Le Mo'Town

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Ménilmontant

A spruce, friendly little place without any untoward airs and graces, Le Mo’Town was opened by the chatty proprietor Karim at the end of 2012. In the first room, vintage vinyl sleeves cover the walls, with Brassens and Brel rubbing shoulders with Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. The vintage theme continues with the soundtrack, which sticks to funk, soul and French chanson. The picture of an easy-going, cheerful hangout is completed by colourful seating, woodwork, station clock and exposed brick walls. In a room behind the main bar, a peaceful sanctuary with free Wi-Fi for laptop-tappers. Outside, a huge shaded terrace, heated in winter and sunny in summer.

It doesn’t get as rammed as many bars, and the prices are unbeatable. During the longest ever Happy Hour from 5pm-10pm, pints of Juliper are €3.50 (others €5), and a glass of red Côtes du Rhône village, Saint-Emilion or white Bourgogne Aligoté or Sylvaner is just €3. The generous cheese and charcuterie boards are unexceptionable, but serve well to soak up the alcohol (and at just €8 each, you can go seconds). Concerts on weekends and a Sunday jazz jam. Lovely.

Venue name: Le Mo'Town
Contact:
Address: 116 boulevard de Ménilmontant
20e
Paris

Opening hours: Tous les jours de 10h à 2h
Transport: Métro : Ménilmontant ou Couronnes

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