Hi guys! I have another Paris recommendation coming your way this morning, and this time, it’s in the form of a seriously must-visit cocktail bar. Little Red Door can be found near the Republique metro stop, and it’s the ideal place to take your friends or significant other for a few drinks in a casual, cool setting (not to mention showing off what an obviously seasoned Parisian you are…)
The whole concept of Little Red Door is that it keeps itself very much on the down-low. As you can see from the image above, it doesn’t look like much from the outside. The street is pretty quiet, and if you didn’t know it was there, you could probably walk past without even clocking it. The owners definitely want to keep this element of mystery and exclusivity, and there’s always a bouncer on the door ensuring not too many people come in at one time. This is quite nice though as it means the bar doesn’t get too full, keeping it feeling nice and relaxed.
Inside, the decor and atmosphere is super chilled, with a slightly American jazz-bar feel. Music is a mix of R&B, Jazz and Blues, adding to the ambience but is never too loud that you can’t hold a normal conversation – I hate bars where you practically have to yell for your friend to hear you across the table. Yes I’m such a granny.
The bar is the main feature – as it should be – and I love that you can watch the bartenders making the cocktails with lots of dramatic effects and theatrics.
The cocktails themselves are on the more expensive side (most are between 10 and 15 euros depending what you go for), but they are all so interesting and presented beautifully. There’s about 12 on the menu and they’re all a little bit special – you won’t find any standard cosmos or mojitos – and they make sure to change them every 6 months or so to keep them in season.
I had The Great Susannah; the most deliciously fresh and zingy gin fizz-esque cocktail with notes of orange flower and manzanilla. My friend on the other hand bravely went for The Lady Wants To Know; a martini-style drink with absinthe and calvados. I warn you, this is not one for the faint-hearted and had a serious kick, but if you’re looking to get drunk quickly and cheaply, this will do the trick!
Little Red Door can be found at 60 rue Charlot, 75003 and you can check out their website here.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have any recommendations for things to do/see/eat in Paris…
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Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx