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Guide to the Best Bars in Saint Germain des Prés Paris

If you’re looking for the best bars in Saint Germain des Prés in Paris then look no further. Our insider guide is written by someone who lived in the area for 3 years so we’ve got only the best spots to discover. Located in the 6th arrondissement in Paris, the area is stunningly beautiful and definitely worth a visit, even if it’s just to walk around and discover the historical streets. It’s host to some incredible museums, parks, eating spots and of course, some great bars!

Our Favourite Drinking Spots in Saint Germain

This list has got my favourite bars in the incredible Saint Germain des Prés area in Paris. I lived on the beautiful rue Mazarine for 3 years and I know the area really well. These are the spots where locals drink and I’m sure you’ll love them! Bars are listed in no particular order.

If you’re hungry, check out our guide on the best places to eat: Best Restaurants in the 6th Arrondissement.

Chez Georges

Chez Georges is a fantastic little bar in the heart of the Saint Germain des Prés area. It’s got this incredibly charming, old Paris jazz bar vibe. The bar began life in 1952 and has barely changed since. Inside you’ll find vintage posters adorning the walls and original wooden beams on the ceiling. It’s perhaps one of the cheapest bars in Paris with glasses of their very good house wine (red or white) from Bordeaux coming in at only €3.5. Bottles are €16.5 and they have some very good charcuterie and cheese platters that vary day by day.

What to know before you visit

  • Open daily from 6pm until 2am Thursday-Saturday and until 1am Sunday-Monday

Address: 11 Rue des Canettes, 75006
Tel: 01 43 26 79 15
Website: https://barchezgeorges.eatbu.com/?lang=en

Etna

Etna is a cracking natural wine bar on rue Mazarine. The small spot was founded by the incredibly friendly owner, Charles in 2015. The main room (the bar has recently been expanded) has a really cool 1950’s Sicilian vibe with a central, boat themed curved bar area. With the low lighting and exposed stone walls, the ambiance is really cool. It was a frequent spot for me when I lived next-door and it’s a must try if you like wine. The wine list has plenty of incredible small-producer bottles from Italy and France. They also serve awesome charcuterie and cheese platters!

What to know before you visit

  • Open every day from 6pm until 12pm weekdays and 2am weekends
  • You can’t reserve
  • The bar is often privatised so check their instagram to avoid disappointment!

Address: 33 Rue Mazarine, 75006
Website: https://www.instagram.com/etna_baravin/

Chez Nous

Chez Nous is another superb wine bar in the Saint Germain area. You’ll find it right next to the Pont Neuf bridge on rue Dauphine. Open all year around, Chez Nous is an intimate wine bar serving incredible small-producer, natural and organic wine. It’s on the pricier side but they only serve really good wine so you really do get what you pay for. On the smaller side, there’s stool seating around a big central island table and a few high tables. In the summer they’ve got a great outside terrace with proper tables and seating.

What to know before you visit

  • Open daily from 6pm until midnight
  • Very limited seating inside so arrive early to get a spot

Address: 10 Rue Dauphine, 75006
Tel: 01 43 26 42 69
Website: https://www.instagram.com/chez_nous_paris/

Ni Une Ni Deux

Just down the road from Chez Nous you’ll find a really friendly little bar/pub on rue Dauphine, Ni Une Ni Deux. One of the cheaper options in the area, the bar shows sport (mainly rugby & football/soccer) on their TV screens daily. There’s also a table football (or babyfoot in French) next to the entrance. The owners are incredibly welcoming and are very touristy friendly. Despite the expensive area, the drinks at Ni Une Ni Deux are on the cheaper side – €4 happy hour pints of lager and €5.5 for Brooklyn IPA.

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What to know before you visit

  • Open Tuesday-Sunday from 5pm – 2am
  • Very limited seating inside so arrive early to get a spot

Address: 12 Rue Dauphine, 75006
Tel: 01 83 95 23 29
Website: https://www.niunenideux.fr

La Palette

Back into the heart of Saint Germain des Prés and towards the Beaux Arts school, lies a fantastic café/bar with a really traditional vibe. Located on a small side street in-between Rue Mazarine and Rue de Seine, this terrace is a must visit if you want to feel like a local. My ‘local bar’ for 3 years, I’ve spent many evenings at La Palette on their terrace. Named after the connection with the nearby art school, the bar has been frequented by many famous arts (including Picasso) and celebrities over the years. Drinks aren’t cheap (€10 for a pint of IPA) but you’re paying for the location.

What to know before you visit

  • Open daily from 8am-2am
  • They have a small tapas menu if you’re hungry!

Address: 43 Rue de Seine, 75006
Tel: 01 43 26 68 15

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