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Le Lock Groove

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Montparnasse
4 out of 5 stars
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Le Lock Groove

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Still relatively under the radar, Le Lock Groove is a great alternative to the now obsolete Café Tournesol – which by the way has become almost unbearable. You shouldn’t shy away from Montparnasse, its bars are almost as good as those on rue Oberkampf. This place is full of character, you can drink decent, cheap beer (€5 at happy hour) and, as the name suggests, you can listen to proper vinyl in a resolutely rock’n’roll atmosphere.

Designed by three rock fans: Alexis Cavala, his sister Milena and Emmanuel Urrutia, the Lock Groove has an authentic sixties decoration. Pints can be sipped (Grolsch is €4 in the 6-9pm happy hour) between an old rotary dial telephone, a gigantic vintage Orangina sign and flowery wallpaper. The flea market atmosphere injects plenty of charm to this neighbourhood bar, which gets busy at weekends. As for the menu, it’s American-inflected: nachos, hot dogs, burgers (€8-12 with fries) and cobb salad. Avoid the crudités and the gloopy sauce, instead go for the crispy chicken.

And if you only came to get drunk, know that it’s a mere €20 for ten shots. One last piece of advice before you let your hair down on rue Roger: find a spot in the back room, it’s far more comfortable than hovering at the entrance. 




Address: 15 rue Roger

Transport: Metro: Denfert-Rochereau
Price: Cocktails €5.50 at happy hour, or €7
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4pm-2am

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5 out of 5 stars

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5 / 5

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Love the retro/psychedelic decor, the awesome music and the reasonably priced drinks! They also make pretty good burgers and the young staff are friendly and welcoming. Definitely the coolest bar in the 14th arrondissement!