Type: Bar, Hotel Bar, Local Picks, Lounge
This bar, as its name implies, is dedicated to the elixir of the Gods from Oaxaca known to us mortals as Mezcal. Sure, the Meixican eau de vie made from agave is all the rage right now in the... Read More
This bar, as its name implies, is dedicated to the elixir of the Gods from Oaxaca known to us mortals as Mezcal. Sure, the Meixican eau de vie made from agave is all the rage right now in the trendiest of cocktail bars from Lima to Lisbon, and here in Paris it's no different. What's particularly attractive about this bar is that it's hidden behind Inka Restaurant, all abuzz these days for its fresh take on Peruvian cuisine. You literally have to walk through the restaurant's hot kitchens (wave hello to Chef Recamier on your way if you will!) in order to get to this clandestine bar in the back. Cocktail specials change here seasonally but you can be sure that each is religiously mixed with reverence for the main ingredient, Mezcal. Tunes are a mix of Latin beats and old school R&B with a décor heavily peppered by oversized Christian crosses.
- Bars: "Every other Monday they host open comedy night here. It attracts a loyal crowd of locals who have now become something of Mezcal experts. This bar is the property's second bar and the one hidden behind the kitchen. So, when you walk in, by all means, stop at the front room Pisco Bar, where Pisco Sours are worth tasting, and then head back through the kitchens until you find this den of Mezcal delish."
- Best for Bars Because: Paris has a penchant for hidden bars: People seem to feel if it's hidden, it must be a gem. Here, they wouldn't be wrong.