Bars Gay du Marais
Les bars gay du Marais sont principalement concentrés dans les petites rues du 4ème arrondissement, rue sainte croix de Bretonnerie, rue des Archives, rue Simon le Franc, entre autres. Avec l'arrivée d'internet qui facilite les rencontres, comme dans toutes les villes d'Europe, le nombre des établissements diminue. Le Marais reste néanmoins l'endroit le plus festif de la capitale avec la plus grande concentration d'établissements gay, du plus convivial au plus coquin !
Size matters- and time matters too! People don't go to the same places at the same time, so be sure to follow our recommendations for the best hours to frequent these fabulous spots!
LUNCHTIME AND COFFEE TIME 11 AM TO 2 PM
( tapas bar ) A taste of Spain in Paris. Very friendly with a small terrace. 8, rue des Lombards - 75004 Paris Métro: Hôtel de Ville 11 am to 2 am daily
( café/bar ) 17, rue des Archives, 75004 Métro: Hôtel de Ville Phone: 01.48.87.80.25 Serves lunch Monday to Friday 11 am to 2 pm, café/ bar daily 11 am to 2 am, and happy hours from 6 pm to 8 pm.
AFTERNOON 2 PM TO 8 PM
( café with terrace ) The best drink is their awesome hot chocolate! Rue des Archives 75004 Métro: Hôtel de Ville 9 am to 2 am daily.
New stylish local bar with a friendly staff and wonderful selection of wine and cocktails. Their cheese and ham planchas are a perfect snack to munch on while socializing. Just next to the Doll Museum, so bring your favourite Barbie !
2 impasse Berthaud 75003 Paris 2 am to 2 pm
HAPPY HOURS 7 PM TO 9 PM
( bar ) Busy butch bar with a new decor every season. Just next door to the Open Café in case you're in the mood for pub-crawling!
rue des Archives 75004. Open from 2 pm to 2 am but their busiest time is around 8 pm.
A mixed clientele mostly in their thirties with a small yet fun music disco downstairs.
EARLY EVENING 8 PM TO 11 PM
( Bar )
New York style bar with art expos and an alternative crowd. Rue Michel Lecomte 75003 Paris
( lounge club ) A new cocktail bar with tapas a la française, adorable bartenders, and fabulous XL cocktails. Open from 6 pm until late.
7 rue Simon le Franc 75004 paris
LATE AND VERY LATE
( bar karaoké, night club ) Local French style bar with a magic touch. Open 11 am to 6 am daily. 15, rue Michel Lecomte -75004 Métro: Rambuteau
(Mini cabaret with amazing shows) Their Burlesque Thursday is not to be missed!
Rue sainte-croix de Bretonnerie 75004 Paris
CRUISING AND LEATHER BARS
AFTERNOONS AND EARLY EVENINGS 5 PM TO 10 PM
Neighborhood bar of mostly bears and older men. 28 rue Charlot Tel: 01 48 87 46 10. Metro stop: Republique.
A fun, friendly, 3-level venue for bears and their friends with a super friendly staff. Just next door to the Spanish tapas bar Les Pietons.
6 rue des Lombards, 75004 - Metro : Chatelet
( FORMERLY DOCKS ) Cruising bar with private rooms. A good place to mingle on Sunday afternoons as well as Tuesday and Thursday nights. Open from 8 pm to 2 am on week days and until 4 am on weekends. 150, rue Saint Maur. Tel: 01 43 57 33 82.
Metro stop: Goncourt.
EVENINGS 10 PM TO 2 PM
Gothic and atmospheric cellars open Monday to Sunday from 6 pm to 4 am. Strict leather dress code on Wednesday. 40, rue des Blanc Manteaux
SECTEUR X 49, Clos des Blancs-Manteaux A new cruising bar with friendly staff managed by Francis, former owner of "The Block" in Nice.
Now the only Parisian naked cruising bar that is natural every single day of the week! Open from 9 pm to 3 am. 8 rue Greneta 75002 Paris impact-bar.com Metro: Reaumur-Sebastopol
A a sex pub lost in between the chic designer boutiques on rue Charlot where you must ring the bell to enter. Guy, the boss, often greets you dressed as a sexy cowboy. This is for the serious ones, so drama queens and sensitive souls, this is not for you. Basically everything is possible here. Dress code is casual or nothing, but at least keep your shoes on! They even have a maze and other serious equipment. Open from 5 pm to 5 am.
34 rue Charlot 75003 Paris