Paris Gay Bars

The main gay bars in Paris are located in Le Marais gay district, although gay and gay-popular venues are found everywhere in this big city.

Most bars have a regular ‘happy hour’, but this may be for beer only.

Le Marais

Le Marais is one of Paris’ most historic areas, filled with restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. It is also the hub of the city’s gay nightlife, with many gay venues near Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie and Rue des Archives.

23 rue du Temple, Paris | map | distance

| website | facebook
+33 1 42 77 04 88 |

weekday: 18:00 - 04:00

weekend: 18:00 - 05:00

RAIDD Bar

audience rating: 3.6 stars from 16 votes - click to vote

TODAY Therapy - Thursday night party

One of the most popular gay bars in Paris. Le RAIDD is famous for its Ultimate Shower Show on Thursdays, with a huge aquarium-like tank embedded in the wall, within which some hot go-go dancers get wet and wild.

And if that’s not enough eye candy, then feast your eyes on the gorgeous hunky bar staff! Drinks are affordable, with the main bar complimented by a cosy lounge area in the basement. Metro: Hôtel de Ville

features: bar, music, dancing, gogo show | Updated: 04-06-2017

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15 rue des Archives, Paris | map | distance

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+33 1 42 72 08 00 |

weekday: 17:30 - 02:00

weekend: 17:30 - 02:00

COX

audience rating: 4.1 stars from 11 votes - click to vote

One of the most famous and centrally located gay bars with a big crowd spilling on to the sidewalk. COX tends to attract the butch-type crowd wearing jeans, T-shirt and short haircut.

Resident DJ’s offer fresh house sets every day, and the bar’s décor is updated every three months. Happy hour daily from 6pm-9pm. Metro: Hôtel de Ville

features: bar, music, cafe | Updated: 31-05-2017

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35 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris | map | distance

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+33 1 48 04 95 14 |

weekday: 18:00 - 03:00

weekend: Fri,Sat 18:00 - 05:00; Sun 18:00 - 04:00

freedj

audience rating: 4.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Gay bar with with a popular but small basement dance floor. Freedj gets very crowded on the weekend, with the crowd spilling out onto the street.

Happy Hour from 6pm-10pm. Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 23-03-2017

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Le Who's gay restaurant in Paris
Le Who's gay restaurant in Paris
Le Who's gay restaurant in Paris
Le Who's gay bar in Paris

14 rue Saint-Merri, Paris | map | distance

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+33 1 42 72 75 97 |

weekday: 08:00 - 06:00

weekend: 11:00 - 06:00

Le Who’s

audience rating: 4.9 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

Classy, upmarket gay-popular restaurant and late-night bar. Le Who’s offers an excellent brunch menu on Sundays, served from 11am-4pm.

Happy hour from 5pm-9pm. Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

features: bar, music, restaurant | Updated: 23-03-2017

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Quetzal

10 rue de la Verrerie, Paris | map | distance

| facebook | +33 1 48 87 99 07 |

weekday: 17:00 - 04:00

weekend: 17:00 - 04:00

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Large gay bar in Le Marais that gets packed and cruisy on the weekend. Quetzal has friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Open daily until 4am. Metro: Hôtel de Ville

features: bar, music | Updated: 23-03-2017

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One Way

28 rue Charlot, Paris | map | distance

| website | +33 1 48 87 46 10 |

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 17:00 - 05:00

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

Small gay bar to the north of Le Marais with rustic ambiance. One Way tends to attract the denim, leather and bear crowd. The underground level has a video room and dark corners!

One Way is open all year round. Happy hour 7pm-9pm. Metro: Saint-Sébastien, Froissart, Rambuteau

features: bar, music, dark room | Updated: 25-05-2017

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MicMan Bar

24 rue Geoffroy Langevin, Paris | map | distance

| website | +33 1 42 74 39 80 |

weekday: 12:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 10 votes - click to vote

Friendly and cruisy bar with video and backroom with one cubicle in the basement. MicMan Bar is geared towards a more mature audience, macho and bear types.

Open daily until 2am. Daily happy hour. Metro: Rambuteau

features: bar, music, dark room | Updated: 31-05-2017

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Les Souffleurs

7 rue de la Verrerie, Paris | map | distance

| website | facebook | +33 1 44 78 04 92 |

weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

weekend: 18:00 - 02:00

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

Small gay bar in Le Marais gay district. Les Souffleurs features drag shows and themed parties. Great music and atmosphere. Open 6pm-2am.

features: bar, music | Updated: 27-03-2017

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13 rue de la Ferronnerie, Paris | map | distance

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+33 1 42 33 35 31 |

weekday: 15:00 - 06:00

weekend: 15:00 - 06:00

Banana Café

audience rating: 5.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

One of the longest-running gay bars in Paris. The newly renovated Banana Café hosts regular events – cabaret, disco, karaoke, go-go dancers, etc.

Located just outside of Le Marais but still within walking distance. Metro: Châtelet, Les Halles

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, gogo show, cabaret show | Updated: 25-05-2017

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Ze Baar

41 rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris | map | distance

| facebook | +33 1 42 71 75 08 |

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

audience rating: 3.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Cosy gay bar on two floors. Ze Baar belongs to the French restaurant Ze Restoo. The ground floor is open in good weather, while the upper level features with armchairs and lounge areas.

