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 […]

Lipstick bar: Paris’ Best Cocktail Happy Hour

After a few years on the Paris drinks scene, Lipstick bar has fallen into a nice rhythm and really differentiates itself as the city’s best option for happy hour cocktails.   Like so many SoPi hotspots, Lipstick is located in a former hostess bar and pays homage to the area combining “eroticism and mixology to […]

Our Picks for Oysters Plus Cocktails in Paris

You know what sounds good to me right now? A crisp, clean, elegant pairing of an oyster plate plus a stiff martini. And, it seems I’m not the only one to think so. Over the last few years, internationally, we’re seeing more pairing menus dedicated to oysters and cocktails – some people even take the […]

Paris Cocktail Talk: Paris Cocktail Week 2018

Making the Most of Paris Cocktail Week 2018: Part III (Think Beyond the Week)

In Parts I and II of our Paris Cocktail Week 2018 guide we covered planning ahead and avoiding the over-indulgence that kills your endurance.  So, what’s left? Let’s talk about how to get something out of Paris Cocktail Week 2018 beyond the 8-day window. There are plenty of practical takeaways that you can put to […]

Paris Cocktail Talk: Paris Cocktail Week 2018

Making the Most of Paris Cocktail Week 2018: Part II (Going the Distance)

So now that you have your PCW18 cocktail route researched and mapped, let’s talk about how to keep up your stamina to make it through the week in fine form. Obviously staying hydrated is top priority but we’ve got a few more tips to keep you in top shape. Try the Nonalcoholic Cocktail Options: Paris […]

Paris Cocktail Talk: Paris Cocktail Week 2018

Making the Most of Paris Cocktail Week 2018: Part I (Planning Your Route)

Next Saturday kicks off the 4th annual Paris Cocktail Week with 75 participating bars offering drinks specials plus master classes and miscellaneous events guaranteed to keep you entertained for 8 straight days. Overwhelmed by all that choice? Fret not! We’ve got you covered with our three-part guide to making the most of PCW2018! First order […]

Meriggio: A new option for Italian “Aperitivo” in Paris

Regular readers already know I have a soft spot for both Italy and aperos (aperitivos). So if, like me, you have these inclinations, read on! Meriggio is a shop/food stop/bar that has recently opened with some serious Italians behind the scenes. And by that I mean that everyone doesn’t speak perfect English or French…but don’t […]

Bespoke: Cocktails, Sliders and Brunch (Relocating in 2018)

Bespoke 3 rue Oberkampf 75011 I’m not one of those people who can crank out a blog post in 20 minutes. By the time I visit a place (sometimes more than once), get my thoughts in order, maybe make a fresh martini, pull it together to write things, recheck things, format things, get pictures up, […]

Paris Cocktail Week Adventures

Hey people! It’s Paris Cocktail Week. It kicked off yesterday so I went out and got it all warmed up for you. In addition to specials in 35 bars across the city, PCW’s programme includes other goodies like special tastings, master classes, food fun and even a couple of PopUps in The Chamber. I started […]

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