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The 7 BEST Paris Speakeasies to Visit in 2024

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Searching for the best speakeasies in Paris? Here are a few of the must-visit hidden bars for your next trip!

You can find a great cocktail at many of the restaurants and brasseries in Paris, but the Paris speakeasies on this curated list are unique; they have hidden entrances, creative atmosphere, laid back style, excellent cocktails and sophistication.

I have spent months in Paris over the years, and have explored the city and its neighborhoods at length. This list is based on my travel and restaurant experience in Paris and diligent research. You are in good hands!

7 Best Paris Speakeasies for 2024

Elegant cocktail being prepared by bartender, lemon squeezed and spray against dark intimate bar setting.

So what is a speakeasy bar in Paris? These are hidden cocktail lounges with a similar vibe to the speakeasy bars of the 1920’s and 30s in the US.

These bars typically serve spirit-forward creative cocktails in hip, dimly lit spaces. Some spots have secret entrances, while others simply evoke the era. Since many are located near famous tourist sights, you can easily fit one or more into a visit to Paris even for a weekend. 

Which is the best speakeasy in Paris? It’s hard to say! They are all intimate, hidden, evoke the era and have top-notch cocktails. Each has unique stye and vibe. It all depends on your taste and style.

Maybe try them all? đŸč 😎

Here’s our list of the best Paris speakeasies for your next trip.

1. Rehab Saint-HonorĂ© – Elegant “Macabre Vibe”

Dimly lit interior of Paris speakeasy, Rehab St. Honore.
Rehab Saint-Honoré interior. Photo courtesy of Amber Haggerty.

The directions to enter this speakeasy are: “Go inside, pass through the mirror, and follow the path.” Set in the basement of the Normandy Hotel and underneath a Mexican restaurant, Rehab Saint-HonorĂ© is a truly unforgettable speakeasy to visit in Paris.  

The vibe is almost macabre, with dangling chandeliers and light fixtures, piles of pillows on antique couches, and a tucked away corner adorned with crucifixes. 

The bartenders are friendly and happy to explain the cocktails. The menu is thoughtful, with a write up that briefly explains the history of the drinks. 

The best part? You won’t even need to travel all over the city to find this speakeasy, as it’s just a few short blocks from the Louvre museum on Rue de l’Échelle. 

  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (6:00 PM – 2:00 AM), Sunday (5:00 PM – 12:00 AM), Closed on Monday
  • Drinks Only
  • 📍 Rehab Saint-HonorĂ© (Near Louvre)

2. Moonshiner – “Old Time Western” Vibe

Cozy, dimly lit interior of Moonshiner speakeasy in Paris. Small room with bar and musicians playing with people sitting on sofas with cocktails.
Photo courtesy of Moonshiner in Paris.

Moonshiner is one of the Paris speakeasies that feels like it was plucked directly from the 1930s.

The entryway is in a secret passage through Da Vito Pizza and you’ll spend a moment wondering if you’re truly in the right place as you make your way to the bar. 

The menu is fun and old-timey, complete with old western photos of the bartenders next to signature cocktails. For example, mixologist Marilou is pictured next to the “Lilou Fashioned,” a play on the Old Fashioned but with banana cognac and umami syrup. 

  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday (6:00 PM – 2:00 AM) and Friday – Saturday (6:00 PM – 3:00 AM)
  • Drinks Only
  • 📍Moonshiner (near OpĂ©ra Bastille)

3. Fitzgerald – Classic and Popular

Inside of Fitzgerald, one of the speakeasy bars in Paris.
Inside of Fitzerald in Paris. Photo courtesy of Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald is probably the best known speakeasy bar in Paris, classic and elegant, and reminiscent of The Great Gatsby.

I first found Fitzgerald while staying near Invalides. Like a classic speakeasy, it doesn’t look like much from the street, just a little restaurant with a patio.

When I walked in, I found the actual hidden bar speakeasy in a back corner, as the rest of the space is a working restaurant.

Fitzgerald is arguably one of the most popular speakeasies in Paris. When I arrived, there were young Parisians sipping classic cocktails and chatting, though the music got louder and the atmosphere more lively as the night went on. 

Fitzgerald is the perfect place to go for a date or even a small girls night. They accept private parties…so if you’re planning a group trip to Paris, like a bachelorette, you might consider renting Fitzgerald for a few hours.

  • Hours: Restaurant: Sunday – Saturday (12:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Bar: Sunday – Saturday (6:00 PM – 2:00 AM)
  • Drinks and Food Served
  • 📍Fitzgerald (near HĂŽtel des Invalides)

4. Serpent Ă  Plume – Chic and Jazz Venue

Elegant dining table with gourmet dish and creative cocktail at Paris speakeasy, Serpent a Plume
Photo courtesy of Serpent Ă  Plume

Set along Place des Vosges is Serpent à Plume, a speakeasy-style bar that serves incredible cocktails in a chic underground space. Unlike most of the other spots on this list, Serpent à Plume also serves food, so you can go for dinner or just grab a cocktail. 

The cocktail menu features interesting cocktails with whimsical and fun names like, “Early Start Better Luck Tomorrow” (a gin-based drink with rosemary, sage, and lemon) and “Days of Being Wild” (a timut pepper-infused tequila, mezcal, and chipotle drink). 

