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L'Orange Mécanique

Bars and pubs Folie-Méricourt
5 out of 5 stars
L'Orange Mécanique
© L'Orange Mécanique

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

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An affordable rock bar dedicated to sixties and seventies cinema.

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What should I drink? A €2.50 happy hour pint.

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars on Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud. The selection is diverse and more importantly, great value. L’Orange Mécanique (named after the infamous Stanley Kubrick film) is an eternal favourite: it projects movies from the sixties and seventies onto a big screen, creating a psychedelic meets old-school vibe. Music is a smorgasbord of pop, soul, funk or garage rock, depending on the DJ. Your cash will go that extra mile here as the beers are pretty affordable, with options like La Chouffe, Délirium Brune, Vedette, Gallia, Orval or Westmalle.

Happy hour runs from 6-8pm, with €1.50 wine or Pastis and €2.50 pints. There are classic and more creative cocktails (€7) like the Ecureuil (fresh apple, apple syrup, gin, lemon and Perrier), the Bujito, with mint, chartreuse, grapefruit and lime) or the Marga Caliente (tequila, passion fruit, Espelette pepper and lemon). No publicity is needed for this gem, it speaks for itself  but come early for a good spot.

By: Emmanuel Chirache/EH



Address: 72 bis rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
Transport: Metro: Parmentier, Oberkampf or Couronnes
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