17 great wine bars in Paris
Paris is obviously the best place to visit but it is not always so easy to keep track of the great wine bars in the city of lights. We have enlisted the talented local sommelier Thomas Simian at Vantre to give us the keys to the city. Here is his guide to the top wine bars in Paris.
Phone: 01 71 60 51 57
Address: 3 Rue Victor Massé, Paris
At the foot of the Butte Montmartre (Paris 9th arrondissement), Pierre Renauld (ex-Vantre) at only 26 years old decides to partner with Idealwine for the opening of a wine bar. 228 Litres is young, dynamic and relaxed. Feel free to get there at any time of the evening.
Phone: 01 40 39 96 19
Address: 6 Rue du Nil, Paris
The Frenchie wine bar is a place of pleasure in the 2nd arrondissement. Superb dishes accompany the wine selections. The selection of wines by the glass is wide, complete and diverse. For the wine list, there is an accent on Burgundy and northern Rhone Valley.
Phone: 01 42 60 07 12
Address: 1 Rue de la Banque, Paris
In the heart of the magnificent Vivienne Gallery, The caves Legrand is a classic in wine in Paris (2nd arrondissement). Its history begins at the end of the nineteenth century. Today, Gérard Sibourg-Baudry leads the ship. He runs two spaces; the first one is that of the cave, the wine shop, the second is wine bar oriented. The selection consists of around 450 references.
Phone: 01 48 04 57 59
Address: 6 Rue Charles-François Dupuis, Paris
In the heart of the Marais (Paris 3d arrondissement), the Barav is a real place of pleasure. You can hang out either in the wine bar or the cellar. The wine selection is wide and precise.
Phone: 01 42 77 98 37
Address: 1 Rue Commines, Paris
In the heart of the Marais, the Mary Celeste (Paris 3d arrondissement) is one of the main faces of the group Quixotic Projects. Renowned for the quality of its cocktails, the selection of wines led by Joshua Fontaine is equally remarkable. The wine list is concise but nothing is left to chance. Take a seat at the bar and let yourself be taken by the relaxed atmosphere.
Phone: 09 54 90 20 20
Address: 7, rue Lobineau, Paris
The CDVS (Paris 6th arrondissement) is a dynamic wine bar that has gotten offspring in both London and New York (check those out here on Star Wine List too). This intimate and cozy place will give you the feeling like you're in someone's home.
Phone: 01 43 29 75 95
Address: 4 Rue de Tournon, Paris
This is probably one of the most beautiful Parisian "caves". The Univerre's (6th arrondissement) goal is to have a range that constantly evolves while retaining its classics. Here, it is possible to take way wines or to consume them on the spot in a cozy lounge. The offer is mainly based on burgundy and champagne. Feel free to let Olivier guide you to discover new talents.
Phone: 01 43 67 14 87
Address: 3 Rue Basfroi, Paris
This is one of Septime's annexes. In this wine bar (Paris 11th arrondissement), you will find a small and intimate space, a few metres from the main restaurant. The selection evolves over the seasons but still remains of quality. Natural viticulture dominates the debates in a relaxed atmosphere.
Phone: 01 40 34 12 95
Address: 51 Rue de Belleville, Paris
Here is one of my favourite "caves" in Paris, up in the heights of Belleville (19th arrondissement). Most of the wines are organic or biodynamic. Enjoy the nice bar with attractive prices, or leave with the bottles in hand. /Thomas Simian
Phone: +33 9 87 02 00 11
Address: 18, rue Saint-Ambroise - Paris
Le P'tit Pinard is located nearby the beautiful church of Sant-Ambroise. Julien and Charlotte have traveled France back and forth before ending up in the 11th arrondissement to share their experiences. The place is warm, convivial and charming.
Phone: +33 1 45 68 92 52
Address: 5, rue Alexandre Dumas – Paris
A few steps from Rue de Charonne in Paris you find Fulgurances, a venue separated into two spaces. The first is the restaurant which has the concept of letting a chef express him- or herself completely for six months. The second is the wine bar. The wine selection is in constant evolution and just like the cuisine highlights new vignerons. A convivial place.
Phone: +33 9 51 90 42 40
Address: 25, rue Louis Blanc - Paris
Caroline (Marteau) and Olivier have a style of their own with their recently opened wine bar in the 10th arrondissement. The place has a homely feel and a great cuisine, some small plates to share. Caroline directs the wine side with a concise selection - trust her to choose and she will bring you on a trip outside the current fashions.
Phone: +33 1 42 61 05 09
Address: 13, rue des Petits Champs - Paris
Willi's is a legendary place in Paris. Since more than 30 years, Mark Williamson runs the wine bar (and restaurant) that was one of the first to celebrate the great Syrahs of the northern Rhône in Paris. Today it's a must for any wine lover and it is busier than ever. You will find great classics at an affordable price. Thank you to the Williamsons for this lovely place!
Phone: +33 1 48 06 26 81
Address: 140, avenue Parmentier - Paris
In the center of the 11th arrondissement Cave du Daron is a reference. It's the the typical "belle cave" of the neighbourhood, staying close to its customers and guests with a diverse selection of wine. Since the 11th arrondissement is packed with good restaurants, this is a good place to stop by for an "apéro" or a drink after dinner.
Phone: +33 1 43 26 09 09
Address: 8 Rue Grégoire de Tours, Paris
La Grande Crèmerie is an authentic place on the rue Grégoire de Tours, convivial and full of good humour. This ”cave gourmande” has a strong selection of exclusively French natural wines. The venue is open Tuesday to Saturday and the crew is service-minded.
Phone: +33 1 43 54 80 04
Address: 6 Rue de l'Odéon, Paris
Rather discretely set on the rue de l'Odéon, this Burgundy embassy is a unique venue to discover the wines of Burgundy. The great wine region is proudly represented from north to south and the team puts its heart into helping you discover less expected crus. Some regional specialities will accompany your evening. And since this is also a ”caviste”, wine shop, help yourself to some rare bottles on the way out.
Phone: +33 1 42 38 47 55
Address: 3 Carrefour de l'Odéon, Paris
Here is one of the most well known addresses in Paris. At the heart of the Odéon quartier, the Comptoir du Relais is an institution. After having worked at some of the best restaurants in Paris, Yves Camdeborde changed track to focus on ”haut niveau” bistro. The wine forms part of the tradition here, it's a beautiful wine list that features stars but also makes room for a newer generation. It has a relaxed ambiance and you'll find the esprit of restaurants of the past.