Paris Gay Bars

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.

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Le Marais

One of Paris’ most historic areas, with restaurants, boutiques & art galleries. Le Marais is also the hub of its gay nightlife, with many gay venues near Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie and rue des Archives.

One of Paris’ most popular gay bars. Le RAIDD is famous for its Shower Show on Thursdays when several hot, hunky male dancers get wet & wild in a huge aquarium-like tank embedded in the wall.

And if that’s not enough eye candy, then feast your eyes on the gorgeous bar staff. Drinks are reasonably priced, and there’s a cosy lounge area in the basement.

nearest station : Hôtel de Ville

Features

bar, music, dancing, gogo show

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

23 rue du Temple, Paris

weekday: 18:00 - 04:00
weekend: 18:00 - 05:00

3.3
Audience Rating

From 65 votes 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 regularly. Happy hour 6pm-9pm.

nearest station : Hôtel de Ville

Features

bar, music, cafe

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

15 rue des Archives, Paris

weekday: 17:30 - 02:00
weekend: 17:30 - 02:00

3.6
Audience Rating

From 57 votes Vote

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Gay bar 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 6pm-10pm.

nearest station : Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Features

bar, music, dancing

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

35 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris

weekday: 18:00 - 03:00
weekend: 18:00 - 05:00 / 04:00

4.5
Audience Rating

From 69 votes 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.

nearest station : Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville

Features

bar, music

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

41 rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00
weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

3.0
Audience Rating

From 58 votes Vote

Relatively large gay bar in Le Marais. Quetzal has a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Busy and cruisy on the weekend. Open until 4am.

nearest station : Hôtel de Ville

Features

bar, music

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

10 rue de la Verrerie, Paris

weekday: 17:00 - 04:00
weekend: 17:00 - 04:00

3.8
Audience Rating

From 61 votes Vote

Small gay bar to the north of Le Marais with rustic ambience. One Way attracts the leather/denim and bear crowd. The underground level has a video room and dark corners.

One Way is open all year round. Happy hour 7pm-9pm.

nearest station : Saint-Sébastien, Froissart, Rambuteau

Features

bar, music, dark room

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

28 rue Charlot, Paris

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00
weekend: 17:00 - 05:00

3.5
Audience Rating

From 55 votes Vote

Gay bar in the heart of Paris’ District 4. Popular with young crowd. Every Saturday night.

nearest station : Hotel de Ville

Features

bar, music, dancing

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

15 rue des Lombards, Paris


weekend: Sat 21:00 - 03:00

3.1
Audience Rating

From 52 votes 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.

nearest station : Châtelet, Les Halles

Features

bar, music, dancing, karaoke, gogo show, cabaret show

Updated: 17-Jan-2020

13 rue de la Ferronnerie, Paris

weekday: 15:00 - 06:00
weekend: 15:00 - 06:00

3.6
Audience Rating

From 53 votes Vote

Long-running Paris gay bar, located to the north of Le Marais. Duplex is one of the few bars in the area where it’s easy to have a conversation.

Frequented by artsy-intellectual crowd, the bar features simple décor and plays an eclectic mix of music (new wave, disco, synth-pop, alternative, British Invasion rock, funk). Busy on the weekend.

nearest station : Rambuteau

Features

bar, music

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

25 rue Michel Le Comte, Paris

weekday: 20:00 - 02:00
weekend: 20:00 - 04:00

3.9
Audience Rating

From 67 votes 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: 17-Jan-2020

7 rue de la Verrerie, Paris

weekday: 18:00 - 02:00
weekend: 18:00 - 02:00

1.1
Audience Rating

From 63 votes Vote

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: 17-Jan-2020

rue de la Reynie 15, Paris

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00
weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

2.7
Audience Rating

From 61 votes Vote

Gay karaoke bar in Le Marais district.

nearest station : Hotel de Ville

Features

bar, music, karaoke

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

15 rue des Lombards, Paris


5.0
Audience Rating

From 59 votes Vote

Paris · gay bars outside Le Marais

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.

nearest station : Hôtel de Ville

Features

bar, music

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

6 rue des Lombards, Paris

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00
weekend: 16:00 - 05:00

3.8
Audience Rating

From 59 votes Vote

Tomorrow:  L'Apero Shower - drag queens & cocktails

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 – they have after-dinner drinks here. Closed on Mondays.

nearest station : Châtelet

Features

bar, music, dancing, karaoke

Updated: 21-Feb-2020

37 rue des Lombards, Paris

weekday: Tue-Thu 15:00 - 03:00 / 04:00
weekend: 15:00 - 06:00 / 03:00

4.1
Audience Rating

From 52 votes Vote

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 Sundays and Mondays.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

43 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris

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

3.9
Audience Rating

From 66 votes Vote

Café bar Rosa Bonheur attracts a fun-loving, free-spirited crowd. 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.

Features

bar, music, cafe, restaurant

Updated: 12-Jan-2021

Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 2 Allée de la Cascade, Paris

weekday: Wed-Fri 12:00 - 23:45
weekend: 10:00 - 23:45

3.1
Audience Rating

From 64 votes Vote

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