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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Charonne
4 out of 5 stars
© Bluebird
© Bluebird
© Bluebird

A trendy-luxe cocktail bar from the team behind Moonshiner.

The guys behind our favourite cocktail bar Moonshiner have been working on a second venture - and finally the wait is over. Named in honour of the Charles Bukowski poem, the intriguing gin-oriented drinks list would, without doubt, have been to the American writer’s taste. It’s less likely he would have been able to afford them.

The subdued yet relaxed atmosphere is complimented by a warm colour scheme, copper ceiling and a smoking room surrounded by an aquarium – resulting in a cross between a cosy hotel bar and the back room of a chic Chinese restaurant. Milanese barman Flavio Angiolho rustles up his negroni recipe with his own bold and heady blend 'le Farmily' somewhere between gin and whiskey – to which is added bitter, red vermouth and thyme liqueur directly imported from Italy. And because we never drink on an empty stomach, we chase it with a very generous club sandwich. Don’t leave without a trip to the toilets – we won’t spoil the surprise – but be warned, after a few drinks, you’ll be seeing triple.


By: Zazie Tavitian


Venue name: Bluebird
Address: 12 rue Saint-Bernard
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-2am
Price: Cocktails from €9
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