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Bastille Day is July 14th, and just because you’re in New York City instead of Paris doesn’t mean you have to miss out. So, where are the best places to celebrate Bastille Day in NYC this weekend? Here are some top bakeries, bars, pastry shops, food halls and other French institutions who will be marking Bastille Day in style with wonderful events all weekend in NYC.

Where are the best places to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC?

You may think there are no more summer holidays until Labor Day but you would be quite wrong. Today (and really all weekend) is Bastille Day, also known as French National Day or La Fête Nationale. It regards the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789, a hugely significant event at the beginning of the French Revolution. This is a celebration and a great excuse for Americans to wear berets and drink champagne and eat cheese! Here are a few ways you can celebrate this Bastille Day in NYC. 

10 best places to celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

1. Tin Building by Jean-Georges

The 53,000 sq. ft. market and retail destination from legendary Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is throwing a Bastille Day bash this Friday, July 14th | 6pm – 9pm. The space will recreate the feeling of the buzzing French artist-driven neighborhood of Montmartre, celebrating the intersection of French culture and culinary artistry.

Festivities will include live music from French violinist Adriene Chevalier’s quartette, and solo accordion player Will Holshouser, in addition to specialty programming and food offerings.  


  • Friday, July 14th | 6pm – 9pm
  • Tin Building – 96 South St, New York, NY
  • Image: 
  • HERE (Nicole Franzen)

2. La Marchande

Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser’s modern French brasserie at The Wall Street Hotel is offering 25% off of all French wine bottles on Friday, July 14th. Order a Grand Seafood Tower and Dover Sole w/ vermouth-lime butter to luxuriate over as you raise a glass to France’s national day.  


  • Friday, July 14th 
  • La Marchande – 88 Wall St, New York, NY


  • HERE (Nicole Franzen)

3. Happy Hour at Cognac Park

In honor of Bastille Day, the team will be hosting an enchanting evening of cocktails and delectable French delicacies on the terrace of the beloved Williamsburg restaurant, Juliette. Guests will enjoy specialty drinks featuring Cognac Park VS Carte Blanche, a light and vibrant expression that blends beautifully into cocktails made perfect for sipping on a sunny summer Friday.

What: Bastille Day Happy Hour with Cognac Park 

When: Friday, July 14th

Times: 4-8PM

Where: 135 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

4. Bastille Weekend at Loulou La Page 

If you love LouLou in the city then you will love it even more in The Hamptons! Plus, all the French stuff! Head to Loulou La Plage in East Hampton on Bastille Day and all weekend for a wonderful feeling of joie de vivre! Kick off the events on Friday with a rousing game of croquet, live jazz French music and a refreshing Spritz! Complimentary drinks will be served from 5-6 pm, the game starts at 6:30 pm, and the winner gets to come back for dinner for two! Then on Saturday you can participate in a traditional game of pétanque and a refreshing spritz as well. And then even more pétanque and drinks on Sunday! Oui! 

5. Bastille Day at Le Gratin by Daniel Boulud

Head to le Gratin to see Can Can Dancers, music, mini Croque Monsieurs, charcuterie, and more! It’s like Moulin Rouge but hopefully less death and stuff. There will also be a traditional French “Bal des Pompiers,” honoring neighborhood firefighters. It is $75 per person includes hors d’oeuvres and two glasses of wine. Purchase tickets here. 

And here are a few more to consider:

6. French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) – New York’s premier center for French language and culture!usually hosts a street fair on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, featuring live music, food, wine, and cultural activities.

7. Bar Tabac

Located in Brooklyn, Bar Tabac typically closes off the street, sets up outdoor seating, and offer food, drinks, and live music.

8. Le District

This French-inspired marketplace in Lower Manhattan often hosts Bastille Day events, including tastings, special menus, and live entertainment. You can enjoy French cuisine and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere.

best events to join to celebrate Bastille Day this weekend in NYC

That’s where to find the best French-inspired events this weekend in NYC to celebrate Bastille Day this year, including pastry shops, food halls, bars and more.

Meredith Lepore

Meredith Lepore is a travel and luxury writer and editor whose work has appeared in Travel + Leisure,, Marie Claire, Self and more. She’s visited many top hotels and restaurants (although she’s still waiting on that private jet ride, which she insists would help her get over her fear of flying.) Her personal definition of luxury is Doritos and The Gilmore Girls, plus the occasional meal at Per Se. Meredith resides in New York City with her Yorkie, Otis; her preferred home décor vibe channels Valley of the Dolls.