As you probably already know Paris is a very expensive city, so when opportunities arise for you to save money, you should take them! The café and bar culture is an essential part of the Parisian lifestyle. Luckily many of the bars in Paris offer happy hours, allowing you to save money while having a good time. Here is our list of the best happy hours the city has to offer, ranging from cheap to chic.
Le Nouvel Institut
This trendy bar-brasserie situated in Paris’ Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement offers a 10 hour happy hour, from 4p.m to 2a.m, all week! It is positioned near to the Seine and has indoor and outdoor seating, so it is an ideal place to wind down. The price of beer starts at €3 and the cocktails from €5, so if you are looking for a good vibe, a cheap place to grab a few drinks with your friends, and a place that is open late, Le Nouvel Institut is the place for you.
Location: 1 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris
Website: Le Nouvel Institut
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If you are looking for a cheap drink during happy hour, this is the place to be. It doesn’t necessarily have the nicest décor but with the price of beer starting at €2.50 you can excuse this fact. Additionally, the happy hour runs all evening from 4:30p.m to 1:30a.m from Monday to Saturday. This is the perfect spot to save a bit of money while still having fun.
Location: 19 Rue Bleue, 75009 Paris
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Le FAT (French Art Touch)
Now this one is not the cheapest or longest of happy hours but you don’t go for this reason. The reason you go is for the place itself. The bar is dedicated to hip hop and street art with the walls covered in graffiti. This is a very funky bar that even offers beer pong. The happy hour itself runs from 6p.m to 8p.m from Tuesday to Saturday with beer starting at €6 and wine at €4.
Location: 8 Rue de Beauce, 75003 Paris
Website: Le FAT
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This bar is perfect for any sports fans who want to watch the game and save a bit of money. The happy hour runs from 3p.m to 10p.m and the beer starts at €3 and the cocktails at €5. They also offer a ‘formule match’ which is a burger of your choice and a pint of beer for €15; ideal for watching sport. If you’ve not come for the sport there is a little terrace out the front where you can chill out.
Location: 152 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris
Website: My Baar
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Le Lèche Vin
Don’t let the religious images that coat the walls fool you. There aren’t any hymns sung here or any church choirs for that matter – rather groove, jazz and hip hop. This bar in the heart of Bastille in the 11th arrondissement offers beer for €3.80 and cocktails for €6 during their happy hour between 4p.m and 10p.m.
Location: 13 Rue Daval, 75011 Paris
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Café le Baron
If you are looking for somewhere a bit more up market, Café le Baron will be more up your street. Situated in the 9th arrondissement, it represents a nice place to go after a long day at work with the happy hour running from 5p.m to 8p.m with beers and cocktails alike costing €5 and little hors d’oeuvres given to you while you drink.
Location: 11 Rue de Châteaudun, 75009 Paris
Website: Café le Baron
Le Café du Commerce
While on the outside this bar-brasserie appears slightly run down, the décor on the inside is very impressive with a grand counter top for the bar and attractive red benches and booths, as well as frescoes that cover the walls with images of Montmartre and the original Moulin Rouge. The bar is situated near the Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge in the 18th arrondissement, so for somewhere in such a prime location, beers starting at €3.90 and cocktails at €5.60 every night from 4p.m to 9p.m, is not bad at all.
Location: 13 Rue de Clignancourt, 75018 Paris
Website: Le Café du Commerce
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Le Dream Café
Le Dream Café is a sports bar and is great for watching sports with its 4 television screens. The happy hour here starts at 5p.m and finishes at 11p.m and the beers start at €3.50 and cocktails at €5. On top of the drinks, the pizzas are their speciality and the food rarely costs over €15. Cheap beer and cheap food – ideal for any sports fan watching a game.
Location: 8 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
The origin of the name of this bar is from the film ‘The Big Lebowski’ and this becomes obvious once you step into it with posters of Jeff Bridges as Dude on the wall, as well as White Russian being on the menu (Dude’s favourite drink). The happy hour here offers very cheap drinks with beer from €2.50, wine from €1.50(!) and cocktails sold for €8 for two. The happy hour is from 6p.m to 9p.m, so if you’re a fan of ‘The Big Lebowski’ and cheap drinks, this is your spot!
Location: 214 rue Saint Maur, 75010 Paris
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If you like cocktails and are keen to try new things, look no further than Le Crocodile. This bar has 375 different cocktails on offer, which all come with a little crocodile Haribo in them due to its name, so why not check it out and have a cocktail or two. The cocktails cost €7 during their happy hour which is between 6p.m and 11p.m during the week and finishes at 10p.m on weekends.
Location: 6 rue Royer Collard, 75005 Paris
Website: Le Crocodile
We hope that this list has given you some inspiration as to where to go to get a drink. Obviously this list is not exhaustive and you should feel free to try any of Paris’ many bars with happy hours, but these are some of our favourite places to go during happy hour.
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