The complete guide to rock bars in Paris

Pigalle Country Club, 59 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Paris 9
Updated February 21, 2017

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

I receive a lot of enquires 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: blogs, web search, guide books, music magazines, flyers, word-of-mouth, DJs…

One of the most frequent questions is: Are there any Doors’ bars in Paris? Short answer, no. Long answer, there used to be.

Rock bars by arrondissement (Arr.)

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

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

SEE ALSO Rock Out In Paris

Map legend

Arr. 1

Guinness Tavern 31 rue des Lombards

Guinness Tavern, 31 rue des Lombards, Paris 1
Guinness Tavern, 31 rue des Lombards, Paris 1 (Photo Paris Mojo)

Arr. 2

La grosse caisse, 160 rue Montmartre, Paris 2
La Grosse Caisse, 160 rue Montmartre, Paris 2 (Photo Paris Mojo)
Truskel, 12 rue Feydeau, Paris 9 (July 2014)
Downstairs at the Truskel, 12 rue Feydeau, Paris 9 (Photo Paris Mojo)

Arr. 3

Au Baron Samedi 9 rue Greneta

Arr. 4

Arr. 5

Le Piano Vache (Rock’n’Cow attitude), 8 rue Laplace

Arr. 6

Tennessee Paris (Blues, Rock, Old Times, Americana, Folk), 12, rue André Mazet

Arr. 9

La Manutacture rock bar Paris 9
Manufacture Bar Rock, 42 rue de Rochechouart, Paris 9
Pigalle Country Club, 59 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Paris 9
Pigalle Country Club, 59 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Paris 9 (Photo David McSpadden/Flickr)

Arr. 11

Gibus Café, 127 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris 11
Gibus Café, 127 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris 11

Le Holly Holster, #PunkRock bar d'Paname #StreetArt #StreetArtParis #AdamRosa

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Above: Holy Holster, 4 rue Basfroi, Paris 11 (Photo @sinaloasurseine/Instagram)
Cantada II, 13 rue Moret, Paris 11
Cantada II, 13 rue Moret, Paris 11 (Photo Cantada II Facebook page)

Rock & beer #bar #Paris #petitgarage

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Above: Le P’tit Garage, 63 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris 11 (Photo @margauxdbl/Instagram)
Above: UFO Bar, 49 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud (Photo @megabrice/Instagram)

Arr. 18

Chez Camille, 8 Rue Ravignan, Paris 18
Chez Camille, 8 Rue Ravignan, Paris 18 (Photo Paris Mojo)

Arr. 20

Rock is not dead #rock #lafeline #menilmontant #paris

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Above La Féline, 6 rue Victor Letalle, Paris 20 (Photo @nicolasbngz/Instagram)

Related info

Live music guides

Lylo live music guide for Paris
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. All this good stuff is available on their website.

Guidebooks (in French):

See also

Major music festivals

June

July

August

Rock en Seine, Domaine national de Saint-Cloud

October/November

Pitchfork, Grande Halle de la Villette

FM radio

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