One of the largest and coolest neighbourhood terrace for a 5€ pint of beer in Belleville, the most lively and grassroots district in East Paris (6€ if you had Picon, a tasty French liquor to mix with your beer)
Moreover, Aux Folies is a true blue-collar institution among hipsters and laid back locals who rush to this terrace, during the Winter and Summer seasons, to create a very lively atmosphere, 7 days a week, down of the rue de Belleville.
And even if you don’t drink beer and are a bit sensitive to the cold come for a hot sugary glasses of mint tea under a patio heater.
Here, on the terrace, gents from 20 to 60 years old, talk about politics, art, society, sport, music, anything. Locals gather for friends reunion in the evening until 2am.
Good to know: You can bring your own food on the terrace, owners don’t mind. And vendors will walk through the tables to sell you 2e box of pistachios or nuts.
You can’t do more local than Aux Folies (and a true symbol of life after the November attacks)
Every day: 5:30 am - 2:00 am
Where: Aux Folies, 8 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris, France
Metro: Belleville (Line 2)