Travel guides routinely point tourists to Le Baron Rouge, declaiming it to be the best wine bar around the Marché d'Aligre. If only they'd thought to look around the corner. For our money, Les Caves de Prague does the same job, but better: equally fine wines, fewer crowds and no corkage fee (buy one of their bottles, and you can drink it onsite for free).
Despite the venue's name, the selection tends toward French produce – we took the sommelier's advice and went for an excellent bottle of Les Débonnaires from Chinon. Food is the usual wine-inspired affair: patrons chow down on pâtés, meat platters and rye bread on the pretty outdoor terrace, or around a large wooden table in winter. The overall effect is more 'neighbourhood bar' than 'hipster hangout', and all the better for it.
|Venue name:||Les Caves de Prague|
8 rue de Prague
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Ledru-Rollin|