After endless days of running around sightseeing a bright idea comes to mind: if only I could sit out in the evening in Paris. Nightlife in Paris is very rough - and everyone will find here for something to taste.
Join the famous writers, musicians and actors that used to wet throat in Harry's Bar. An American Harry MakElhon opened this bar on Thanksgiving Day 1911, and since then his family owns it: the institution has witnessed the birth of the most famous cocktails of the world - including the "White Lady", "Bloody Mary" and "Saydkara".
Step into the twilight, where barely visible classical interior of the past is hidden, and where it is so easy to imagine Hemingway & Co., as well as many famous jazz musicians who played there for decades.
Where: 5 Rue Daunou, 2nd env
Tel: +33 1 42 61 71 14
Nearest station: Opéra
Le Café is a secluded nook where you get from the street Tiquetonne. The bar is full of different trinkets. The menu is very unpretentious. There are no DJs, and the waiters change the CD-disks from time to time.
The interior is also very modest- but there must be some secret. The French celebrities often go there so this tiny bar often appears in the French fashion guides on a par with the most luxurious establishments.
Where: 62 Rue Tiquetonne, 2nd env
Nearest Station: Étienne Marcel
Ice Kube Bar
In a dark alley near the railroad there is a design hotel in a luxurious mansion. It boasts two bars, for which it makes sense to go there.
Upstairs is the only ice bar in Paris, where the temperature is maintained at -18 °. Take a ski jacket, gloves and knit cap - and go for his arctic glass in a bar-freezer. You will have to book a table here in advance - and be prepared that the account can also throw in a shiver: € 26 for three vodka cocktails.
Where: 1-5 Passage Ruelle, 18-1 env.
Tel: +33 1 42 05 20 00
Nearest station: La Chapelle
The owner of Andy Wahloo bar, hidden behind a modest door in the narrow back street , is a Moroccan; the room is full of pop art of the 1970s, there are cans of paint instead of the chairs and the shelves are stacked with tins of sardines.
The owner’s name is Hakim and he is very hospitable. He invites you to the bar as it was his home. He offers playing pool, watching a football match and tasting some gorgeous mint tea.
This bar has a secret smoking room, which can be found if you make your way through the closet.
Where: 69 Rue des Gravilliers, 3rd env.
GTel: +33 1 42 71 20 38
Nearest station: Arts-et-Métiers