The allure of the hotel bar is everlasting: fellow travelers gathered around the promise of craft cocktails, a soulful playlist, and the effervescent intrigue of the anonymity of the location. And this year there is usually a holiday decor, which makes the experience even more enjoyable. Paris is one of those cities that do justice to the hotel bar. Here are four hotel bars to relax in this winter in the City of Lights.
Officine du Louvre – Hotel du Louvre
Located inside the Hôtel du Louvre, Louvre Officine looks like a hotel bar from another era. Filled with lush greenery and light during the day, the space darkens in the evening, in the best possible way. It’s a perfect place for an aperitif before dinner and a nightcap before going up to bed. The menu is filled with whimsical cocktails, mocktails, and plates to share. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, pick me up after a day exploring the Louvre, the Palais Royal, or maybe after shopping on Rue Saint-Honoré. The Hotel du Louvre is exactly where you think it would be, just opposite the Louvre, on the corner of rue Saint-Honoré, rue de Rohan and rue de Rivoli.
Bar Le Gaspard – Hotel La Réserve
Bar Le Gaspard is everything you could possibly want from a luxury hotel bar in Paris, both mysteriously romantic and comfortably familiar. Named in honor of Louis-Gaspard d’Estournel, a pioneer in Bordeaux wine trading, the bar is full of nooks and crannies to relax with your companions and the menu invites you to linger. The cocktail menu is full of inventive interpretations of classics. Try the ‘Gaspard Martini’ which is made with cardamom infused Tanqueray and Tokaji or the ‘Haathee’ which is made with Belvedere, Martini Rubino, rose syrup, cranberry juice and champagne.
Lili – The Peninsula
Although not technically a “bar”, Lili is a restaurant with a clubby atmosphere and serves the same purpose as a traditional hotel bar – it is a place to see and be seen. , while sinking into the night with a good cocktail in hand. Serving signature dishes of the peninsula such as Peking Duck and Dim Sum, Lili is the place to come to when you are just starting or finishing your party. Reserve a table for dinner here, savor the delicious food, fabulous drinks, especially the € 60 ‘Pandora’ cocktail for an elegant start (or end) to what hopefully was an adventurous night out in Paris .
The Bar – Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Finally, for one of those evenings where you just want to watch and listen to the piano, The bar at the Four Seasons is an enchanted place to spend an evening. Order a “Waiting for a Girl” cocktail and enjoy live music and the majestic setting of this majestic hotel in the golden triangle of Paris. It goes without saying that the Four Seasons George V Hotel Paris is also worth a visit, especially if you are a foodie, it is the only hotel in Europe that currently holds 5 Michelin stars.