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The Best Paris Rooftop Bars for Summer Apéros

by Lory Martinez
The Shed is one of the best Paris rooftop bars for summer cocktails with views of the surrounding Parisian chimney tops.The Shed – Karel Balas

August in Paris is all about slow living: the nights are long and the apéros are endless. It’s no wonder Parisians flock to rooftop spots around the city to watch the sunset with friends. From the 2nd to the 16th and everywhere in between, here are our top picks for rooftop bars to check out this summer.

The chic Perruche rooftop bar in Paris with its beachy striped yellow and white banquettes, is set on top of the Printemps department store.Perruche
  1. Perruche at Printemps Haussmann

Located on the 9th floor of of the chic grand magasin, Perruche is a bar/restaurant with one of the best views in Paris. From the creators of Daroco, this brand new spot offers summer cocktails with a twist, as well as upscale barbecue fare.

Printemps Haussmann – 2 Rue du Havre, 75009 Paris

Paris rooftop bar The Shed, is laid-back and has a pretty terrace adorned with plants.The Shed – Karel Balas

2. The Shed at Hotel Grand Boulevards

From the team that brought you Experimental Cocktail Club, The Shed terrasse sits atop the Hôtel des Grands Boulevards. Offering a signature cocktails and rosé at just 8€ a glass, the Shed is set to be a favorite this August.

Hôtel des Grands Boulevards – 17 boulevard Poissonnière, 75002 Paris

One of the best Paris rooftop bar is Le Bar à Bulles hidden inside the Moulin Rouge in Pigalle.Le Bar à Bulles

3. La Girafe at Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

The creators of Palais du Tokyo’s Monsieur Bleu took over the rooftop space of La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine to create La Girafe, a swanky restaurant with a direct view of the Eiffel Tower.

La Girafe – Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, 1, Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris

HiP Paris Blog go-to rooftop bar in Paris is Le Perchoir at Gare de l'Est with his flower gardens and relaxed atmosphere.

HiP Paris Blog rounds up Paris' best rooftop bars including Le Perchoir Gare de l'Est with its leafy arches (left) and shaded seating among rose bushes (right).Le Perchoir de L’Est

4. Le Perchoir de L’Est

Le Perchoir de L’Est is back this year. The ephemeral rooftop bar is set atop the Gare de L’Est train station and is only open during the summer months. Order a planche and a bottle of wine for a hip apéro overlooking the city.

Le Perchoir de L’Est – Gare de L’Est, 10 Place du 11 Novembre 1918, 75010 Paris

Best rooftop bar in Paris' Pigalle neighborhood is Le Bar à Bulles with its leafy terrace and fairylights.Le Bar à Bulles

5. Le Bar à Bulles

Le Bar à Bulles sits on the rooftop of La Machine du Moulin Rouge. A staircase in a hidden passage beside the historic Moulin Rouge building leads up to the space. Go for the hanging gardens and a lovely birds-eye view of Montmartre. Stay for the apéro friendly tapas or try their brunch on the weekend. 

Bar à Bulles – 4Bis Cité Véron, 75018 Paris

Locals having cocktails at the leafy Paris rooftop bar Le Bar à Bulles (left). Inside the shabby-chic Bar à Bulles, which leads out onto the terrace (right).Le Bar à Bulles

Related Links

  • Looking for more places to go out? Check out Paris’ new summer hangouts.
  • For those wanting to work on their tan, here are our top spots in Paris.
  • Vogue rounds up their 11 favourite rooftop bars in Paris.

Written by Lory Martinez for HiP Paris. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria or Liguria? Check out our trusted partner Haven In.

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Lory Martinez

Lory Martinez is a Paris-based freelance writer and podcast producer. Her work has been featured on NPR, UN Radio, and Great Big Story. She also hosts the podcast Serial Culture, in which she explores the multicultural identities of Parisians. View Lory Martinez's Website

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