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 […]

LRD Sets the Standard for Conceptual Cocktails in Paris

Quick Take: Little Red Door has recently launched their latest conceptual menu built around universal values and it’s a winner. Creating a conceptual drinking experience can be a challenge. With more and more talk about conceptual cocktails and conceptual bar experiences comes concern that establishments will favor the the gimmick over the genuine, move into […]

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 […]

Le Yacht Club in Paris Serves Summer-y Spritzes and Mediterranean Small Plates

Quick Take: Yacht Club is a Mediterranean neobistro that is good for groups serving summer-worthy spritzers and small plates in SoPi. The team behind Les Niçois set their sites on SoPi with their latest project, the Yacht Club, a seafood focused mediterranean inspired neo-bistro for food and drinks. Cocktails range from about 8 to 18 […]

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 […]

La Resistance: Serving Shopoholics & Locals Alike

As more space in the trendy Marais neighborhood gives way to cool shops and trendy boutiques, one bar stands its ground in nominal and actual opposition to a total takeover by the shop-til-you-drop crowd: La Resistance. La Resistance is a small, chic and relaxed little space with something for everyone. As one of the few […]

Has Hitting the Top 100 Bar List Changed CopperBay?

Paris cocktail bar CopperBay placed number 94 on the latest list of the 100 best bars in the world – and that’s kind of a big deal. And just who chooses these “Best bars in the world” anyway….? That would be jury of drinks writers, cocktail enthusiasts and industry professionals who vote for the World’s […]

Carbon: Paris neo-bistro with a clandestine cocktail bar

Hidden beneath one of the city’s coolest new restaurants you’ll find a clandestine bar with a tight collection of cocktails curated by Sebastian Gans and Thomas Girard. By now, all the cool kids know about Carbon, the Paris neo-bistro that’s turning out some top notch grilled and wood-fired food. The city’s tastemakers have been sliding […]

Solera Bar: A cool left bank combo of location, presentation and service

We already know that Paris’ right bank is busting with bars. But “la rive gauche” continues to slowly sneak up on its neighbor with some newer cocktail contenders like Solera. Regular passengers on my boozy, bloggy ride should already be familiar with Christopher Gaglione from our stops at Royal Monceau and Burgundy Hotel where he […]

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