Tucked away in seemingly ill-fitting King George Street, Par Derriere remains a highlight of the Wine-bar trend that has erupted over the past few years. Discovering an unused interior courtyard, owner David Abukia designed a beautiful outdoor bar that evokes Paris with a Mediterranean twist. While the heavy wooden tables and fin de cicle-styled couches let you drift off into Parisian dreams, the Bauhaus buildings peeking beyond the courtyard walls place you firmly back in the White City.
After walking through the narrow corridor, you’ll be greeted by the main space, a pastoral garden-like setting offering high top tables, the more standard dining tables, and pockets of smaller lounge-seating areas. The dark wooden bar, a true highlight of the venue, is located off to the right and can sit up to a dozen guests. A fifty-person private room towards the back is also available for use.
Naturally, Par Derriere offers a fairly extensive selection of wines both local and from abroad. The kitchen menu offers freshly prepared appetizers and sandwiches, with the bruschetta as a definite crowd favorite. A playlist of predictable world music may seem to dry out the fun a bit, but the seductive atmosphere created by the décor and shared by the guests drowns out the problematic soundtrack. Overall, for those seeking the right venue for a romantic outing, or a quiet night out, Par Derriere would be an ideal option.