Le Red House, dominated by a majestic bull’s skull hanging over the bar, has the air of a Texan saloon in the middle of Bastille. The clientele are neither uber-trendy nor cattle herders: the crowd is colourful, young, lively, loud and out for a good time. There’s a good live DJ almost every day, spinning rock, punk, funk and electro, and the place never seems to be empty – luckily the venue is huge, with two connected rooms with exposed beams, each equipped with their own bars.
The main attraction at Red House is the happy hour from 5pm-8pm – €5 a pint, €6 for house cocktails, prepared with quality liquors. Some of them are over-sweetened, but the good ones are great: we tip our Stetsons to the Wild West Side (tequila, chilli, cucumber and lime), the Red House Flambeau (bourbon, apricot brandy, spicy syrup, lemon and ginger). Also look out for the menu of off the wall seasonal cocktails – in winter 2012, they include the Fucking Legend (Mezcal, Chartreuse, falernum syrup, lime and mint).
|Venue name:||Le Red House|
1 bis, rue de la Forge Royale
|Opening hours:||Tous les jours de 17h à 2h|
|Transport:||Métro : Ledru Rollin, Bastille, Faidherbe- Chaligny|
|Price:||Demi à 3 euros|