Zebra: Paris Drinks & Dining Darlings Daroco & Danico Team Tackle the Classics

Quick Take: Daroco/Danico team have reopened the Zebra Square – now just called Zebra – and are turning out quality bistro food and classic cocktails in the 16th. It wasn’t long ago that Italian trattoria Daroco was launched by Alexandre Giesbert and Julien Ross and immediately become a new “It” spot, where fashionistas and hungry […]

Only Six Seats at Le Gallopin’s Exclusive Weekly Cocktail and Food Pairings

Quick Take: Le Gallopin offers Thursday night five course food and cocktail pairings well worth a visit. The reopening of le Gallopin’s beautiful old cocktail bar brought some glamour back to Paris with their collection of vintage French spirits in such a grand setting. Now they’ve taken the fun even further with five course cocktail […]

La Resistance: Serving Shopoholics & Locals Alike

As more space in the trendy Marais neighborhood gives way to cool shops and trendy boutiques, one bar stands its ground in nominal and actual opposition to a total takeover by the shop-til-you-drop crowd: La Resistance. La Resistance is a small, chic and relaxed little space with something for everyone. As one of the few […]

Has Hitting the Top 100 Bar List Changed CopperBay?

Paris cocktail bar CopperBay placed number 94 on the latest list of the 100 best bars in the world – and that’s kind of a big deal. And just who chooses these “Best bars in the world” anyway….? That would be jury of drinks writers, cocktail enthusiasts and industry professionals who vote for the World’s […]

l’Herbarium Bar: Paris’ First Cocktail Perfumery

The intense, tattooed Italian Oscar Quagliarini is back in Paris and he’s running the drinks program at l’Herbarium, hip hotel bar and cocktail perfumery. The Hôtel des Arts et Métiers opened late last year, immediately securing status as an HQ for pretty people of Paris who congregate over meals in the restaurants, admire the views […]

Carbon: Paris neo-bistro with a clandestine cocktail bar

Hidden beneath one of the city’s coolest new restaurants you’ll find a clandestine bar with a tight collection of cocktails curated by Sebastian Gans and Thomas Girard. By now, all the cool kids know about Carbon, the Paris neo-bistro that’s turning out some top notch grilled and wood-fired food. The city’s tastemakers have been sliding […]

Solera Bar: A cool left bank combo of location, presentation and service

We already know that Paris’ right bank is busting with bars. But “la rive gauche” continues to slowly sneak up on its neighbor with some newer cocktail contenders like Solera. Regular passengers on my boozy, bloggy ride should already be familiar with Christopher Gaglione from our stops at Royal Monceau and Burgundy Hotel where he […]

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 […]

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