The Gay Locals is about involving everyone on the LGBT spectrum – We want to make that clear. Our newest guide Dani would love to share the gay side of Paris for the ladies, so for those who would like to have a guided day tour through the history and culture of Paris, get booking!
To top that off, she’s also looking forward to show you the best spots where both local and international lesbians, bisexuals and all open-minded ladies congregate. Here is just a small sample of her favorite places for drinks. If you do visit the hot spots with Dani, don’t forget to let her know if you have specific preferences for drinks, music, or general nightlife vibe. She knows it all!
Dani said that La Mutinerie is casual, and best on Saturdays. It attracts a younger crowd, around 16-30 years old, and has a very friendly atmosphere. “Everyone is welcomed, trans, bi, lesbian, gays, straights, but there’s always more lesbians there,” she said. Do be warned it can get a bit warm and loud inside, so don’t expect to go on an intimate date here anytime soon.
She also suggests 3W Kafé, in the heart of the Marais. In a sea of gay bars for men, the 3W is all about “Women With Women.” Of course boys are allowed, but it’s mostly the ladies who line up for the pitchers of mojitos and fun house music.
According to Dani, this friendly bar attracts a cool, older crowd as well as a good mix of locals and visiting international women. Expect cheap drinks and kick back with friends in this cozy little bar. It’s right next to the 3W, so why not give them both a try?
A favorite for gay guys on Sundays, Rosa Bonheur in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is for the ladies on Thursdays. Great music, cool DJs, lots of women, and of course a free entrance make this the “it” place to be. As Dani said, “The bar is great for drinking but the outdoor terrace is just as fantastic if the weather’s behaving!” so give it go whatever weather hits! Just don’t confuse it with the Rosa Bonheur located along the river – same company, less gay venue.
This nearly monthly soirée at Quartier Général has lots of younger girls and gets extremely crowded. Look for information on Facebook and prepare a bit of cash – there’s an 8 euro cover fee, but it’s worth it according to Dani, if you're in the mood for nonstop socializing.
At La Machine du Moulin Rouge, located up in Montmartre, this near monthly soirée attracts a mix of ladies. Though as Dani said, “This is by far one of the biggest most awesome lesbian parties, however it’s starting to get too crowded.” If you're looking for a party vibe, then get your dancing shoes ready.
For a more relaxed evening, try having a few drinks and conversation at whatever venue is hosting this event. “Older women tend to go there, and it’s more casual to have a conversation.” Organized by Prima Events, these events happen often, so keep an eye on their website for clubbing and evening events coming up in Paris.