The complete guide to rock bars in Paris

Pigalle Country Club, 59 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Paris 9
Updated November 10, 2020

Where to have a drink and listen to rock music in Paris

A lot of people ask me about where to have a drink and listen to rock music in Paris. So I thought it would be useful to publish the list that I’ve compiled from various sources. I get asked a lot if there any Doors’ bars in Paris. Short answer, no. Long answer, there used to be.

I haven’t been to all of the bars yet (working on it), but my personal favs so far are the Truskel, Dr. Feelgood and the Black Dog (metal).

Paris rock bars

Music styles range from 100% metal to more eclectic. Many program live music. Please check websites beforehand for programming information and operating hours.

List by arrondissement (Arr.)

Arr. 1Guiness Rock TavernWebsiteMap
Arr. 2TruskelWebsiteMap
Arr. 4Le Black Dog (metal)WebsiteMap
Hellfest CornerWebsiteMap
Arr. 9Bus PalladiumWebsiteMap
Pigalle Country ClubWebsiteMap
Arr. 11L’Alimentation GénéraleWebsiteMap

Cantada IIWebsiteMap
Dr Feelgood BastilleFacebookMap
La Mécanique OndulatoireWebsiteMap
Le MotelWebsiteMap
Le P’tit GarageYelpMap
Les FurieuxWebsiteMap
L’Orange MécaniqueFacebookMap
Pop InFacebookMap
Some GirlsFacebookMap
UFO BarWebsiteMap
Gibus LiveWebsiteMap
Holy HolsterFacebookMap
Alabama BarFacebookMap
Arr. 12SupersonicWebsiteMap
Arr. 18Espace BWebsiteMap
La Divette de MontmartreTime OutMap
Chez CamilleFacebookMap
Arr. 20Le Saint-SauveurFacebookMap

Major music festivals

JuneSolidays, Hippodrome de Longchamp
Download Festival, Brétigny-sur-Orge Air Base
JulyFestival Days Off, Philharmonie de Paris
Lollapalooza Paris, Hippodrome de Longchamp
AugustRock en Seine, Domaine national de Saint-Cloud
SeptemberParis International Festival of Psychedelic Music
Oct/NovPitchfork, Grande Halle de la Villette

Concert guides


Lylo is hands down the most comprehensive guide to live music—all genres—in and around Paris. In addition to a website and an app, free print copies are available at various locations throughout Paris and surrounding suburbs.

Sueur de metal

To find metal concerts in Paris, either select 75 – Paris under “département” or Paris under “ville”.


Concerts, manifs, festivals, punk, ska and hardcore.


200 bars-concerts, Guide des bons plans, Pierrick Bourgault

“200 bars-concerts, Guide des bons plans en poche” (2014) by Pierrick Bourgault. Published by Christine Bonneton, 125 pages.
Publisher’s website

Paris Rock, Christophe Quillien

“Paris Rock” (2011) by Christophe Quillien. Over 100 adresses in Paris: records stores, bars, clothing shops, concert venues and more. Published by Parigramme, 112 pages.
More details on

FM radio

Ouï FM 102.3


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