Paris offers so many experiences, so many venues, that whatever you feel like in the moment has an answer, a perfect place just waiting to satisfy. If one night you put on the stilettos and cocktail dress and sip bubbly from crystal flutes while sitting gazing deeply into the eyes of your mate, the next night you both may just head on out in a pair of jeans and kick it at a bar specializing in beers on tap, dispensed from re-fitted 1950's gas station pumps.
Choices on this list range from a bar where Hemingway and Fitzgerald used to knock them back, to a terrace rooftop just a kiss away from the Arc de Triomphe, to a couple of chic cocktail clubs in the hip Montorgueil neighborhood.
Cocktails have definitely become all the craze in Paris, along with the rest of the civilized world, so you will readily find extensive cocktail menus. Many of these feature creative concoctions using cognac or champagne as an ingredient. Wine bars in Paris are their own genre so those you’ll most definitely discover on their own list. And since everyone whose ever been to Paris has found their way at least once to rue Daunou, you owe it to yourself to say hi to Harry while you’re in town.