Gay Paris is a hotbed of LGBT bars and cafés. The gay nightlife scene centers around Le Marais and Les Halles districts, where you’ll find several of the best gay clubs Paris boasts for barhopping on the weekend, as well as gay cafés that are perfect for a mid-week coffee break (and gossip).
Cozy up to gay cafés in Paris
With a comfortable curb seating area and delectable meals, Open Café in Le Marais is the place to be on a Tuesday afternoon. Happy hour lasts until 23:00pm, and you’re sure to fit right in with the rest of the crowd.
Famous bars in Le Marais
Le Marais has long been known as Paris’ gay district, so it’s no surprise that the area offers up many gay and lesbian nightspots. Raidd Bar is full of men every weekend, and although their go-go dancer “shower show” is surely part of Raidd’s popularity, the excellent music at this and other gay bars Paris has will have you dancing the night away.
Other popular gay bars in Paris include Freedj, Duplex and La Champmesle, an iconic lesbian bar.
The city's smoking hot gay club scene
You don’t have to look far for gay clubs Paris is proud of. The popular Gibus is packed at weekends and hosts occasional queer dance parties such as house and disco session Menergy. The clientele is mostly men, but there are also venues offering up something for the ladies, like Chez Moune, which is popular with 20-something hipsters.
Parties you’ll never forget
The European Beardrop is France’s chance to show off their appreciation for their bears, and the event doesn’t disappoint. Fantastic music and aerial performers make this a party you won’t want to miss.