3W Kafe

Le Marais

A cool Parisian bar with DJs and a small dance floor in the basement, 3W Kafe stands for Women With Women. Men are welcome if they come with a woman.

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 2

Crazy Horse Cabaret

Champs-Elyses

Created by Alain Bernardin in 1951, Le Crazy Horse has become a Paris institution, known for its sultry and provocative cabaret show performed in the nude by...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Show

Gym Louvre

Les Halles

Gym Louvre combines the rigors of a professional gym with the pleasures of a bathhouse. The first gay gym in Paris, Gym Louvre offers an 8,000-sq-ft gym (750 sqm)...

  • For Men
  • Sauna

La Mutinerie

Le Marais

Formerly the Unity Bar, La Mutinerie is part neighborhood bar, part library, part screening room, part billiard hall with some yoga and self-defense courses thrown

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 4.7
  • 2

Barbi(e)turix

Pigalle

Barbu(e)turix, the original Parisian collective, hosts the occasional Wet for Her, a massive party with big-name performers, burlesque, multi-media effects....

  • For Women
  • Party
  • 5
  • 1

Rosa Bonheur

Buttes Chaumont Park

Named after the French artist whose "Horse Fair" is prominently displayed in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Rosa Bonheur is a "guinguette," a place to...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Le Barav

République

Le Barav is a wine bar run since 2007 by three friends - Val, Stan and Olivier. It has seating at long wooden tables inside and on the sidewalk terrace. At lunch, it...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Duplex

Le Marais

This little locale with a green facade is the oldest gay bar in the Marais and one of the most unpretentious in both its clientele and bare bones decor. It gets...

  • For Men
  • Bar

BBB - Black, Blanc, Beur

Pigalle

BBB - Black, Blanc, Beur - is a gay tea dance each Sunday at Folies Pigalle across from the Pigalle Metro Station. The biggest gay ethnic party in Paris, It's a...

  • For Men
  • Party

Café Cox

Le Marais

Around since 1995, this local legend changes its decor every three months. The beer-drinking crowd spilling out on the sidewalk is slightly older and manly. A French...

  • For Men
  • Bar

L'Open Café

Le Marais

The sidewalk terrace at L'Open Café is one of the see-and-be-seen spots on rue des Archives and a good place to grab a bite between noon and 5 p.m. After that, it...

  • For Men
  • Bar

Raidd Bar

Le Marais

At Raidd Bar, you know the performers are squeaky clean. The gimmick here is watching the male strippers shower hourly in plexiglass stalls. Equally easy on the eye...

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

Bear's Den

Les Halles

Bears meet up at the Bear's Den nightly to swill beer on the outdoor terrace or crowd the small dance floor in the basement. There'e a tea party every Sunday until 9

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

Café Voulez-Vous

Le Marais

Previously Le Carré, Café Voulez-Vous has a sleek yet laid-back new identity, new menu and new owner, most recently artistic director of Queen nightclub. The chef at...

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

Moulin Rouge

Pigalle

Today the Moulin Rouge, where the Can-Can was born, is more tourist attraction than cabaret but the feathers-sequins-rhinestone extravaganza is great fun anyway....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Show

Quetzal Bar

Le Marais

A Marais favorite for almost 30 years, the Quetzal Bar is usually full of hot men drinking cool tropical cocktails or a Grimbergen, particularly on weekends and...

  • For Men
  • Cruising

freedj

Le Marais

Ablaze in neon, freedj is fun on two levels - a bar upstairs with a glow-in-the-dark babyfoot table and then down a spiral staircase to the dance floor in the cave

  • For Men
  • Bar

Le Gibus Club

République

An old rock venue dating from 1967, Gibus has undergone various transitions, the latest in 2014 to a gay club with themed nights, house DJs and concerts. It begins...

  • For Men
  • Nightclub

Le Bar'ouf

Beaubourg

Le Bar'Ouf is a Lesbian-owned bar where women meet up to play billiards at all levels and games like Scrabble and cards, talk, sing, dance and generally amuse

  • For Women
  • Bar
  • 3
  • 1

Banana Café

Le Marais

The tropical-kitsch Banana Café takes a lesson from Josephine Baker's playbook as beautiful Go Go Boys wearing little more than a banana promenade on stage nightly....

  • For Men
  • Nightclub

Rive Gauche

St. Germaine des Pres

The only dance club in town for lesbians, Rive Gauche with lots of mirrors and glitter. Happy Hour is from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

  • For Women
  • Nightclub

Le So What

Le Marais

Le What's Up is known for its chic ambiance, notable mojitos and dressy attire. It's favored by older lesbians of various tastes.

  • For Women
  • Bar

La Champmeslé

Les Halles-Rivoli

The first girl bar in Paris in 1979, La Champmeslé is nothing less than an institution. Plus it's homey and fun with themed evenings including Tuesday for...

  • For Women
  • Bar

Chez Marie

Belleville

Chez Marie, previously called O'Kubi and now named for its owner, is a neighborhood bar with great prices at its 6 pm to 9 pm happy hour. N'import the orientation,...

  • For Women
  • Bar

Folies Bergère

Opera/Bourse

Once famous for its bawdy and bold shows, Folies Bergère is where Josephine Baker became an international sensation performing in only a skirt that looked like...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Show

Au Lapin Agile

Montmartre

In a little cottage on the other side of the hill behind Sacré Coeur, Au Lapin Agile is Paris's oldest bar-cabaret and longtime center of French folk music. Now...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

Boîte à Frissons

Le Marais North/Arts & Métiers/Rambuteau

Boîte à Frissons (Thrill Box) is a long-running gay and lesbian dance club that offers weekend ballroom dancing of all types until midnight and disco from then on...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Caveau des Oubliettes

Latin Quarter

Le Caveau des Oubliettes has jazz jam sessions, blues and concerts according to the night in an intimate dungeon vault, nightly from 5 p.m., but things don't get

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

Le Duc des Lombards (jazz)

Les Halles

Le Duc des Lombards, around since 1984, is one of the best known jazz clubs in a city that made jazz its own almost a century ago. The intimate club is a rendezvous...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

Atlantide Sauna

Bercy

Atlantide Sauna near the Gare de Lyon (train station) welcomes everybody regardless of sexual orientation. The "open-minded sauna" as it self-describes has mixed...

  • LGBTQ
  • Sauna