Newly Reopened Paris Hotel Crillon Nails their Cocktail Bar

To much fanfare earlier this year, the Crillon Hotel reopened after a four-year remodel. This once private residence, commissioned in 1758 by Louis XV, now flaunts a luxuriously updated attitude and a bar that stands by the “The 3 C’s” That’s cocktails, champagne and caviar, daaahling. And their bar, Les Ambassadeurs, is not only gobsmackingly […]

Luxury Hotel Bar Les Heures Shakes Up Their Cocktail Program

Les Heures bar in the Prince de Galles luxury hotel made its mark on the cocktail scene starting a few years back under the helm of Christopher Gaglione. As head bartender, he created a cocktail program packed with some great drinks.  But, what often grabbed the attention was the stunning and creative presentation  plus the […]

Les Bains Bar: A Third Act for a Legendary Paris Location

New York City had Studio 54, but Paris had its own era-defining and decadent club, Les Bains Douches. The location that served as Paris’ first spa in 1885, and counted Marcel Proust amongst its regulars, was converted into a nightclub in 1978. The pool remained from the former bathhouse and over the next two decades […]

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 […]

L’oiseau Blanc: Cocktail of on top the Paris Peninsula Hotel

L’oiseau Blanc bar of the Peninsula Hotel 19 Avenue Kléber Paris 75116 Let’s try something a little different around here. As most of you know, I’ve been busy with The Chamber activities, various freelance writing gigs, the usual fun with friends and a few other 52-related projects that I really need to finish up. Also, […]

Baudelaire Bar at Le Burgundy: Luxury Paris Cocktail Bar

Le Baudelaire at Le Burgundy Hotel 6/8, rue Duphot 75001 Paris Tél. 01 42 60 34 12 As an ex-pat in Paris, it’s easy to drop into Anglophone life. But I didn’t move here to live in an artificial bubble of Americana. I like speaking the language and hanging out with Frenchie friends.  But, my writing […]

Laperouse Bar Provides Perfect Backdrop for Romance in Paris

  Laperouse 51 quai des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris Tél : 01 43 26 68 04 This long-standing Paris institution with its over the top opulence enjoys a racy past.  The private restaurant rooms have been – and probably still are – the setting for an illicit tryst or two.  Courtesans used to scratch their diamonds […]

Snow Globe Cocktail Adventures: Hilton Bubble Bar

Hilton Arc de Triomphe Bubble Bar 51 rue de Courcelles 75008 Paris For some festive fun, the Hilton Arc de Triomphe has installed a Tattinger sponsored ephemeral champagne bar in their courtyard. From 1 December to 15 January guests can enjoy swank sipping inside a snow globe. In this unseasonably warm winter, faux snow and […]

Hotel Saint James: Best Romantic Bar in Paris

Hotel Saint James 43 avenue Bugeaud 75116 Paris Tel: 01 44 05 81 81 Tucked discretely away in the quiet 16th, the insouciantly elegant Hotel Saint James radiates cheeky chic thanks to a makeover a la Bambi Sloan who manages to marry the traditional with the trendy in its bold and breathtaking decor. In addition […]

Grand Hotel: Paris Hotel Bar Cocktails

InterContinental Paris le Grand Hotel 2 rue Scribe 75009 Paris Recall Ugo from the hand incident at le 47? We met up recently at the preselection for the Trophée du Bar at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel. As it happened it was also my birthday, so while waiting for him, I decided to indulge […]

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