For whatever reason you’re visiting Paris, a few cheeky cocktails are bound to find their way into your plans. The City of Light Paris only really comes alive after dark.
This small and charming bar has an unexpected appeal and comes in the form of technology. Once seated, guests can order their drinks right from their table with the built-in ordering system that will not only quench your thirst, but also offers games (in case your date isn’t going so well) or a bell if you’d like to talk to a person. The drinks list is fun and inventive, like a Jamaican Manhattan on offer.
Venue: 20 Rue Vignon, 75009 Paris, France
Pigalle is home to many fun bars, but Maison Souquet is the chicest destination to grab a seat. The bar is characterized by its plush velvet lounges, dimly lit tables and a unique mix of sexiness-meets-sophistication. The interior design plays on the red light history of this neighborhood, with Moorish accents and an emphasis on decadence. The cocktail list is named after ladies of the night, with Celeste as our favorite pick (whiskey, spiced maple syrup and bitters), thanks for coming!
Venue: 10 Rue de Bruxelles, 75009 Paris, France
The Beef Club Ballroom
In a dimly lit room is Le Ballroom du Beef Club, a stylish bar with an inventive cocktail menu and designer digs. Open every day of the week from 7pm, this is a great place to arrive early to avoid disappointment and spend a few hours people watching.
Venue: 58 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, Paris
Home to some of the best Mexican food in Paris, Bar Candelaria is a guaranteed good night if you want to mix food (tacos) and drinks (oh hey tequila!). All this set against a nostalgic backdrop from a bygone era makes this one of our favorite places to hang out with a small group of friends. Or, if you’re traveling alone, don’t be afraid to take a seat at the bar and make new friends while you’re here.
Venue: 52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
Contrary to what the bar’s name suggests, No Entry is in fact welcoming customers. However, as one of the more secretive Parisian speakeasies, not too many residents of the city know it exists. The bar is located below one of our favorite French restaurants, Pink Mama, where you’re sure to bump your elbows with the who’s who of Paris.
Venue: 20bis Rue de Douai, 09 Paris