In 1911, a New Yorker dismantled his Manhattan bar, only to rebuild it stone for stone on Paris’s Rue Daunou. Writers like Hemingway, Sartre and Blondin drank signature cocktails here, Bloody Marys and White Ladies. This landmark for Americans has everything that you would expect from an authentic pub from across the pond – a classic décor, a menu of almost 300 whiskies, and oceans of different beers. A century later, it owes its success to its reputation and to the deep pockets of the tourists who pass here, near to the Opéra area. Certain mixes are worth the trip, like the superlative Harry’s Pick Me Up (a mix of Grand Marnier and cognac, champagne and orange juice) or the exotic Blue Lagoon (vodka, blue curacao and grapefruit juice). The barmen can also make you up a personalised concoction at the underground piano bar, where Gershwin composed the tune ‘An American in Paris’ and where jazz concerts are held every Thursday and Friday nights. It’s a shame about the slightly touristy atmosphere of the area, but we are in Opéra after all. Open until 3am at the weekends.
Harry's New York Bar
|Venue name:||Harry's New York Bar|
5 rue Daunou
|Opening hours:||10.30am-4am daily|