The Most Beautiful Guinguettes of the Summer

Meilleures Guiguettes Paris

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Where to party outdoors, have a drink, snack, and chill under the open sky with your friends or as a couple? A report on the most stylish guinguettes of the summer, all tested and approved by your dedicated team.


Guinguette des Grandes Serres

The Party
: Top Chef Justine Piluso sets up at the Guinguette des Grandes Serres in Pantin for the venue's final edition before its major renovations next season. To make a statement, an dream-like ambiance was necessary, and this hyper-chill guinguette delivered with its sun loungers for relaxing and reading by the canal, as well as its delicious Italian menu. And all at fantastic prices, what more could you ask for?

Who You'll Meet: The trendy crowd of Pantin in need of an outdoor after-work spot.

On the Menu: The chef reinterprets guinguette classics with Italian flavors in a mouth-watering finger food selection, including a mouthwatering croque-foccacia with pastrami (€8.50), camembert arancini (€6.50), amazing dips (tapenade, broccoli guacamole, beet hummus), and even a decadent ice cream cookie (€5.50). We love the fried cannoli with hazelnuts, ricotta, and chocolate (€5). Yum!

The Perfect Moment: 6:30 pm to enjoy the sun while sipping on an hibiscus mocktail (€7).

Guinguette des Grandes Serres, 1 rue du Cheval Blanc, 93 500 Pantin. Open until September, Wednesday to Thursday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Friday from 4 pm to midnight, Saturday from 1 pm to midnight, and Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm. All information is available online.

© Guinguette des Grandes Serres



The Party
: An Italian restaurant on the Seine... Andiamo! Whether it's for lunch, a snack break, or even dinner, Sena has set up shop at the foot of Pont Marie in a decidedly good vibes atmosphere. The music isn't too loud, there are small fairy lights, and a bar with excellent cocktails - it's top-notch. A great feature: inside, you'll also find a pop-up store and a space for exhibitions, before grabbing a slice of pizza and a spot on the hidden terrace at the front.

Who You'll Meet: All the fashionistas from Le Marais dreaming of dolce vita.

On the Menu: Straight from Naples, the chef offers a beautiful straciatella accompanied by focaccia, sun-dried tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes (€24), an octopus salad (€14), beef meatballs (€14), a good margherita pizza (€13), cacio e pepe pasta (€17), or the famous rigatoni alla vodka, Gigi Hadid's guilty pleasure (€17). For dessert, we recommend the tiramisu (€9), the delicious melon sorbet with a splash of melon liqueur (€9), or a large nocciolata pizza to share (€18), wonderfully indulgent...

The Perfect Moment: At 9 pm, with a rhubarb spritz in hand, facing the sunset.

Sena, 7 voie Georges Pompidou, Paris 4th. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 2 am.


Le Poisson Lune

The Party: Parisians
in need of an outdoor apéro and fiesta, listen up: this is the coolest summer spot on the East Side. Set up on the immense esplanade of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, the temporary terrace of Le Poisson Lune is back this year in an incredibly chill ambiance, featuring cultural events, a tropical aquarium visit, street food stalls, and DJ sets. Que calor!

Who You'll Meet: On Wednesdays and weekend afternoons, the neighborhood kids take over the dance floor and workshops while their parents enjoy a well-deserved drink. In the evening, the little ones are in bed, leaving us all the space to dance!

On the Menu: In addition to a daily changing food truck, this year the venue has a permanent snack bar offering affordable organic terrines, vegan hot dogs or Frankfurt sausages (€7), and a wide variety of indie beers and refreshing drinks to relax and chill out.

The Perfect Moment: From early evening for a refreshing apéro that smells like vacation, and after 8 pm to sway your body to good music.

Le Poisson Lune at Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12th. Open from 4 pm to midnight on weekdays and from 12 pm to midnight on weekends. All information is available online.

© Le Poisson Lune



The Party:
This is the ultimate ephemeral bar on the quays for weekday after-work gatherings and weekends with friends. Each day brings a different ambiance: minimal on Wednesdays, electro on Thursdays, golden hour house on Fridays, disco party on Saturdays, and chill vibes on Sundays with various planned activities (vintage shops, artistic performances). It's a heavyweight lineup!

Who You'll Meet: The cool and trendy crowd aged 18 to 45.

On the Menu: As a true haven for the hipsters, local beers abound, such as the Paname's La Goulue (€8) and La Barge du Canal (€9), as well as perfectly crafted Spritz (€12) to accompany the iconic pizzas from Iovine's, the must-visit pizzeria for an authentic Napoli experience. Enjoy the classic Margherita (€12) or the Black Cheese version with black truffle cream (€18).

