You’d better take good note of the address, because you might easily pass by without noticing the Castor Club door, tucked in this quiet, crooked little street just off the Boulevard Saint Germain. And that would really be a shame, as you’d miss one of the best Paris speakeasies on the Left Bank.
Behind the wooden door, wood plank walls, red velvet stools, and low lighting give the bar a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A stuffed beaver which gives its name to the place is perched on the shelf right next to a row of bottles and flasks full of rare spirits. And a very friendly couple of skilled mixologists busily prepare the drinks.
The fresh and creamy ‘Turkish Delight’ or the lemony apple ‘Chirac 95’ are the house specialties, but I personally prefer the ‘Aye Aye Captain’, an original, spicy version of a Pisco Sour. Whatever your taste, the attentive bartenders will find something to surprise and delight you!
On weekdays, this Parisian log cabin is rather quiet. The stools at the bar offer a great spot for long night chats with friends while the cozy alcoves are ideal for more intimate tête à tête conversations. During the weekend, however, this little venue gets packed pretty quickly, with the hip Parisian crowd coming to sip a good cocktail and dance to the retro American music or DJ sets playing in the room downstairs.