Unusual Paris: discover the original bars that rock the capital!

Paris, the city of charm and elegance, is also famous for its exciting nightlife.
Beyond the classics, the capital abounds with more unusual bars, roof-top and barges that offer memorable experiences.   

In this article, we will explore a selection of these unique places that bring a special touch to the Parisian nightlife scene.   

Whether you're looking for creative cocktails, unusual settings or breathtaking views, Paris has something to fulfill your desires. 

Unusual Paris: discover the original bars that rock the capital! ©Unusual Paris: discover the original bars that rock the capital!

If you'd like to create your own customized creations, Le Bisou, located between “Place de la République” and the “Marais”, is a unique cocktail bar: there's no menu! Let your imagination take over, let the bar tenders surprise you and create the cocktail of your dreams! 

Cocktail lovers be pleased! Le Solera is a cocktail bar in the “Quartier Latin”, and one of Paris' hidden treasures. Enter this speakeasy through a back door and meet their talented team of mixologists. It's the perfect place to enjoy unique, original cocktails made with fresh ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Have you ever dreamed of watching a Mexican wrestling match while eating delicious tacos? In the heart of the 5th arrondissement, La Lucha Libre offers a unique setting: it's the only bar in Paris equipped with a real wrestling ring!  

Guillaume Didelet ©Guillaume Didelet

Barges along the Seine are an emblematic element of Parisian life.    

The Rosa Bonheur sur Seine is the floating version of the famous Buttes-Chaumont institution. The same spirit abounds on this elegant barge moored near the Alexandre III Bridge and the Grand Palais with a "guinguette" atmosphere. Evenings are enlivened by encounters, dancing and singing with resident DJs, themed evenings, concerts and dancing parties.    

The Marcounet barge on the “Pont-Neuf” is another perfect example of what Paris has to offer. With its live music, themed evenings and breathtaking views over the Seine, this barge guarantees an unforgettable experience in the heart of Paris.  

Looking for some elevation?   

The Bar à Bulles is a jewel on the roof of the Moulin Rouge. With a panoramic view over Paris, it's the ideal place to sip champagne and enjoy the sunset at the bottom of the famous Moulin. The romantic setting makes it the perfect option for a romantic evening. 

Nectar by Maison Mère ©Nectar by Maison Mère

At Nectar, the cocktail bar, extraordinary events take place. Every evening from 6pm, our head barmaid Alix Duchaud and her team mix, stir and reinvent mixology with humor and provocation.   

Don't miss the chance to discover our latest creation, the Antoinette cocktail menu designed by Alix, and inspired by Antoinette, a 24-year-old Parisian born in the 1940s, passionate about mixology and gastronomy.   

Immerse yourself in an exceptional gastronomic experience and savor creations made with leeks, bacon or even red beans... each more original than the other! 



Maison Mère's gastronomic refuge, discover Nectar, restaurant and cocktail bar.

From mid-October, Nectar by Maison Mère presents its brand new autumn menu, featuring seasonal ingredients thanks to the talent of Chef Aurélien Lasjuilliarias. Treat yourself to an unforgettable gastronomic experience orchestrated by the exceptional Nectar team!

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