The Perfect Moment: As night falls, for a rocking dancefloor atmosphere.

Cargo container bar, 1 port de Bercy Aval, Paris 12th. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6 pm to 2 am and Sunday from 2 pm to 10 pm. Online reservations available.

© LeViet and Cargo


Mama Shelter

The Party:
Super apéro and DJ sets, that's what Mama Shelter promises. On its terrace adorned with lanterns and adorable little lights, a petanque court and a pastis bar instantly transport you to a holiday atmosphere in Provence.

Who You'll Meet: The cool people from the western suburbs of Paris who come to groove to the latest tunes.

On the Menu: Guacamole, roasted camembert, saucisson, cheddar fries with bacon and fried onions, croque-monsieur, and to finish on a high note, a delicious plate of red fruits or an individual or shareable Magnum ice cream (starting from €9). When the sun sets, relaxation gives way to partying and cocktails. You can choose from a selection of pints (starting from €5), cocktails and mocktails, shooters, or wine.

The Perfect Moment: Fridays and Saturdays for nights with DJs that go on until the wee hours.

Mama Shelter Paris West, 20 avenue de la porte de la Plaine, Paris 15th. Open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 pm to midnight, and from Thursday to Saturday from 5 pm to 1:30 am.

© Mama Shelter Paris West




The Party:
1000 m² of wild terrace with plants and fruit trees, sunshine, good music, cocktails, and street food... Papa Cabane is back this year in Bercy with a more tropical spirit than ever. Until June 30th, they have partnered with Saint James for exotic creations and cocktail workshops led by mixologist Stephen Martin. The cool option? Take over a petanque court with your crew before settling at a table to dance together to classic hits by Gloria Gaynor and Michael Jackson.

Who You'll Meet: Trendy startuppers at after-work events.

On the Menu: A glass of Prosecco (€5), a bottle of white or rosé wine (€30), an effortlessly enjoyable Spritz (€10), perfectly crafted mojitos (€10) to accompany a mixed platter of cheese or charcuterie (€15), a cozy homemade burger (€15), or a juicy hot dog (€8).

The Perfect Moment: Thursday and Friday evenings for a laid-back after-work gathering, and Saturdays for a wild early evening with DJ ambiance and dancers!

Papa Cabane, rue Paul Belmondo, 75012. Reservations at 01 53 46 50 17. Open on Thursday and Friday from 6 pm to 11 pm, and on Saturday from 5 pm to 11 pm. All information is available online.

© ForGeorges and Papa Cabane



The Party:
It's the new barge that has been making waves for a few seasons. The idea is to take a 2-hour trip on the Seine right at sunset, guaranteeing a good vibes only ambiance.

Who You'll Meet: Groups of girls coming with friends, ranging from their twenties to 45 years old.

On the Menu: Hot or cold platters (€15) with a choice of Iberian ham/pan tomate, burrata/piquillos, tuna empanadas/black olives, or chorizo/sweet potato. And to accompany that, classic cocktails with a Hispanic twist like Caribbean Mule or Gin Pink Tonic (€10).

The Perfect Moment: You'll need to be a little patient because the place only opens on June 3rd. From there, boarding is every Saturday between 7 pm and 8 pm at the latest, or you might miss the departure!

J'peux pas j'ai péniche, péniche River's King, facing 4 quai Saint Bernard, Paris 5th. Every Saturday from 7 pm to 5 am, opening on June 4th until September 17th. All information is available online.

© J'peux pas j'ai péniche



The Party:
Former headquarters of the Basques in Paris, Le Trinquet Village gets a fresh look in a reorganized space that is cleaner and more chic. With selected street food stands, a restaurant, and a forthcoming cocktail bar, you can gather in groups on the spacious 4,000m² terrace. It's time for apéro!

Who You'll Meet: Two different vibes with fancy thirty-somethings calmly seated in the dining area and the golden youth of the 16th arrondissement enjoying the space to party without having to move too far.

On the Menu: From the food trucks, you'll find the superb Iberian charcuterie platter (€25) to share from La Bodega, truffle arancini (€6) and margherita pizza (€12) from Boccacia, the 6 oysters and a glass of wine combo (€18) at HSP La Cabane, and the #foodporn sandwiches from DWICH (between €10 and €12). Mmm...

The Perfect Moment: Weekdays after work, for a chilled and well-deserved drink... Especially on June 21st for their Fête de la Musique event with an already fantastic electro house lineup.

Trinquet Village, 8 quai Saint-Exupéry, Paris 16th. Open from 6 pm to 2 am from Tuesday to Saturday. All information is available online.

