It’s Martini O’Clock at the Luxury Paris Hotel Lutetia’s Bar Josephine

Quick Take: Following the completion of its revamp in 2018, the Hotel Lutetia’s Bar Josephine serves luxury cocktails plus a small martini and negroni menu. James Joyce, Picasso, Josephine Baker and a whole host of other historical figures have made the Hotel Lutetia their Parisian HQ over the decades. Since its opening by Le Bon […]

Day Drinking and the Best Buttermilk Biscuits in Paris at Treize au Jardin

Quick Take: Treize au Jardin delivers down home goodness and boozy tea time treats If you’re already familiar with Treize from its original location, you’re gonna love their bigger, brighter better new location. If you’re not already familiar with Treize, you’re gonna love me for clueing you in. Treize is a tea room, restaurant, bakery […]

Solera Bar: A cool left bank combo of location, presentation and service

We already know that Paris’ right bank is busting with bars. But “la rive gauche” continues to slowly sneak up on its neighbor with some newer cocktail contenders like Solera. Regular passengers on my boozy, bloggy ride should already be familiar with Christopher Gaglione from our stops at Royal Monceau and Burgundy Hotel where he […]

Marcello: Turin Café Meets Brooklyn Bar in Paris

One of the best things about Paris in the Springtime? Terrace time! When it comes to drinking and dining al fresco, Paris has got it going on. And if you’re looking for this season’s new outdoor drinking destination, make a stop into the newly opened left-bank bar and restaurant Marcello. The inspiration for this relaxed and […]

La Robe & La Mousse Goes Strictly Local and Beyond Beer

Paris-based beer connoisseurs are familiar with – and fans of – La Fine Mousse. After opening in 2012, this craft beer bar championed the nascent (for Paris) artisanal beer trend and helped create a legion of local drinkers hopped up on hip hops. As their reputation grew, so did their client-base, giving them good reason […]

Castor Club Clandestinely Serves Up Some Of Paris Best Cocktails

Castor Club 14 Rue Hautefeuille 75006 Paris Considering it’s been around for a year or so, I have no idea why it took me so long to get to the Castor Club. And once I did, I also have no idea why more people aren’t talking about it. These days it’s nothing unusual to have […]

Playtime Hotel: Paris Cocktail Bar

Playtime Cocktails 34 rue de Buci 75006 Paris Every day at 5pm, a Google Alert arrives in my inbox with links to French sites, news and blogs talking cocktails. Most of it isn’t very interesting, every once in a while there’s a worthy find and sometimes it slams me over the head with multiple links […]

le Quarante Trois: Best Rooftop Bar in Paris

Quarante Trois, Holiday Inn Notre Dame 4 Rue Danton 75006 Paris Holiday Inn may not be the first name to spring to mind when it comes to luxury travel.  But they’ve upped their game with their 4 star Notre Dame eco-hotel and topped it off with one of the city’s best rooftop views at their […]

La Closerie des Lilas: Historic Paris Piano Bar Plus Cocktails

La Closerie des Lilas 171 Boulevard du Montparnasse 75006 Paris A friend, who is a painter, once told me that he paints every single day whether or not he is inspired.  This keeps his skills sharp so he can do something exceptional with the inspiration when it does come. I think that’s sound policy, so […]

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