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 […]

Le Renard bar’s cocktail happy hour in Belleville

Quick take: Le Renard does very nice drinks at true happy hour prices in Belleville When the cocktail revival kicked off in Paris, there were bars making excellent drinks and bars putting on happy hours – but they were rarely in the same place. Fortunately, as craft cocktails continue to infiltrate the culture, these two […]

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 […]

The Pigs: Cocktails in a Parisian Corner Cafe

The Pigs 156 avenue Ledru Rollin 75011 Paris I like the cocktail crowd. I find many bartenders, while enamored with and respectful of their craft, to be an approachable, friendly lot who enthusiastically engage with the less knowledgeable but curious. However, the learning curve for cocktails can be steep and people or establishments can go […]

Red House: Best Good-Time Cocktails in Paris

Red House 1 bis rue de la forge royale 75011 Paris 01 43 67 06 43 A renewed dialogue on customer service in the cocktail industry has been happening over the past few years. The idea of placing more importance on the cocktail than the customer has resulted in a growing number of grumbling guests […]

Tiki Lounge: Paris’ First Tiki Cocktail Bar

Le Tiki Lounge 26 bis rue de la Fontaine au Roi 75011 Paris Since 1931 when Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt aka Don the Beachcomber set up the first tiny tiki joint in Hollywood, this kitschy culture has been injecting a bit of South Pacific fun into cocktails and given birth to some of world’s most […]

Wagon Bleu: Paris Cocktail Bar on a Pseudo Train

 Wagon Bleu 7 rue Boursault 75017 Paris 01 45 22 35 25In the course of 52 Martinis research, I frequent a lot of bars that get good buzz. But sometimes I like to try a wild card in hopes I’ll find an undiscovered treasure. I hadn’t heard anything drinks-wise about the Wagon Bleu. In fact, […]

Whisky Cocktail Adventures: Grant’s Popup Bar

Grant’s Afterworks 58 avenue Philippe Auguste 75011 Paris Change is good. Shaking things up from time to time keeps you from rusting in place and freshens up your perspective on life. So, as someone who knocks back a bit of gin, when I got an invite for the Grant’s whisky Afterworks launch party I figured […]

Paris Cocktail Adventure: Delaville Cafe

Delaville Cafe 34 boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle 75010 Paris Tel: +33 (0)1 48 24 48 09 It’s probably my admittedly perverse bent, but I like venues that have been transformed from spaces of unusual and different purpose – especially if their original purpose is a bit seedy and sordid. So, Delaville, with its naughty brothel […]

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