Beverages on La Butte: 7 Unmissable Bars in Montmartre, Paris

Grab a drink in Paris’s nightlife neighbourhood

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The vibrant neighbourhood of Montmartre is world famous for its nightlife. From relaxed cafes to late-night cabarets, this quartier has something for everyone. Thereโ€™s plenty of bars to choose from too – but where to start? To make those evening explorations hassle free, weโ€™ve compiled a list of Montmartre’s most unmissable places to grab a drink and soak in Parisโ€™s sights.ย 

1. Lapin Agile

Tucked away next to an urban vineyard on one of Montmartreโ€™s many picturesque streets is Lapin Agile, a hidden historic gem. First opened in 1860, the bar and cabaret has played host to many famous- and infamous- Parisians. Follow in the footsteps of Lapin Agile regular Pablo Picasso and grab a drink or take in some live entertainment. Though tiny, this bar really packs a punch. Its location close to other Montmartre attractions makes this the perfect way to end a day of sightseeing.

Lapin Agile
22 Rue des Saules, 75018, Paris
+33 146068587
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exterior of the bar Lapin AgileImage Credit: @au_lapin_agileย 

2. Au Clair de Lune

Loved by locals and tourists alike, this bar brings out the best of Montmartre without the price tag. Its neon retro charm harks back to the Paris of the โ€˜60s and โ€˜70s, creating a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Indoor seating is joined by the typically Parisian pavement veranda option, perfect for watching the world go by. This bar draws the crowds, especially when itโ€™s showing a match, making it a great place to meet new friends and experience the real Paris.ย 

Au Clair de Lune
1 Rue Ramet, 75018 Paris
+33 153412722
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Clair de Lune's neon sign

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3. Lulu Whiteย 

Located at the edge of Montmartre is this Art Deco cocktail lounge. Run by English staff and taking its name from a New Orleans brothel madam, this bar adds some je ne sais quoi to an evening out. The select menu features Lulu Whiteโ€™s signature absinthe infused cocktails, the Montmartre spirit of choice. The polished mahogany and mirrored interior has limited seating, so be sure to stop by early to grab a table.

Lulu White
12 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris,
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Lulu White's bar counter

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4. Gravity Bar

See what contemporary Montmartre has to offer in this ultra modern cocktail bar. The interior is bright and airy, with wave-shaped wooden forms cascading down to the steel counter. Impressive, if pricey, cocktails are on offer, as is some mouthwatering food. Outside a small scandi style terrace lets you soak up the sunshine or Parisian night-time air. Frequented by the neighbourhoodโ€™s most fashionable crowd, this is one of the cityโ€™s hottest hangouts.

Gravity Bar
44 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
+33 0611842177
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Gravity Bar's interior

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5. Marlusse et Lapin

Frequently listed amongst Parisโ€™s best bars, this tiny gem is a must-visit. Since opening it has endeared itself to the locals as a quirky place to stop by for a leisurely drink or friendly chat with the owners. The reasonable prices make this the place to go to sample Montmartreโ€™s favourite tipples, including the infamous absinthe. A back room, dubbed โ€˜Grandmaโ€™s Roomโ€™ is decorated with old school vintage charm, ideal for relaxed evening drinks.

Marlusse et Lapin
14 Rue Germain Pilon, 75018 Paris
+33 142591797
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Marlusse et Lapin's vintage tables

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6. Le Lipstick

This bar at the southern edge of Montmartre offers classic and original cocktails right into the wee hours. Le Lipstick references the risquรฉ reputation of the area in its dรฉcor, with leopard print and velvet galore. At night a DJ provides tunes for the barโ€™s nocturnal visitors. Top cocktails are mixed by an expert bartender, some of which are known for their potency. If youโ€™re looking for tongue-in-cheek fun and reasonably priced drinks, then Le Lipstick is the place to go.

Le Lipstick
5 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris
+33 614408202
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Le Lipstick's red velvet booth

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7. Le Trรจs Particulierย 

For those in search of something a little more exclusive, look no further than Le Trรจs Particulier. As the name suggests, this is one of the cityโ€™s most sought after establishments, connected to the luxurious Hotel Particulier. The intimate bar and garden offers fresh food in the daytime and sparkling cocktails in the evening. Accessed through a discreet entrance and a number of intercoms, this bar is ideal for those looking to escape the bustling city. The prices do match the exclusivity, but itโ€™s worth it for Le Trรจs Particulierโ€™s trรจs parisien vibe. ย 

Le Trรจs Particulier
23 Avenue Junot, Pavillon D, 75018 Paris
+33 153418140
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Tres Particulier's interior with palms

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