Reasonably priced drinks. Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville

features: bar, music | Updated: 31-05-2017

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Duplex

25 rue Michel Le Comte, Paris | map | distance

| facebook | +33 1 42 72 80 86 |

weekday: 20:00 - 02:00

weekend: 20:00 - 04:00

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

One of the oldest gay bars in Paris, located to the north of Le Marais. Frequented by an artsy-intellectual crowd, Duplex features simple décor with jazz music and art gallery.

Duplex is one of the few bars in the area where it’s easy to have a conversation with the locals. Crowded at the weekends. Happy hour 8pm-10pm. Metro: Rambuteau

features: bar, music | Updated: 31-05-2017

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rue de la Reynie 15, Paris | map | distance

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+33 177 17 66 87 |

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

El Hombre

audience rating: 2.3 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

TODAY Embutidos - bear night

Gay bar for bears and friends in Paris, located close to the Le Marais. The music is loud, with lots of pop classics. Daily happy hour.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 27-06-2017

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La Boite

15 rue des Lombards, Paris | map | distance

| facebook | +33 1 42 77 53 37 |

audience rating: click to vote

30-06-2017 La Boite’s First Birthday - Celebrate one year of La Boite with drag queen hosts - from 19:00

New gay bar in Le Marais district. Metro: Hotel de Ville

features: bar, music | Updated: 31-05-2017

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Univers Jeunes Paris gay bar & club

15 rue des Lombards, Paris | map | distance

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+33 7 56 84 69 69 |

Gay bar in the heart of Paris’ District 4. Popular with young guys. Metro: Hotel de Ville

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 31-05-2017

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other areas

Bears' Den gay bar in Paris
Bears' Den gay bar in Paris
Bears' Den gay bar in Paris

Bears’ Den

6 rue des Lombards, Paris | map | distance

| website | facebook | +33 1 42 71 08 20 |

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

weekend: 16:00 - 05:00

audience rating: 3.6 stars from 11 votes - click to vote

Located just outside of Le Marais, Bears’ Den is a popular hangout for bears, daddies, friends and fans. The bar has both a lounge floor and disco bar.

Details about upcoming events can be found on their website or Facebook page. Metro: Hôtel de Ville

features: bar, music | Updated: 25-05-2017

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Sly Bar gay bar in Paris
Sly Bar gay bar in Paris
Sly Bar gay bar in Paris
Sly Bar gay bar in Paris

22 rue des Lombards, Paris | map | distance

| facebook
+33 6 62 84 64 61 |

weekday: 17:00 - 04:00

weekend: 17:00 - 05:00

SLY Bar

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Relatively new gay bar in the heart of Paris, down the street from Bears’ Den. SLY has a cool, trendy atmosphere with cosy seating.

Its small outdoor terrace is great for people-watching. Attentive service, with happy hours and special events. Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 31-05-2017

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The Labo gay bar in Paris
The Labo gay bar in Paris
The Labo gay bar in Paris

37 rue des Lombards, Paris | map | distance

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+33 1 40 28 02 52 |

weekday: Tue-Wed 15:00 - 03:00; Thu 15:00 - 04:00

weekend: 15:00 - 06:00; Sun 15:00 - 03:00

The LABO

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

TODAY Karaoke Party - from 9pm

Friendly gay bar/club (formerly “The Eagle”) located in the heart of gay Paris. The LABO hosts special events and themed parties.

Happy hour from 5pm-11pm on beer and cocktail of the day. Located close to several restaurants and eateries; they have after-dinner drinks here. Closed on Mondays. Metro: Châtelet

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke | Updated: 27-06-2017

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Le Velvet gay bar in Paris
Le Velvet gay bar in Paris
Le Velvet gay bar in Paris
Le Velvet gay bar in Paris

Le Velvet

43 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris | map | distance

| website | facebook | +33 1 42 21 13 60 |

weekday: Tue-Fri 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: Sat 17:00 - 02:00

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

TODAY Happy Hour 6pm-10pm

Two-floor gay bar Le Velvet in Paris hosts different themed parties throughout the week and a daily happy hour.

Young crowds come to enjoy the juicy cocktails. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Metro: Châtelet, Les Halles

features: bar, music | Updated: 28-06-2017

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Rosa Bonheur gay bar in Paris
Rosa Bonheur gay bar in Paris
Rosa Bonheur gay bar in Paris
Rosa Bonheur gay bar in Paris

Rosa Bonheur

Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 2 Allée de la Cascade, Paris | map | distance

| website | facebook | +33 1 42 00 00 45 |

weekday: Wed-Fri 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: 10:00 - 00:00

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

A fabulous café bar, attracting a fun-loving and free-spirited crowd. Rosa Bonheur is popular with gay customers on Sunday evenings.

Located in the middle of the beautiful Parc de Buttes Chaumont. Arrive early (around 6pm) if you want to get indoors. Metro: Botzaris

features: bar, music, cafe, restaurant | Updated: 25-05-2017

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