What’s Paris without Champagne? Nothing, I say (it’s practically liquid gold for me.) It’s the quintessential Parisian liquor, the perfect complement to a chic outfit and Foie Gras on toast. Still, after a few nights of continuous consumption the sensation can quickly grow old- you simply can’t take too much of a good thing, I guess. When this happens, don’t fret; now you have the opportunity to check out all the other great drinks that Paris has to offer. Here are some of Paris’ best watering holes- get ready to yell ‘Santé!’
For those of you that love a cocktail or two while the sun’s still up, head over (smartly dressed, of course) to this prestigious bar within the Ritz Hotel Paris. This hotel claims to have first invented the classic cocktail ‘Sidecar’- be sure to give that a try, as well as their dessert platters.
15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
HARRY’S NEW YORK BAR
This century-old bar near Opéra has housed many famous faces, including Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Rita Hayworth and many more, entertaining them as the night went on. Their specialties are Bloody Marys and White Ladys, the latter being one of the popular drinks of the 1920s Prohibition era. Dress like you’re part of the roaring 20’s and go mingle!
5 Rue Daunou, 75002 Paris
This little gem in the popular nightlife district of Oberkampf in the 11e constantly ranks as one of Paris’ top cocktail bars- and it’s no secret why. They boast numerous original concoctions such as the Agua Bora Bora, a vodka based drink with Kiwi juice, Mango juice and Rose water. They also operate as a restaurant (their dessert menu is excellent) so come here for a sensational dinner.
1 Rue Jacquard, 75011 Paris
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