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.
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.
La Djoon is touted as the most 'soulful' club of Paris. One of the finest nightspots in the city, Djoon is spread across two floors, and is marked by large windows and brightly lit up interiors. International DJs relish playing at La Djoon. From Norman Jay, Ian Pooley, and Timmy Regisford, to Alix Alvarez, Jovonn and so on have performed at the venue amidst appreciation and applause from the crowds. Rock, pop, funk ad other genres of music also find expression at Djoon. It also houses a fine French restaurant and bar, that serves a delectable platter. La Djoon is an experience in itself.
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 traditional French bistro only changed hands once in 80 years. So of course the venue is packed with memories and good food is the only valid creed around here! With Mr and Mrs Petit, you are in good hands. Dishes are traditional and refined, such as the Duck Pâté, the Pan-seared Beef Fillet, an assortment of French cheeses, and finally Profiteroles or a home-made tart with fresh fruit. As for the wine list, it is well-supplied.
Au Verre Luisant is a Parisian bistro that is always brimming with locals. If you know French then that would be a boon since no one speaks English and the menu is also in the native language. Their menu has some Southern American flair which just gives a burst of flavor to their food. Their range chicken (poulet fermier) is the crowd favorite. So if you don't know what to order, just ask for this hot seller. Complement your meal with caipirinha or beer.
Set in the stylish Hotel Duo, the Lounge Bar has a sleek look. You will feel relaxed in the laid-back ambiance highlighted by cozy armchairs and couches, huge lampshades and glass walls. There is also a corner of greenery with plants covering one full portion of a wall. This hotel bar has a fine selection of cocktails, champagne and wine. Though a bit expensive, the experience is worth the price.
This old-fashioned 19th-century bistro is called the Grizzli cafe because decades ago it used to have dance performances by bears. The owner gets his ingredients all the way from Pyrénées. You can also choose from an interesting selection of wines from Southern France. Dishes like the Salmon and the lamb are cooked on a hot plate. There is no lunch served on Mondays and Saturdays. This place is closed on Sundays.
Voulez-Vous has a sleek and modern look that reflects the style of owner, Thibault Jardon. This cafe-bar is gay-friendly and has an amicable staff. The background music is soft enough for you to have a conversation. Dig into their burgers and take a sip of their crafty cocktails.
Experience a little bit of Spain and lots of fun at the Les Piétons. This tapas bar is popular for its lovely and friendly ambiance that welcomes locals and tourists alike. The tasty lunch is filling enough to keep your energy levels high for the rest of the day. You can also try the Spanish delights doled out by the chef and wash down the meals with your favorite drink. Taste the Pisto Serrano or Arroz Frito and you can't resist but go in for a second helping. Ensure that you do not miss out on the decadent desserts.