Paris-Opera and Les Halles
May 11, 2018
Located in a somewhat sketchy though officially ‘up-and-coming’ area near Gare du Nord, Le Syndicat Cocktail Club is the brainchild of Sullivan Doh, of Sherry Butt renown, and cocktail blogger Romain Le Mouellic. It’s a celebration of all things French, stocking only French spirits with inventive house creations including ingredients like Marc de Bourgogne, absinthes, and gentian-based bitters. In addition to their original creations, the bar puts a French twist on classic drinks.
It’s a stylish, contemporary and urban place with DJs on the weekends and a French-focussed food menu. The music tends toward a hip-hop, intentionally giving a nod to a genre of artists integral in the resurgence of Cognac amongst a more mainstream audience. The crowd is young and hip, ditto the décor, and the drinks are taken seriously, which isn’t a surprise given the bar’s pedigree.
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