Best Gay Bars in Paris
While traditionally Paris has been known as the city of love, dive beneath its romantic facade and you’ll discover a city full of modern, kinky men looking to play and party in every arrondissement.
Much of the gay action in Paris takes place just to the north of the River Seine, in and around the 1st arrondissement in a district known as Le Marais. It’s a prime location and easily accessible from all areas of Paris and is well-served by public transportation.
Raidd Bar is famous for its weekly shower-show, where ripped men, you guessed it, take a shower on full show – all for your horny viewing pleasure. While a little touristic, it’s worth calling in for a drink, even if it is only to catch the show. Cox Bar is another favourite. Popular with more casually dressed guys, the bars spill out onto the surrounding streets and has a lovely atmosphere and is always busy. Quetzal and Freedj are two other well-frequented places to grab a drink before heading off somewhere a little more high-octane or kinkier.
If you’re wanting to do some serious partying, rather than just have a few drinks, then Paris certainly doesn’t disappoint. Scream, Beardrop @ Yoyo and Doctor Love all take place on a regular basis and attracts large crowds from all across Europe, not just from Paris.
The cruise scene in Paris has always been sizeable. However, in recent years the fetish and kink scene has grown in size and has also become much more open and accessible. There are now venues which cater to every sexual interest where you can go to explore your wild side when you visit Paris. Le Depot is a popular cruise club in a basement style setting. It’s open every day but the best times to visit are on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. SecteurX has a daily happy hour between 3 pm and 9 pm and is known for being affordable, welcoming and often the cheap prices bring in a reasonable crowd who are looking for a good time.