Pigalle’s latest cocktail spot: Sister Midnight

Quick Take: Sister Midnight, opened by Red House duo, brings a little gritty glam to the Pigalle cocktail scene. Joseph Boley and Jen Riley of Red House have channeled their cool creativity into a new project which recalls the glam rock’n’roll attitude of a bygone era – and it’s an era worth revisiting. While Red […]

Les Passerelles bar boasts the best selection of French Whisky In Paris

Quick Take: Luxury Hotel Parister’s bar offers over 100 French whiskies plus a beautiful terrace You might be surprised to learn that not only is whisky the most popular spirit in France, but that the French also drink more per capita than any other country (2.2 litres per adult per year!)  It’s not all Cognac […]

Le Yacht Club in Paris Serves Summer-y Spritzes and Mediterranean Small Plates

Quick Take: Yacht Club is a Mediterranean neobistro that is good for groups serving summer-worthy spritzers and small plates in SoPi. The team behind Les Niçois set their sites on SoPi with their latest project, the Yacht Club, a seafood focused mediterranean inspired neo-bistro for food and drinks. Cocktails range from about 8 to 18 […]

Lipstick bar: Paris’ Best Cocktail Happy Hour

After a few years on the Paris drinks scene, Lipstick bar has fallen into a nice rhythm and really differentiates itself as the city’s best option for happy hour cocktails.   Like so many SoPi hotspots, Lipstick is located in a former hostess bar and pays homage to the area combining “eroticism and mixology to […]

Gocce: A sexy bar hidden behind a trendy Italian trattoria

A few years ago, Julien Cohen added another fashionably trendy notch to his Italian belt with Il Professore & Gocce. But unlike his earlier bobo pizza joints, (Pizza Chic and Grazie) this venture seems bigger and more ambitious. The first “room” in this restaurant & lounge is Il Professore, a large, lively and sometimes loud […]

Meriggio: A new option for Italian “Aperitivo” in Paris

Regular readers already know I have a soft spot for both Italy and aperos (aperitivos). So if, like me, you have these inclinations, read on! Meriggio is a shop/food stop/bar that has recently opened with some serious Italians behind the scenes. And by that I mean that everyone doesn’t speak perfect English or French…but don’t […]

Maison Souquet: Cocktails for Sophisticated Sybarites

By now it’s well-known that Pigalle has no shortage of show-stoppers when it comes to cocktail bars. It’s only natural that Parisian cocktail culture would thrive there. While there are still plenty of sex shops and libertine ladies, this hotbed of hedonism now draws a crowd of pleasure-seekers looking to satisfy their sybaritic desires with liquids […]

Grand Pigalle: Hip Hotel Cocktails from ECC Group

Grand Pigalle Hotel 29 rue Victor Massé 75009 Paris  Given that craft cocktails are currently as fashionable as boutique or designer hotels, the two seem like a natural partnership for pulling in crowds in search of a la mode beds or beverages worth bragging about. Several years ago, Mama Shelter hit Paris with affordably chic […]

L’Entree des Artistes Pigalle upgrades to SoPi location

L’Entree des Artistes Pigalle 30-32 rue Victor Massé 75009 Paris Following a few years of anticipation, L’Entrée des Artistes has opened in their new location. The Oberkampf original offered a solid wine, cocktail and food menu in an unassumingly cool little space. Little extras elevated matters like jazzy music, the vintage cash register and some […]

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