Best spots to grab a drink in Eastern Paris – 20th arrondissement

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Paris’ hilly 20th arrondissement is a mosaic of former villages, and has managed to keep a very distinctive flair to this day. Rich with charming small squares and lively streets lined with terrasses, its neighborhoods have proven to be enduring and celebrated hotspots of the city’s nightlife.

With their narrow streets sloping down to the bustling boulevards downhill, Belleville and Ménilmontant are two of the most iconic neighborhoods of Eastern Paris. These historically working-class neighborhoods became a favorite nightlife retreat of Parisians even before they were incorporated as part of the capital in 1860. Their lively reputation remains true to this day!

Further south, the Père Lachaise, Gambetta and Charonne areas also offer a lot of options – often in a more quiet setting. South of the cemetery walls, don’t forget to check out the charming Rue des Vignoles and the neighborhood of Charonne, centered around its church and main street like a countryside village.

 Where are the best spots to grab a drink in the 20th arrondissement of Paris?

 

L’Abribus

56 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 71 78 18

 

Au Bon Coin

19 Rue des Gâtines, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 21 12
http://au-bon-coin-paris-20.zenchef.com/

 

Au Bout du Monde

54 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 67 22 27

 

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Aux Folies

Aux Folies is a staple for locals and visitors alike. This classic Parisian bar has a large terrace to share drinks while enjoying the hustle and bustle of Rue de Belleville. Service is efficient and the prices are consistently low!

8 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris
www.aux-folies-belleville.fr

 

Aux Ours

236 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 78 76
https://auxours.fr

 

L’Avin Première

43 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 73 43 15

 

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Bar de la Place Édith Piaf

22 Rue de la Py, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 61 09 32

 

Le Barbouquin

Pleasant literary café-bar hiding at the end of the pedestrian Rue Denoyez.

1 Rue Denoyez, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 84 32 13 21

 

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La Bellevilloise

A former worker cooperative founded in 1877, la Bellevilloise is now dedicated to various cultural experimentations: concerts, clubbing, festival, exhibitions, debates, film screenings, etc. The historical building also features café-concerts and diners with live music from Wednesday to Saturday evenings. The Bellevilloise’s Sunday jazz brunch is also very popular among locals.

19-21 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 07 07
www.labellevilloise.com

 

Café Charlotte

4 Rue Belgrand, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 49 05 93

 

Café Le Papillon

144 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 73 38 55
https://www.cafelepapillon.com

 

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Café Martin

2 Place Martin Nadaud, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 82 35

 

La Cagnotte

114 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 97 25 16

 

Les Cascades

82 Rue des Cascades, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 56 92
bar.cascades.free.fr

 

Les Chaises

33 Rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 51 65 08 24

 

Chéri Chérie

203 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 31 86 07
https://www.cheri-cherie.fr

 

Culture Rapide

Culture Rapide

Artsy bar-café with occasional open mics and consistently low prices. Culture Rapide has one of Paris’ most pleasant terraces, sprawling on a lively square facing Rue de Belleville. Poetry, music, comedy nights: there is something for every taste in the bar’s busy event calendar.

103 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris
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De l’Amitié Café

22 Rue des Vignoles, 75020 Paris

 

Demain C’est Loin

9 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 66 51 51
www.demaincestloin.fr

 

Entrepot’s

2 Rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 49 59 17

 

Floréal Belleville

43 Rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 61 94 66

 

Haut les Coeurs

72 Boulevard de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris

 

Hubris

13 Rue du Borrégo, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 00 87 61
https://www.hubris.fr

 

Larsons News

90 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 31 84 85

 

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La Laverie

Hip neighborhood bar at the corner of the peaceful Rue Sorbier.

1, rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris
www.cafelalaverie.fr

 

Les Mésanges

Cute bistro with a terrace, a perfect spot to enjoy the quiet Place Henri-Krasucki.

82 Rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 52 99 69
lesmesanges.eatbu.com

 

Lou Pascalou

14 Rue des Panoyaux, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 78 10
cafe-loupascalou.com

 

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La Maroquinerie

A neighbor of La Bellevilloise, La Maroquinerie has become an essential venue for all lovers of contemporary music over the past 10 years. The venue used to serve as a leather goods factury. More than just a concert hall, it features a restaurant and a lovely courtyard terrace, which is quite popular on sunny days and before gigs start.

23 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 33 35 05
www.lamaroquinerie.fr

 

Mineirinho Bar

7 Rue Henri Chevreau, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 50 64 18 07

 

Moncoeur Belleville

1 Rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 66 38 54
https://moncoeurbelleville.com

 

Les Mondes Bohèmes

31 Rue des Vignoles, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 48 69 38
https://www.mondesbohemes.com

 

Monsieur Culbuto

294 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 97 32 02

 

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Les Nouveaux Sauvages

Colorful bar with a prime terrace on the pleasant Rue des Pyrénées.

12 Place du Guignier, 75020 Paris
+33 9 53 82 66 23

 

La Pétanque

40 Rue Etienne Dolet, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 49 36

 

Les Pères Populaires

46 Rue de Buzenval, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 48 49 22

 

Le Piston Pélican

15 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
01 43 71 15 76
https://www.lepistonpelican.com

 

Les Polissons

1 Av Gambetta, (place Auguste Métivier), 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 54 90 15

 

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Le Popul’Air

36 Rue Henri Chevreau, 75020 Paris

 

Les Rigoles

334 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 65 58
http://www.resto-lesrigoles.fr

 

Le Saint-Fargeau

108 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 61 96 75

 

Le Saint-Sauveur

This colorful bar, with stickers and protest posters playing a central role in the local decor, embodies some of the radical politics that have long been part of Belleville and Ménilmontant history. Great spot to grab a beer while enjoying the reggae or ska playing in the background.

11 Rue des Panoyaux, 75020 Paris

 

Les Tontons Bringueurs

1 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 25 49

 

L’Usine de Charonne

1 Rue d’Avron, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 73 08 53
https://usinedecharonne.fr

 

La Vierge de la Réunion

58 Rue de la Réunion, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 67 51 15

 

Le Zéphyr

1 Rue du Jourdain, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 65 81
http://le-zephyr.zenchef.com

 

Le 74 Bar

74 Boulevard de Charonne, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 70 41 75

 

 

 

 

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