BARS: THE TOP 12
Often hidden behind anonymous doors and facades, you could easily walk by some of the coolest Parisian hangouts without even knowing. If you’re in the mood for a mysteriously crafted cocktail but you’re not sure where to go, allow us to take you there, virtually (don’t worry, we won’t crash your party)
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‘Speakeasy boys’, this secret spot brings a taste of history to the city. Featuring neo-baroque decor, black Chesterfields and zinc bar the private setting misleads its innovative interior. Aptly named the drinks are quite the invention if you’re after something with a bit more zest.
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Not only does Candelaria shake up some amazingly refreshing cocktails, they also serve up some of the best tacos you’ll find in Paris. It needn’t be the Cinco de Mayo to have a good time here.
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The doctor might have the remedy but we have the Prescription. The brainchild of the Experimental Cocktail Club, comes this quirky establishment. Notably known for its spell-binding cocktail list you won’t know what to choose first..
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Want a taste of the Big Apple whilst in Europe? Step through the miniature red door and enter a New York-Loft inspired setting, accompanied by drinks to tickle those taste buds. Indecisive? No worries, the cap-wearing bartenders will certainly lend a hand.
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Don’t miss the haven behind the unmarked door here. Located in an 18th century stone cellar, the interior plays with everyone’s imagination from its spicy scents to Lynchian (David Lynch) accents.
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Hiding in a side street of Le Marais, this bar surprises everyone with its long rooms, dimmed lights and huge mirrors. Don’t be put off its petite 11-entry menu, the ingredients are mostly homemade and mysterious you won’t need anymore choice.
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From the same team behind Candelaria and Le Glass, this oyster bar is the hip destination in Le Marais, even if the exterior is a little misleading. Their cocktail list is more than inventive with a selection of natural wines and Brooklyn brewed beers.
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A unique Moroccan-style bazaar ambience accompanied by alternative live DJs are what makes this colourful and creative bar unique. Featuring North American influenced cocktails and choice of teas, for those who want something on the lighter side.
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Who doesn’t love their drink served in a tiki cup? While rum is order of the day here, cocktails certainly go the extra mile for those in the mood for something a little funky.
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Lavomatic might have an unassuming exterior but wait until you step inside and the cocktails are delivered to you, you’ll soon change your tune.
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Ideal for those warm summer nights to enjoy its terrace, this place needn’t be overlooked when the cool nights set in. Featuring stylish interiors, its known as one of the hippest cocktail bars in the city.
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See how the other half live at the high-end den located in Hotel Costes. Omitting opulence, the intimate atmosphere is ideal for romantic dates.