Cause le Marais is full of girly overpriced cocktail bars and gay clubs, we were pretty stoked to hear about the opening of a rock bar for biker bros sporting leather jackets. We were even more excited when we found out that the bar is being opened by Charaf Tajer and John Whelan – the founders of Le Pompom (R.I.P.) – with creative direction by Andrew Woodhead (Singtank, Dancing Doors, Surface 2 Air…). Cheap beers, total rock n’ roll vibes, hipster boys dressed in biker get-ups and hipster girls dancing around like wannabe groupies. Glad we can finally go somewhere else in le Marais besides La Perle to have a beer.
Who’s the tatted up, whisky-drinking, rock-n-roll fan turning heads in the Belleville quartier? Her name is Joséphine, and she’s making all the neighbors jealous. Classy enough for your mother, yet with just the right amount of edge to make you want to get into her pants, the recently opened cave parisienne is not your typical wine bar. The place is subtly intriguing — like someone with tattoos in private places, it has certain elements of surprise that separate itself from the rest.
Dirty Dick at Place Pigalle has finally reopened its door last night. Inside you’ll no longer find Madame Tamor or exotic asses, well maybe on a good night, but a tiki themed watering hole with strong fucking drinks, bowls and beer sent all the way from Rogue Brewery over in the good old U.S of A
Looking for your next neighborhood haunt in Paris? Boasting an upscale casual ambiance à la New Yorkaise with 1-euro oysters, a comprehensive cocktail and wine list, and a Brooklyn-style brew on tap, Le Mary Celeste is a good place to start.
All that might sound like a lot to ask for in one place but not if you turn to the Candelaria/Glass cocktail quartet: Adam, Carina, Carlos and Haan, who seem to have a gift for coming up with places that serve easily sippable drinks in an atmosphere suitable for a variety of soirées, depending on what you’re looking for.
No major openings so far in 2013 ? Cocktail scene finally dead in Paris ? Ahaha if you thought so, it’s because you haven’t met Forrest Collins from 52martinis, the number 1 cocktail hunter in Paris ! Much to our delight,Forrest introduced us to the coolest next openings in the cocktail world, including oyster fantasies, a polynesian party, a BK-style food & booze orgy, and a cocktail bar by a Paris food sensation !
Tony Conigliaro, owner of London spots 69 Colebrooke Row and Zetter Townhouse, recently opened his first bar in Paris. Ironically named after France’s favorite animal, le Coq is not the British 19th century-style speakeasy we would have expected, but rather a successful mix of London warehouse party ambiance with decor that draws inspiration from the Parisian classics.
We are thirsty, too classy for a J&B/coke, and too cool for mojitos at Hard Rock Cafe, so we’re always looking for the next cocktail venue. This new one doesn’t disappoint. After entering through a little red door, reminiscent of Alice’s portal into Wonderland, we discovered a NYC-style speakeasy/cocktail bar with a typical North Marais crowd and a mix of international babes and local fashionistas.
You’ve always wanted to pass through the dark hidden doors of Pigalle but couldn’t really imagine handle bad surprises? Good for you, Glass just opened. The dark little brother of the Candelaria team has begun to spread the word into the Parisian night-alcoholic life, and chose Pigalle neighbourhood to open its second cocktail bar, for its ”good vibe”, says Josh. Forget about chillin in a nice comfortable seat. Because they are not. Nice to look at, they are just made to hold you enough to survive the cocktails. There, you know you can lose yourself without the judgmental eyes rowling at you. At Glass, you don’t care. You won’t bother dancing on the table, you won’t bother drinking alcohol with names you cannot even pronounce. And you sip your Brooklyn lager, because yes, Glass is one of the very few places of Paris to serve beers from the Brooklyn Brewery. FYI, if you are more into cocktails, you should know they are as delicious as viciously tricky.
A few months after the opening of Wanderlust on the terrace of la Cité de la Mode by the guys from Social Club, the guys from le Baron are taking over the rooftop. As usual, they’ve come up with a great concept: mixing an old school guinguette style party with ethnic decor and organic food from the Belgians at la Frite, all with music by le Baron’s resident DJs. How cool is it to have an organic burger in a jungle style rooftop while listening to 80′s tunes? Don’t really know, but we can expect hotter and older girls than at Wanderlust…. when it’s not raining.