18th Arrondissement (Pigalle)
Au Clair de Lune
Located in a less-traveled section of Montmarte, this tiny café and bar caters to an almost exclusively local clientele. Outside, a pair of sidewalk tables provides great people-watching beneath a worn awning, while the dim interior is furnished with old chairs and vintage posters of Hollywood, French, and Italian films. The café serves light, simple French fare such as charcuterie plates, but it’s best known for its inexpensive beer and wine, especially during the weekday happy hour (6—10 p.m.). At night, the bar transforms into a popular event venue, hosting live jazz, world music, and even standup comedy.