© Instagram / @trinquetvillage



The Party: Have you ever partied on a moving boat? The cruise takes on a whole new meaning here. Unable to reopen its bar, 3615 relocates to the River's King barge and invites partygoers every Friday night of the summer for a wild cruise on the Seine, starting at 7 pm, with the tunes of Axelle Red, the Spice Girls, TLC, Sean Paul, and Britney Spears. Beware, tradition dictates that everyone screams when the boat passes under a bridge! At 11 pm, it's back to the base for the second part of the evening: the 3615 Bamboche, this time stationary, and promising to continue until 5 am.

Who You'll Meet: Party girls and fans of 90s/2000s hits.

On the Menu: A cold platter with a choice of 6 tapas, including Iberian ham and Pan con tomate, Burrata and Piquillos, Octopus à la Gallega and Piquillos (€15), a hot platter with 6 empanadas of your choice (chorizo, sweet potato, tuna...) and/or croquetas (Iberian ham, chorizo, cod) (€15), paella (€15), a candy cake (€43 or €59 depending on size, pre-order only). For cocktails, you can enjoy a Caribbean Mule (€10), a glass of Mumm Cordon Rouge (€12), or a Gallia Blanche Weiss & Versa beer (€7).

The Perfect Moment: Every Friday night!

3615 Croisière, River's King, 4 quai Saint-Bernard, Paris 5th. Open every Friday from 7 pm to 5 am. Reservations online on Shotgun.

© 3615 Croisière



The Party
: The go-to spot for stylish Parisians, Wanderlust plays the hype card with its incredible terrace above the Seine. Here's the plan: arrive from 6:30 pm to kick off the festivities and sip rosé at the outdoor bar. Enjoy the magical ambiance and end the night with a clubbing vibe, fueled by DJ sets.

Who You'll Meet: All the trendy folks staying in Paris for afterwork drinks.

On the Menu: A selection of delicious cocktails like Rosa Pink: tequila-cointreau-cranberry-lime juice, Pornstar: vodka, vanilla-orange-passionfruit-cointreau, Reggae: rum-vanilla-mango-passionfruit (€15), or a non-alcoholic mocktail (€10). On the food front, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Wanderlust is hosting the famous American rapper and food enthusiast, Action Bronson! From June 15th to September 17th, 2023, this impromptu chef has prepared a discovery menu (Main course + side + dessert for €19) that bridges the gap between gastronomy and American street food. French Bread Pizza or Smashed Burger accompanied by your choice of cheese & pepper fries, baked potato, or corn butter cheese. And for a sweet touch, indulge in an orange granita, a fried peach pie, or a honey and olive oil ricotta—simply divine!

The Perfect Moment: From Tuesday to Sunday from 6 pm to 11 pm, or Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Wanderlust, 32 quai d'Austerlitz, Paris 13th. Open every weekend from 11 pm to 5 am. Reservations on

© Instagram / @wanderlust



The Party:
Tucked away in a cul-de-sac, Bar à Bulles is the cultural bar of La Machine du Moulin Rouge, nestled in the shadow of the iconic cabaret's wings. Parisians gather here during the summer to enjoy a fantastic lineup of talks, exhibitions, roundtable discussions, and workshops while sipping drinks.

Who You'll Meet: Regulars of La Machine seeking new discoveries.

On the Menu: A variety of aperitifs with plates of charcuterie and artisanal cheeses (€20), pâté with Espelette pepper (€8), nachos (€9). For groups of friends, go all-in with a pitcher of Mojito (€38) or Strawberry Caipirinha (€42). Cheers!

The Perfect Moment: Except on Mondays, any evening you desire!

Bar à Bulles, 4 cité Verron, Paris 18th. Open Tuesday to Wednesday from 6 pm to 12 am, Thursday from 6 pm to 1 am, Friday from 6 pm to 2 am, Saturday from 11 am to 2 am, and Sunday until 10 pm. All information is available online.

© LeViet et Adrien Roux



The Party
: Hervé Prouteau (the creator of parties at Chalet des Iles, it's him!) and his crew strike again with La Tropézienne, the chill yet fabulously jet-set fiesta on the terraces of the Aquarium de Paris. The program includes an aperitif, sun loungers, and clubbing in an ambiance reminiscent of Place des Lices. Bring out your gingham dress and espadrilles because Brigitte Bardot has taken over you. All to the sounds of DJ Fredair.

Who You'll Meet: The golden West quadras, the beautiful people in need of a party, and nostalgics of the great era of Chalet des Iles, precisely.

