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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

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.

RAIDD Bar

23 rue du Temple, Paris | map

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+33 1 42 77 04 88 |

weekday: 18:00 - 04:00

weekend: 18:00 - 05:00

RAIDD Bar

audience rating: 3.4 stars from 21 votes - click to vote

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TOMORROW RAIDD XXL - more shower shows

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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: 11-Nov-2018

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COX
COX

15 rue des Archives, Paris | map

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+33 1 42 72 08 00 |

weekday: 17:30 - 02:00

weekend: 17:30 - 02:00

COX

audience rating: 3.6 stars from 23 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Nonstop Happy Hour

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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: 04-Dec-2018

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freedj
freedj

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

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+33 1 48 04 95 14 |

weekday: 18:00 - 03:00

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

freedj

audience rating: 4.6 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

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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 6pm-10pm.

nearest station : Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-Nov-2018

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Ze Baar
Ze Baar

41 rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris | map

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+33 1 42 71 75 08 |

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

Ze Baar

audience rating: 3 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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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: 04-Dec-2018

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Quetzal
Quetzal

10 rue de la Verrerie, Paris | map

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+33 1 48 87 99 07 |

weekday: 17:00 - 04:00

weekend: 17:00 - 04:00

Quetzal

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

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

nearest station : Hôtel de Ville

features: bar, music | Updated: 04-Dec-2018

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One Way
One Way

28 rue Charlot, Paris | map

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+33 1 48 87 46 10 |

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 17:00 - 05:00

One Way

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

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Small gay bar to the north of Le Marais with rustic ambiance. 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: 11-Nov-2018

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MicMan Bar
MicMan Bar

24 rue Geoffroy Langevin, Paris | map

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+33 1 42 74 39 80 |

weekday: 12:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

MicMan Bar

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 15 votes - click to vote

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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 until 2am, with daily happy hour.

nearest station : Rambuteau

features: bar, music, dark room | Updated: 11-Aug-2018

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Univers Jeunes
Univers Jeunes

15 rue des Lombards, Paris | map

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+33 7 56 84 69 69 |

weekend: Sat 21:00 - 03:00

Univers Jeunes

audience rating: 2.3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

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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: 04-Dec-2018

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Banana Café
Banana Café

13 rue de la Ferronnerie, Paris | map

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+33 1 42 33 35 31 |

weekday: 15:00 - 06:00

weekend: 15:00 - 06:00

Banana Café

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 10 votes - click to vote

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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: 04-Dec-2018

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Duplex
Duplex

25 rue Michel Le Comte, Paris | map

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+33 1 42 72 80 86 |

weekday: 20:00 - 02:00

weekend: 20:00 - 04:00

Duplex

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

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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: 11-Nov-2018

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Les Souffleurs
Les Souffleurs

7 rue de la Verrerie, Paris | map

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+33 1 44 78 04 92 |

weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

weekend: 18:00 - 02:00

Les Souffleurs

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

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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: 04-Dec-2018

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El Hombre
El Hombre

rue de la Reynie 15, Paris | map

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+33 177 17 66 87 |

weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

El Hombre

audience rating: 2.4 stars from 21 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Disco Fever - from 6.30pm

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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: 24-Nov-2018

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La Boite
La Boite

15 rue des Lombards, Paris | map

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+33 1 42 77 53 37 |

Gay karaoke bar in Le Marais district.

nearest station : Hotel de Ville

features: bar, music, karaoke | Updated: 17-Aug-2018

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Le Like
Le Like

12 rue du Plâtre, Paris | map

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

weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

Le Like

audience rating: 5 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

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New gay bar in Le Marais gay district of Paris. Closed Mondays.

nearest station : Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

features: bar, music | Updated: 19-Aug-2018

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Bears’ Den
Bears’ Den

6 rue des Lombards, Paris | map

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+33 1 42 71 08 20 |

weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

weekend: 16:00 - 05:00

Bears’ Den

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 13 votes - click to vote

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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: 04-Dec-2018

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SLY Bar
SLY Bar

22 rue des Lombards, Paris | map

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+33 6 62 84 64 61 |

weekday: 17:00 - 04:00

weekend: 17:00 - 05:00

SLY Bar

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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Gay bar in the heart of Paris. SLY has a cool, trendy atmosphere with cosy seating and a small outdoor terrace – great for people-watching.

Attentive service, with happy hours and special events. Located down the street from Bears’ Den bar.

nearest station : Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 24-Nov-2018

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The LABO
The LABO

37 rue des Lombards, Paris | map

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+33 1 40 28 02 52 |

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

weekend: 15:00 - 06:00 / 03:00

The LABO

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

TODAY L'Apero Shower - drag queens & cocktails

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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: 24-Nov-2018

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Le Velvet
Le Velvet

43 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris | map

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+33 6 25 35 29 26 |

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

weekend: Sat 17:00 - 02:00

Le Velvet

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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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: 04-Dec-2018

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Rosa Bonheur
Rosa Bonheur

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

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+33 1 42 00 00 45 |

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

weekend: 10:00 - 23:45

Rosa Bonheur

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

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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: 24-Nov-2018

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