tea, wine, or cocktails?
The term wine bar can be a little confusing in Paris. All wine bars feature wine, of course, but the bar part is a little more flexible. Some have a counter and tables, and you can show up anytime for a glass of wine and a snack. Others resemble restaurants more than actual bars. In many cases, reserving in advance is imperative. Some are cavistes (retail wineshops), which is good to know if you need a bottle to go. What’s clear is that these bars à vin are among the most fun places to eat and drink in Paris. Here are some of our favorites.
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Wine bars are the rage in Paris, whether they are natural wine bars, which focus on vin naturel (organic, biodynamic or just natural), or regular wine bars that offer interesting and delicious selections of many wines by the glass or bottle. Everyone’s take is a little different, but at all these places you’ll be sure to taste some fabulous vin while enjoying wonderful ambience.