Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Andy Wahloo
Arabesque meets pop-art in this funky and fashionable Marais haunt.
Au P’tit Garage
A battered bar with a 50s twist and a laissez-faire attitude.
Au Rocher de Cancale
Unhectic neighbourhood hang-out serving up 20 kinds of salads, traditional provincial dishes and cocktails.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.
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
BarOurcq
This off-the-beaten-track bar is great for relaxing to good music.
Big Ben Bar
A very indulgent spot to wait for a train.
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.
Café La Fusée
Cosy relaxed and small- perfect for casual drinking and drunken banter.
Chai 33
Brainchild of the Buddha Bar team, Chai33 is a wonderful contemporary wine bar.
Chez Jeannette
This charmingly shabby cafe attracts a lively crowd.
Chez Prune
Undeniably the best canal-side watering hole with excellent bar snacks to boot.
Colette Water Bar
Don't expect fast food and coffee in this chic minimalist eatery...
David Lynch-designed club to open in Paris
A club designed by American filmmaker David Lynch is set to open in Paris this September, complete with a concert hall, theatre, art library and restaurant.
De la Ville Café
An über-trendy schizophrenically decorated bar-restaurant.
Dédé la Frite
Quasi-industrial very 'Ost-Berliner' and comfortingly grungy and relaxed.
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.
Experimental Cocktail Club
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Sample the much sought after food of chef Gregory Marchand – without the two-month waiting list...
Glass
A small but trendy bar with great drinks and food.
Grazie
For Italian pizzas and cocktails in a rustic New York loft-like setting, head here.
Habibi
Lounge on recycled armchairs at this tiny contemporary wine bar.
Huîtrerie Régis
Much like the bivalve it serves, Huîtrerie Régis is small, but perfectly formed, serving freshly-shucked oysters, with wine and bread and butter.
Ice Kube
Sip on Grey Goose in Paris's permanently frozen ice bar.
Kong
A large silver tree marks the entrance to Kong, whose interior wavers between a club and a highly surreal restaurant.
L’Alimentation Générale
Loud dark and jam-packed with Oberkampf trendies.
L’Arc Paris is Paris’ hottest night spot
You don't often get a club attached to a fine-dining restaurant, but then this is Paris. So head to L'Arc Paris for some beats with dinner.
L’Armagnac Café Bar
Guaranteed to be buzzing with up-beat music and a casual drinking crowd.
L’Assignat
This authentic café-bar has a big personality.
La Caravane
Stuffed with cool summery furniture it really is like a kitsch 1950s caravan.
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.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturel
Oozing Parisian chic, this sumptuous bar offers perhaps the most upmarket take on wine and cheese" for miles around."
La Fontaine
An atmospheric jazz bar that does it for the music and not for the money.
La Fourmi
A great spacious café-bar that's oblivious to seedy Pigalle.
La Mezzanine de l’Alcazar
Cocktails flow in this hip bar and the music moves from afrofunk to Balearic to deep house and disco.
La Palette
You'll find an arty crowd hanging out at this popular left-bank café-bar.
La Patache
What starts modestly here can end up all over the place...
La Perle
Paris's fashion elite dare to mingle with us mortals in the coolest bar-café in Le Marais. .
La Verre Volé
Off-licence and cave à manger combined.

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