Gay Bars in Paris

Paris has countless gay bars. To keep this page usable for travellers not all of these bars have been listed here (particularly those of interest mainly for locals).

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 6 October 2020: By order of the local authorities, all bars and clubs in Paris have to close at least 15 days.

Update 14 October 2020: From 17 October Paris will have a curfew from 21:00 to 06:00 for at least 4 weeks.

Used to be a lesbian bar (3W = women with women), nowadays a bit more mixed as a LGBT+ bar.
@ 8 Rue des Ecouffes
Paris 75004
Metro: Saint-Paul

Small LGBT bar, with exhibitions, shows and other events.
@ 15 Rue de la Reynie
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Since 1990, one of the longest running gay-friendly bars in Paris.
Mixed clientele.
@ 13 Rue de la Ferronnerie
Paris 75001
Metro: Châtelet, Les Halles

The honey pot in Paris for bears, chubbies and daddies.
With bar, lounge floor and disco-bar.
@ 6 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet

Cox
One of the most famous, popular and centrally located gay bars in the Marais.
@ 15 Rue des Archives
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Cud
Gay bar and late night club in the Marais.
@ 12 Rue des Haudriettes
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau

Big simple bar, with exhibitions.
The clientele tends to be less competitive and snobbish than in other gay venues in the Marais quarter.
@ 25 Rue Michel Le Comte
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau

Popular bears-friendly music bar.
@ 15 Rue de la Reynie
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Popular gay bar with live DJs in the Marais quarter.
Packed at weekend nights.
With tabletop football in the back room.
@ 35 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Small gay music bar.
@ 15 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville

French cafe-bar with its share of gay guests due to its street terrace and location between the gay epicenter in the Marais and the stores around Rue Verrerie and Rue Rivoli.
@ 8 Rue des Archives
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Friendly, queer-inclusive bar with karaoke, drag and music events.
@ 30 Avenue Parmentier
Paris 75011

Small gay bar with rustic ambience and some cruising in the basement.
Rather mature and middle-aged clientele.
@ 28 Rue Charlot
Paris 75003
Metro: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart, Rambuteau

Located in the epicenter of the Marais, this cafe is an institution and a popular meeting point of the local gay scene.
Very Parisian atmosphere – for the good and for the bad.
@ 17 Rue des Archives
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Gay music bar on the edge of the Marais quarter.
@ 10 Rue de la Verrerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Music bar, at night with gogo dancers and a shower show.
One of the biggest and busiest gay bars in the Marais.
@ 23 Rue du Temple
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Gay-friendly music bar with large street terrace.
@ 37 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75001
Metro: Châtelet

Temporarily reclosed
Modern and stylish restaurant (international cuisine) and bar in the Marais.
@ 14 Rue Saint-Merri
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Big LGBT-friendly cafe-bar with street terrace.
Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
@ 173 Rue Saint-Martin
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau, Étienne Marcel

Small no-frills gay bar, next to the French restaurant Ze Restoo.
Popular with a bears-friendly crowd.
@ 41 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville