Category Archives: Drinks

Hipster Hotspots around Faidherbe Chaligny, Paris

I like in a hive of hipsters down the road from Bastille, on the border of Paris’ 11th and 12 arrondissements. Here’s where they go, and where I go sometimes too when I can be dragged out of my pyjamas … Continue reading

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New hidden bar Lavomatic: laundry and a lager

Probably not a lager, actually, as this new bar – only accessible through the back of a laundrette – is a cocktail bar. How about a white russian with your whites?

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Vertical gardens, small stables and honeyed beer

Sound like I’ve been down the rabbit hole with Alice? Not at all! In fact, I’m leading you up a garden wall to a bar on the hip-to-the-bo-bo rue des Petites-Ecuries (Small Stables) in Paris’ tenth arrondissement… So to avoid … Continue reading

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In defence of the French spirit: the clandestine bar ‘Syndicat’

*updated Editor’s note: now with tables outside – more practical, less secret* Walking down my road last week, I notice, for the second time, a very conspicuous  bouncer standing outside an old shop front with posters plastered over the doors and … Continue reading

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Secret Speakeasy Bar in Paris

The restaurant Da Vito is a real Italian restaurant. But it’s also the facade for the secret speakeasy bar Moonshiner, accessible only via the big wooden refrigerator doors at the back of the restaurant….Walk through the cold storage room, down … Continue reading

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Un hôtel très particulier…

Are you looking for an almost top secret address in Montmartre where you can enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail in a garden like this? Read on… Well, ok then. I’ll tell you where it is… But you need to … Continue reading

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The AntiCafé

Pay for time. Eat and drink for free. That’s pretty much how it works at AntiCafé in Paris. You pay depending on how much time you spend in the café, and FOOD AND DRINK IS FREE. Yes. And UNLIMITED. Claire … Continue reading

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