Baton Rouge: Voodoo Cocktails in Paris’ Popular SoPi Neighborhood

Baton Rouge 62 rue Notre Dame de Lorette 75009 Paris Pigalle continues its play for one of Paris’ best bar destinations with its latest addition, Baton Rouge. This opening brings some fresh creole flavor to the neighborhood with a voodoo bar and Louisiana-inspired menu. The team behind Baton Rouge includes a couple of topnotch industry […]

Lulu White Cocktail Bar Brings New Orleans to Paris

Lulu White 12 rue Frochot 75009 Paris So, remember back in 2012 when I was writing about Pigalle’s increasing cool factor and its proliferation of better bars? Back then, I was living in the area, watching the progress and reporting as it went from cocktail dead zone to cocktail destination. Well, now it’s pretty much […]

Artisan Turns Out Some of Paris’ Best Cocktails in SoPi

Artisan 14, rue Bochart de Saron 75009 Paris Brought to you by the Maison Mere team, Artisan is the latest addition to the growing list of interesting places around Pigalle. However, unlike Maison Mere, which swings from sad quasi-quesadillas to surprisingly good mini-burgers, Artisan is consistently very good. I can comfortably attest to this after […]

NYC Buvette Opens an Outpost in Paris with Cocktails

Buvette Gastronomique 28, rue Henri-Monnier 75009 Paris In case you’ve been living under a polished rock from Urban Outfitters and missed it: Paris is in the midst of Hipstergate. Debate has been sparked. Outrage has been expressed. Camps have been chosen. I’m not going to use today’s post as yet another avenue to discuss the […]

le Depanneur: SoCal Cocktails and Burgers Come to Paris

le Depanneur 27 Rue Pierre Fontaine 75009 Paris When le Depanneur opened a few decades back as a late night “American” joint it served cheap drinks and pulled in a post club crowd.  After a brief closure, its recent reopening generated a high level of expectation thanks to the people and places involved.  Nightlife power […]

Dirty Dick: Best Tiki Bar in Paris

Dirty Dick 10 Rue Frochot 75009 Paris Change is good. And, I’ve seen some especially good change when it comes to the Pigalle in the last few years.  Paris’ red-light district has gone from cocktail dead zone to cocktail destination thanks to the arrival of bars like Glass, Kremlin and Rock’n’Roll Circus.  And the latest […]

Glass: Paris Dive Bar Does Cocktails

Glass 7 rue Frochot 75009 What really makes a bar successful? To answer that, let’s look to Adam, Carina and Josh. Since opening the wildly popular Candelaria, they’ve garnered a loyal following and achieved international industry recognition. There is no question this trio and their team have the necessary cocktail know how. But to keep […]

Touch’in Paris: Tech Paris Cocktail Bar

Touch’in Paris 20, rue vignon 75009 PARIS I’m in awe of technology and how it has altered our perception of time and space in such a short span. I’m also aware of what the Internet has brought to global cocktail culture: a larger more accessible pool of collective information meaning a quicker trickle-down effect from […]

Cocktail Shopping Adventures: Sipeasy

Sipeasy 50 rue de Roche- chouart Paris 75009   I often get asked where to buy certain spirits and cocktail-related items. So, in addition to my usual thoughts on cocktail bars and classes in town, I’m adding a third category to the blog for spirits shops. And the first post on shopping goes to a […]

Martini Bar at Opera Garnier

Opera Garnier Martini Bar Place Jacques Rouche 75009 Paris With its impressive exterior, grand staircase and Chagall-ceilinged auditorium, Opera Garnier has always had plenty to offer beyond just the performances. And, now the previously underutilized backside of one of Paris’ most beautiful buildings also boasts a Martini bar and immense restaurant. The Martini sponsored bar […]

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