Late Night Drinking
Little Red Door
Paris-Bastille and the Marais
- Night Out
Apr 13, 2018
The façade is neutral, with no signs or lights leading you inside, giving it a speakeasy feel. Once you open the discreet grey door, you will slip into a charming hot spot for great cocktails and conversations. The exposed brick walls and gentle low light give a hipster vibe, but in a non-pretentious way. Candles gently glow, adding a sense of warmth and calm to the already welcoming atmosphere.
The furniture was shipped in from London, while slate floor tiles add a quirky spin to a classic Parisian aesthetic. There are pops of colour to be found all around, adding a charming appeal to this stylish spot. There is also – you guessed it! – a signature red door. This is a nod to prohibition era America when red doors were used as a symbol for speakeasies.
Behind the bar you will find a terrific team of friendly fellows who perceive mixology as an art. The staff adorn colourful aprons and look quite dapper in their bowties. Their cocktail menu is strikingly inventive, but it is always a good idea to chat with one of the bartenders for their opinion. They are knowledge, attentive and extremely creative. The Con-Tiki cocktail is particularly good, made with El Dorado 8-year-old rum, charred pineapple syrup, verjus, Pernod Fils absinthe and taras boulba beer.
To cater to a diverse patronage, a mix of international tastes and cultures, their menu is eclectic, but not overwhelming. Considering the amount of time and craftsmanship that goes into each and every cocktail, their prices are reasonable. There are approximately 12 drinks on the menu, ranging from 12 to 15 euros. The menu usually rotates twice a year, so ensure optimal ingredient freshness and taste.