The Seine is famous for its bridges (there are 37, and they’re all super nice), and there’s no better way to explore Paris than the Seine -- hence why we put together this river-hopping bar crawl, which crosses one of those bridges between each stop, and to keep things easy on the legs, we’ve picked out only the most bankside-hugging of the city’s best drinkeries.
A river-crossing bar crawl along the Seine
1. Café du Marché38 Rue Cler, Paris
2. Tokyo Eat13 Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris
3. Palais de Tokyo13 Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris
4. The Club24, Rue Surcouf, Paris
5. Brasserie Grand Palais21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Paris
6. Café Marly93 Rue de Rivoli, Paris
7. La Palette43 rue de Seine, Paris
8. Le Fumoir6 Rue de l'Amiral Coligny, Paris
9. Castor Club14 rue Hautefeuille, Paris
10. Café Louis-Philippe66 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris
11. Pledge Bar19, Rue des Deux Ponts, Paris
12. L'Express de Lyon1 Rue de Lyon, Paris
13. Wanderlust32 Quai d'Austerlitz, Paris
This cafe/resto/bar is located on a pedestrian only street located right near the Eiffel Tower, so it's a pretty lovely place to test their extensive wine list or drink a cocktail.
This bar and resto draws a hip crowd, probably because the 'tenders here whip up killer cocktails (especially their mojito) and once you have your drink, grab a spot on the terrace for a sweet view of the river.
This Paris museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, with two giant wings loaded with extensive exhibits.
Located on Rue Surcouf, this crazily decorated bar is best known for two things: their tasty club sandwiches and their delicious craft cocktails.
Just steps from Grand Palais, the famous Parisian exhibition hall and museum, this brasserie is a classic Parisian bar, with a decent selection of beers.
Located right near the Louvre, Le Cafe Marly is the perfect spot to enjoy their Bloody Mary or a chic cocktail.
This small Parisian bistro used to be visited by Picasso, Jim Morrison, and Ernest Hemingway, so it's probably good enough for you. Order a beer live and live like a celeb.
Located within a quick walk to the Louvre, Le Fumoir is open for a late crowd and has the perfect atmosphere for sipping a martini, a whisky from their wide collection, or a specialty 'tail.
Located in the Latin Quarter, this upscale cocktail bar means "Beaver Club" and serves a long list of 'tails, including "the cocktail of the week", which changes depending on what the 'tenders are trying to create.
This neighborhood resto/bar has been standing since 1810 (!) and is a quality spot to sample some wine and fill up on charcuterie and cheese.
This little drinkery has a nice, long happy hour from 5-9p, where you can enjoy their specialty cocktails, including the Little Italy, made with champagne and amaretto.
This is a classic French sports bar, through and through, with soccer on the TVs and a gigantic selection of craft and artisan brews.