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In recent years, the craft cocktail movement has taken off in Paris. Despite the fact that cocktails were served in the city 200 years ago, and hotel bars drew imbibers (bonjour, the Ritz!), Paris was not known for creative mixology. All that has quickly changed recently with a number of neighborhood watering holes popping up to quench the thirst of ever more discerning clients.
There’s no greater proof of this delicious new movement than Paris Cocktail Week. The fourth edition will kick off on January 20th, 2018 with some 50 events taking place all over the city in 75 participating bars (the fun wraps up on the 27th). Venues include new spots like Combat (63 rue de Belleville, 19th) and Marrow (128 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 10th); tried-and-true favorites like Candelaria (52 rue de Saintonge, 3rd), and Mabel (58 rue d’Aboukir, 2nd); and happening hotels like the brand-new Hoxton (read our review here) and the Hôtel Grands Boulevards, newly launched by the team behind the Experimental Cocktail Club.
Events include the Cocktail Academy (learn the basics of creating the great classic cocktails with barman Jérémy Auger at Ground Control); a book signing (L’Art du Cocktail); workshops with top mixologists called “Secrets de Bartenders”; food-cocktail pairing classes; and more…
Download your free pass here: www.pariscocktailweek.fr. Santé!
Psssst. Le Figaro has a terrific list of 20 new Paris cocktail bars to try. Check it out here.
Lead photo credit : Cocktail Academie, Daiquiri. To be held at Ground Control. Photo: Paris Cocktail Week