Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

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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A Guide to the French Apéro

The apéro is one of the many French traditions around food. And as a true francophile, you understand that food is…

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Top Five Hipster Paris Restaurants

Hipsters have a big influence on making a place trendy in Paris, always looking for the authentic with a unique ambience that will make them feel at home. By word of mouth they discover before others the next […]

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Top Five Places to Stay Warm during Winter in Paris

Shopping in Paris despite the winter chill? Why not take a tiki time-out and head to Dirty Dick. Get off the streets and take a break to order one of the bar’s famous fruity cocktails. If you’re with a group be sure […]

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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: apéros at Au Rocher de Cancale

Nightlife in Paris: Apéros

Ah, the French: masters of the apéro. Fact is, a good chunk of any Frenchie’s nightlife in Paris is spent elbow to elbow with a group of friends enjoying a nice glass of wine around a tiny table. Moreover, the full-blown apéro experience features some sort of antipasti or deli platter to share on the side. Whether you’re just enjoying an after-work swig, indulging in a lofty apéro dînatoire or planning to segue into a big night out, this selection of apéro spots will point you to the perfect place to start practicing the art of mastering this French skill.

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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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Gwladys

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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Cocktails at L'Etage

Secret Bars in Paris: L’Etage

As you enter through the front door of the oh-so-new-and-trendy Les Jalles, it may seem like your typical, fabulous French restaurant. But if you know to ask, the impeccably attentive waitstaff will lead you upstairs to the Prohibition-style cocktail lounge called L’Etage, the newest retro bar in Paris. Walking up the stairs, it seems as though you enter a time different from your own. A time that feels simpler and far more romantic.

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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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Rasputin, a nightclub in Paris

The Cool Clubs in Paris

In Paris there is a club for everyone. Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s or beyond, there is nightlife for you! I did some exploring and testing, and here is a compilation—the best of the best—of what I found. My advice? Bring your wallet and don’t leave your house before midnight to go out (unless you want a free entry at Mix Club on Thursday night). What better way to prepare for holiday festivities than to read up on some of the best nightlife spots? If you’re excited for New Year’s, perhaps you’ll find yourself at one of these hot clubs in Paris, dancing the night away as the clock strikes midnight!

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Candelaria

Open just a few weeks, the new taqueria Candelaria has been an instant hit.

Located in the upper Marais, this Mexican restaurant has a bright white room, with one big table for six or so. The rest is counter seating or standing, elbow to elbow unless you go at off-hours.

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Paris Cocktails, the book by Doni Belau

The new book, Paris Cocktails Transports You to the City of Light with Delicious and Creative Cocktail Recipes, and….

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