Trendy bars in Oberkampf, République and Saint Martin Canal district

Trendy bars and popular bistros enliven the Oberkampf and République district and the Saint Martin Canal

Le Comptoir Général, Paris

The huge district between Oberkampf, République and the canal Saint Martin is a lively place to be at night or at the weekend. Artists, bobos and gay people meet up here for a drink or to eat a traditional platter of charcuterie and/or cheese. Old style bistros with their traditional decor, speakeasys, tapas bars or more specialist cocktail bars … This district, which straddles the 10th and 11th arrondissements, is full of venues.

There are lots of places to eat and drink along rue Oberkampf, such as Café Charbon, dating back to 1900. It has Second Empire decor and a popular terrace. Aux Deux Amis, a not-to-be-missed little cafe, is also located along rue Oberkampf. Both a bar and a restaurant, it is awash with clients at happy hour.

Near Place de la République, rue Amelot is well known for its trendy rock and roll bars and clubs like Zéro Zéro, Pop In and regular live concerts. On rue de Crussol, near Cirque d’hiver, L’Entrée des Artistes is a small cocktail bar with a warm and friendly atmosphere. It has a unique wine list and also serves light meals.

Another hip location in the district is along the Saint-Martin Canal which has a great collection of places to go to, especially at Quai de Jemmapes. In particular, make sure to visit Chez Prune, which has the feel of an old bistro.

Le Comptoir Général is ideally located, set back from the canal. It has a colonial decor, a smoking room and a cabinet of curiosities. Their African-inspired cocktail menu is unique and original. At the weekend, you should arrive before 8pm to avoid the queues. Le Comptoir Général also serves brunch on Sundays.

Chez Marcel is a bar and restaurant, also located along the riverbank. Its name may be French, but the menu is inspired by India.

Le Point Éphémère, near to Jaurès metro at the top of Saint-Martin Canal, is a cultural and artistic location as well as a bar. In the evenings, DJ sets and exhibitions draw in a young and trendy crowd. There are also food trucks that regularly park up in front of the area and on different days they serve burgers, hotdogs and desserts.

Le Point Ephémère

Concert hall
200 quai Valmy, Paris, 75010

Located on the Canal St Martin, the Point Ephémère is a large cultural centre allowing artists to develop their art projects.......

Zéro Zéro

89 rue Amelot, Paris, 75011

Popular with young people, Café Zéro Zéro attracts vinyl record fans with its retail space on Friday, and fans of minimal house,......

Le Pop In

105 rue Amelot, Paris, 75011

Le Pop In is primarily a rock bar. With a variety of beers, live concerts, and a lively atmosphere, the venue welcomes fans of......

L'entrée des artistes - Pigalle

30-32 rue Victor Massé, Paris, 75009

The Entrée des Artistes is a cocktail bar ideally located in one of Paris's most popular districts with night owls, in Pigalle.......

Aux Deux Amis

45 rue Oberkampf, Paris, 75011

A great atmosphere and unexpected culinary treats: this appealing eatery packed with 70s charm serves an assortment of tapas and......

Chez Prune

36 rue Beaurepaire, Paris, 75010

At aperitif time, people meet up with friends at Chez Prune for a glass of wine and to share a platter of charcuterie. This......

Café Charbon

109 rue Oberkampf, Paris, 75011

To the great delight of night owls, Le Café Charbon, founded in 1900, is open until 4am. A great venue on one of the liveliest......

Le Comptoir Général

80 quai de Jemmapes, Paris, 75010

The Comptoir Général, a bar, restaurant, art gallery and shop rolled into one, defines itself as a museum dedicated to ghetto......


Traditional French cuisine
90 quai de Jemmapes, Paris, 75010

The cosy lounge atmosphere belies the type of cooking here. Café Marcel is an Indian restaurant bar. The menu features Indian and......


Traditional French cuisine
4 bis rue Neuve Popincourt, Paris, 75011

French-Australian chef Alexis Braconnier shows off Australian cuisine in his restaurant Aussi(e), located just a stone's throw......