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 […]

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 […]

Les Grands Verres: A much needed update for Palais Tokyo’s bar and restaurant

After the successes of Candelaria, Glass, Mary Celeste and Hero, we’ve come to expect a certain level of both coolness and quality from Quixotic Projects. Fortunately, their latest venture, Les Grands Verres, doesn’t disappoint. Located in the Palais Tokyo, LGV brings a much-needed update to the museum’s restaurant and bar with their Mediterranean inspired food […]

L’oiseau Blanc: Cocktail of on top the Paris Peninsula Hotel

L’oiseau Blanc bar of the Peninsula Hotel 19 Avenue Kléber Paris 75116 Let’s try something a little different around here. As most of you know, I’ve been busy with The Chamber activities, various freelance writing gigs, the usual fun with friends and a few other 52-related projects that I really need to finish up. Also, […]

Le Parc Trocadero Hotel: Gin Cocktail Bar in Paris

Renai ssance Paris Le Parc Trocad ero Hotel Gin Bar 55-57 Avenue Raymond Poincare 75016 France   When I began my martini-fueled adventures there was no serious cocktail culture to speak of in Paris. Having long given up hope of finding a decent mixed drink, I subsisted on French wine when out and mixing my […]

Salacious-glam Cocktail Adventures: le 29 – CLOSED

le 29 29 rue Vineuse Paris 75016 06 18 40 89 93 I’ve said it before, but I have a fascination with the seedier side of Paris. I live near Pigalle, so I get daily doses of kinky sex shops, working ladies in action and the famous museum of erotica. So when i heard that […]

Speakeasy: Paris Cocktails of Another Sort

Speakeasy 25 Rue Jean Giraudoux 75016 Paris, France 01 47 23 47 22 Articles abound on the ‘speakeasy’ bar trend; some proclaimings it’s in, others proclaiming it’s over. I think it’s over. That’s not to say I don’t highly enjoy many of the places touted as modern day speakeasies. But, a little variety is good […]

Hotel Saint James: Best Romantic Bar in Paris

Hotel Saint James 43 avenue Bugeaud 75116 Paris Tel: 01 44 05 81 81 Tucked discretely away in the quiet 16th, the insouciantly elegant Hotel Saint James radiates cheeky chic thanks to a makeover a la Bambi Sloan who manages to marry the traditional with the trendy in its bold and breathtaking decor. In addition […]

Shangri La Hotel Bar delivers Cocktails with an Asian touch

Shangri La 10 Avenue d’Iéna 75116 Paris, France 01 53 67 19 98 I know can be demanding.And, I can be especially demanding when it comes to high end hotel bars with their promises of perfection and accompanying pumped up prices.Expensive doesn’t always mean better – but I do like to indulge in a bit […]

Paris Cocktail Adventures Part II: Sir Winston

Sir Winston 5, Rue de Presbourg 75016 Paris Tel: + 33 (0)1 40 67 17 37 Sir Churchill was no teetotaller. Stories circulate of his martini recipe involving cold gin and a mere bow towards France. After our mediocre drink at Mon Hotel, we made the short walk over to this big and busy bar- […]

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