Experimental Cocktail Club
There was once a time when, outside of the luxury hotels, getting a cocktail was a no-go in Paris. At a push, you might find a sad-looking mojito or a dreary gin and tonic. Then, in 2008, a dynamic trio (Romée de Goriainoff, Olivier Bon and Pierre-Charles Cros), returned from London armed with cocktails shakers and heaps of ideas. They took over a watering hole in the Montorgueil neighbourhood and transformed it into an unmissable destination that had enlightened cocktail lovers jumping for joy.
Here, you’ll find only original recipes, using homemade syrups, high-quality spirits, fresh fruits and spices – a revolutionary concept when it opened. Mixologists, dressed to the nines, deftly juggle ingredients and orders from behind the tiny bar. The menu changes each season.
The décor hasn’t changed since the opening: rough stone walls, bare beams and large padded leather sofas give the impression of a faded English club – an atmosphere that appeals to the chic thirty-somethings who come here in throngs. On Saturday nights, when a DJ sets up turntables on the piano, bringing a retro-electro vibe, there’s sometimes even some dancing.
Meanwhile, on the Left Bank, in Saint-Germain, don’t forget to try out the Prescription Cocktail Club and the Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.
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Days and opening hours
All year round between 7 PM and 2 AM.