LRD Sets the Standard for Conceptual Cocktails in Paris

Quick Take: Little Red Door has recently launched their latest conceptual menu built around universal values and it’s a winner. Creating a conceptual drinking experience can be a challenge. With more and more talk about conceptual cocktails and conceptual bar experiences comes concern that establishments will favor the the gimmick over the genuine, move into […]

l’Herbarium Bar: Paris’ First Cocktail Perfumery

The intense, tattooed Italian Oscar Quagliarini is back in Paris and he’s running the drinks program at l’Herbarium, hip hotel bar and cocktail perfumery. The Hôtel des Arts et Métiers opened late last year, immediately securing status as an HQ for pretty people of Paris who congregate over meals in the restaurants, admire the views […]

Carbon: Paris neo-bistro with a clandestine cocktail bar

Hidden beneath one of the city’s coolest new restaurants you’ll find a clandestine bar with a tight collection of cocktails curated by Sebastian Gans and Thomas Girard. By now, all the cool kids know about Carbon, the Paris neo-bistro that’s turning out some top notch grilled and wood-fired food. The city’s tastemakers have been sliding […]

Paris Bar Bisou Makes Sustainability Fun

With a combo of custom cocktails and sustainable practices, Bisou brings a breath of fresh air to the Haute Marais.  This sweet little spot is the second establishment under Nicolas Munoz who made his bones with the popular Bespoke bar and restaurant. There is no menu at Bisou and, instead, the friendly staff talks you […]

Les Bains Bar: A Third Act for a Legendary Paris Location

New York City had Studio 54, but Paris had its own era-defining and decadent club, Les Bains Douches. The location that served as Paris’ first spa in 1885, and counted Marcel Proust amongst its regulars, was converted into a nightclub in 1978. The pool remained from the former bathhouse and over the next two decades […]

Paris Cocktail Bar Shake N’Smash

Shake N’Smash 87 rue de Turbigo Paris 75003 While I attend lots of cocktail and spirits events, I often avoid bar openings or their press launches and, instead, try to visit on normal nights for a better perspective. But, last week, I did join a group of bloggers, writers and social media types to test […]

Mary Celeste: Some of Paris’ Best Cocktails + Oysters & More

Mary Celeste 1 rue Commines 75003 Paris I’ve been talking a lot lately about Paris turning a new cocktail page and coming out ahead of trends rather than bowing to them. And once again, the group behind the Candelaria provides a very fine example of just that with their third venture, a restaurant and bar, […]

Little Red Door Turns Out Some of Paris Best Cocktails By Far

Little Red Door 60 Rue Charlot 75003 Paris It’s been a busy few months.  Between a few weeks of holiday and other fun stuff like openings, social events, cocktail competitions and interesting interviews the blog writing had to take backseat for a few weeks.  But, I’m back and ready to spill on some of the […]

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