Thanks to its appearance in Moulin Rouge, Pigalle is quickly becoming the hottest district in Paris, as well as the epicentre of the city’s nightlife. Whether you’re after an artisanal beer or a flamboyant cocktail, you’ll be able to find something to suit your tastes in this vibrant neighbourhood.
Brussels Beer Project is a modern, warm space that has a seriously impressive beer selection with 20 beers on tap, from all corners of the globe, including the delicious creations brewed by the BBP team. Take a seat on the terrace and enjoy a Jungle Joy (brewed with passionfruit and mango) or a Bread Bitter (brewed with recycled bread) along with a delicious plate of Belgian fries, and once you’re done, purchase a bottle or two of your favourite concoction to take home with you.
Although Le Bar Fondamental provides an exciting selection of beers, brewed in-house at its micro-brewery, the bar still maintains an unpretentious and unintimidating vibe. With a cosy, dimly lit interior, it manages to be cool without imposing, and there’s a beer to suit every palate, from the beer snobs to the novices. Can’t decide what to try? The bartenders are extremely knowledgeable and happy to pass their wisdom on to you.
If you’re tired of drinking mojitos or Aperol spritzes and want a unique cocktail, L’Entrée des Artistes is a great place to start. Here you’ll find an ever-changing menu with combinations like Fat Beets (vodka, beetroot juice and ginger cordial), or Mon Vieux Tabac (cognac, rye whiskey and tobacco liquor). If you need something to soak up the many cocktails you’re sure to imbibe, the menu is available until midnight; after that, you can dance until dawn (they’re open until 5am on weekends).
Another bar with a nod to Pigalle’s seedy history, and owned by the team behind Mini Pong, Pile ou Face is a former “hostess bar” that has kept some allusions to its past – think velvet banquette lounges mixed in with pole-dancing bars. Try a cocktail like the Yellow Mary, or if you’re in a particularly bold mood, try their absinthe-infused Absintonic.
Popular with tourists and local people alike, Edward & Sons is a no-frills, high-energy Irish-style pub. Expect the small space to get very crowded on the weekends, especially during happy hour from 4pm to 8pm, but it’s worth it if you’re after a decently priced beer or Guinness. It’s not a place for an intimate night out but rather a chance to hear some live music and even catch up with some sports on the televisions inside.
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