Laperouse Bar Provides Perfect Backdrop for Romance in Paris

  Laperouse 51 quai des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris Tél : 01 43 26 68 04 This long-standing Paris institution with its over the top opulence enjoys a racy past.  The private restaurant rooms have been – and probably still are – the setting for an illicit tryst or two.  Courtesans used to scratch their diamonds […]

Paris Cocktail Shopping at LMDW Fine Spirits

LMDW Fine Spirits 6 carrefour de l’Odéon 75006 Paris Since opening its doors a little over a year ago, the LMDW Fine Spirits has established itself as the premier spirits shop in Paris. Always a good bet for hard to find alcohols; this is one of my favorite stops for a bit of boozy shopping. […]

Chocolate Cocktail Adventures: Un Dimanche a Paris (BAR IS CLOSED, RESTAURANT STILL OPEN)

Un Dimanche a Paris 4-6-8 Cour du Commerce Saint André 75006 Paris Tél: 01 56 81 18 18 Admittedly, I have my vices. However, sweets aren’t one of them. I’m by no means a chocoholic and can easily pass up the dessert cart for any cheese plate. So while I wouldn’t trek across town to […]

Anything’s possible cocktail adventures: Echelle de Jacob

Echelle de Jacob 10-12 rue Jacob 75006 Paris tel: 01 46 34 00 29 Echelle de Jacob means Jacob’s Ladder in English. So, what is Jacob’s Ladder? It’s a biblical stairway to heaven. It’s a children’s game played with string. It’s a disturbing movie circa 1990. And, it’s also a cocktail bar found on rue […]

St Germain Cocktail Adventures

Popup St Germain Cocktail Corner at LMDW Fine Spirits 6 carrefour de l’Odeon 75006 Paris Tel: 01 46 34 70 20 I’ve mentioned before that one of the fun parts of writing a cocktail blog is meeting other interesting cocktail-minded people when they pass through Paris.Another upside is getting to take part in various cocktail […]

Ralph’s Bar: American cocktails in Paris

173 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris Tel: 01 44 77 77 00 I hate being told no. On two previous attempts at cocktails in the bar of Ralph Lauren’s eponymous restaurant I called ahead to make sure they were open, yet arrived to find them closed for a private function or not open at all. On […]

Hotel de l’Abbaye: Secret Paris Terrace Cocktail Bar

Quickie: Hotel de l’Abbaye 10 rue Casette Paris 75006 Tel: 01 45 44 38 11 It’s the season for year end drinks & festive apertifs. The girls and I decided that warranted an elegant cocktail apero so we decided to try the bar at L’Hotel de l’Abbaye. I’ll tell you right now, I don’t know […]

Paris Cocktail Adventures: Hotel Bel Ami

  Hôtel Bel-Ami 7-11 rue St-Benoît 75006 Paris Tél. +33 (0)1 42 61 53 53 It’s not all about drinking at 52 Martinis, sometimes we learn stuff, too! Well known French writer Guy de Mauppassant’s second novel was Bel Ami. Maupassant lived most of his life in Normandy where you’ll find calvados and cider galore. […]

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