Posts Tagged ‘bars’

Top Spots for Paris Nightlife, Part I

Located in the ever-so-scandalous Pigalle, Carmen is a club notorious for an interior that looks like an abandoned 20th-century mansion.

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Paris secrets: the terrace at l'Hotel de l'Abbaye

Paris Secrets: The Best Terraces on the Left Bank

We at the Girls’ Guide to Paris have been feverishly contriving our list of the city’s best summer terraces. Don’t miss out….

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Paris Bars: Best Spots for Happy Hour

With good reason, Paris is widely known for its charm and its cozy streets that inspire leisurely walks. It is less recognized as the bustling urban metropolis brimming with professionals that it also is. Long days in […]

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Paris Restaurants: Shake n’ Smash

All too many Paris restaurants have the problem of being just about the food. Likewise, most Paris bars are just about the drinks and ambience. And plenty of Paris concert halls only care about the music. But what if […]

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Five Paris Bars to See Live Music

From dance clubs to tiki bars, Paris offers a wide variety of bustling nightlife options. But if you’re in the mood for a good beverage with a side of live music, these versatile Paris bars will give you the jolt you […]

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Le Comptoir Général, a bar in Paris

Coziest Paris Bars

As winter descends on Paris and the temperature falls with the rain (and even snow), it’s hard to motivate oneself to get out of the house or hotel. And once you’ve been outside, wandering the chilly streets beneath an umbrella, there’s nothing that sounds better than a nice cocktail, a fireplace and a plush couch. For these wintry days, there are cozy Paris bars for every kind of Paris girl.

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Nightlife in Paris: the Bottle Shop, in the Ledru-Rollin area

Nightlife in Paris: Barhopping around Ledru-Rollin

Located just east of Bastille in the heart of the 11th Arrondissement, Ledru-Rollin belongs to a network of once plebeian neighbors turned trendy on the eastern side of Paris. Unlike the wave of gentrification that brought the haut monde bobos to ’hoods like the Marais, the hipster inhabitants of the Ledru-Rollin quartier typically resemble their American counterparts: more bohemian than […]

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Nightlife in Paris: Rosa Bonheur

Nightlife in Paris: Free and Fabulous Places to Get Your Dance On

Who says that the right to boogie should come with a price tag? Turns out that even in one of the most expensive cities in the world, a cover charge isn’t a prerequisite to indulge in an evening of dancing. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of free but fabulous places (bars and boîtes, or nightclubs) to get your dance on. Our picks reflect the variety of nightlife in Paris and ensure that you can get your groove on gratuitement.

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Nightlife in Paris: Le Connétable

Nightlife in Paris: Bars

Paris offers a wide array of bars to woo every gal, from the diva to the hipster. To shed some light on the oft-overwhelming list of choices, we’ve compiled a list of our faves and organized them by whim—you never know what you’ll be in the mood for! Consider this your guide to nightlife in Paris to get you out and barhopping à la Parisienne.

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Nightlife in Paris: La Folie en Tête

After you experience a lot of nightlife in Paris, the glitzy barhopping starts to feel stale, leaving behind only a craving for an experience with less fuss and more edge. That’s why I decided to swap the usual debonair bar jam-packed with natty sophisticates for a laid-back evening at la Folie en Tête.

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Nightlife in Paris: Favela Chic

Nightlife in Paris: A Girls’ Guide to Parisian Bar Etiquette

Paris, the City of Light and the city of romance, truly comes to life at night. But for a college student from a college town, there are several key points to keep in mind when considering an evening out in this city. Here are some tips for what one can expect and how to make the most of nightlife in Paris.

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Paris bars: Hervé Rousseau, the owner of Flûte

Paris Bars: An Interview with Hervé Rousseau, the Owner of Flûte

What girl doesn’t love champagne? I think we can all agree that a glass of bubbly is both sexy and delicious. I had a chat with Hervé Rousseau, the owner of Flûte, a lovely champagne bar in Paris (with two locations in New York), where I got some insider info on champagne. Hervé told me his favorite Paris bars, his favorite champagne and sparkling wine picks (surprise: one is from Long Island!), and most important, his secret to making the perfect champagne cocktail.

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’Tis the Season to Drink Champagne in Paris

The sound of popping champagne corks is synonymous with the Paris holiday season, throughout which bubbles are enjoyed among family and friends during apéros and evening meals. Paris bars are a perfect place to indulge and order une coupe de champagne to celebrate the festivities in the City of Light.

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Women Expats Mix Up the Paris Cocktail Scene

The Paris cocktail craze is on the rise, and while the scene remains mostly a boys’ club, women mixologists are important and influential players in the momentum of the movement. Bringing experiences and ideas from around the globe, lady expats have made a place for themselves behind some of the buzziest bars in the city. I was able to talk to a few of the scene’s rising stars, a group of amazing expat women who served up some advice on ice for anyone looking to enjoy Paris’s nightlife.

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Wanderlust in Paris: A New Kind of Paris Nightlife

Right now throughout Paris, you will find flyers with the word “Wanderlust” littered throughout the streets and plastered on surfaces. For days, I could not figure out what this mysterious Wanderlust implied until I stumbled upon the answer while at an exhibition in the Cité de la Mode et du Design. Having an espresso in the museum café, I noticed a DJ setting up on the terrace outside, surrounded by an outdoor bar and hundreds of plastic lounge chairs. I realized this was Wanderlust, a new addition to Paris nightlife.

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