Le Cinq Codet: Hit and Miss Cocktail Adventures

These days it’s so easy to write about cocktails…everybody’s doing it! Okay, well, maybe it’s not easy to write about cocktails well. In fact, it’s even more challenging to bring something fresh and new to the table. Whereas when I very first started writing about the Paris cocktail scene, it took serious scouting to find superior […]

Club Rayé: Striped Parisian Cocktail Adventures (CLOSED)

Club Rayé 26 rue Dussoubs 75002 Paris People often ask where to go for some jazz with their drinks. So, I’d be remiss if I didn’t post about Club Rayé. Opened a few years ago by New York transplant, Kein Cross, Club Rayé fills Paris’ piano bar void. Here, Sheldon Forrest tickles the ivories of […]

UC-61: Best Paris Cocktails in a Submarine

UC-61 4 rue de l’Arc-de-Triomphe 75017 Paris Can I share something with you? I sometimes get a little ‘stage fright’ when putting up a new post after (too long of) a break from the blog. It’s like when you’re quiet through an entire dinner party and nobody notices you until you finally speak up and […]

Lockwood nails the coffee and cocktails combo in Paris

Lockwood 73 Rue d’Aboukir 75002 Paris With the emergence of a new breed of coffee bar, cocktails aren’t the only notable drinking trend to hit the capital over the past few years. Recently, three brothers have capitalized on both crazes in creating the Lockwood. Paris’ latest It-spot combines three different drinking styles all under one […]

Bistrologist: Swanky Paris Cocktail Bar

Bistrologist 16, avenue de Friedland 75008 Paris With new and emerging cocktail scenes, it’s sometimes the bartender more than the bar itself that makes a place. At least a few Paris cocktail spots have shown a downhill slide after losing some star bar power (Mama Shelter, l’Hotel, to name a few…) So, it’s interesting to […]

Minipalais at the Grand Palais: Paris Cocktails with a side of Culture

Minipalais avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris One of my besties (and Seattle LUPEC founder), Wendy, came to visit recently. Like me, she’s a bit crazy for both cocktails and cuisine, so we spent several days in a fuzzy food coma. One of our stops was a late afternoon lunch in the much-buzzed Minipalais. Since being […]

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 […]

Ciel de Paris: Champagne Cocktails Above Paris

Ciel de Paris (Tour Montparnasse) 33 Avenue du Maine 75015 Paris While I love a good cocktail, sometimes something else seems more appropriate. Last time I checked in on the Ciel de Paris of the Tour Montparnasse, I noted that not only had it gotten a bit tatty, but that it’s a setting better suited […]

Novotel: Rooftop Bar That’s Never Too Crowded

Lounge Bar at l’Hôtel Novotel Montparnasse 257 Rue de Vaugirard 75015 Paris I want to have it all. You know the saying “You can have a great job, relationship and apartment.  Just not all at the same time?” So it is with bars. You can find good locations, good drinks and good prices.  But, not always […]

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