Where To Go In Paris After The Stadium Game

Any of  these night spots on this list offer you a win-win as most of them are not just bars and night spots but also bars with stylish bar menus.  Some are even restaurants with stylish bars that stay open for their loyal, trendy hipster crowd well after the dinner and cocktail hour is over.

When your team wins at the  Parc des Princes, it’s time to celebrate with a drink and some appetizers or perhaps some dinner and dancing with your friends, right ? And when your team loses the soccer match, it’s time to commiserate with your buddies over a few drinks and some nibbles, right ? So, here we’ve got you covered, win or lose.

Since the Parc des Princes is at the edge of the city, it’s best to bank on taking a taxi to most of these venues, though you can always take a Métro or a bus. For the more adventurous, you can hop on a Velib’ (the free – for the first half hour - bicycle system the city provides to residents and visitors).

One common theme you’ll find with many of these bars and night spots listed here is that they have that one element that you can’t find anywhere else in the world : a view of the classic Parisian lanscape and sights. 

16th Arrondissement - Auteuil Pa
Molitor Le Bar
Photo courtesy of Molitor Terrace Bar


From the terrace rooftop bar, you can just see the Parc des Princes, just behind, and shielded by, the rugby stadium, Stade Jean Bouin. This is a brand new bar, opened in May 2014, and a more beautiful rooftop terrace bar is not to be found...  Read More

7th Arondissement - Eiffel Tower
Photo courtesy of Paige Donner copyright 2014 of FaustParis


Underneath the most beautiful bridge in Paris, the Pont Alexandre III, on the Rive Gauche side, there is now Faust. While the interior is reserved for dining, the outdoor seating is used as both a dining and drinking area. And sometimes –...  Read More

7th Arondissement - Eiffel Tower
Bar à Champagne Eiffel Tower
Photo courtesy of Paige Donner - Local Food And Wine copyright 2011 Bar à Champagne Tour Eiffel


True, this is not so much a bar as a kiosk. But a kiosk that serves champagne on the top of the Eiffel Tower – well, where else but in Paris will you ever be able to find a place like this ? This is where you come when you're craving a...  Read More

16ème Arrondissement
Frog XVI
Photo courtesy of Frog XVI copyright


Got a taste for beer on tap, the game on a big-screen tv and the conversation of your fellow expats ? This is the place for you, then. There are a number of these outposts around the city but this one here in the 16th, just off the Place du...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Le Showcase copyright


Le Showcase gets its name from its reputation of showcasing the next-big-thing in bands. This nightclub also features some of Paris' most popular DJs, usually after the band has played a few sets, that is located under the landmark beauty of a...  Read More



The Parisian entertainment industry is a pretty tight and clique-ish circle, and the main players tend to hang out together in the same clubs and bars. Le Baron is one of these clubs where you are guaranteed to spot some of these famous...  Read More

7ème Arrondissement
Rosa Bonheur sur Seine
Photo courtesy of Rosa Bonheur sur Seine photo by Paige Donner copyright 2014


This is a � guinguette �, a charming French phrase that means � a place where we eat, drink and dance. � Its first location, in the Buttes Chaumont, became an instant hit when it opened a few years back and is already...  Read More

15ème Arrondissement
Photo courtesy of Photo by Paige Donner Beaugrenelle Paris Bermuda Onion copyright 2014


Serving continuously from noon to midnight, this top-floor restaurant offers views onto the River Seine, the Statue of Liberty and Radio France. It's located on the "panoramic" side of Beaugrenelle shopping center, the same side as the movie...  Read More

Bar Anglais at The Hotel Raphael
Photo courtesy of Baverez.fr English Bar Hotel Raphael copyright


A very cosy bar is this Bar Anglais at the Hotel Raphael. Since it's tucked back inside the hotel, past the entrance foyer and the reception and concierge desks, it's mostly known to the embassy staffers and top-notch lawyers who all have...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement


First opened in 1899 as a watering hole for carriage drivers of the wealthy and sylish Parisians who frequented the "Most Beautiful Avenue in the world," the Champs-Elysées in its heyday, this brasserie is still an icon. Over the centuries it...  Read More


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