Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Dirty Dick
A Polynesian-themed bar with dozens of rums on offer and some potent flaming cocktails, Dirty Dick is cheeky of name, flamboyant of style, and full of fun.
Prescription Cocktail Club
The Left Bank bar, the Prescription Cocktail Club, offers world-class, creatively-concocted, perfectly-mixed cocktails in its quirky, speakeasy-like space.
Lounge Bar
The lush bar within the design dedicated Hotel Pershing Hall.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Kong
A large silver tree marks the entrance to Kong, whose interior wavers between a club and a highly surreal restaurant.
Pop In
As Hoxton as you can get in Paris.
La Fontaine
An atmospheric jazz bar that does it for the music and not for the money.
Glass
A small but trendy bar with great drinks and food.
Zéro Zéro
There's not much to see here except for a blackboard bearing an extensive cocktail list including the Zéro Zéro a whoop-ass pick-me-up.
La Verre Volé
Off-licence and cave à manger combined.
Les Étages
Small with uneven bare floorboards this tiny bar draws in a young trendy crowd.
Le Brébant
Certainly the hippest of the large café-bars that line the Grand Boulevards.
Le Petit Fer à Cheval
A wonderful microscopic wine bar-brasserie.
Le Bar du Marché
The cocktails might be a bit sketchy but this funky cafe-bar is incredibly popular.
L’Armagnac Café Bar
Guaranteed to be buzzing with up-beat music and a casual drinking crowd.
La Chope de Château Rouge
Adopted by cool kids this is an appealing place to linger for a few hours especially in the summer sunshine.
L’Alimentation Générale
Loud dark and jam-packed with Oberkampf trendies.
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Sample the much sought after food of chef Gregory Marchand – without the two-month waiting list...
De la Ville Café
An über-trendy schizophrenically decorated bar-restaurant.
Dédé la Frite
Quasi-industrial very 'Ost-Berliner' and comfortingly grungy and relaxed.
Café La Fusée
Cosy relaxed and small- perfect for casual drinking and drunken banter.
Café Charbon
The irresistible belle-époque interior has made this venue a Parisian institution.
Café Chic
Ideal for pre- or post-clubbing drinks when partying in this swanky quarter.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.
Chez Prune
Undeniably the best canal-side watering hole with excellent bar snacks to boot.
Bar 288 at Le Meurice
Bar 228 at the legendary Le Meurice is an elegant, cosy parlour that surpasses the average, nondescript hotel bar. Live jazz can be heard most evening, so if you happen to be taking a stroll around Paris at midnight, this could be just the stop fo
Le Coq
Cocktails in Paris don’t come any more stylish or refined than the ones Tony Congilario is serving up at this 70s inspired den. The Lipstick Rose is one frequent order: a fragrant hit of rose vodka, violet syrup and Peychaud’s bitters.&nb
Big Ben Bar
A very indulgent spot to wait for a train.
Colette Water Bar
Don't expect fast food and coffee in this chic minimalist eatery...
Chez Jeannette
This charmingly shabby cafe attracts a lively crowd.
The Art Room
A sophisticated interior and meticulously constructed cocktails herald a new trend in Parisian cocktail bars...
Les Editeurs
This library/restaurant/bar is naturally a great place to sit with a book or a newspaper.
Le Sherry Butt
Le Sherry Butt, poised on the white-hot edge of the Bastille and Marais, is one of the new reliables: a chic and on-trend spot that turns out a roster of artisanal cocktails but still manages to feel like a cosy neighbourhood boite.
Le Rubis
Quirky Le Rubis is ideal for early evening drinks‰Û_.
Le Rendezvous des Amis
This bar is populated with the genuine folk of La Butte.
Le Pub Saint-Germain
More bar than pub this drinking establishment is is open 24/7.
Le Pin Up
Very hip welcoming to all-comers and the drinks don't cost silly money.
Le Kitch
Trendies champion this quirky little resto-bar on the Marais side of Oberkampf.
Le China
Le China is one of the trendiest places for dinner and dancing.
Le Baron Rouge
A lovely local bar à vin by the Rue de Cotte

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