Lurking in the shade of lush tropical vegetation, Tiger hides in plain sight in the heart of the busy Marché Saint Germain area. A plant-covered façade and a steady crowd of cool young Parisians chatting on the sidewalk camouflage this trendy Paris cocktail bar, but it’s certainly worth tracking down—especially if you love gin.
Inside the bar, green palm leaf wallpaper, sapphire blue banquettes, warm wooden tones, and craftfully curated lighting come together to create a welcoming, rainforest-like atmosphere. The temperature quickly reaches tropical levels too, as groups of fashionable young explorers squeeze themselves into the rather small space.
Whether you pounce on an open seat in the corridor room downstairs, upstairs on the mezzanine, or under the dangling light bulbs by the bar, Tiger’s friendly staff will find you and take the time to explain to you a bit about what they do best: gin-based cocktails.
While the lion may be the king of the jungle, here, gin and tonics are king. The menu proposes approximately a dozen unique takes on this classic drink, each mixing premium gins and zesty flavors with Tiger’s homemade tonic, and served comme il faut: with lots of ice in large balloon glasses.
If you’re picky about your G&Ts, you can also choose from a selection of over 100 different gins from around the world and a variety of tonic waters.
The drink menu goes beyond just gin and tonics, though, offering several other gin-based cocktails as fruity and flowery alternatives to the standard G&T. And although they say a tiger never changes its stripes, Tiger does also propose a few tasty cocktail creations with other spirits, in case you don’t like gin.
But the drinks aren’t the only good thing here—the music is good too, with DJ sets and playlists roaring louder as the night goes on. When it gets too loud, that means it’s time to return to the concrete jungle outside and head home, knowing you found what might be the best gin joint in Paris.
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