Happy Hour Cocktail Adventures: l’Empire

L’Empire 48, rue de l’Arbre sec 75001 Paris Life gets busy. I’m lucky to have lots of fun things to do and – even better – lots of even funner people to hang with. But, recently I’ve been a bit all over the place and realized I’m missing out on some of my nearest and […]

Ritz Hemingway: Best Classic Highend Hotel Cocktail Bar in Paris

Bar Hemingway, the Ritz 15 Place Vendôme 75001 Paris As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, every Easter my good friend, Kate, comes up from Geneva for a long weekend devoted to indulgent drinks and dinners, which always includes a visit to a swank hotel bar. This year we took our tradition to the Ritz for […]

Snow Globe Cocktail Adventures: Hilton Bubble Bar

Hilton Arc de Triomphe Bubble Bar 51 rue de Courcelles 75008 Paris For some festive fun, the Hilton Arc de Triomphe has installed a Tattinger sponsored ephemeral champagne bar in their courtyard. From 1 December to 15 January guests can enjoy swank sipping inside a snow globe. In this unseasonably warm winter, faux snow and […]

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 […]

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 […]

le Meurice: Upscale Paris Hotel Bar

Le Meurice 228 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001 Tel: +33 1 44 58 10 10 While spontaneity is good, I also have a thing for establishing tradition (most of mine involve food, drink or travel.) For example, for the past several years, Kate comes up from Geneva for our annual Easter weekend visit. The itinerary […]

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 […]

le 7th: Paris Rooftop Cocktail Bar

le 7th, Terrass Hotel 12-14 rue Joseph-de-Maistre 75018 Paris Tél. : +33 1.46.06.72.85 I think it’s important to (at least try to) be aware of our faults and to correct them. One of my current personal fault projects: I’m a little bit of a grudge holder. So, when the restaurant atop the Terrass Hotel started […]

Seven Hotel: Paris Cocktail Bar

Seven Hotel 20 rue Berthollet 75005 Paris Tel: +33 (0)1 43 31 47 52 Most modern cocktail enthusiasts will tell you that Bond had it wrong. But regardless of shaken or stirred, there’s no denying the longstanding pop-culture link between the king of cocktails and the super sexy secret agent. So I made my way […]

Grand Hotel: Paris Hotel Bar Cocktails

InterContinental Paris le Grand Hotel 2 rue Scribe 75009 Paris Recall Ugo from the hand incident at le 47? We met up recently at the preselection for the Trophée du Bar at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel. As it happened it was also my birthday, so while waiting for him, I decided to indulge […]

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