In recent years, the French capital has been able to innovate with regard to mixtures and now offers unusual addresses where you can enjoy cocktails with innovative and intoxicating flavors. Real places to share and party, these cocktail bars are spread all over the city, each with their own peculiarity and style. An immersive undersea bar, a Peruvian and musical bar, British or Indian talk… They have established themselves as real places to live and detach from city life. Address book of the latest cocktail bars in town.
Under the sea, underwater bar
Under the Sea Restaurant unveils its brand new bar where cocktails, mocktails and food are served, all in an underwater setting. A real undersea diving session, lounge and musical atmosphere where the marine universe is 100% blended with floor to ceiling, shells, fish, as well as suspended algae and corals, promising a total change of scenery. Meanwhile, the menu remains simple with a viewpoint that favors quality over quantity. The bar serves, for example, Smokumbo in Calvados or Under Newton based on vodka. For alcohol lovers, mocktails are also available such as Nemo made with lemon, mint, green tea, and strawberry and cherry syrup. In case you’re a bit hungry, the bar has it all planned with a selection of finger foods to share like bream, “spicy with sancho” tuna or cooked prawns marinated in spices. Marine flavors reminiscent of that underwater world so dear to the establishment.
Under the Sea, 162 rue de France, 75013 Paris. www.ephemerarestaurant.com
Sir Winston, English speaker
Located on the first floor of Sir Winston’s restaurant, this secret bar with a quick oriental look and Indian inspiration is the perfect place for intimate and cheerful moments. A cozy car bar or an elegant and cool piano bar, this venue with shimmering patterns offers a very British experience to its clients. At the counter, lead waiter Julien Quettier offers a selection of sophisticated elixirs from England, Scotland or the Punjab. Customers can choose between whiskey, rum, vodka or tequila, but the most surprising drinks are the house-made cocktails. There are among others, Verbena Fizz, made with Indian gin, violet liqueur and verbena syrup, but also Caribbean mule made with rum and passion fruit puree and ginger ale. All this accompanied by the signature finger print of Manoj Sharma, the restaurant’s head chef. For example, serve crispy potatoes, Scottish salmon tartare, or eggplant caviar. Hidden talk is worth a visit this season.
Sir Winston, 5 rue de Pressburg, 75116 Paris. www.sirwinston.fr
Grand Duke, an art deco bar
Located behind the Carreau du Temple, the Grand Duke is revealed with Eiffel-style structures under an architectural glass roof. In a lively, intimate and festive atmosphere, customers discover three highly distinctive floors between a cocktail bar, an Art Deco dining room, and a red mezzanine. On the bar side, the menu signed by Chef Matthias Giroud emphasizes creativity and exclusivity. It creates specially designed cocktails to provide gourmets with a unique taste experience. For example, the fruity and sensual Miss Gatsby made with champagne, lychee nectar and orchid syrup, but also Tokyo’s Charleston, with fresh and herbal flavors, made with 42 vodka below, offers sparkling lemonade. A New Age worthy experience to enjoy with friends or as a couple.
Grand Duke, 32 rue de Picardie, 75003 Paris. www.restaurant-grand-duc.com
Sequoia, latin surface
A stone’s throw from the Opera Garnier, on the 10th floor of the Kimpton St Honoré Paris, the rooftop of the Sequoia’s Latin American air welcomes its customers. With a 360-degree view of the most beautiful monuments of the capital (Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower), this place with its sober and elegant atmosphere is the perfect place for a moment of sharing with friends. Each evening, the head bartender unveils his signature cocktails such as the Hugo & View based on Prosecco, Saint-Germain liqueur and sparkling water, but also L’Opéra based on Gin Bombay Sapphire, Pimm’s, cider, lemon, spice syrup and sparkling water. Cocktails with amazing notes to enjoy with finger food (homemade guacamole, spicy edamame, hummus). Taste of escape and vacation in the heart of city life.
Sequoia, 27-29 Boulevard de Capucin, 75002 Paris. www.sequoiabar.com
Sfacciata, an Italian pub
A place that invites its guests into the spirit of Dolce Vita, the Italian art of living, that’s what a contemporary retro (cheeky) Svacciata restaurant (cheeky in Italian) offers, located a stone’s throw from the Jardin des Tuileries, right in the heart of Paris. In an atmosphere inspired by the 70s and 80s with a décor that is both chic and raw, warm and modern, it serves dishes but above all cocktails inspired by traditional Italian cuisine with a simple modern twist. On the bar side, the establishment offers a menu made up of classics like wine and beer, as well as cocktails and liquors revisited from a retro angle. Customers, for example, can choose between Camomilla, made with vodka-drenched chamomile, Acqua di Cedro, Prosecco and soda, or Frutti Scuri made with Armagnac, cherry liqueur, Pelladora Rosso and smoked salt. The perfect place for a moment of sharing and coexistence under the Mediterranean sun, without even leaving the capital.
Sfacciata, 7 Rue du 29 Juillet, 75001 Paris. www.sfacciata.com
Bar Koya Bisco, a music bar
At first glance, the presence of a tavern in an old church seems a surprise. However, this is the project of Restaurant Coya, who has set up shop with the elegant and cozy Pisco Bar in the heart of the 7th arrondissement of Paris. This exceptional place promises a Peruvian inspiration with a musical and friendly atmosphere. Whether it’s after work or a weekend night, electric and South American sounds transport you outside of Paris. On the menu, the house offers signature cocktails with exotic and exotic flavors. Among the drinks on offer, the hermanita based on Montenegrin amaro, grapefruit and tonic water or even menthos made of noble vodka, orange, lemon, lime and tonic water is a complete haven in the lands of South America. For alcohol lovers, Coya has thought of it all with fruity and floral mocktails like the Chicha Morada made with purple corn, pineapple, apple, cinnamon, and cloves. A place that unites under the sign of humor and music.
Coya, 83-85 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris. www.coyarestaurant.com