On the Menu: Nibble on Japanese treats like maki, sushi, skewers, and sweet potato boats ranging from €10 to €20. As for drinks, enjoy superb cocktails (between €10 and €15), but true partygoers will rush for a bottle of Pommery Champagne (€110)!

The Perfect Moment: Every Thursday from 7 pm to 2 am.

La Tropézienne, 5 avenue Albert de Mun, Paris 16th. Until September/October, depending on the weather. All information is available online.

© Instagram / @latropeziennedutrocadero



The Party
: Under the impetus of Thibaut Sinclair and his team, Mademoiselle Mouche was born. A true adventurer at heart, Thibaut set out to revitalize the aging Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches and transform it into one of the trendiest spots in the capital: #theplacetobe. Imagine sipping a couture cocktail with DJ sets you love, right by the water's edge, with a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower... The ultimate thrill is guaranteed! For the occasion, the terrace has been revamped and transformed into a beautiful garden on the water, complete with a magnificent floral pergola where Parisians come to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets. The sensation of grass under our feet is a big crush.

Who You'll Meet: Clubbers setting the dance floor on fire... with a cocktail in hand.

On the Menu: Cocktails (€15) or bottles of Moët et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Dom Perignon, beers (€7), a Spritz (€16). You can also indulge in a charcuterie and cheese platter (€30) or choose from various pizzas (€20).

The Perfect Moment: From Tuesday to Saturday, 6 pm to 2 am.

Mademoiselle Mouche, Port de la Conférence, Pont de l'Alma, Paris 8th. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 6 pm to 2 am. Reservations recommended online or via SMS at 06 98 12 59 97.

© Mademoiselle Mouche



The Party: The
Perchoir's formidable team strikes again on the hidden rooftop above Gare de l'Est. Beneath the grand rose window, a decor adorned with flowers and an atmosphere that warms up as the hours go by. All in an intimate setting perfect for a date. On the turntables, gems spotted by artistic director Karl Planck will make you dance like you're on vacation.

Who You'll Meet: Groups of friends for after-work gatherings and clubbers addicted to good music.

On the Menu: Pizzetas (€12-€15), salads (€9), and, as always, expertly crafted cocktails (€13-€15).

The Perfect Moment: From 9:30 pm to 1:30 am, to enjoy DJ sets worthy of Berlin's parties.

Le Perchoir de l'Est, 10 place du 11 Novembre 1918, Paris 10th. Open Tuesday to Friday, 6:30 pm to 1:30 am, and Saturday, 5 pm to 1:30 am. All information is available online.

© Le Perchoir de l'Est



The Party:
Not one, but two terraces taken over by La Démesure, the brainchild of Filipe Alves. On the East side (12th), enjoy a piano bar ambiance with live concerts and a superb low-temperature BBQ with vegetarian options! On the West side (7th), there are concerts from Wednesday to Saturday with fantastic bands like the sacred club, the funky french league, or the Paris allo groove.

Who You'll Meet: Bohemian and hipster 20-35-year-olds from Le Marais will gather around Austerlitz for a cool and trendy ambiance, while more upscale Parisians will head to the 7th for a more family-oriented and relaxed atmosphere.

On the Menu: Hummus and pita bread (€13), truffle ham (€15), crispy shrimp with sriracha mayo (€16), a bottle of Chardonnay Ecoterra organic (€33), or a delicious cocktail (€14).

The Perfect Moment: From Monday to Saturday, 6 pm to 2 am.

La Démesure en Scène - Est: 69 port de la Rapée, Paris 12th / La Démesure en Scène - Ouest on the Péniche Concorde Atlantique, 23 quai Anatole France, Paris 7th. Open from Monday to Sunday, 6 pm to 2 am. Reservations recommended.



The Party:
The Perchoir team strikes again and continues to delight us with its double, high-perched XXL terrace in the heart of Buttes Chaumont. Set in a magnificent hunting lodge from the Napoleon III era, it's a green paradise ideal for arriving in groups, smoking cigarettes, and flirting with neighboring tables...

Who You'll Meet: Hipsters and trendy thirty-somethings from the East Side.

On the Menu: At the top of the list, the must-have Moscow Mule with ginger beer (€13). Then, for those with smaller appetites, you can share pizzettes (parmesan, veggie, burrata, starting at €10), plates of red lentil fritters with Isigny cream (€10), or a delicious seasonal cheese platter (€13).

The Perfect Moment: At dusk, to chill in the cool evening air.

Pavillon Puebla, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Avenue Darcel, Paris 19th. Open Thursday to Saturday, 6 pm to midnight, and Sunday, 1 pm to 8 pm. All information is available online.

© Agathe Hernandez and Studio Cuicui

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