At Café Beaubourg, opposite the Centre George Pompidou, it is not unusual to come across a celebrity as you sit having a drink. Cafe bars in the district are very popular with personalities from the media, the cinema and music, who drop in for a drink and organize their meetings here.
Le Costes, opened in 1984 and historically decorated by Philippe Starck, is a trendy haunt. Both a bar and a restaurant, Le Costes combines inventive world cooking with trendiness.
For speakeasy cocktail bars, L'Expérimental Cocktail Club, rue Saint-Sauveur, sports a very British atmosphere and talented bartenders concoct innovative drinks. At the weekend, this cocktail club becomes a dance club with DJ sets.