Worlds Best Bars 2020: Dispatches from France

Well, in one of the weirdest damn years I’ve ever lived, one thing remains constant in this “new normal” and that’s the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Bars. Since you are very likely staying safe at home rather than enjoying drinks in one of these notable establishments, I’ll take the occasion to share some […]

Pigalle’s latest cocktail spot: Sister Midnight

Quick Take: Sister Midnight, opened by Red House duo, brings a little gritty glam to the Pigalle cocktail scene. Joseph Boley and Jen Riley of Red House have channeled their cool creativity into a new project which recalls the glam rock’n’roll attitude of a bygone era – and it’s an era worth revisiting. While Red […]

Beef Club Ballroom: Another Paris Cocktail Bar from the ECC

Beef Club Ballroom 58, rue Jean Jacques Rousseau Paris 75001 52 Martinis began four years ago, a fortuitous time. While my interest in cocktails goes back further, it was then that I found France’s wine culture alone wasn’t enough for me.  I wanted the option to occasionally indulge my cocktail cravings formed in the US […]

Tiki Lounge: Paris’ First Tiki Cocktail Bar

Le Tiki Lounge 26 bis rue de la Fontaine au Roi 75011 Paris Since 1931 when Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt aka Don the Beachcomber set up the first tiny tiki joint in Hollywood, this kitschy culture has been injecting a bit of South Pacific fun into cocktails and given birth to some of world’s most […]

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. […]

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