Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

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.
The Art Room
A sophisticated interior and meticulously constructed cocktails herald a new trend in Parisian cocktail bars...
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.
Pop In
As Hoxton as you can get in Paris.
Old School Parisian Glamour at Le Carmen
Drink in style at Paris's Le Carmen. Enjoy the decadent interior and mingle with the high end clientele.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Lounge Bar
The lush bar within the design dedicated Hotel Pershing Hall.
Les Étages
Small with uneven bare floorboards this tiny bar draws in a young trendy crowd.
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 Petit Fer à Cheval
A wonderful microscopic wine bar-brasserie.
Le Kitch
Trendies champion this quirky little resto-bar on the Marais side of Oberkampf.
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
Le China
Le China is one of the trendiest places for dinner and dancing.
Le Brébant
Certainly the hippest of the large café-bars that line the Grand Boulevards.
Le Baron Rouge
A lovely local bar à vin by the Rue de Cotte
Le Bar du Marché
The cocktails might be a bit sketchy but this funky cafe-bar is incredibly popular.
Le Bar
The incredibly decadent Le Bar is the place to see and be seen‰Û_.
La Verre Volé
Off-licence and cave à manger combined.
La Perle
Paris's fashion elite dare to mingle with us mortals in the coolest bar-café in Le Marais. .
La Patache
What starts modestly here can end up all over the place...
La Palette
You'll find an arty crowd hanging out at this popular left-bank café-bar.
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 Fourmi
A great spacious café-bar that's oblivious to seedy Pigalle.
La Fontaine
An atmospheric jazz bar that does it for the music and not for the money.
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 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 Caravane
Stuffed with cool summery furniture it really is like a kitsch 1950s caravan.
L’Assignat
This authentic café-bar has a big personality.
L’Armagnac Café Bar
Guaranteed to be buzzing with up-beat music and a casual drinking crowd.
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’Alimentation Générale
Loud dark and jam-packed with Oberkampf trendies.
Kong
A large silver tree marks the entrance to Kong, whose interior wavers between a club and a highly surreal restaurant.
Ice Kube
Sip on Grey Goose in Paris's permanently frozen ice 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.
Habibi
Lounge on recycled armchairs at this tiny contemporary wine bar.

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