Paris is the city of the terrasse, and in the summer these outdoor spaces really come into their own. Summer evenings can be hot in Paris and roof top bars and bar terraces offer a great way of cooling down while you also explore some of the city’s top nightlife. With our gallery of the best rooftop bars, waterside bars and open-air nightclubs, we guide you to appealing venues on outdoor social scene. Most Paris bars stay open until 2am so there is plenty of opportunity for making your way around some of the most popular venues while taking in impressive views and trying top cocktails. From the heights of Mama Shelter in the 20th arrondissement to the outdoor festival vibe of Nüba in the 13th, these are the top summer drinking spots in Paris.