Spritz Cocktails & Pizza at La Riviera

Quicktake: Mediterranean restaurant La Riviera does tasty pizzas that pair nicely with their selection of Spritz Cocktails As I’ve mentioned in recent write-ups, cocktails are finally becoming more integrated into mainstream food and drinks programs in Paris restaurants and bars, rather than just lurking in the niche corners. Great! That means you can grab a […]

Lavomatic hides a cocktail bar within a Paris laundromat

Quicktake: Enter this hidden Paris cocktail bar through a public laundromat washing machine. Long before the modern-day speakeasy overtook the cocktail scene, smart business were combining washing machines with bars and cafes. Paris bar, Lavomatic, does both by hiding the entrance to its little cocktail lounge within a coin operated laundry. Locate the right machine, […]

Has Hitting the Top 100 Bar List Changed CopperBay?

Paris cocktail bar CopperBay placed number 94 on the latest list of the 100 best bars in the world – and that’s kind of a big deal. And just who chooses these “Best bars in the world” anyway….? That would be jury of drinks writers, cocktail enthusiasts and industry professionals who vote for the World’s […]

Café Altitude Alpine PopUp Ends 8 April

Café A continues with its cool revolving collaborations with the 2nd Żubrówka vodka Café Altitude bar. Like last year, this café with it’s large terrace has transformed into a pretty snow covered ski resort with gondolas, skis, pine trees, and other winter wonder land touches (and heat lamps!) The cocktail menu includes four options based […]

Coffee, Cuisine & Cocktails at Paris’ Latest Hot Spot: Bonhomie

Good things take time. So we waited patiently for the creative force behind Little Red Door and Lulu White to open doors of their third venue, Bonhomie, a small plate Mediterranean inspired restaurant, coffee shop and cocktail bar. And it was well worth the wait. The 200 square meter space is bright and chic. It’s […]

Exclusive: CopperBay’s Secret Menu

I spend a lot of time searching for things under the radar, out of the ordinary; unexpected surprises hidden just beneath the daily grind. It leaves me with a kid-like sense of excitement and adventure to know that there are still secret stairwells to be discovered and insider initiations to be uncovered. In that vein, […]

Baranaan: Indian-Inspired Cocktails in Paris

On a nascent wave of gentrification, the multicultural, working class neighborhood of Saint Denis retains enough of its cred-establishing edge to pull in the cool new spots. One of the latest to turn up on this blue-collar-turning-bobo real estate is Baranaan. From the outside, Baranaan passes for a brightly lit café with an Indian bent […]

Gravity Bar: Paris’ Latest Cocktail Spot Proves Worth a Detour

September always brings something new to Paris. Everyone is back from their month long holidays and ready to launch into new projects for “le rentrée.” Among those new projects, there is always at least one anticipated bar opening. This year, that opening was Gravity Bar. The menu features a dozen cocktails priced at 11 and […]

Le Coq: Cocktail Classes in Paris (CLOSED)

12 Rue du Château d’Eau 75010 Paris One of the aspects of cocktails that I’ve always appreciated is the element they add to entertaining. There’s something special about inviting people over and providing a momentary escape from the daily grind with good food, good company and good cocktails. Cocktails are a way to make an […]

CopperBay Brings a Laid Back Mediterranean Sensibility to the Paris Cocktail Scene

CopperBay 5 Rue Bouchardon 75010 Paris I asked someone recently at a spirits event about their favorite cocktails. They told me they liked the ‘classics’, like ‘Long Island Iced-Teas.’ Say something like this to the wrong bartender and it will incite at the very least a snigger or quite possibly stern lecture. But, for me, […]

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