Food & Drink

These are Paris's Bad Decision Bars

Published On 01/07/2014 Published On 01/07/2014
Paris Bad Decision Bars
Le Piano Vache
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Café Oz Australian Bar
La Griffe' de La FĂ©line Bar'
Hideout Paris
Aux Noctambules
Le Zorba
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1. Le Piano Vache 8 rue Laplace, Paris, 75005

Le Piano Vache is bar frequented by Sorbonne students and infamous for its walls papered with hundreds of posters that stand like monoliths behind old couches. Live bands and DJs play genres across the spectrum, from reggae to rock to EDM. Le Piano Vache might be packed during happy hour, but try and catch a glimpse of the bar’s old piano, overlooked by a stuffed cow’s head just enjoying the atmosphere with you.

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2. O'Sullivan's 92 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, 75018 (Monmartre)

When you feel like getting rowdy, an Irish pub is a good place to start. Grab a handful of pints here and fill your stomach with some awesome bar food afterwards.

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3. Le Bar Dix 10 rue de l'Odéon, Paris, 75006 (St Germain Des Pres)

The three drinks you should order are as follows: sangria, sangria, sangria. Why? It's cheap, it's tasty, and it's easily the best thing they pour.

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4. Café Oz 1 rue de Bruxelles, Paris, 75009

There is sand on the floors and plenty of cheap shot specials. This Aussie bar knows how to have a good time.

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5. La Cantada 13 Rue Moret, Paris, 75011

You can order a number of different adult beverages here, but they're best known for their selection of absinthe, so you should probably get that.

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6. La FĂ©line 12 Rue Victor Letalle, Paris, 75020

Don't expect much more than rock and roll music, cheap beer, and people wearing leather, which should be good enough.

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7. Hideout 46 Rue des Lombards, Paris, 75001

This 1st arrondissement Irish bar has great happy hour deals, not to mention seven giant TV screens if you're looking to watch a game.

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8. Les Furieux 74 rue de la Roquette, Paris, 75011 (Bastille)

Here you're find a myriad of uniquely named cocktails, dim lighting, metal music, and red & black furnishings, which all announces "Goth-rock bar" quite clearly.

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9. Aux Noctambules 24 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, 75018 (Pigalle)

With a name like "the Party People", there's a good chance this bar knows how to have fun. And with cheap drinks and a closing time of 5a, you'll probably have fun here too.

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10. Le Zorba 137 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, Paris, 75010 (Belleville)

This Belleville drinkery features live concerts and cheap drinks. And you can enjoy those drinks practically 'round the clock since Le Zorba opens at 5a and closes at 2a.