The best speakeasies in Paris: where to find these hidden bars with well-kept secrets

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis · Published on November 27th, 2023 at 11:50 a.m.
Have you fallen under the spell of speakeasies, the concept of hidden bars that are springing up all over Paris? Well, by definition, a hidden bar is... hidden! Here's where to find Paris' secret bars.

Speakeasies are one of those secret spots that Parisians, both old and new, love. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, they're "simply" hidden bars, inspired by the Prohibition era, and often surprisingly staged. Sometimes it's a matter of removing the right book from a bookcase and giving the right password. Other places require you to solve a riddle. Some are so well hidden that you'll have to examine a laundromat, a grocery store or venture into the kitchens of a restaurant.

Once you've found them, these hidden bars reward you with often ultra-creative cocktails, to be sipped in a completely perched setting. But how do you find them? We've scoured the four corners of the capital to unearth the secret bars we're so fond of. Whether you're looking to surprise your mates with a surprise aperitif, meet up for a date with your crush or simply love discovering the best Parisian addresses, speakeasies are a must for any night out in the capital.

And don't forget to stay tuned: this guide will be updated as we make new discoveries! So to make sure you don't miss out on any of the capital's secret bars, be sure to check this page regularly!

Le Monastic : le bar skeapeasy caché dans une chapelle à Issy les MoulineauxLe Monastic : le bar skeapeasy caché dans une chapelle à Issy les MoulineauxLe Monastic : le bar skeapeasy caché dans une chapelle à Issy les MoulineauxLe Monastic : le bar skeapeasy caché dans une chapelle à Issy les Moulineaux The Monastic, a skeapeasy bar hidden in a chapel just outside Paris
How about getting off the beaten track? Le Monastic is the name of this rum bar and speakeasy, hidden away in a restored neo-Gothic monastery. In a timeless atmosphere, come and enjoy a special experience, and learn the art of tasting rums from around the world. [Read more]

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The Bao Family has just opened a new restaurant called Bao Express, coupled with a bakery, Bao Bakery, and a hidden bar, The Underpool! [Read more]

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Acte II (formerly Au_Top), is this gourmet rooftop that hides in the heart of the capital with a surprising 360° view. In this restaurant of Jean Philippe de la Perle, we discover a panorama on the roofs of Paris while enjoying the dishes of Masahide Ikuta who reveals us a high Japanese gastronomy. [Read more]

Mezzanine : le restaurant et bar à tapas caché des Trois Baudets à ParisMezzanine : le restaurant et bar à tapas caché des Trois Baudets à ParisMezzanine : le restaurant et bar à tapas caché des Trois Baudets à ParisMezzanine : le restaurant et bar à tapas caché des Trois Baudets à Paris Mezzanine: the hidden restaurant and tapas bar of the Trois Baudets in Paris
Want to discover a new secret place in Paris? Go to the Trois Baudets, in the 18th district of the capital. It's here, or rather above the famous concert hall, that Mezzanine is hidden, a new restaurant and tapas bar that will probably attract some curious people! [Read more]

Lombem, Grill and Bar à Paris : nos photosLombem, Grill and Bar à Paris : nos photosLombem, Grill and Bar à Paris : nos photosLombem, Grill and Bar à Paris : nos photos Lombem, the wood-grilled meat restaurant in Paris
Dear carnivores, head for the 2nd arrondissement of Paris to discover Lombem, a new restaurant specializing in wood-grilled meats. [Read more]

ClandestinoClandestinoClandestinoClandestino Clandestino : cocktail bar and speakeasy in the heart of Paris
Fancy a cocktail party off the beaten track? We take you to Clandestino, a cocktail bar that offers original creations accompanied by gourmet tapas. Cherry on the cake, it also hides a speakeasy in the basement! [Read more]

Le Shake n’Smash : le nouveau bar, club & concert de la capitale Le Shake n’Smash : le nouveau bar, club & concert de la capitale Le Shake n’Smash : le nouveau bar, club & concert de la capitale Le Shake n’Smash : le nouveau bar, club & concert de la capitale Shake'n'Smash, the 100% privatizable cocktail bar
Just a step away from the Place de la République, the Shake'n'Smash offers four original spaces to privatize. A cocktail bar that plunges you into the heart of the roaring twenties, where you can meet to enjoy sweet drinks or tapas, dance and learn mixology... In short, the ideal place to organize your most beautiful evenings! [Read more]

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After the bar hidden in a taqueria or at the back of a pizzeria, discover now the new speakeasy bar in Paris hidden on the first floor of a laundromat! Lavomatic has set in Paris 10th arrondissement and is already widely talked about! [Read more]

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