.
- Bar Timings: Closes at 7:00 p.m. everyday.
- Website: www.caves-legrand.com/
Do you have any other popular Parisian bars to include in the above list? Please express your own views in the comments!
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