Paris Speakeasies Overview

Little Red Door - Bar | Speakeasy in Paris

Paris is home to many things, but you’d be hard-pressed to argue that speakeasies are one of them. Sure, there are a few underground watering holes reminiscent of the old days, but Paris never really developed the speakeasy craze like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In fact, one of the most famous speakeasies in Paris, Experimental Cocktail Club, was created by three young Frenchmen who wished to rectify the fact that cocktail bars in general are somewhat of a rarity in this city.

A baroque-style one-room bar that specializes in intricate classic libations bursting with basil, lemon grass, and elderflower, ECC has been so successful that it spawned sister establishments in both London and New York, and remains an easygoing yet spirited spot that feels more like a private party for eclectic artists than just another bar. The guys behind Experimental didn’t stop there either, opening up the swankier Prescription Cocktail Club in Saint Germain and Curio Parlor over in the Latin Quarter, the latter of which quickly developed a loyal following of young mixology lovers.

So what if there aren’t a hundred speakeasies in Paris to choose from! Their rarity only makes them that more special.

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