Patroc Paris Gay Guide 2019

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Accommodation Tips

D'win
Hotel. **, 110–200 €
Small basic hotel with bright rooms in the heart of the gay area in the Marais quarter, with lots of restaurants and gay bars around.
@ 20 Rue du Temple
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau
Hotel Le Relais Du Marais
Hotel. ***, 120–220 €
Located between the Marais quarter and Place de la République, right next to the metro station Temple. 10 minutes to walk to the gay bars.
@ 76 Rue de Turbigo
Paris 75003
Metro: Temple
Hôtel Jules & Jim
Hotel, gay-friendly. From 180 €
Gay-friendly stylish boutique hotel in the Marais quarter. Air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms. Professional and helpful staff.
@ 11 Rue des Gravilliers
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau, Arts et Métiers
Hôtel Du Haut Marais
Hotel. From 120 €
Cute little hotel in a small quiet lane in the Marais.
@ 7 Rue Des Vertus
Paris 75003
Metro: Arts et Métiers

Restaurants

4pat Restaurant
Daily 12:00 – 02:00
Small pasta restaurant in the Marais. Very gay & camp.
@ 4 Rue Saint-Merri
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Le Petit Prince de Paris
Daily 19:30 – 24:00
Gay-friendly restaurant in the Quartier Latin, close to the Sorbonne.
@ 12 Rue de Lanneau
Paris 75005
Metro: Maubert – Mutualité, Cluny – La Sorbonne

Le Who's
Monday-Friday 16:00 – 05:00; Saturday, Sunday 11:00 – 05:00
Modern and stylish restaurant (international cuisine) and bar in the Marais.
@ 14 Rue Saint-Merri
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Tata Burger
Daily 11:00 – 02:00
Burger restaurant with small street terrace in the middle of the gay area in the Marais.
@ 54 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Ze Restoo
Daily 19:30 – 24:00/01:00
Small resto in the Marais, next to Ze Baar.
French cuisine, good value for money.
@ 41 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville

Bars & Pubs

3W Kafé
Wednesday-Sunday 19:00 – 03:00/06:00
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

au Mange-Disque
Daily 18:00 – 02:00
With exhibitions, shows and other events.
@ 15 Rue de la Reynie
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Banana Café
Monday-Saturday 16:00 – 07:00; Sunday 17:00 – 07:00
Since 1990, one of the longest running gay bars in Paris.
@ 13 Rue de la Ferronnerie
Paris 75001
Metro: Châtelet, Les Halles

Bear's Den
Daily 16:00 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday till 05:00
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
Daily 17:00/18:00 – 02:00
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
Daily 23:30 – 06:00; Friday, Saturday till 07:00
Gay bar and late night club in the Marais.
@ 12 Rue des Haudriettes
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau

Duplex
Daily 19:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 05:00
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

El Hombre
Daily 16:00 – 03:00/05:00
Bears-friendly music bar.
@ 15 Rue de la Reynie
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Freedj
Daily 17:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
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

La Boite
Wednesday-Sunday 18:00 – 03:00
@ 15 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville

Le Carrefour
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

Le Like Bar
Tuesday-Sunday 17:00 – 02:00
With drag shows and other events.
@ 12 Rue du Plâtre
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Le Who's
Monday-Friday 16:00 – 05:00; Saturday, Sunday 11:00 – 05:00
Modern and stylish restaurant (international cuisine) and bar in the Marais.
@ 14 Rue Saint-Merri
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

M'sieurs Dames
Wednesday-Sunday 18:00 – 24:00/02:00
Friendly, queer-inclusive bar with karaoke, drag and music events.
@ 30 Avenue Parmentier
Paris 75011

MicMan Bar
Daily 12:00 – 02:00
Very small and anti-stylish cruisy gay bar in the Marais.
With more than 30 years one of the oldest running gay bars in Paris.
Clientele: mainly mature locals.
@ 24 Rue Geoffroy l'Angevin
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau

One Way
Daily 17:00/18:30 – 24:00/02:00
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

Open Café
Daily 11:00 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday till 03:00
Located in the epicenter of the Marais, this cafe is an institution and a popular meeting point of the Parisian gay scene.
Very Parisian atmosphere – for the good and for the bad.
@ 17 Rue des Archives
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Quetzal
Daily 17:00 – 02:00/04:00
Gay music bar on the edge of the Marais quarter.
@ 10 Rue de la Verrerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Raidd Bar
Daily 18:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday till 05:00
Music bar, at night with gogo dancers y shower shows.
One of the biggest and busiest gay bars in the Marais.
@ 23 Rue du Temple
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Sly Bar
Daily 16:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 05:00
Small gay bar with street terrace.
Mainly young and middle-aged clientele.
@ 22 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75001
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville

The Labo
Tuesday, Wednesday 15:00 – 03:00; Thursday 15:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday 15:00 – 06:00; Sunday 15:00 – 03:00
Gay-friendly music bar with large street terrace.
@ 37 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75001
Metro: Châtelet

WorkshoW
Daily 13:00 – 02:00
Big LGBT-friendly cafe-bar with street terrace.
Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
@ 173 Rue Saint-Martin
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau, Étienne Marcel

Ze Baar
Daily from 17:30
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

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Paris.

