As in most cities, the bars are a favourite gathering spot for the gays and lesbians in Paris. Most offer a happy hour in the afternoon until about 20H00 or 21H00.

When the weather is nice, they set out the tables on the terrace so you can sit and drink and enjoy the sights.

The bars often serve as a launch pad for a few drinks before heading to the clubs.

A typical weekend evening might be happy hour, followed by a restaurant, followed by a few drinks at a bar before going out clubbing.

The last metro is at 01H20 on weekdays and 02H20 on Saturday nights. Getting a taxi on Friday and Saturday nights is next to impossible.

Another solution is to use the "Velib" or bicycle stations that you see all around Paris. Put in your credit card and you can ride the bike for 30 minutes for 1 euro. The prices increase exponentially after 30 minutes, so try to get to your destination and park you bike in another station within the 30 minutes; othewise you might find yourself with a hefty bill.

Le 3W
8 rue des Ecouffes
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 48 87 39 26
Hours: 17H00 - 02H00
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Les Bains Douches
7 rue du Bourg-l'Abbé
75003 Paris
Phone:
Hours: As of January 2009 the Bains Douches is slowly starting back up again. For now, it closes at 02H00, it should open until early morning relatively soon.
Metro Etienne Marcel
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Le Bears' Den
6 rue des Lombards
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 71 08 20
Hours: 16H00 - 02H00 Weekdays
16H00 - 04H00 Fridays and Saturdays
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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C.U.D.
12 rue des Haudriettes
75003 Paris
Phone: 01 42 71 56 60
Hours: 16H00 - 07H00
Metro Rambuteau
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Le Club
14 rue Saint Denis
75001 Paris
Phone: 01 45 08 96 25
Hours: 23H00 - 07H00
Metro Châtelet - Les Halles
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Le Club 18
18 rue du Beaujolais
75001 Paris
Phone: 01 42 97 52 13
Hours: 24H00 - 06H00 Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Metro Palais Royale
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Les Crazyvores
50 Boulevard Voltaire
75011 Paris
Phone:
Hours: 24H00 - 07H00
Metro Oberkampf
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Folie's Pigalle
11 Place Pigalle
75009 Paris
Phone: 01 48 78 25 56
Hours: 24H00 - ??
18H00 Sunday Tea Dance
Metro Pigalle
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Les Follivores
50 boulevard Voltaire
75011 Paris
Phone:
Hours: 24H00 - 07H00
Metro Oberkampf
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L`Insolite
33 rue des Petits Champs
75001 Paris
Phone: 01 40 20 98 59
Hours: 23H00 - 05H00
23H00 - 06H00 Fridays and Saturdays
Metro Pyramide
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Le Mic Man
24 rue Geoffroy Langevin
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 74 39 80
Hours: 12H00 - 02H00
Metro Rambuteau
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Le Nyx Café
30 rue du Roi de Sicile
75004 Paris
Phone:
Hours: 18H00 - 02H00
18H00 - 04H00 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Metro Saint Paul
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La Scène Bastille
2bis rue des Taillandiers
75011 Paris
Phone: 01 48 06 50 70
Hours: 19H30 for the concerts
24H00 - 06H00 dancing
Metro Ledru Rollin
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Le Spyce
23 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 48 87 55 44
Hours: 17H00 - 02H00
18H00 - 20H00 Happy Hour
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Tango
13 rue au Maire
75003 Paris
Phone: 01 42 72 17 78
Hours: 22H30 to 05H00 Fridays and Saturdays
18H00 to 23H00 Sundays
Metro Arts et Métiers
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Le Troisième Lieu
62 rue Quincampoix
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 48 04 85 64
Hours: 18H00 - 02H00
18H00 - 06H00 Fridays and Saturdays
20H00 - 21H00 Happy Hour
Metro Rambuteau
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Wolf
37 rue des Lombards
75001 Paris
Phone: 01 40 28 02 52
Hours: 17H00 - 02H00
17H00 - 21H00 Happy Hour
Metro Châtelet - Les Halles
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