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We all know Paris has a decent rep when it comes to food. You might even say it’s Europe’s gastronomic capital – just walk down any road off the Place de la Bastille and that should become quite clear. But it’s only recently that this city’s turned into one of the coolest places to drink, too. Thanks to the dozens of speciality wine bars, craft beer dens and cocktail temples cropping up in nightlife hotspots Pigalle and Strasbourg Saint-Denis, Paris’s drinking scene has quietly become one of the best and most diverse in the world.
The trouble, as ever, is knowing where to start. So from mixologists reviving old-school French spirits to oenologists equipped to choose a bottle to suit your mood, these are the Paris bars we think should go straight in at the top of your boozy bucket list. Cheers, or as the French say, tchin-tchin!
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