Le Sherry Butt
In recent years, Paris has steadily been building its reputation as a cocktail destination – this isn’t just a city of sidewalk cafés and wine bars, after all. 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. Complementing Le Sherry Butt’s plush seating and dim lighting is a well-pruned drinks menu. Custom concoctions include tipples like the Belle en Bulle, which uses pisco, pear syrup, Champagne, and lemon. The bar additionally crafts a number of homemade simple syrups that range in flavour from pine nut to Champagne. During the weekend, Le Sherry Butt kicks up the volume with a number of resident DJs, and snacks like tapenade dip, Spanish charcuterie, and burrata tartines make for happy munching. Whiskey aficionados should especially take note, as Le Sherry Butt also happens to have one of the best bottle selections in all of Paris.