For whatever reason you find yourself visiting Paris, a cheeky cocktail or two are surely destined to find their way into your plans. The city of light, Paris, really comes to life after dark. And I don’t know about you, but we are quite partial to a carefully crafted cocktail, especially when it is inside a swanky bar in one of the world’s sexiest cities. So, what are you waiting for? These are the best secret bars in Paris, according to us.
This small and charming bar has an unexpected appeal and it comes in the form of technology. Once seated, diners can order their drinks right from their table with the built-in ordering system that not only will quench your thirst, but also offers games (in case your date is not going so well) or a call bell should you wish to converse with a person. The drinks list is fun and inventive, with the likes of a Jamaican Manhattan being on offer.
Location: 20 Rue Vignon, 75009 Paris, France
Pigalle is home to many fun bars but Maison Souquet is the swankiest destination to pull up a chair. The bar is characterised by its plush velvet lounges, dimly lit tables and a unique blend of sexiness-meets-sophistication. The interior design plays up the red light history of this neighbourhood, with moorish accents and an emphasis on decadence. The cocktail list is named after ladies of the night, with Celeste being a favourite pick of ours(whisky, spiced maple syrup, and bitters), thanks for coming!
Location: 10 Rue de Bruxelles, 75009 Paris, France
Le Ballroom du Beef Club
Inside a dimly lit room exists Le Ballroom du Beef Club, a classy bar with an inventive cocktail menu and designer digs. Open from 7:00 pm every day of the week, this is a great place to arrive early to avoid disappointment and perch yourself for a few hours of people watching.
Location: 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’re looking to mix food (tacos) and drinks (oh hey tequila!) All of this set inside a nostalgic bygone era background makes this one of our favourite places to perch ourselves with a small group of friends. Or, if you’re traveling alone, don’t be afraid to grab a seat at the bar and make some new friends while you’re here.
Location: 52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
Contrary to what the name of the bar suggests, No Entry does, in fact, welcome patrons. As one of the more secret Paris speakeasies, however, not too many out of towners know it exists. The bar is located underneath one of our favourite French restaurants, Pink Mama, where you can be sure to bump elbows with the who’s who of Paris.
Location: 20bis Rue de Douai, 09 Paris
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