Lone Palm: 50’s California Cocktails in Paris

Lone Palm 21 rue keller 75011 Paris The boys behind the Tiki Lounge now have a new spot with a personality all its own. This time they’ve traded blowfish lamps and masks for something more midcentury modern. Here, you can sip like a Californian lounge lizard of the 50’s when “modern design” meant comfy booths, […]

Mary Celeste: Some of Paris’ Best Cocktails + Oysters & More

Mary Celeste 1 rue Commines 75003 Paris I’ve been talking a lot lately about Paris turning a new cocktail page and coming out ahead of trends rather than bowing to them. And once again, the group behind the Candelaria provides a very fine example of just that with their third venture, a restaurant and bar, […]

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 […]

Playtime Hotel: Paris Cocktail Bar

Playtime Cocktails 34 rue de Buci 75006 Paris Every day at 5pm, a Google Alert arrives in my inbox with links to French sites, news and blogs talking cocktails. Most of it isn’t very interesting, every once in a while there’s a worthy find and sometimes it slams me over the head with multiple links […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Hour Cocktail Adventures: l’Empire

L’Empire 48, rue de l’Arbre sec 75001 Paris Life gets busy. I’m lucky to have lots of fun things to do and – even better – lots of even funner people to hang with. But, recently I’ve been a bit all over the place and realized I’m missing out on some of my nearest and […]

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 […]

Drugstore Publicis Delivers some Suprisingly Good Paris Cocktails

Drugstore Publicis 133 avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris   This ain’t your granny’s drugstore. The shiny Drugstore Publicis sits in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe and serves as a one-stop upscale shop for books, food (both sit down and to go), drinks, cigarettes, movies, magazines and more. I’ve passed this place countless times […]

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