La Perle, 3rd Arr.
Tel: 33 1 42 72 69 93
Concierge.com's insider take:
At the epicenter of the "new" Marais (the northern end, where the galleries are), this bar and café has nothing specific to recommend itneither decor, nor drink list, nor menu. Even so, this is the social ground zero for hooked-in bobo scene makers. The decoratively clad crowd of media and art types, architects and artistsbasically anyone who looks good in skinny jeansspills out of La Perle's doors six nights a week. For the neighbors' benefit, posted signs urge revelers to keep the decibel level down, but no one pays them any mind. There's more elbow room at brunch, or for an aperitif before the night owls emerge, but for the full spectacle (the opera of clinking glasses and howls of "mais non!"), head here around midnight on the weekends.
Open Mondays through Fridays 6 pm to 2 am, Saturdays and Sundays 8 am to 2 am.