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 […]

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 […]

Grand Pigalle: Hip Hotel Cocktails from ECC Group

Grand Pigalle Hotel 29 rue Victor Massé 75009 Paris  Given that craft cocktails are currently as fashionable as boutique or designer hotels, the two seem like a natural partnership for pulling in crowds in search of a la mode beds or beverages worth bragging about. Several years ago, Mama Shelter hit Paris with affordably chic […]

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, […]

Park Hyatt Christmas Terrace: Chalet Cocktails in Paris

Park Hyatt 5 Rue de la Paix 75002 Paris I’m all about the holiday spirit this year.  I’ve been going to Christmas markets, gazing at the lights and wrapping pressies with glee. So the Park Hyatt’s temporary terrace chalet seemed like the perfect spot for a seasonal sip. From now until 5 January, this swank […]

Bar du Bristol: Paris’ Best Cocktails in a Luxury Hotel

Bar du Bristol 112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 75008 Paris High end hotel bars are like designer sunglasses.  They give those who can’t splash out on a night at the Ritz or a Chanel suit a taste of the brand at a more palatable price. Even so, a cocktail in a swank Parisian hotel […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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