Dernier bar avant la fin du monde

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The cult of the geek in Paris received a well-oiled boost with the opening of the ‘Dernier bar avant la fin du monde’ (presumably a reference to Douglas Adams’ ‘Restaurant at the End of the Universe’ from ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’). Medieval and steampunk dominate the décor, with plenty of other bonkers sci-fi touches: as you walk in, a replica of the Millennium Falcon overlooks a timer counting down the minutes to the apocalypse predicted by the Mayans next to a window full of Star Wars memorabilia, World of Warcraft collectables and retro video games.

Inside, a big friendly bar is as much about alternative and popular culture as it is about drinking. A library, board games and science fiction books rub shoulders with the holy grail from ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ and other philtres, potions and skeletons. Downstairs, those with an interest in the undead can hang out in a windowless cellar. Naturally, the menu continues the theme: The Japanese-inspired selection offers a choice between ‘yodagiri’ and ‘kirbygiri’, three pieces of ‘onigiri’ (€5), and the ‘ponyo’ (salmon chirashizushi, €14). The prevailing atmosphere of heroic collaboration also keeps prices low, with a pint of Kronenbourg at €5 and a half at €3.

Venue name: Dernier bar avant la fin du monde
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Address: 19 avenue Victoria
1er
Paris

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-Midnight
Transport: Métro : Châtelet

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A very good place ! If you are geek or not (yet), come and discover a lovely place in Paris. Books, Board Game, you can find all around you a lot of detail about the Geek's Universe. About the drink and food, it's very good. Each day a different menu, for 12€ and you can discover the french cook with a little geek touch inside ! For the Drink, you can choose a beer for 6€ or a cocktail who have been composed or modified to be geek, like the mojito it becomes the Poison Ivy. Enjoy your trip in Paris, with this places, a very good choice to get a drink !