Party Earth Review One of the oldest streets on the Left Bank, Rue de la Huchette is a narrow pedestrian passageway full of eateries and bars that lends itself nicely to a good old-fashioned pub crawl. Although Huchette is best known for... ... read full review
Rue de la Huchette
Latin Quarter - 5eme, Paris –
One of the oldest streets on the Left Bank, Rue de la Huchette is a narrow pedestrian passageway full of eateries and bars that lends itself nicely to a good old-fashioned pub crawl.
Although Huchette is best known for its numerous Greek restaurants whose owners sometimes stand outside shattering plates to attract customers, there are also plenty of watering holes interspersed with the falafel stands and take-away joints.
Lining the vibrant and bustling street are literally dozens of drinking dens – many housed in ancient stone-encased structures containing underground cave bars and dance floors – making it easy to hop from place to place.
And adding to the melting-pot mix is a good selection of Asian, Eastern European, and Spanish bars and restaurants, all of which perfectly suit the international crowd that descends on the street each night.
The fact that there is little difference between the multitude of venues – and that most of them have drink specials in a shared Happy Hour – means a night on the Huchette often feels like a casual neighborhood party as talkative groups move from one bar to the next.
Young international students and expats, mostly 20s.
Music varies depending on the venue.
Many food vendors in the area stay open late and furnish take-out options. Most bars offer Happy Hour specials 6–9pm.
Varies from bar to bar.
The street draws a crowd every night of the week. Summer nights are especially popular as fine weather makes barhopping and socializing even easier.