THE CLEANEST : THE LAVOMATIC
The Lavomatic is probably one of the most functional laundries of the city. For a very good reason: behind drums – you have to press on a button to open an hidden door – hides a staircase which leads directly towards a small apartment. A cosy place where we drink fresh and homemade cocktails and where we taste delicious tapas.
Address : 30 rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris
Website : lavomatic.paris
THE MOST MEXICAN : LA CANDELARIA
Regular customers know the way by heart, the others are always surprised by discovering, at the bottom of this taqueria (“tapas bar”), the door which lead towards another dimension. A room where we can taste any sorts of cocktails with tequila, with rum and/or cognac, among others, as in the great moments of the prohibition.
Address : 52 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Website : candelariaparis.com
THE MORE CLANDESTINE : LA MEZCALERIA
THE MORE INTIMIST : LE BALLROOM DU BEEFCLUB
Under the Beef Club and the Fish Club, hides the latest of the Experimental Cocktail Club within the capital: the Ballroom. A metallic staircase – nested behind a black door – will lead you directly to a small room with red brick walls.
Address : 58 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris
THE BEST KNOWN : THE LITTLE RED DOOR
At first sight, nothing predict that a party gets ready behind the small red door of the number 60 of the Charlie Chaplin street. And even less a bar. What a pity when we know that it is in the 50 better bars of the world. Appearances are often misleading…
Address : 60 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Website : lrdparis.com
THE MOST DISCREET : THE MOONSHINER
To have a drink in the Moonshiner, it will be necessary you to push at first – when you will have found them – the heavy doors of the cold room situated at the bottom of the pizzeria Da Vito. Then discover the 20s atmosphere and the delicious cocktails of this atypical place.
Address : 5 Rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris
Website : facebook.com/moonshiner
THE MOST DOUBTFUL : THE SYNDICAT
Since its launch, more than a year ago, the project of the Syndicat did not stop arousing the surprise, and sometimes even the doubt. Many are those who saw in these contradictions, the sign of a rickety project. Nevertheless, we are quickly used to the “luxurious” atmosphere of this bar of the underground spirit specialized in French alcohol.
Address : 51 rue Faubourg St Denis, 75010 Paris
Website : syndicatcocktailclub.com