The Best Bars in Le Marais, Paris

The streets of Le Marais are lined with trendy boutiques and bars
The streets of Le Marais are lined with trendy boutiques and bars | © Karina Azaretzky / Alamy Stock Photo

Le Marais is widely known for being one of the most stylish, colourful arrondissements in Paris. Whether you’re in the mood for a good whisky chosen by an expert bartender or a night that’s a little wilder, you’ll be able to find a bar to suit any mood.


Bar, French, $$$
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Bisou constructs bespoke cocktails based on guests' preferences | © ronanlemay

How can you go wrong with a bar named Kiss? Bisou. is a lovely, welcoming space that is trendy without the too-cool-for-you attitude that makes you too nervous to go inside. What makes Bisou. so special is its menu, or rather, its lack of one. Even classic cocktails like mojitos get a unique Bisou. spin, so let the experts behind the bar do their thing and serve you something delightfully unexpected.

La Résistance

Bar, French, $$$
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Another seriously cool cocktail bar in Le Marais, La Résistance is just as focussed on the spectacle of making cocktails as it is on providing exciting new flavour combinations. If extravagant flaming drinks aren’t your style, the bartenders will be more than happy to whip you up a cocktail of your choice (or create a special concoction just for you).

La Perle

Bistro, French, $$$
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La Perle attracts a cool, diverse crowd
La Perle attracts a cool, diverse crowd | © Perry van Munster / Alamy Stock Photo

It may not have the fanciest of exteriors, but La Perle is one of the capital’s best-known bars (partly due to it being the place where fashion designer John Galliano went on his disgraceful rant in 2011). Serving typical bistro meals during the day, La Perle becomes pretty packed at night; get there early to grab a seat inside, or hang out with crowds spilling out onto the street.

Andy Wahloo

Bar, American, $$$
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Andy Wahloo is a trendy space and, like its partial namesake, celebrates all things kitsch. Not only does Andy Wahloo stock an impressive range of top-shelf liquors, but it also has an extensive list of signature cocktails, like the Scandal Water, a vodka concoction infused with earl grey tea. It’s a little on the pricey side compared to some of the other entries on this list, but it’s worth it to take in the bright, fun surroundings.

Sherry Butt

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Sherry Butt features New York-style decor throughout
Sherry Butt features New York-style decor throughout | © Sherry Butt
If you’re seeking a bar that’s still trendy but not completely swamped by tourists, then Sherry Butt is the place for you. With New York-style decor – think exposed brick walls, dim lighting and brass fittings – it’s an intimate place (with just a touch of hipster) that’s great for grabbing a cocktail with friends.
These recommendations were updated on July 1, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.