Spritz Cocktails & Pizza at La Riviera

Quicktake: Mediterranean restaurant La Riviera does tasty pizzas that pair nicely with their selection of Spritz Cocktails As I’ve mentioned in recent write-ups, cocktails are finally becoming more integrated into mainstream food and drinks programs in Paris restaurants and bars, rather than just lurking in the niche corners. Great! That means you can grab a […]

Discover a magical terrace at le 1905, a hidden Paris cocktail bar

Quick Take: le 1905 is a hidden Paris cocktail bar with a cute terrace, fumoir and shabby chic decor above a busy, trendy neo-bistro Back in the day, early adopters of the cocktillian lifestyle felt quite comfy in the prohibition-style “speakeasies” that reintroduced the public to craft cocktails – but over time, this particular type […]

Cambridge Public House : the Coolest British Pub in Paris

Quick Take: The Cambridge Public House combines cocktail knowledge with freshly made upscale British pub grub for a cool, new kind of communal gathering space in Paris. Gasp!? What’s that you say? “A new cocktail bar review on the blog? Finally!?” It’s true, I’ve been preoccupied by pairing cheese and cocktails with Chez Loulou and […]

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 […]

Day Drinking and the Best Buttermilk Biscuits in Paris at Treize au Jardin

Quick Take: Treize au Jardin delivers down home goodness and boozy tea time treats If you’re already familiar with Treize from its original location, you’re gonna love their bigger, brighter better new location. If you’re not already familiar with Treize, you’re gonna love me for clueing you in. Treize is a tea room, restaurant, bakery […]

Cravan Proves the Future of Paris Cocktails is in the Past

Quick Take:  Under new management a historical art nouveau cafe becomes Cravan, a hot little hidden gem in the 16th.   The last few years on the local drinks scene prove that the future of Paris’s cocktails is in its past. No longer adhering to the cookie-cutter speakeasy style or doing the French take on […]

Les Passerelles bar boasts the best selection of French Whisky In Paris

Quick Take: Luxury Hotel Parister’s bar offers over 100 French whiskies plus a beautiful terrace You might be surprised to learn that not only is whisky the most popular spirit in France, but that the French also drink more per capita than any other country (2.2 litres per adult per year!)  It’s not all Cognac […]

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 […]

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 […]

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