If it's a drink you want in Paris, any café will serve you wine, beer and even probably a cocktail at any time of day or night. And as with most major cities, the grander hotels have some very good bars. Here though are some of the places that I like to drop into for the occasional cocktail.

Le Rose Bud bar, Paris

Le Rosebud

Waiters in white jackets and a tureen of sangria on the bar.

11 bis rue Delambre
14th Arrondissement

+ 33 1 43 35 38 54

Métro: Vavin (line 4)

Le Select bar, Paris

Le Select

It's 1am, you're in Montparnasse, it would be rude not to. Also does food.

99 bd du Montparnasse
6th Arrondissement

+ 33 1 45 48 38 24

Métro: Vavin (line 4)

Pamela Popo bar, Paris

Pamela Popo

A lovely little bar situated between the Marais and the île St Louis. There is a restaurant upstairs if you fancy staying for a bite to eat.

15 rue François Miron
4th Arrondissement

+ 33 1 42 74 14 65

Métro: Pont Marie (line 7)

Métro: Saint Paul (line 1)

Harrys Bar, Paris

Harry's New York Bar

It's changed very little since its opening in 1911 and still serves a great Bloody Mary.

5 rue Daunou (sank roo doe noo)
2nd Arrondissement

+ 33 1 42 61 71 14

Métro: Opéra (lines 3, 7 & 8)

Hotel Coste bar, Paris

Hotel Costes

A luxurious, baroque hang-out. Dress well.

239 rue St-Honore
1st Arrondissement

+ 33 1 42 44 50 00

Métro: Tuileries (line 1)

La Bascule bar, Paris

La Bascule

A local hang-out in Montmartre, it services excellent wine and cocktails as well as very good tapas.

24 rue Durantin
18th Arrondissement

+ 33 1 45 48 55 25

Métro: Abbesses (line 12)

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