Fathom Favorites : Paris Bars + Cafes



Indulge your Parisian fantasies at this locally loved department store famous for its combination of marquee brands, concept shops, pop-ups, lunch spots, enormous beauty department, and fantastic selection of French lifestyle staples. Housed in a stunning, 160-year-old Parisian landmark in the trendy fourth arrondissement — one of the most sought-after shopping districts — BHV operates like its own ecosystem, reflecting the best of the neighborhood. Le Perchoir, the rooftop bar, offers incredible views of the Panthéon, Hotel de Ville, Eiffel Tower, and sunset against the Parisian skyline. [PARTNER PROMOTION]

52 Rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris

2. Bar Hemingway

Bar Hemingway

The Ritz is back, as is the epic Bar Hemingway, along with the Papa memorabilia — the typewriters, the letters, the photos. This is the most wonderful, overpriced tourist trap in town for a Certain Kind of Paris Lover. Don't fight it — everyone ends up here. Happily.

15 Place Vendôme
Paris, 75001

3. Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club

ECC, the team behind favorite spots like Restaurant Bachaumont and Grand Pigalle Hotel, ushered in a new wave of craft cocktail culture in the city. See where it all started in the second arrondissement speakeasy with black chesterfields, chandeliers hanging from wooden beams under tin-pressed ceilings, and chill vibes from the live DJs.


37 Rue Saint-Sauveur
Paris, 75002

4. Le Perchoir

Le Perchoir

See Paris from above at this laid-back rooftop bar in the 11th arrondissement. Good food and chill vibes make it a great place to catch the sunset or dance the night away under the full moon.

14 Rue Crespin du Gast
Paris, 75011

5. Le Comptoir Général

Le Comptoir Général

A bar/restaurant/shop/museum in a remarkable space focusing on Francophone African and Caribbean culture. Young Parisians come here for the great cheap drinks, the comfy couches and cozy atmosphere, and the frequent concerts from world musicians.


80 Quai de Jemmapes
Paris, 75010

6. Lulu White

Lulu White

Look for a small brass engraving of a lady’s face (the bar's infamous namesake from NOLA) on Rue Frochot to enter. Absinthe is in all the cocktails in the Art Deco space, and Tuesdays mean live music.

12 Rue Frochot
Paris, 75009

7. Mathis Bar

Mathis Bar

Enter through a discreet door next to the Hotel Mathis entrance. If you can, that is. It's almost impossible to get in, thanks to regulars packing the place. But if you do, settle down for a fun night of people-watching and celebrity-spotting from the plush red velvet benches under the Art Nouveau chandelier.

3 Rue de Ponthieu
Paris, 75008

8. La Palette

La Palette

How is it that people of all ages have the same reaction to this place? "La Palette? I used to love going there!" It’s still going strong — inside in the colder months, outside in warmer weather — from breakfast until the wee small hours, from citron pressé to countless bottles of chablis.


43 Rue de Seine
Paris, 75006


9. Télescope Cafe

Télescope Cafe

Just the place homesick American coffee connoisseurs can duck into when they need a direct-trade, small-batch, limited-edition, perfectly pulled espresso-based drink. Disarmingly friendly. Good for slow mornings and afternoon snacks.


5 Rue de Villedo
Paris, 75001

10. Bob's Juice Bar

Bob's Juice Bar

Green juice just got its passport. Breakfast muffins and smoothies draw locals who treat the place like an extension of their own dining room and occasional pop-up dinner party destination. Healthy eating may not sound like vacation, but there's no telling how long one can exist on steak frites.

15 Rue Lucien Sampaix
Paris, 75010

11. Candelaria


Tequila in Paris? Yes, tequila in Paris. And although one could argue a taco is but a Mexican take on a crêpe, a spot at the secret bar at the back of restaurant with a kicky cocktail and side of guac and chips is what this spot is all about.


52 Rue de Saintonge
Paris, 75003

12. Glass


An American bar in Pigalle. Imported beer, artisanal hot dogs, and disco balls draw a cheeky crowd. Craft cocktails take the place of the usual glass of wine. Everyone seems to be having a grand old time!


7 Rue Frochot
Paris, 75009

13. Le Mary Céleste

Le Mary Céleste

Even locals who line up early still squeeze in at the bar for Brooklyn draft brews, freshly shucked oysters, and always-changing small plates with a slight Asian influence. Cocktails are a must.

1 Rue Commines
Paris, 75003

14. Le Fumoir

Le Fumoir

A centrally located bar and restaurant where the clink of glasses is continuous and buzzy business chatter fills the room from the moment the sun begins to go down. A stiff martini and salty peanuts at the bar is a popular after work salut.

6 Rue de L'Amiral de Coligny
Rome, 75001