Don’t expect to find a jazz club at this new Marais venue; Coltrane is a hip bar with an eclectic music policy and a great outdoor space, set behind an art nouveau drinking fountain in a narrow cobbled pedestrian street, making for a delightful spot with the air of a village square, perfect for sunny apéros. Inside there are stone walls and bright paintings, a stainless steel bar lit by shaded lamps: classy without overdoing it. There’s a cosy back room with comfy sofas, and memorable Japanese-style loos with opaque white walls.
The menu offers things like great burgers with Comté or Roquefort and homemade chips, or cheese and charcuterie boards at €8. There are a dozen house cocktails at €10; we liked the Dirty Mother Fucker, much sweeter than its name suggests (Hendrick’s, Noilly Prat and lime), the Purple Haze (Hendrick’s, violet syrup and champagne) and the Mai Tai (two types of rum, lime, barley water and apricot). The beer, sadly, is a bit pricy at €4.40 for a demi of Heineken. On Thursdays, Apéros Panorama brings Parisian DJs to mix electro and deep house. Fridays, Naughty J (the DJ from NTM) plays hip-hop, funk and soul until midnight, with free entry.
38 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 8.30am-2am|
|Transport:||Métro : Temple, République ou Strasbourg - Saint-Denis|