Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
The Paris drinks scene is booming. Stylish cocktail bars are popping up on every corner, speciality wine bars are flourishing (when were they not?!), locally produced craft beer is in massive demand, and speakeasies have suddenly become huge business. This is all partly why we wanted to honour the French capital’s finest bars and bar staff at the second Time Out Paris Bar Awards, which took place at magnificent 18th-century convent-turned-events space the Café A on Monday May 30 2016 (the other principal reason being that we love any excuse for a good ol’ booze-fuelled party).
In collaboration with Time Out London, Time Out New York, Time Out Chicago and Time Out Los Angeles, who have each launched their very own city-wide bar competitions in recent weeks, we assembled an expert jury to help us pick out 30 dazzling nominees across six awards categories, ranging from best cocktail bar to most brilliant bar team. You can check out all the winners below, plus some photos from the night in the slideshow above.
Think we missed a great bar? Let us know in the comments.