Paris-Bastille and the Marais
May 11, 2018
Located right in the heart of town, a short stroll from the kaleidoscope of the Pompidou Centre, on rue Quincampoix a street not short of bars – Brooklyn is a tiny little place which boasts a big personality. Like many of its neighbours, it’s a hip, quirky space, laid-back and packed with atmosphere, a bar with character. Run by an American, the bar attracts a mixed crowd of trendy young things and tourists drawn by the central location. The bar offers a small but decent selection of beers, both bottled and on tap, and there’s also an equally tiny drinks menu, offering just four cocktails, but all well made and very reasonable prices despite the city centre location. The drinks are definitely worth trying, the short list features classic cocktails given a bit of a contemporary twist. The Brooklyn Red Hook, a mix of whiskey, vermouth and maraschino, is a case in point, as is their take on the Negroni, which contains a splash of chocolate bitters. The space itself is cool yet cosy, with exhibits from local artists on the walls. There’s no food menu yet but there is talk of American style bar snacks, yet another tick in this bar’s favour.