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Paris Cocktail Week

Shaking Up Drinks & The City This January
Bartender making a mixed drink.
February 7, 2020
Each year, 50 different cocktail bars throughout the capital participate in the Paris Cocktail Week, serving a total of 100 original drinks concocted just for the occasion. Workshops, theme nights, and other activities are also planned all around the city. Read on for more details and our picks for the Top 5 Cocktail Bars to hit during the event!

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Who says January is the gloomiest month of the year in Paris? Certainly not, thanks to this city-wide mixology event! For six years now, the Paris Cocktail Week has been adding bursts of vibrant colors, awesome flavors, and plenty of bubbles to brighten up even the greyest winter night.

Paris Cocktail Week promises to once again shake up the city for its 2020 edition, running from January 24th – February 1st.

A brand new batch of 50 cocktail bars has been selected to participate this year, but the concept remains the same. Each bar offers two original Cocktail Week creations at a sweet price (30% off from 6-10pm), one with and one without alcohol.

That’s right, you can take part even if you’re doing ‘Dry January!’ But just so you know, the term mocktail is out – sound hip by ordering your beverage spirit-free instead. You’re welcome!

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The sixth edition of Paris Cocktail Week takes place January 24 – February 1, 2020

But the Paris Cocktail Week isn’t just about drinking. The event also includes a mix of unique events held in various clubs, bars, and restaurants around town. With mixology masterclasses, boozy brunches, bartending workshops and parties, there are always plenty of good reasons to get out and brave the cold during this week. Find the full schedule on the event’s official website.

And as for the bars? “50 bars in 7 days, there’s not enough time to make them all,” you might say. Well, let us help you narrow it down with a few of our favorite cocktail bars in Paris:

Urbansider’s Top 5 Bars to Visit During Paris Cocktail Week

Golden bar and velvet stools at chic Paris cocktail bar
© Emilie Franzo
 

1. Divine in the 10th Arrondissement

A new, uber stylish yet surprisingly affordable spot that’s already making a name for itself as one of the best bars in Paris. Photo © Emilie Franzo

Click here to read our review.

Inside Paris speakeasy bar Fitzgerald

2. Fitzgerald near Invalides

A swanky speakeasy in the backroom of a fine restaurant.

Click here to read our review.

Castor Club paris

3. Castor Club in Saint Germain

A log cabin-like speakeasy tucked behind a wood plank facade.

Click here to read our review.

Golden curtains and ceiling of dimly lit Paris cocktail bar.

4. Le Syndicat at Château d’Eau

A speakeasy celebrating French spirits, hidden in plain sight.

Click here to read our review.

Cool Paris cocktail bar CopperBay

5. CopperBay near République

A not-at-all-hidden, marine-inspired mixology bar just off the Grands Boulevards.

Click here to read our review.

Enjoy the week and drink responsibly!

 

Find more of Our Favorite Cocktail Bars in Paris.

 

Editor’s Note: Article originally published January 18, 2019. Updated January 3, 2020 with new information for the 2020 edition.

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