DIY Edition: Cocktail Class with Colin Field of Bar Hemingway, Ritz

Bar Hemingway, Ritz/Escoffier School 15 Place Vendome Paris Tel: +33 1 43 16 30 30 There is no such thing as a perfect cocktail. This comes from the man who many would argue makes exactly that. But Colin Field, Head Bartender at the Bar Hemingway for the past 16 years, believes that to be great, […]

Wednesday Cocktail Adventures: Le Magnifique

Le Magnifique 25, Rue de Richelieu 75001 Paris Tel: 01 40 60 70 80 Ages ago I went to NYC with a friend and we went to some new in spot – the kind of club where you stand outside and the doorman picks and chooses among the hopefuls, granting access to the lucky few. […]

Paris Cocktail Adventures: Le Comptoir

Le Comptoir 37, Rue Berger, 75001 Paris Tel : 01 40 26 26 66 How do you spell “myeh“? You know the sound you make when something neither really strongly displeases nor pleases you, just leaves you feel rather “whatever” about something? Meh? Myeah? Mmmhhugh? I think you get where I’m going. I’m feeling rather […]

Paris Cocktail Adventures: Why Paris (closed)

Why Paris 60, Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau 75001 Paris Tel : 01 40 26 47 63 I’m going to try and not let this post morph into a modern day Abbot and Costello sketch – but with a name like “Why” you see how I might go there. My first impression of this smallish spot […]

Paris Cocktail Adventure: Le Baiser Salé

Le Baiser Salé 58, rue des Lombards 75001 Paris Tél : 01 42 33 37 71 I love a good dive bar. I don’t know if le Baiser Salé would really be considered one, but the night I went there it had a few of the key elements that make a place divey for me: […]

Paris Cocktail Adventure: Au Caveau Montpensier

Au Caveau Montpensier 15-17 rue de Montpensier 75001 Paris Tel: I’m so easy. Give me a nice bartender with a cute Scottish accent, a handful of fun cocktails, and pleasant, friendly service and I’m much less critical. While not on par with a couple of craft bars in Paris, it’s a damn good spot […]

Le Fumoir: Classic Cocktails in Paris

le Fumoir 6, Rue de l’Amiral Coligny 75001 Paris Everyone seems to love le Fumoir . But, as my second try for Wednesday Night Cocktail Adventures, it didn’t knock out the Experimental Cocktail Club as my favorite so far. When I walked in on Wednesday, I remembered why everyone likes it so much – it’s […]

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