Blink and you may miss the almost hidden door to the Experimental Cocktail Club. This one-room bar makes for a fun and intimate evening no matter who you're with. Like the name suggests, this place is known for its exquisite cocktails and for the crafty bartenders who make them, so you know you can't just have one drink! With live DJs setting the mood and keeping the atmosphere lively, the Experimental Cocktail Club will become your new favorite hangout.
In its heyday, Harry's was paid regular visits by none other than Hemingway himself. Cut to present times, and the bar is as smoky as ever sans Hemingway or his ghost. Sit back with one of the original Bloody Mary's recipe (which still tastes the same as when Harry's opened) and soak up the historic atmosphere of this historic bar that dates back over a 100 years. Other classic cocktails like French 75 and Side Car have also been said to originate here.
Club Silencio was the most talked about nightclub opening in Paris in 2011. Located in the 2nd arrondissement, the club is the brainchild of bizarre Hollywood director David Lynch. The club was based on the club by the same name that was featured in Lynch's film Mulholland Drive. Club Silencio is very exclusive and popular, with admission being restricted to members before midnight. Once you get in though, the interiors are decidedly chic and modern, and just a little bit surreal. Silencio has a good selection of specialty cocktails and some finger foods and small bites.
Appropriately located in Disney's Hotel New York , come here to get a huge bite of the Big Apple and see why it's known as the city that never sleeps. Like the buildings, the drinks are poured tall to make sure the evening never ends. There's dancing, music and various art deco accents paying tribute to one the greatest international cities on Earth.
Among the hierarchy of Parisian bars, this blue blooded lounge is where the rich and fashionable come after hours. Located in the Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris, there is nothing ordinary about Bar du Plaza Athénée; nibbles include caviar and sushi and even your martinis, highballs and tropicals are more than just mixes. The bar itself is made of sculpted and sandblasted glass, illuminating drinks with a effervescent glow. The other lounge area deep-set with rich leather furnishing and artworks is a cozier venue, perfect for a night-out in Paris.
The Bombardier, a real English pub serving real English ale, brings British pub culture to the heart of Paris. Even the tables on the terrace resemble pub-garden-style picnic benches rather than the more traditional pavement café variety. They boast a view out onto the dome of the Panthéon; guests are almost in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. The beer is reasonably priced, pub-grub is served from mid-day to 2.30p, and there's a choice of three TVs showing the best of British sports. The Bombardier is a good place to watch a crunch match or simply sit with a pint and read an English newspaper.
Located in the 20th arrondissement, Bouillon Belge is a great place to unwind at. The ambiance is filled with a lot of fun, and with a couple of drinks down, you and your friends shall have an amusing time. Enjoy the special beers, lunch or dinner, and you sure will become a regular here. Situated close to the Planchat Hedgerow, this place offers ideal outdoor seating too. All in all, a must-visit pub! Check out the website or call ahead for more details.
Café Titon is a French-German bar that aims to unite people from both cultures. It is a place where one can find German beer, good pretzels and curry wurst accompanied by a good ambiance. Café Titon offers year-round events that are inspired by the traditional festivities in Germany, such as Biergarten. The bar is a special place for German and French people who have an affinity for their neighboring country, as well as everybody else who wants to enjoy this cultural encounter or just a German beer. For more details, call at +33 9 5317 9410
Imagine watching a rugby match all alone with no one around to cheer your home team. Sounds boring, doesn't it? Drop in at Le Petit Baïona, a place where all rugby fanatics unite. Be it rugby or any other sporting event, the three big TV screens put up at the cafe attract hordes of guests. And there's a decent menu with Basque specialties and libations to keep your tummy satisfied while all the rooting and hooting. If you are not much into sports, then the outdoor patio is a perfect spot where you can enjoy a peaceful and tasty meal. You can savor the Gallega-style octopus or gorge on the Duck cutlet, and if you still have room left for more then try Gaxuxa rice. So, now you know where to go on a free evening in Paris.
An abundance of green plants, statuettes of the Virgin Mary and warm, vibrant colors are all part of the charm of the capital's best Brazilian bar and restaurant. Taste the Caïpirinha Cocktails (which include rum, soda and fresh mint), delicious Brazilian cuisine, and dance the night away to some festive Latin music. A great time is all but guaranteed!