They call it the City of Lights. And if someone goes to the top of the Eiffel Tower at sunset and waits until it gets completely dark, they will probably get convinced that Paris’s nickname is truly deserved. And just as it is getting darker, the French capital starts looking more and more like every multi-million megalopolis around the world, where nightlife is an inseparable part of its residents’ lifestyle. In Paris at night people drink wine, but not only. People drink cocktails, beer and snack on a variety of delicacies with a host of finesse. Which places you should visit in order to feel this typically Parisian rhythm of life, see for yourself below.
This bar is named after an abandoned ship which was full of alcohol when they discovered it at sea. The place offers all kinds of alcohol temptations. The bar boasts a good selection of wine and draught beer. You could order a lot of the things on the menu in sample-size dishes, very similar to Spanish tapas. The bad news is that you will have to make a reservation before visiting the place. It is located at: 1 Rue Commines, 3-ème Arrondissement.
“Vivant” means literally “living”. The name of the restaurant refers to the philosophy of how they serve natural food and live drinks. The small size of the entries on the menu also gives you the chance to try more things all at once. The chef is Paris’s well-known Svante Forstorp. The restaurant is located at: 3 Rue des Petites Écuries, 10-ème Arrondissement.
This elegant place is housed in the not-any-less-elegant street Saint-Honoré. The list here includes natural and organic wines and this is one of the first places in Paris, specialised in offering such types of drinks. Some of these include the famous Mâcon-Chaintré Domaine Valette from Burgundy and Domaine de la Grange des Pères from Languedoc. It is located at: 41 Rue de l’Arbre Sec, 1-er Arrondissement.
You can drink cocktails, wine, whiskey and other drinks which you are going to find here only. The space is divided into two areas – one with tall tables and chairs, and the other is with tables for formal occasions and dinners. The restaurant also boasts a room for private dinners, held by special customers. The whiskey list includes some of the best Japanese labels. It is located at: 25 Rue Moret, 11-ème Arrondissement.
Text: Stefy Stoeva