Contrary to popular belief, Paris isn't all red wine and red meat. Instead, a number of super cool and super hip bars are popping up all over the City of Light and the best part is most of them haven’t even been discovered yet. So sit back, grab your poison of choice and get ready to explore the best cocktail bars that Paris has to offer.
Put down the mojito and step away from the caipirinha, because there’s a whole world of cocktails out there! The Experimental Cocktail Club in Paris’ super trendy Montorgueil district is the place to head to expand your cocktail boundaries, with exciting concoctions on offer every night of the week. The club has more than a dash of New York chic about it, with black leather lounge sofas, exposed brick and deep beams and, as a result, is the hip hangout for those in the know.
37 Rue St-Sauveur, Paris, 75002 experimentalcocktailclub.com
Mon-Wed: 6pm-2am / Thurs: 6pm-3am / Fri-Sat: 6pm-4am
At first glance, you might assume that Candelaria is simply a delicious looking Mexican-inspired eatery (we’re not denying that part!), but you’d be overlooking the sultry cocktail den that resides further in. Head towards the back and you’ll be greeted with a modern and colourful bar, filled with quirky mosaics and laid-back revellers enjoying cocktails by candlelight. Enjoy a margarita or three in the chilled out atmosphere but get in there quick – this is a small place that’s making a big name for itself.