Paris is trying to match NY for cocktails, and it’s starting to work

Posted on February 17, 2013


IMG_2699There have been a whole host of Cocktail bars opening up in Paris. The Experimental and Prescriptive Cocktail Clubs paved the way a few years ago and the barman often pop up in new locations, my new favourite of which is Little Red Door.

Below is a round of cocktail bars I like in Paris and there is a great write up on some of the newest at

Experimental Cocktail Club
37 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris
Tel: 01 45 08 88 09
Metro: Sentier, Etienne Marcel, Reaumur- Sebastapol
Open: lun.-jeu. 19:00 – 2:00, ven.-sam. 19:00 – 5:00
Comment: My original local cocktail club and still good fun. Can get busy.

Prescription Cocktail Club
23 Rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris
Tel:01 46 34 67 73
Metro: Mabillon
Open:6pm to 1am
Comment: Love this unmarked cocktail bar and the hostess has always been fabulous.

37 Rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris
Tel:01 40 26 14 94
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle
Open: Mon to Fri 12.30 to 2.30pm, 6pm to 2am; Sat 8pm to midnight, closed Sunday
Comment: Make a reservation to be sure to get a table. Then order a basil and cucumber martini whilst you wait for friends to arrive.

Le Candelaria
52 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Metro: Filles du Calvaire République
Open: 6pm – 2am
Comment: Have a taco or two before entering the unmarked white door at the back speakeasy style

Le Coq
12 Rue du Château-d’Eau, 75010 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 40 85 68
Métro: Jacques Bonsergent, République
Open: 6pm – 2am
Comment: My new local, see you there!

Sherry Butt
20 Rue Beautreillis, 74005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)9 83 38 47 80
Metro: Bastille, Sully-Morland, St Paul
Open: Tue – Sat: 6pm – 2am, Sun – Mon: 8pm – 2am
Comment: Try the delicious pear tartine

7 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)9 80 72 98 83
Metro: Pigalle
Open: 7pm – 2am
Comment: Have a hot dog, or even two

Little Red Door
60 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 71 19 32
Metro: Filles du Calvaire
Open: 6pm – 2am
Comment: Great after dinner at Cafe Charlot

Le Quarante-Trois
4 Rue Danton, 75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 81 69 00 60
Metro: Saint Michel
Comment: Only open in the summer as it’s on a terrace, so wait for the sun to come out. Best to book in advance apparently.

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