BBB – Black Blanc Beur @ Gibus
Sunday 23:00 – 06:00
Biggest gay 'multi-ethnic' party in Paris.
Music: R'n'B, House, Dancehall, Arabic, Oriental, Ragga.
@ 18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
Paris 75011
Metro: République

Cud
Daily 23:30 – 06:00; Friday, Saturday till 07:00
Gay bar and late night club in the Marais.
@ 12 Rue des Haudriettes
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau

Gibus Club
(Friday and) Saturday from 24:00
Gay club with two dancefloors: House and Pop/R'n'B.
Admission: 15-20 €
@ 18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
Paris 75011
Metro: République

La Boîte à Frissons @ Tango
Friday, Saturday 22:30 – 05:00
Ballroom nights for gays and lesbians. Till approx. 00:30 couple dancing: Waltz, Tango, Paso Doble, Polka, Rock 'n' Roll and Cha-cha-cha. Afterwards disco with all kinds of music except Techno.
The ballroom Le Tango has kept the old-fashioned charm of old popular dance halls: decorations from the fifties, wooden dance floor and tables and seats all around the dance floor.
Admission: 10 €
@ 11-13 Rue au Maire
Paris 75003
Metro: Arts et Métiers

VendrediX
Friday 18:00 – 01:00
Popular gay after-work party.
Check the VendrediX Facebook page for next date(s) and venue.
Admission: free
@ Paris

Cruising & Fetish

Boxxman
Monday-Wednesday 10:00 – 23:00; Thursday-Saturday 10:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 23:00
Small gay sex shop and in the basement a small cruising area with 4 cubicles (~10 €, busiest between approx. 15:00 and 18:00).
Near Forum des Halles.
@ 2 Rue de la Cossonnerie
Paris 75001
Metro: Les Halles

Bunker
Monday-Saturday 16:00 – 02:00; Sunday 16:00 – 23:00
Cruising club in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. With lockers, booths, slings etc.
Check the Bunker website for its weekly program and (un)dresscodes.
Non-alcoholic drinks only.
Admission: 7–11 €
@ 150 Rue Saint-Maur
Paris 75011
Metro: Goncourt, Belleville, Parmentier

Full Metal
Monday-Thursday 19:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday 19:00 – 06:00; Sunday 17:00 – 04:00
Cruising bar in the Marais. Fetish-friendly – check the Full Metal website for its weekly agenda (and possible dresscodes).
@ 40 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau

Krash
Monday-Thursday 15:00 – 05:00; Friday 15:00 – 07:00; Saturday 14:00 – 07:00; Sunday 14:00 – 05:00
Cruise bar in the Marais, with a nice bar area on the ground floor and play areas in the basement (where the atmosphere and smell tend to be more on the sleazy side).
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ 12 Rue Simon le Franc
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambutea, Hôtel de Ville

L'Impact
Monday-Thursday 20:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 06:00; Sunday 15:00 – 03:00
Gay cruise bar on two levels. Dresscode naked or underwear.
Admission: 18 €, incl. 1 drink
@ 18 Rue Greneta
Paris 75002
Metro: Étienne Marcel, Réaumur – Sébastopol

La Mine
Tuesday-Sunday 17:00 – 02:00
Gay cruise & fetish bar in the Marais.
@ 20 Rue du Plâtre
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville

Le Dépôt
Daily 14:00 – 07:00/08:00
Gay cruise club close to the Marais, incl. bars and dancefloors on 2 levels.
Lots of running and an unsmiling, stressed atmosphere.
@ 10 Rue aux Ours
Paris 75003
Metro: Étienne Marcel

Le Keller
Wednesday 21:00 – 02:00; Thursday 21:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 04:00/05:00; Sunday 17:00 – 24:00
Gay cruising club for harder and special interests, since 1977.
Admission: 10-20 €
@ 14 Rue Keller
Paris 75011
Metro: Bastille, Voltaire, Ledru-Rollin

