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Canal Saint-Martin, which begins in the northeastern part of Paris and extends all the way to Bastille, has become the prime social hotspot for young urbanites. Here are the hottest bars in Canal Saint-Martin from La Villette to Bastille.
This is the ultimate ‘hipster’ venue, the culmination of canal trendiness and a self-proclaimed temple to ghetto culture. The museum and thrift shop are decorated with typewriters, old maps, and fossils (making for delightful daytime rummaging). Meanwhile two Afro-Caribbean themed bars serving up cocktails take over the night shift. It’s a guaranteed good time, although you’ll be lucky to get a spot big enough to put down your drink – the air here is thick with hipsters. The Comptoir Général also hosts music nights, as well as various educational, cultural, and charity events.