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, […]

Discover a magical terrace at le 1905, a hidden Paris cocktail bar

Quick Take: le 1905 is a hidden Paris cocktail bar with a cute terrace, fumoir and shabby chic decor above a busy, trendy neo-bistro Back in the day, early adopters of the cocktillian lifestyle felt quite comfy in the prohibition-style “speakeasies” that reintroduced the public to craft cocktails – but over time, this particular type […]

Cambridge Public House : the Coolest British Pub in Paris

Quick Take: The Cambridge Public House combines cocktail knowledge with freshly made upscale British pub grub for a cool, new kind of communal gathering space in Paris. Gasp!? What’s that you say? “A new cocktail bar review on the blog? Finally!?” It’s true, I’ve been preoccupied by pairing cheese and cocktails with Chez Loulou and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cravan Proves the Future of Paris Cocktails is in the Past

Quick Take:  Under new management a historical art nouveau cafe becomes Cravan, a hot little hidden gem in the 16th.   The last few years on the local drinks scene prove that the future of Paris’s cocktails is in its past. No longer adhering to the cookie-cutter speakeasy style or doing the French take on […]

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