Paris Gay Bars

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.

Le Marais is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most visually charming gay districts. With rows of shuttered windows and quaint balconies jutting out from bohemian lofts, the area is the center of elegant alternative living in beautiful Paris. However, it’s also where you’ll find a good portion of the city’s most hedonistically heady gay bars. That’s not to say that quality gay nightlife can’t be found throughout the entire city, as Paris boasts one of the best gay scenes in the Northern Hemisphere.

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
Today: FLASH BACK by RAIDD - Every Sunday
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23 rue du Temple, Paris, France

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3.2
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Based on 37 votes

2017 Audience Awards
2017 Audience Awards

3 Star Winner

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
Dancing
GoGo Show
Music

Weekday: 18:00 - 04:00

Weekend: 18:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 24-Nov-2023

COX
Today: Nonstop Happy Hour - Every Sunday
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15 rue des Archives, Paris, France

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3.5
Audience Rating

Based on 34 votes

2019 Audience Awards
2019 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

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2020 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

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
Cafe
Music

Weekday: 5 PM - 2 AM

Weekend: 5 PM - 2 AM

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

freedj
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35 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris, France

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4.2
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Based on 11 votes

Gay bar 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
Dancing
Music

Weekday: 18:00 - 03:00

Weekend: 18:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

Ze Baar
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41 rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

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3.3
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Based on 8 votes

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

Weekday: 18:00 - 04:30

Weekend: 18:00 - 06:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

Quetzal
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10 rue de la Verrerie, Paris, France

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3.3
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Based on 11 votes

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

Nearest station: Hôtel de Ville

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

One Way
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28 rue Charlot, Paris, France

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3.5
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Based on 17 votes

Small gay bar to the north of Le Marais with rustic ambience. 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
Dark Room
Music

Weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 18:00 - 02:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

Banana Café
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13 rue de la Ferronnerie, Paris, France

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3.6
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Based on 15 votes

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
Cabaret Show
Dancing
GoGo Show
Karaoke
Music

Weekday: 17:00 - 07:00

Weekend: 17:00 - 07:00

Last updated on: 22-Nov-2023

Duplex
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25 rue Michel Le Comte, Paris, France

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3.9
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Based on 10 votes

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 the 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

Weekday: 19:00 - 03:00

Weekend: 19:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

Les Souffleurs
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7 rue de la Verrerie, Paris, France

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3.4
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Based on 12 votes

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

Weekday: 19:00 - 01:00

Weekend: 19:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

La Boite
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15 rue des Lombards, Paris, France

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3
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Based on 2 votes

Gay karaoke bar in Le Marais district.

Nearest station: Hotel de Ville

Features:
Bar
Karaoke
Music

Weekday: 6 PM - 3 AM

Weekend: 6 PM - 3 AM

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

Le Bronx
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21 Rue Keller, 75011 Paris, France, Paris, France

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Le Bronx is a gay bar in Marais that opened in the fall of 2022. This cute, quaint place has a welcoming staff and a great selection of draft beers at reasonable prices. The interiors feature beautiful art, with great music complementing the overall atmosphere of the bar.

Weekday: 6 PM - 2 AM; Closed Mondays

Weekend: 6 PM - 2 AM; Closed Sundays

Last updated on: 26-Sep-2023

Le Cactus
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28 Rue Des Archives, 75004 Paris, France, Paris, France

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A breezy gay bar in the Marais neighbourhood with outside seating. Cactus is a popular bar/bistro for tourists looking to take a relaxing break and simply people-watch. There is a neon-lit bar inside, serving a wide variety of drinks, as well as tapas.

Weekday: Mon-Tue: 3 PM - 11 PM; Wed-Fri: 3 PM - 2 AM

Weekend: Sat: 3 PM - 2 AM; Sun: 3 PM - 12 AM

Last updated on: 26-Sep-2023

L'Enchanteur
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15 Rue Michel Le Comte, 75003 Paris, France, Paris, France

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L'Enchanteur is a two-level neighbourhood bar with karaoke. The vaulted cellar downstairs makes for the best acoustics for singing while they serve ala carte cocktails on the main floor. Friendly staff and reasonable drink prices. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Weekday: 11 AM - 6:30 AM; Closed Mondays

Weekend: 11 AM - 6:30 AM; Closed Sundays

Last updated on: 26-Sep-2023

Paris · gay bars outside Le Marais

Bears' Den
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6 rue des Lombards, Paris, France

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3.6
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Based on 17 votes

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

Weekday: 16:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 16:00 - 02:00

Last updated on: 26-Nov-2023

The LABO
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37 rue des Lombards, Paris, France

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4.2
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Based on 12 votes

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
Dancing
Karaoke
Music

Weekday: 15:00 - 03:0

Weekend: 15:00 - 06:00 / 04:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

Le Velvet
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43 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

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4.1
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Based on 8 votes

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

Weekday: Tue-Thurs: 17:00 - 02:00

Weekend: Fri-Sat 17:00 - 04:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

Rosa Bonheur
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 2 Allée de la Cascade, Paris, France

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3.1
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Based on 9 votes

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
Cafe
Music
Restaurant

Weekday: Mon-Wed: Closed; Thu-Fri 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Weekend: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

El Hombre
Today: Dancefloor - Every Sunday
Tomorrow: Karaoke - Every Monday
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Rue de la Reynie 15, Paris, France

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2.8
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Based on 45 votes

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.

Nearest station: Châtelet-les halles

Features:
Bar
cloakroom
Dancing
free condoms and lube
secure storage
WiFi.

Weekday: 16:00 - 2:00

Weekend: 16:00 - 4:00

Last updated on: 26-Oct-2023

Moustache
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138 rue de Faubourg Saint Martin, Paris, France

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Friendly leather & bear bar that's been around for 30 years.  Moustache also has a cruising area with private cabins.  Popular with local neighborhood crowd.  Happy hour from 7 - 9pm.  Metro - Gare de l'Est

Features:
Bar
Cafe
Cruise / Fetish
Music
Relaxing Cabins

Weekday: 17:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

Last updated on: 25-Sep-2023

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