This boldly designed cocktail bar serves inventive concoctions to a trendy clientele.
Opened in August 2015 on the buzzing Rue des Vinaigriers, this hip cocktail bar has fast become one of the hottest hangouts in Paris. This is thanks in part to its self-consciously stylish interior – the ceiling is covered with vertical wave-shaped slats that seem to crash down dramatically behind the massive steel counter. Less overtly ambitious but equally striking is the charming little terrace outside with its sleek, Scandinavian-style furnishings.
You can choose from among a wide selection of inventive cocktails (think €12 for 120ml-200ml). Waiting times can be long (20 minutes), but every drink is strikingly vibrant, well balanced and generously sized. As an example of the menu’s originality, the ‘Fruit du Passé’ (Strega liquor, Genepi Dolin, own-made celery syrup, lemon juice, liquorice powder and fennel seeds) is a particular delight. Team your drinks with one of the various imaginative sharing platters (all less than €10), like the salmon ‘bonbons’ with maple syrup and peanuts, or the duck tataki with fig and pistachio.
TRANSLATION: HUW OLIVER
|Venue name:||Gravity bar|
44 rue des Vinaigriers
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 7pm-12mid|
|Transport:||Metro: Jacques Bonsergent|