Valentine’s day can be extra stressful with pressure to pick the perfect place. Wouldn’t you rather just be having a drink without the side of anxiety? Then, relax, and try one of these romantic Paris bars.
Cocktail Bars with a Romantic Ambience
If your date is a cocktail lover, stop into one of the city’s better bars for topnotch drinks with a romantic décor.
Prescription Cocktail Club: This left-bank classic has been a stalwart on the craft cocktail scene for years and still turns out some lovely drinks. The lights are dim and the sofas are plush, perfect to ease you into a romantic frame of mind.
Little Red Door: Having been named one of the World’s 50 Best Bars, the creative team LRD can clearly turn out some excellent drinks. Pair that with the sophisticated and seductive ambience and you’ve got a very impressive date night.
Castor Club: Stepping through the unmarked door of this hidden bar drops you directly into a sort of surreal and sexy nightscape. Given the quality of their drinks, it’s surprising that the Castor Club manages to remain discretely under the radar, but that’s what makes it the perfect place to discover with your significant other.
Romantic Hotel Bars for Bubbles
Looking for something sophisticated and swish? Order up a bottle of champagne in one of these romantic hotel bars.
La Maison Souquet: This high-end boutique hotel bar is exceedingly romantic with a 1001 Arabian nights inspired lounge and a scarlet hued reading room with red velour banquets; all ideal for an intimate tête-a-tête over bubbles.
Hotel Madame Villa: This 4 star luxury hotel has a sweet little lounge with a dangerously comfy couch facing the fireplace where you and your lover can sip something sparkling. Bonus: in the sunny weather, they open their gorgeous secret garden terrace for a some summer romance.
L’Hotel: For something more historically romantic, hide away in a beautiful hotel bar that was a favorite of Oscar Wilde. It’s a classic.
Drinks Followed by Dinner
Want to really impress your date? Head to one of these bars that are attached to great restaurants. And, plan ahead with onsite dinner reservations to follow the drinks.
Apicius: Spoil yourself in this class A bar and follow with dinner in their Michelin starred restaurant, all within one of the few actual chateaux in the city. Outside, twinkling fairy lights, bucolic gardens and beautiful sculptures add to the fairy tale feel.
L’entrée des Artistes: This hip SoPi bar and restaurant serves up shareable small plates in a very sexy scene. And should you wish to carry on with post-dinner drinks, it’s a prime location with plenty more bars to choose from in easy walking distance.
Danico & Daroco: Score points not just for sexy décor and tasty drinks and food, but also for knowing how to be right on trend with this hotspot that more than merits its buzz.
Something for both the singles and the couples
Finally, whether you’re all coupled up or going solo, Club RaYé has something for you. This jazz bar and piano lounge will be offering a nicely priced full Valentine’s drinks and dinner menu for two on one level and speed dating over drinks on the other level. And for a little extra element of romance, see if you can score entry to their speakeasy hidden upstairs.