This is a favourite spot for dance and theatre fans to go for a drink after a show; others find it by accident, as it’s hidden behind the doorway into the Théâtre de la Gare, in the middle of the Marais. Unusually, there’s lots of room to sit down at the many tables, but the most surprising thing is the noise that floats over for the neighbouring Centre du Danse du Marais, which leaves its doors open during the day, allowing snatches of music and the sound of dance steps to float into the courtyard: flamenco, classical or tap, it all depends on the time. The curious can even go and watch the classes.
The menu is strongly Mexican-influenced, and there’s a good happy hour from 4.30pm-7.30pm that covers beers and cocktails. Litre jugs of any beer are sold at €14 all day long, €9.50 during happy hour, from a choice that includes Edelweiss Blanche and Affligem. Bottled brews include San Miguel, Sol, Corona, Negra Modelo, Dos Equis and Bohemian. Classic cocktails are at €8.50 (€5 during happy hour) – stick to these rather than the sometimes dodgy concotions (red wine and tequila?) available by the jug. There are also wines from Chile, Mexico and Argentina.
|Venue name:||The Studio [CLOSED]|
41 rue du Temple
|Transport:||Metro: Hôtel de Ville or Rambuteau|