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Always packed with good reason

The Bears Den is a bit of an institution. Friendly staff and clientele, you are bound to make new... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Tom H
Worcester, United Kingdom
The friendliest bears' bar in Paris

I've entered the Bears' Den for the first time in July 2005 and it's by far my most favourite bar... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Tiberiu C
Bucharest, Romania
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18 Oct 2018
“The friendliest bears' bar in Paris”
16 Sep 2018
“Had two awesome evenings at the Bear's Den”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6 rue des Lombards, 75004 Paris, France
Les Halles
+33 1 42 71 08 20
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

I've entered the Bears' Den for the first time in July 2005 and it's by far my most favourite bar in Paris. Friendly owners and staff... great crowd. I love it. I just feel at home there.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had received a recommendation to come her from a patron of Spuijkers in Amsterdam and he described the fun we'd have to a T. Loved this place. Great ambiance, super helpful and friendly bartenders (especially Paul - I hope I have his name right)...More

1  Thank Bobinku
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I was only walking past and I got eye banged by two 50 something bald men in Lycra. Very intimidating.

3  Thank jonathanmott
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I'm an older guy who was looking for a place where I'd feel comfortable. Paris has lots of bars for young trendies, but not so many for us oldies, it seems. So I went to this place in the Marais, and it was just lovely!...More

3  Thank Scott R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Bears Den is a bit of an institution. Friendly staff and clientele, you are bound to make new friends should you be able to squeeze to the bar. In the summer the customers leak out onto the street and there is a great party...More

2  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

brilliant little bar right in the thick of things. small (some would say cosy) interior with a dance floor in the basement. most people drink outside on the street in good weather. happy hour till 9pm and they pass round hors d'oeuvre at apero time....More

2  Thank S0par
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

What a fun relaxed bar experience. There is a bar inside and a small outdoor space to enjoy a drink or have a cigarette if you are a smoker. The bar can get quite crowded later in the Evening.

2  Thank EugeneCooper
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Friendliest Bear bar ever? small dance floor, international clientele, nice fruit beer, went there every night we were in Paris

2  Thank Takoka72
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I am a gay bear. More aptly, I am a gay chub. I make a point of stopping here when I am in Paris because the French men who appreciate the larger fella certainly express that admiration here. It is always crowded. It is always...More

2  Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming bar in a beautiful part of Paris, if only Bear bars were like this everywhere. None of the rude snotty staff you get in British and US Bear bars, nor rude scowling cliques and unfriendly attitude from customers. The staff were very friendly...More

3  Thank Kernowcub
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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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