Following the footsteps of other urban centres like London and New York, during the last decade Paris has witnessed a revival of the cocktail art. Consequently, many trendy spots have appeared, and they try to differentiate themselves from one another the best they can. Thus, there are those who propose an original bar concept as Touch'In Paris or Candelaria; there are those who have become over the years a real benchmark like Harry's New York Bar or Forvm, and those who rely on the originality of their cocktails recipes like Pixel By Creator.
One of the best known cocktail bars in Paris, Candelaria has been building its name since March 2011, attracting young locals as well as tourists eager to try new experiences in a relaxed atmosphere. If you decide to pass Candelaria's threshold, you will meet Carina Soto Velasquez (bartender) and Joshua – the two partners who founded this concept bar. They will be happy to treat you with their famous Pisco Disco (Pisco, homemade orgeat syrup, aperol, lime, bitters) or Velvet Beat (rum, lime, sugar-based Asian pepper).
A true concept cocktail bar, Pixel By Creator allows you to make your own mixture, picking the ingredients you like most. There are also signature cocktails that you can try.
Address: 10 Dauphine Street, 75006 Paris
Touch'In - Flickr/VieDeGeek
The reason behind the name is actually this bar's original feature: the bar and the tables have incorporated touch screens. In an avant-garde atmosphere, Touch'In Paris serves 18 original cocktails skillfully mixed by Frederick Pinto.
A cocktail bar and a restaurant at the same time, Marie Suzy offers a wide range of drinks as well as modern and inventive dishes signed by Paul Alexander Laumont. No matter what you choose, your taste buds will be seduced, it's guaranteed. The retro décor is just a plus.
Address: 26 Friedland Avenue, 75008, Paris
With a name evoking the underground American bars of the crazy Prohibition days, Speakeasy is the place to go if you want to travel back in time and relive history. Only a small metal plaque indicates the entrance, but once you push the black door, you are in for a treat. In a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, you will have lots of surprises: the retro style décor featuring leather sofas and black velvet armchairs, the delicious dishes signed by Baptiste Pialot, the cigar smoking bar in the basement, the jazz room as background for the evening, the wine cave, and, let's not forget, the exotic drinks.
Three self-taught bartenders got together for this special project. The result: their New York style cocktail bar called Experimental opened in June 2007. Since then they have been providing their visitors (mostly women) with a delightful experience and lots of exotic drinks.
This is one of the historical landmarks when it comes to Paris cocktail bars. Constantly increasing its number of fans for over 100 years, Harry's New York Bar offers a lot of original mixtures. Try the Lovetto mix, the Cent Thé or the MCC and you are sure to have a pleasant surprise. Other great news is that the same cocktail establishment organizes regular workshops, where you can learn some of this art's well preserved secrets.
We have to say that this cocktail bar is one of those places that does not need advertising or a storefront sign in order to be packed every night. Founded by Fabien Lombardi (the former bartender of Prescription Cocktail Club) and Edward Vermynck (formerly working for Murano), L'Entrée des Artistes is the place to go for a welcoming and cheerful atmosphere. Here you can sip one of the classics, but also original drinks with interesting names like Mon Vieux Tabac (My Old Tobacco) and Quartier Rouge (Red District). If you want to grab a bite, you can try the figs burrata, the homemade foie gras, or the delicious chocolate cake Maman.