3rd Arrondissement Bars & Nightlife
Martin Boire et Manger
24 Blvd. du Temple, 3rd
Martin’s is a casual joint, covered in glass like a conservatory, making it warm and steamy in the winter, fresh and airy in the summer.
52 Rue de Saintonge, 3rd
This is Paris's version of La Esquina, complete with a doorman to hold back the crowds. Up front, you'll find a teeny-tiny tacqueria, with fresh tortillas and a roster of toppings, whipped up under the watchful eye of the Mexico City–born chef. There's a hidden door in the back that opens into a cozy bar, which offers some of the more inventive (and delicious) tequila cocktails in the city.
La Boîte à Frissons
13 Rue au Maire, 3rd
Inarguably one of the best places to dance in Paris, this aptly named joint (the Thrill Box, en anglais)—tucked away in an alley in the corner of the Marais—offers tango classes until 1 a.m., at which point it morphs into an all-out gay disco.