Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right France icon-chevron-right Paris icon-chevron-right Le Syndicat

Le Syndicat

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Strasbourg-Saint-Denis
5 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.

Le Syndicat cultivates the slightly mysterious air appropriate to its name, hidden away as it is behind a decrepit façade covered with a 5cm-thick layer of peeling posters and guarded by a bouncer – you almost expect him to demand a secret password. But co-founders Sullivan Doh and Romain Le Mouellic's dive bar proves, inside, to be kitschly sparkly and bronze-hued. The drinks list hits the fashionable vintage spot, with little-known liquors (cognacs, armagnacs, eau de vie and more) put to good use in contemporary combinations.

From vintage bottles to updated classic cocktails and daring modern creations (cocktails around €10, cognac tastings from around €20), this is a great place to discover forgotten tastes of French alcohols. Highlights from our most recent visit included the velvety, tangy Picon Biere made with cognac, Picon, beer and quince compote. Plus a raspberry negroni, to drink and dip with an alcoholic lolly made downstairs in their lab – the kind of details which show the team's fine attention to detail.  

You sip your poison to a hip-hop soundtrack, another reminder of the hip appeal of retro drinks – Busta Rhymes, P.Diddy, Pharrell Williams and others are all known to be fans of French cognac. And the combination does seem to be infectious – Le Syndicat's understated frontage certainly doesn't deter the crowds.

By: Jenny Stampa/EH



Address: 51 rue Faubourg St Denis
Transport: Métro: Bonne Nouvelle, Strasbourg - Saint-Denis or Château d'Eau
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-2am
You may also like
    Latest news