Le Mensch
Monday-Wednesday 21:00 – 03:00; Thursday 17:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday 21:00 – 04:00; Sunday 17:00 – 03:00
Small gay cruise bar for fetish and special interests.
Atmospheric play area in the 400 years old cellar vaults.
A 'bar with a soul', friendly atmosphere and passionate stuff.
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ 34 Rue Charlot
Paris 75003
+33 953533884 (mobile)

Mec Zone
Daily ~22:00 – 05:00/06:00
Gay cruise bar in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
@ 27 Rue Turgot
Paris 75009
Metro: Anvers

Next
Friday 22:00 – Sunday nonstop
Gay cruise club near Forum des Halles.
Admission: from 16 €, incl. 1 drink
@ 87 Rue Saint-Honoré
Paris 75001
Metro: Louvre – Rivoli, Les Halles

One Way
Daily 17:00/18:30 – 24:00/02:00
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

Secteur X
Daily 15:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday till 06:00
Gay cruise bar in the Marais. With bar on the ground floor and two small basement levels that can get quite busy at times.
@ 49 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau

Saunas

Euro Men's Club
Daily 11:30 – 20:00
Mature clientele.
Entrance in the passage on the right.
Admission: 22 €
@ 10 Rue Saint-Marc
Paris 75002
Metro: Bourse, Grands Boulevards

Gym Louvre Sauna
Monday-Saturday 09:00 – 02:00; Sunday 12:00 – 02:00 (in summer daily 12:00 – 01:00)
Gay sauna in the center of Paris. One floor with air-conditioned gym and one floor with saunas, video room and cabins.
Admission: 16 € (10 € up to 30 years)
@ 7 Rue du Louvre
Paris 75001
Metro: Louvre – Rivoli

IDM Sauna
Daily 12:00 – 01:00
Gay sauna on 4 floors; one room with a small gym.
Admission: 21 € (15 € up to 35 years)
@ 4 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre
Paris 75009
Metro: Grands Boulevards

Key West Sauna
Daily 12:00 – 01:00
After work gay sauna, north of the center of Paris.
Admission: 22 € (15 € up to 35 years)
@ 141 Rue La Fayette
Paris 75010
Metro: Gare Du Nord

Les Bains d'Odessa
Daily 12:00 – 22:00
Gay sauna in Montparnasse. Clientele: bears and mature guys.
Admission: ~ 21 €
@ 5 Rue d'Odessa
Paris 75014
Metro: Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (exit 6)

Riad
Daily 12:00 – 24:00
Gay sauna with a touch of oriental style.
Admission: 17 € (10 € up to 26 years)
@ 184 Rue des Pyrénées
Paris 75020
Metro: Gambetta

Sun City
Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 02:00; Friday-Sunday 12:00 – 06:00
Big gay sauna in Indian decor.
In the same block as cruising club Le Dépôt.
Admission: 20–21 € (12–14 € up to 26 years)
@ 62 Boulevard de Sébastopol
Paris 75003
Metro: Étienne Marcel, Réaumur – Sébastopol

Shops

BHV Homme Marais
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 20:00; Sunday 11:00 – 19:30
The department store for men: clothes, shoes, accessories and perfumes.
At the edge of the Marais quarter and very gay frequented.
@ 36 Rue de la Verrerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

BMC
Daily 10:00 – 01:00
Gay sex shop.
@ 21 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville

Boxxman
Monday-Wednesday 10:00 – 23:00; Thursday-Saturday 10:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 23:00
Small gay sex shop and in the basement a small cruising area with 4 cubicles (~10 €, busiest between approx. 15:00 and 18:00).
Near Forum des Halles.
@ 2 Rue de la Cossonnerie
Paris 75001
Metro: Les Halles

IEM Le Marais
Monday-Saturday 12:00 – 20:00; Sunday 14:00 – 20:00
French gay sex shop chain. Magazines, toys and leather gear.
@ 16 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Paul

Les Dessous d'Apollon
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 20:00; Sunday 14:00 – 20:00
The name of the shop is self-explanatory.
@ 8 Rue de Moussy
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Les Mots à la Bouche
Monday 11:00 – 20:00; Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 23:00; Sunday 13:00 – 20:00
Big gay and lesbian bookstore in the Marais.
@ 6 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Paul

RoB Paris
Monday-Saturday 11:30 – 20:00; Sunday 13:00 – 19:00
Fetish gear, SM equipment, toys.
@ 8 Square Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Services

Centre LGBT Paris
Monday-Friday 15:30 – 20:00; Saturday 13:00 – 19:00; Sunday 14:30 – 19:00
The centre hosts several LGBT associations and provides help and advice.
@ 63 Rue Beaubourg
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau, Arts et Métiers

SOS Homophobie
Provides support for victims of homophobic abuse.

Massages pour hommes
List of masseurs in Paris offering professional relaxation massages for men.