Paris is one of those cities that is beautiful from any angle, however truly nothing beats a night out with a rooftop view of the city of lights. Whether you are a local or a tourist on vacation, take advantage of the summer season’s warmer weather by spending your evenings out at some of Paris’s most talked about rooftop bars. No matter the vibe you’re going for, Paris has something enjoyable to offer for a night out on the town, not to mention some seriously tasty cocktails. Here are the top 8 rooftops for a night out in Paris worth checking out this summer:
8.) Le Perchoir – Ménilmontant
You may not have heard of the Ménilmontant neighborhood yet, but you’ll want to spend an evening at Le Perchoir in east Paris. If the name sounds familiar it’s probably because the bar has multiple locations around the city, but this one seems to be the most popular among Parisians. The chic, open-air restaurant/bar is located on the 7th floor of an industrial building in the 11th arrondissement. It’s a place to see and be seen, so make sure to dress up. Hit up this Le Perchoir location for a young, fun-filled flirty summer night, grab a bite, and dance all night with your squad. Keep in mind if you arrive past 9:30 pm, be prepared to wait in line!
14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris
Tuesday to Friday 6 pm– 2 am
Saturday 4 pm – 2 am
7.) Mama Shelter- Paris East
Mama Shelter is another hip rooftop with multiple locations, including Los Angeles, London, and Rio de Janeiro. The funky hotel’s rooftop bar is located in east Paris in the 20th arrondissement. If you’re into a more relaxed atmosphere, the Mama Shelter rooftop offers quirky decor, comfy couches with blankets to snuggle up on with a date, and games for entertainment like ping pong and foosball.
No need to dress fancy, but as with most other popular rooftops, there may be a line! Additionally, you’ll want to start the night a little earlier, as the rooftop closes at 11:30 pm. We recommend coming for dinner, as the pizza is supposed to be delicious!
109 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Open every day from 11 am to 11:30 pm
6.) Le Montana
This hip hotel rooftop bar is in the lively district of Saint Germain, a perfect place to start and end your night. The decor is entirely black and gives off a classy and sophisticated atmosphere, and the views of the Notre Dame are pretty impressive. There is even a small club inside with a DJ if you are in the dancing mood.
The hotel bar is often frequented by the elite and the occasional celebrity (Kate Moss was spotted here), especially during fashion week, so make sure you dress a little nicer. It’s a smaller space, so if you’re going out with a group you likely want to make a reservation!
28 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris Open every day from 12pm to 2am
5.) Le Jardin Suspendu
This trendy bar with lots of buzz is back for a second season after a successful opening in 2018. Le Jardin Suspendu is situated on the rooftop of a parking lot of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris 15th arrondissement and is the biggest green rooftop in France.
The bar is very popular among locals, and a good spot if you’re looking to escape the crowds of tourists. If you need another reason to visit this bar, the rooftop offers panoramic views of Paris, and the open space is large enough to not feel too tightly packed. The design is quite unique, with the open space being decorated with trendy seating and lovely greenery. Besides being just a fun rooftop bar for drinking, Le Jardin Suspendu offers all kinds of fun including food stands, a movie theater, and even outdoor yoga!
Across from 40 rue d’Oradour-sur-Glane, 75015 Paris Wednesday: 6pm-11pm
Friday: 6pm- 2am
Saturday: 2pm- 2am
If you’re looking for an epic view of the Eiffel Tower and Palais Garnier, look no further. All the cool Parisians flock to Perruche, a trendy rooftop bar on the 9th floor of Printemps de l’Homme. This popular spot is centrally located in the 9th arrondissement and can be enjoyed either during the day or at night. It’s a little on the pricier side, with cocktails starting at around 16€, but it’s definitely worth it for the location.
There’s a 360° view of Paris not to be missed, and the drinks are pretty good. The chic decor, greenery, and yellow striped chairs give the bar an almost Californian aesthetic, and you’ll find both tourists and locals frequenting this hotspot day and night. Since the bar is open late, this is a great place for group outings and birthday festivities. If you’re going with a larger group, be sure to reserve a table!
2 rue du Havre, 75009 Paris
Open every day from 9:35am- 2am
3.) Le Perchoir – Marais
This Le Perchoir location offers a young, dynamic crowd of Parisians, and is conveniently located in the trendy Marais quarter in Paris’s 4th arrondissement on top of the BHV department store. Later in the evenings, there is a DJ, and the bar often plays techno music. The decor is boho-chic, with comfy seating and breathtaking views of the city. The cocktails cost around 15€ and are really good. This is a very well-known spot in Paris so make sure to arrive early if possible! You may find that after about 10 pm on weekends, there is usually a line at the entrance.
33 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
Open Wednesday to Saturday from 8:15pm – 1:30am
2.) Mademoiselle Mouche
Though not necessarily a typical “rooftop”, you definitely won’t want to miss Mademoiselle Mouche, the classy, newly renovated boat bar on the seine river! The popular hotspot located in Paris’s 8th district features a DJ, luscious floral decor, and reasonably priced cocktails.
The spot is super trendy with young, good looking people, and of course, features stunning up-close views of the Eiffel Tower. It’s no surprise that hitting up Mademoiselle Mouche is an amazing way to spend an evening out in Paris. As with most stylish bars in the city, be sure to dress to impress, as you may be turned away if you show up in sneakers!
Pont de l’Alma, Rive Droite, 75008 Paris
Open Wednesday to Sunday : 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
1.) Terrass Bar
This hotel rooftop bar has an impressive 180° view of Paris and is located in the 18th arrondissement’s quaint Montmartre neighborhood at Terrass Hotel. With comfy sofas and great cocktails, this spot is perfect for a chill night out with friends or a first date. The rooftop’s vibe is chic, yet gives off a relaxed vibe. The crowds tend to be late twenties and thirties, and this is also a popular spot among young professionals.You’ll find a lot of fashionable Parisians sipping away at their drinks after a long day of work, and Terrass offers the perfect escape from a stressful work week. Go for dinner and stay for drinks, you won’t regret it!
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris
Open every day until 12:00 am