A design-focused hotel bar reviving Pigalle's racy heyday.
This address certainly has a colourful past. A former brothel, Maison Souquet is now a clandestine hotel with a bar of the same name – which truly embraces the Pigalle of yesteryear. Décor is Jacques Garcia’s Belle Époque meets orientalism, including original pieces like 1895 Cordoba leather on the walls, Moorish earthenware, porcelain, vintage furniture and moulded fireplaces. Everything is beautiful.
The atmosphere is a little bit naughty, like an aphrodisiac is being pumped into the room. Perhaps it’s something to do with the floral, feminine cocktails, all named after famous courtesans. The "Belle Otero" is incredible (mezcal, Saint-Germain elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and champagne), especially paired with the unforgettable foie gras dish. There’s a number of high-end small plates and mocktails on the menu too – all served with a smile. Could this be our favourite bar in Paris so far?
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
|Venue name:||Le bar de Maison Souquet|
10 rue de Bruxelles
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm-1am|
|Price:||Mocktails €13, cocktails €17-20|