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 3
3 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 74 71 52
Hours: 12H00 - 14H00 and 19H00 - 23H00 Tuesday to Sunday
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Arena Café
29 rue Saint Denis
75001 Paris
Phone: 01 45 08 15 16
Hours: 09H00 - 06H00
Metro Châtelet - Les Halles
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L`Arganier
19 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 72 08 25
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Au Diable des Lombards
64 rue des Lombards
75001 Paris
Phone: 01 42 33 81 84
Hours: 09H00 - 24H00
Metro Châtelet - Les Halles
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Aux Trois Petits Cochons
31 rue Tiquetonne
75002 Paris
Phone: 01 42 33 39 69
Hours: 20H00 - 01H00
Metro Etienne Marcel
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B4 Le Resto
6 Square Sainte Croix de le Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 72 16 19
Hours: 12H00 - 14H30 and 20H00 - 23H00
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Le Carré
18 rue du Temple
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 44 59 38 57
Hours: 10H00 - 04H00
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Le Comptoir du Marais
8 rue de Moussy
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 74 06 06
Hours: 18H00 - 24H00
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Curieux Spaghetti Bar
14 rue Saint Merri
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 72 75 97
Metro Rambuteau
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Le Dos de la Baleine
40 rue des Blancs Manteaux
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 72 38 98
Metro Rambuteau
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Le Gai Moulin
10 rue Saint Merri
75003 Paris
Phone: 01 48 87 06 00
Hours: 12H00 - 24H00 7/7
Metro Rambuteau
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Le Loup Blanc
42 rue Tiquetonne
75002 Paris
Phone: 01 40 13 08 35
Hours: 19H30 - 24H00
Metro Etienne Marcel
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Le Tata Burger
54 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 48 87 48 71
Hours: 17H00 - 02H00
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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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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