Cocktails Le Meurice Paris
o one does the cocktail scene better than the Parisians. With every restaurant and bar serving the best quality drink which boast both uniqueness and tradition, they certainly know how to handle their drinks. But not every place is born the same. There are some who are clearly superior to all others and one of the places that boast this superior level in cocktails in Paris is the Bar 228 in Le Meurice hotel.
Being part of a hotel that has been around for over 200 years means you have a lot of reputation and there is a lot you need to do to maintain it. Fortunately for you the Bar 228 does a splendid job at that and you will have a great time while you are there enjoying the best cocktails in the world. A place like this certainly needs a deeper look in order to truly understand its greatness. Read on to find out more.
Now this isn’t your typical bar where you go and find a dance floor filled with youngsters dancing to electronic music. This place speaks of nothing but class. The only music you hear in this place is a live performance of jazz that is just as good as one can expect from a five star hotel. The interior is just as finely furnished as the rest of the hotel with warm tones all over and the wood in all the dark shades. You will be seated in deep and comfy leather sofas and the hushed environment will make you feel very relaxed. This is a place where you explore a whole new meaning to enjoying cocktails. The environment certainly has a lasting effect on you and if you are craving for some quiet time, this is the most suitable place to be at.
The bar maintains the same level of professionalism as the rest of the hotel and as soon as you get seated you are served with bowls of olives, nuts and breadsticks which you dip in a garlicky paste with a very creamy texture. This is to pass the time as you browse the extensive menu of cocktails that this bar serves. There are two different types of cocktails available, one being the champagne cocktails and the other being house creations which are priced between 24-48 Euros. The choices in both types go in dozens and every drink as good as any. Whether you are ordering a martini or a fruit cocktail, the concoction is always perfect and you get to savor it fully. Le Meurice is known however to follow Parisian traditions when it comes to pouring drinks and instead of shaking them they serve directly from the freezer. This may cause some of the drinks to feel much stronger but let’s admit that it’s a good thing to get deluded once in a while.
While the bars in other posh hotels seem to be more into the way the bar scene is nowadays, this place has clearly grabbed itself a surefire place in the hearts of the people with its elegant and pampered service and luxurious experience. It demands that you visit again and again!
Address: 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Phone: +33 1 44 58 10 10
Planning your visit
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