Late Night Drinking
Little Red Door
Paris-Bastille and the Marais
- ‘Night Out’
Apr 13, 2018
This hip little Parisian cocktail spot, Little Red Door, is a handsome space, dotted with candles, the bar giving off a welcoming glow.
From the striking miniature red door (which you’re not expected to enter through, don’t worry, it’s just there for show) to the exposed brickwork and soft low light, this is a bar that would not be out of place in New York.
Tapping into the same craft cocktail scene as the famous ECC (where the bar manager used to work) and its various off-shoots, the drinks here are inventive and the bar tenders knowledgeable. This is a place for people who care about their cocktails and more than holds its own alongside neighbouring destination bars like Candelaria.
The drinks list is full of tempting and inventive things but it’s always worth chatting to the dapper, cap-wearing bar tenders about your likes and dislikes, and seeing where they steer you.
Cocktails come served in attractive vintage glass wear and the atmosphere of the place makes it amenable to an evening of lingering and sampling, though it gets altogether livelier on weekends. The prices are reasonable given the level of skill involved though this is not cheap venue by any means.