Happy Hour Paris at La Perla Bar Paris : Mexican-style !

La Perla Bar Paris, picture of the bar, best place for happy hour Paris

Week-day happy hour Paris fun in the fashionable Marais district

Fancy for a happy hour Paris? The past two years and more have been tough in so many ways. Thankfully, La Perla, one of Paris’ most famous Mexican institutions is now having an extended happy hour every single week-day (excluding public holidays), so you can kick back and forget your troubles in one of the most hip districts of Paris, the Bohemian Marais quarter.

Picture of the front door of La Perla Bar Paris, finest place for Happy Hour Paris

A massive range of authentic South American cocktails

La Perla, naturally, stocks a huge selection of Latin American wines, spirits and beers, but it’s particularly famous for its cocktails, many of which are included in its very budget-friendly happy hour bar offer. All the old classics are there, including a range of margaritas, cuba libre, fruit daiquiris, piña colada, mojito and pisco sour. As you’d expect, the menu features some Mexican cocktails you may be less familiar with, including the ‘La Perla’, the bar’s very own invention – a delicious mix of Tequila Ocho Blanco, Martini Dry, lime juice and tabasco! Non-alcoholic cocktails are also on the menu.

Enjoy happy hour Paris, Marais-style in a wonderfully Latin ambiance

La Perla bar is one of Paris’ foremost Mexican bars and restaurants. First opened in 1988, it’s been serving up a slice of Mexican and tropical  life ever since. Located between the Hôtel de Ville and St Paul, it’s much loved for its cosy ambiance, Latin American soundtracks and décor, authentic, home-made Mexican cuisine, outside seating and last but not least, its generous happy hour bar offer during week-day evenings.

Specialists in Tequila

Tequila is widely seen as Mexico’s national drink, to the extent that the third Saturday in March is now officially celebrated internationally as National Tequila Day. It will therefore come as no surprise that during the La Perla bar happy hour, tequila has pride of place in many of the cocktails on offer, as well as there being a wide range of tequilas to savour on their own.

Large choice of tequila and cocktails at La Perla Bar Paris, happy hour Paris

No other bar in France does tequila quite like La Perla – it’s official!

La Perla has been given Award T Certification by the Tequila Regulatory Council, an honour shared by only a handful of bars in the world outside of Mexico (and no other bar in France). This is in recognition of the commitment to and specialist knowledge of tequila shown by the staff of the bar.

Tequila – it’s more complex than you think!

There are officially five types of tequila: blanco, joven, reposado, añejo and extra añejo. La Perla serves four of the five categories, the most prestigious of which, the extra añejo, is matured in oak casks for more than three years. In total, La Perla stocks over 60 different types. If you order La Perla’s most expensive tequilas, it comes with a little something extra – your name goes up for posterity on the wall of the bar! In addition to tequila, you can sample imported mezcals, Mexico’s other great spirit.

Happy hour Paris : it’s fiesta time!

Mexicans are known for their joie de vivre, so an evening out at La Perla, especially during happy hour in Paris, promises a fun time. The Marais is already well-known as a party destination, Spring is in the air, the evenings are getting warmer and lighter, and the idea of sitting out in the open-air and doing some people-watching whilst sipping something refreshing feels like just the ticket! The gradual relaxation of Covid restrictions is sure to add to the ambiance – finally, something to really celebrate!

La Perla bar, Paris is also open for great Mexican food

Mexican cuisine is one of the most famous of all ‘world cuisines’ and has been a hit globally for decades. Hearty, spicy and filling, it’s a firm favourite in France as well. La Perla cooks up a large selection of classic home-made Mexican dishes. These include traditional snacks like nachos and quesadillas, salads, sandwiches, tacos, chili con carne and pollo con chipotle, not to mention tasty desserts such as pecan pie, brownies and cheesecakes.

Picture of the main room of La Perla Bar Paris, best place for happy hour Paris, cocktails and mexican food