Paris-Opera and Les Halles
May 11, 2018
Entering through the doors of an unassuming laundromat may not be the start of too many nights out in Paris, but for those that take the plunge at Lavomatic, an experience like nothing else in the City of Light awaits.
Lavomatic is perched on the third floor of an apartment-style building on Rue Boulanger, only a short stroll from the République Metro stop, offering creatively crafted cocktails in a fanciful pop-art inspired atmosphere.
Well, for those that can find their way to the bar, that is. The bar at Lavomatic can only be reached by scaling a spindly staircase hidden at the rear of the laundromat below (hint: look behind the washing machines), and while many may be quick to call Lavomatic a ‘speakeasy’, its atmosphere is the furthest thing from dark and hidden.
The room glows with bold and bright colors with fun additions like swings and laundry detergent soap boxes adding to the fun atmosphere.
The drink card is simple yet sophisticated with tipples like the Basil Instinct – cucumber, lemon, elderflower, and gin – and the berry-infused French Love showing off a cocktail prowess among the bar’s staff almost as impressive as the creativity displayed in choosing a venue.
And if you are wondering, yes, the washing machines are fully functional, so you are more than encouraged to wash your clothes downstairs while you wash down cocktails upstairs.
Main photo credit: http://www.lavomatic.paris/ official website