Paris-Bastille and the Marais
May 11, 2018
The new bar from the guys behind the not overly imaginatively named but otherwise awesome Tiki Lounge, also offers fun tiki drinks but Lone Palm has its own distinct personality, its own sense of style. There’s a retro 1950’s Californian vibe to this fun little joint but it also a modern feel, it’s not a time capsule; it’s a little bit Jetsons in aesthetic, sure, with its retro lampshades and booth seating, but in a charming way rather than being aggressively themed or ironic. It’s liquid pleasures that take centre stage here. Witness the cocktail list, a short but inventive thing, populated in the main by American classics with a few contemporary twists thrown in for good measure. The menu features their take on the Lemon drop, the Royal Jamaican Yacht Club and the Clover Club, but there are also house tipples available featuring ingredients like red pepper and coriander infused tequila. They do a crisp, mean Martini, always a marker of a bar serious about its cocktails. The drinks are very reasonably priced, something that always pleases us. The atmosphere is relaxed and accessible, more so perhaps than some other bars serving drinks of this standard the place fits right in to the neighbourhood and their 6pm – 8pm happy hour is particularly good value, making this one of the more character-rich and exciting new spots to open in the Bastille area of late.