Andiamo just spent a week in Paris, brushing up on our French and re-acquanting ourselves with the plush Parisian lifestyle. With an action-packed trip of visiting hotels, restaurants, galleries, and museums, intermittent cocktail hours were a must. Read on for a short list of Andiamo’s favorite cocktail bars where elegance, exclusivity and Parisian glamour are shaken, stirred, and flowing.
With an iconic interior that's dripping in red velvet and gold finishes, Hôtel Costes is one of those spots that has a recognizable and often imitated aesthetic. With some of the world’s greatest dj’s spinning at such an intimate setting, Costes draws a lively and on-trend crowd. THE hotspot for it girls and guys alike, artists, and celebrities, Costes is the perfect venue for people watching.
Between its upbeat, unpretentious personality and its refined and elegant vibe, Balagan - literal tranlation of “joyful mess” is a great destination for any type of celebration. Sparklers, shots, and smiles are a dime a dozen at this Parisian hotspot. The décor is light and airy with stone floors and touches of wood and cerulean blue to evoke the Mediterranean sea. The music is electric and the food is spectacular - need we say more? Think Bilboquet vibes but with Parisian and Mediterranean flair.
There’s so much history tucked in to this tiny and historic bar at the Ritz Paris at Place Vendôme. Walls filled with memorabilia of newspaper clippings, shark jaws, and business cards of a-listers. The bartender, Mr. Field is known for being an expert in his field, and has been referred to as “the LeBron James of liquor, the Matisse of martinis, the Yves Saint Laurent of gimlets.” This is a bucket list destination for anyone and everyone, best friends, a first date, or a solo traveler.
You’ll feel like you can reach out and touch the Eiffel Tower while seated on the terrace of Girafe, the ultra-trendy brasserie located outside the 1937 Art Deco Palais de Chaillot. Expect the most from Girafe - an extensive wine list, addicting cocktails, and instagram-worthy views of the Eiffel Tower.