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Just behind the square courtyard of the Louvre, this luxurious café is a real haven of peace, far from the chaos of the city. Tourists often stop here to sip a cocktail or two while leisurely perusing the selection of newspapers provided. In short, this is a little piece of paradise where you can also enjoy simple, quality cuisine. The home-made Mascarpone Catalan cream is especially worth a try. The sophisticated décor is particularly representative of the stylish new brasseries emerging in Paris.
Prescription Cocktail Club has all the makings of a plush, swanky, and trendy speakeasy, but without the pretentiousness one may encounter at similar bars or clubs. The staff at Prescription are friendly and the bartenders sure know how to whip up a delectable cocktail. The décor alone is reason enough to come by and spend the evening. Prescriptions has two floors which are filled with elegant and plush colors, sofas and wing-backs, and unique light fixtures. Stop by and mingle with the fashionable and fun crowd; it's just what the doctor ordered.
Well-known British restaurateur Terence Conran has chosen the heart of Paris' chic Odeon district as the spot for his first cross-channel venture. The sophisticated menu places a definite emphasis on French cuisine, with each plate served in the vast, sumptuously decorated room on the lower level. Upstairs there's an ultra trendy bar and lounge, where an international line-up of DJs work magic on the turntables.
Sherry Butt's innovative cocktails are crafted with homemade syrups and premium spirits. The decor of the bar shows a great attention to detail, featuring bare stone walls, velvet sofas, and dim lighting. Coming here, you might for a minute think you're stepping into an intimate, upscale Brooklyn bar. A selection of whiskeys and imported beers provides a great alternative to cocktails.
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.
The 3rd Arrondissement features an easy going and unpretentious cocktail lounge that will sure please your senses. The cozy ambiance is great for small groups. Offering authentic Mexican cuisine, Candelaria's must-haves are mushroom tacos, queso fresco, cactus tostada, chicken tostada, and lots more. The creative cocktails here are unique. Call ahead or check out the website for detailed information.
Earn yourself a key to the Little Red Door like fellow patrons from the Haut Marais district. Bartending is a sublime art at this New York-style bar that prides itself on premium cocktails. The evolving list includes inventive concoctions of Jamaican jerk bitters and whiskey, and champagne with celery. Enjoy a Corn Kiss, 1885 or Pear-Sing garnished in vintage glasses and complemented by delicious tapas. Exposed brick facades and the soft glow of candle lights all the way to the mezzanine level contribute to an intimate setting.
Le Crocodile is well-known for the size of its menu; pages and pages of cocktails are available for EUR8 apiece, and every night before midnight, the prices drop to EUR6. The waiter leaves a pen and paper at your table so that you can record your own order from the vast selection of choices. Regulars hang out here until dawn - maybe trying to taste every cocktail on the menu!
Da Vito is your Parisian pizzeria nextdoor. This restaurant features gourmet renditions of the Italian staple, grilled on wood, and served with antipasti. Some of their bestsellers include Cédric Casanova, Prince of Paris Ham and the classic Neapolitan Pizza. After your fill, take the route past their closet refrigerator and into the Moonshiner bar. This watering hole is reminiscent of a prohibition era-style speakeasy replete with charming decor and jazz tunes. On offer are creative cocktails, cigars and a fine whiskey selection. Also, if you'd like a fun puzzle, rack your brains with fellow patrons to decode the lock of their safe deposit.
Le China is an iconic and a multi-purpose venue where one can either go there for their scrumptious Chinese cuisine or their lively bar. It even houses a nightclub with the best DJs in Paris. The dimly-lit wooden furnished lounge like setting is classy and intimate, perfect for enjoying great food and great music. Order one of their delicious cocktails and get ready to dance to the music.
L'Ave Maria is a typical resto-bar that serves good food and the best of drinks. The decor is simple yet cozy that puts you to ease instantly. It serves modern cuisine spiced with traditional herbs. You can wash down the meals with a glass of your favorite drink. Their cocktail concoctions are highly recommended. Do keep some room for some delectable desserts. The friendly staff is attentive yet discreet in its service. Do drop by at L'Ave Maria to enjoy a perfect meal served with a smile.