You can catch some live jazz music on certain nights of the week, which may just transport you directly to the 1920s. Serpent Ă  Plume is unique on our list of Paris speakeasies, because you can also find authentic Parisian Gypsy Jazz here.

👉Check out my post on off-the-beaten-track restaurants in Paris for more local and hidden places to try for lunch or dinner.

  • Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (11:00 AM – 2:00 AM), Closed on Monday
  • Drinks and Food Served
  • 📍Serpent A Plume (near Place des Vosges)

5. No Entry – Funky Vibes

No Entry is a lively Parisian speakeasy set underneath Pink Mama, a very popular Italian restaurant in the Pigalle neighborhood. As the name implies, you’ll walk past the line to enter Pink Mama then through the metal door with a “No Entry” sign on it. 

The decor is funky with vibrant red velvet seating and a wall of glass demijohns filled with flowers and plants suspended in liquid. The cocktail menu is short but thoughtful, with a little something for everyone. 

👉 The Pigalle neighborhood can be sketchy at night. Check out my Paris Safety Guide for tips.

  • Hours: Sunday – Wednesday (7:00 PM – 12:30 AM), Thursday – Saturday (7:00 PM – 1:30 AM)
  • Drinks Only
  • 📍 No Entry (Pigalle)

6. Prescription Cocktail Club – Classy and Popular

Glass window with the words "Enter The Cosmic Theater" at Prescription bar in Paris
Prescription Cocktail Club, Paris. Photo Credit: @Mr.Tripper

Prescription Cocktail Club is a favorite among young professionals living in Paris, and especially expats. This speakeasy has a distinctly classy and upscale vibe, fully evocative of the 1930s prohibition era. 

The cocktail menu is original and thoughtful, crafted by the bar’s talented mixologists. Cocktails include, “Garavani” (whiskey, Pommeau Drouin, Campari, honey, verjus, and bitter chocolate) or “Karl” (tequila, lime, spinach cordial, moussed citrus, ginger, and bitters). 

Elegant cocktail on a table at Paris speakeasy, Prescription Cocktail Club.
Cocktail at Prescription Cocktail Club, Paris. Photo Credit: @Mr.Tripper

The service is also friendly and warm, despite the chic interior of the bar. Be forewarned, this spot can get busy on the weekends. 

  • Hours: Sunday (8:00 PM – 2:00 AM), Monday – Thursday (7:00 PM – 2:00 AM), Friday – Saturday (7:00 PM – 4:00 AM)
  • Drinks Only
  • 📍Prescription Cocktail Club (Latin Quarter)

7. Little Red Door – Local/Sustainable

The Little Red Door stands apart from the other Paris speakeasies because the concept is focused on sustainable, local ingredients to craft its cocktails.

More specifically, the bar partners with 10 producers, each of whom make a single product like rhubarb, citrus, or olives. Then, the Little Red Door crafts a cocktail to celebrate that ingredient.

One of the most interesting and memorable cocktails is The Walnut, which is served with a whole walnut resting atop the ice. 

True to its speakeasy style, you’ll enter through an unassuming red door in the RĂ©publique neighborhood of Paris. The interior is tastefully modern, but with some fun retro touches. 

  • Hours: Sunday & Tuesday Closed, Monday (6:00 PM – 2:00 AM), Wednesday – Saturday (6:00 PM – 2:00 AM)
  • Drinks Only
  • 📍 Little Red Door (Le Marais)

Map Of The Best Speakeasies In Paris

FAQs – Paris Speakeasies

Bartender pouring drink with two women holdin gcocktails at cozy speakeasy bar, Moonshiner in Paris.
Photo courtesy of Moonshiner in Paris

Were there speakeasies in Paris?

France did not outlaw alcohol outright, but hidden speakeasy-type establishements have been popular in Paris for years.

How do you get into the mobster bar in Paris?

You have to pick up the phone in the entrance and answer a question in order to enter.

What bar is hidden in a shop in Paris?

L’Épicier is a cocktail bar hidden behind the shelves of a convenience store.
Location: 24 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth 75003

What city had the most speakeasies?

In the 1920s, New York City was known to have the most speakeasies, with estimates between 20,000 and 100,000.

Where To Stay In Paris

📍Luxury Option: Luxury Option: Hotel Recamier (St. Sulpice, St. Germain des Pres) On a quiet street, elegant, with views of St. Sulpice.

📍Mid-Range Option: Hîtel des Grandes Ecoles (Latin Quarter) A wonderful country-house like setting with gardens.

📍Budget Option: Hotel La Louisiane (St. Germain des Pres) An artsy, eclectic hotel in the center of the action. Quiet inner courtyard rooms. One of my favorite places to stay in St. Germain des Pres.

Final Thoughts: Best Speakeasies in Paris

Paris might be famous for its iconic landmarks, cafe culture, incredible food, and unique architecture, but it is also a city with fabulous nightlife.

One of the best ways to experience it is at a one of the unique Paris speakeasieas and luckily there are plenty to choose from. Enjoy!

👉 Related Reading:

Gypsy Jazz in Paris

Unique Experiences in Paris

29 Hidden Gems in Paris

21 Hidden Gem Restaurants In Paris: Authentic and Off-The-Beaten-Path