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.
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.
Kei Kobayashi learned the principles of French cuisine in Japan. He set out for France to improve his knowledge, working in the best starred restaurants of France. In 2003, he became part of the team at Alain Ducasse’s restaurant, the Plaza Athénée, in order to master all the subtleties of French gastronomic cuisine. He opened his own establishment, Kei, in the first arrondissement of Paris. In a cozy and refined atmosphere, almost minimalist, you discover his cuisine: a subtle mixture of Japanese and French culinary cultures. The chef retains the harmony, aestheticism and delicate flavors found in Japanese tradition, while keeping the perfect balance of tastes and textures, such as in French dishes. The whole thing results in a creative and varied cuisine.
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.
The 15th Arrondissement brings to you some of the local brews that is a pleasant delight. Brasserie O’NEIL's intimate interiors and lighting is great for an outing with a small group. The fresh, traditional and authentic beers processed right on site is simply excellent! You will get the chance to witness their whole brewing process, and they use no artificial flavors or preservatives. Try from their La Blonde, La Brune, L'Ambree, La Blanche to name a few. A must visit bar! Check out the website for detailed information.
From the street, Le Rubis resembles a typical Parisian bistro and wine bar, with a bold maroon sign and wood-framed glass doors. Inside, however, the charm of the 1930s era is interspersed into every element, creating an air of nostalgia. Their Zinc Bar offers premium wine such as Brouilly from the French regions of Beaujolais and Morgon. As it only serves lunch, it is not uncommon to find businesspeople lounging here during their lunch break. A prominent chalkboard showcases their daily-changing lunch menu. Do not miss their specialties, Filets de Hareng and Stuffed Pig's Trotter. Your meal is complemented by a plate of gourmet cheese or charcuterie.
Exploring Parisian streets is always full of surprises. Its easier to find off-touristy spots and unknown places that only the locals are aware of. Le Cactus is a small bar and comes under the find me categories. Its a nice spot to people watch and have a drink or two. You can nosh on some bar bites at this friendly bar.
McBrides brings a taste of Ireland to Parisians. Set across two floors, it has flags of the two countries hanging on its ceilings and features many television screens which includes a giant one to catch any sporting event. Enjoy their happy hours with Irish ales and Guinness.
Tucked away amidst a clutter of buildings, Bistrot de l'Horloge is not a restaurant but a bar. Its easy to miss this place but the crowd of locals thronging on its terrace is your clue to its existence. Enjoy their happy hour with cocktails and beer. Nosh on tasty bar bites that will curb your hunger pangs.
La Perle is a gem, no matter what lifestyle you practice. Open from early morning to late night, this bar/ café is perfect for working people who need a cup of coffee, a place to take a lunch break, or for anyone looking to come for a late-night drink. A DJ also comes in during the later hours to add music to the cocktail mix.
Hidden away behind two wood-slat doors, the sixth district's Castor Club is a hidden destination perfect for special nights out. The interiors are nothing short of modern, raw wood tones and photo-prints serving as lamp shades offering a little something different for the eye. The cocktail menu contains a run of well-known favorites, although esoteric ingredients such as shrub syrups and even salty sea water make appearances in some of the bar's creations. Make sure to try the Moscow Mule, served in a copper cup with a cucumber spear.
You may be forgiven for thinking that you are back in Blighty here, as this really is a little piece of England in Paris. You're unlikely to hear much French spoken among the punters either. The ex-pats have everything they could wish for with food and service like the old Anglo-Saxon tradition, and an interior that could only belong to an English pub, decked out in wood and copper curiosities. More to the point, beer is actually distilled in the basement, to the delight of the many connoisseurs of fine ale who gather here. Don't miss Quiz Night on Sunday evenings. A trip to The Frog & Rosbif is really worth it, and you're in with a chance of winning a round of beers!