The listed building just south of Pigalle (or SoPi, if you're a PR-type) provides a grand backdrop for swanky drinks with its painted ceilings, stucco cherubs and neo-classical columns. The gilded mirrors, grand piano and the low lighting only add to the romance of the place and yet the vibe is laidback, welcoming in a young fun crowd with evenings as diverse as book club to violin concerts or fashion week parties.
There is no cocktail menu, but the resident mixologist will rustle something up sur mesure depending on your preference and his inspiration (although mostly on the latter - he does tend, rather endearingly, to impose his cocktail ideas), which you can then sip in any of the apartment-like rooms or even in the human-scale birdcage for a more amorous moment.
34 Rue Duperré, 75009 Paris, France
photos copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey