A bar where the spirit of 1930s jazz age Paris lives on, the Rosebud was the Montparnasse retreat of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre – and it doesn’t seem to have gained a grey hair since then (unlike existentialist philosophy). The authentic speakeasy vibe includes the drinks – pricy but classic things with whisky and champagne like Sidecars, Alexanders and Singapores, and cocktails mixed by bartenders straight out of ‘Mad Men’ – white suits, elegant moustaches and formal service.
The vibe is low-key, with dim lighting and a discreet clientele – you don’t come here to dress up and make noise. Rather, it’s the sort of placed adored by shy couples and drinkers pondering the meaning of life.
11 bis rue Delambre
|Opening hours:||Daily 7pm-2am|
|Transport:||Métro : Vavin ou Edgar Quinet|