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.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is the brainchild of the group responsible for several of Paris' unrivaled watering holes in 6th Arrondissement. Located in the hip locality off Marché Saint Germain, the wine bar makes a great addition to the city's thriving wine scene. The thoughtfully-selected vino collection spans across 300 varieties, which pair beautifully with charcuterie platters. The decor is sophisticated, with blue walls, intimate lights, a cozy fire place, chic accents and interesting upholstery. A contemporary version of a quintessential Parisian establishment, the space exudes a nightclub-esque appeal.
This is Paris's best house and techno club. In a large room which looks like an underground bunker dedicated to techno music, DJs display their talent aided by the excellent sound system. Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox, Jack de Marseille and Daft Punk, they have all impressed the attentive crowd. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are more techno-house. The excellent Charles Schilling mixes once every month are sure to allure you here.
A lively and upbeat night spot, Wanderlust, set along the River Seine, offers a memorable night of peppy numbers that draws the elite crowd. Dance to the beats of techno and party music in the patio outside with spectacular views of the city skyline, glittering in the dark. The cafe and restaurant ensure that you do not go hungry. A popular spot for cultural events in the city like exhibitions, film screenings and workshops, it is a hub of activity that you must visit if ever in the city.
This lovely bar located in the Hôtel Meurice was redesigned by Philippe Starck in December 2007. The bar, achieving the perfect balance of cozy and chic, serves more than fifty whiskeys and malts, and over three-hundred drinks including seventeen original creations such as the cocktail Starcky or the 228. Bar 228 also serves a full menu of French specialties as well as small tapas-like plates to munch on.
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.
L'UFO is situated in a neighborhood known for its casual and affordable bars. It offers everything one needs in order to begin the weekend: good music, cheap beer and a funky interior! The walls are decorated with prints from the 1960s and 1970s, with old B-movie posters and the tables are covered with cut out pictures from everywhere. Don't be afraid if Godzilla shines through the bottom of your beer. The U.F.O. Bar offers a lot of themed nights with indie rock, garage, punk and so on.
La Factory promises all-round fun and excitement, as it welcomes leisure seekers with a well-laid out bowling complex, a ritzy bar and Italian gourmet cuisine restaurant. The indoor recreational hub boasts of 20 well-lit bowling lanes supported with advanced technology, automated barriers on each slope and light-weight balls. The on-site Italian cuisine bistro serves up hearty dishes like pizzas, pastas and ravioli, while the bar radiates a laid-back, lounge-like setting and screens live sporting action. La Factory also has its own laser game zone spread over a large area of 300 square meters (3229.17 square feet) and inviting you to beat your colleagues and friends with innovative skills and strategies.
This wine bar and bistro has a laudable natural wine collection that crosses the 200 mark, as well as down to earth home-style cuisine of slow-braised meats, fresh salads, and traditional plates. Gilles Bénard’s handpicked selection of wine is the real star of the show, luring in wine-loving locals to mingle over glasses of vin and animated conversation. Local and regionally sourced ingredients are at the heart of what makes each dish here so flavorful, sourced from artisan producers from the Ile de France. Wine and cheese pairing complete each meal or make for the perfect evening snack with friends. This neighborhood wine bar is a great spot to experience French hospitality and exceptional wine in relaxed environs.
Opened in 1992, this entertaining club and concert place is located in a totally renovated former bus station and is now a springboard for numerous artists (painters, photographs, sculptors and singers). The exhibitions, concerts and other parties attract a mixed crowd. Whether you fancy blues, rock, pop music or any other style, you will find the music you like! Worth a visit.
Argentina is known for its flavorful steaks and rich red wines. Volver brings a taste of that Buenos Aires culture to Paris with tapas, meats and a generous selection of wines. The South American influence brings a unique ambiance to this restaurant, and a menu filled with tapas such as empanadas, salads and papas bravas guarantee that guests will find more than the steak satisfactory.