The dancing one
If you want to dance and go to a bar during the evening, then get down to The Café Oz. These are actually bars with an Australian theme. There are three cafés Oz in Paris, but my favorite is at “Grands Boulevards” on the 8th and 9th metro lines. There, all the waiters at the bar speak English and can even serve you Australian beer. I love these bars simply because they are not expensive and you can meet interesting people there. But in a Café Oz, it’s not just about drinking. During the weekends, the café Oz invites a DJ, turning the whole café into a nightclub with loud music. It’s a medium way if you don’t want to go in a nightclub but you want to dance in the evening.
The funny bar
The Urgence Bar (which means “emergency bar”) is one of the most famous and best bars in Paris, with a very specific theme. Because the bar is about 5 minutes walk from the university of medicine of Paris, hence the theme. The whole bar is focused on medical stuff, that’s why all the names of the cocktails are inspired from illness and medicines. Some cocktails are served in feeding bottles; others are brought in false syringes and shots are served in phials just to make you feel in a medical universe. It’s a good way to have a drink in an original and diverting place in Paris. It’s a bit expensive because it’s famous and at the core of the left bank. After this bar, you can go to other bars on Boulevard Saint Germain, which is also a good place to have drinks in the evening. The bar is just behind Odeon metro station on the 4th line.
The right place to have a discussion
The “Comptoir General” is a place where Parisians go to chill out. It is a really nice place next to the Canal Saint Martin, where youngsters love to go. This bar is perfect to spend the after work time with Parisians, and you can even go there at 7 pm and experience a real Parisian bar. Once there, you’ll see that the atmosphere is very different from what we are used to seeing in bars in Paris, as the decoration is done in a colonial style, which gives you the feeling of going back in time. The people going there are mainly Parisian hipsters and fashion lovers. I love being there because there is a lot of space, the ceiling is high and you can really rest in a peaceful and original atmosphere. It reminds me of the type of bars that one can find in Berlin, with a lot of space, but with the Parisian spirit.
The bar tour in Oberkampf
This bar is at the core of the bar district in Paris. To go there, you just have to join the ‘rue d’Oberkampf’ to the metro station Parmentier on the 3rd line. This bar is a special because you can only drink alcohol shots. You are not allowed to sit and talk as in the “comptoir general”, so you simply order your shot, drink it and then leave. But don’t think that checking into this bar is a short stop over because there are so many different shots that you can be served, you you might find yourself hesitating for at least 20 minutes before making up your mind, then, you’ll have to queue for your order. I have to admit though that this is the very downside of this bar; it is small and crowded. But, if you are at Oberkampf, the bar is a must- visit in the district.
Next to this bar, you have the “Orange Mecanique”, a bar on the theme of Kubrick Movie “A Clockwork Orange” or the “UFO” in which you can have drinks at a cheaper rate. I really recommend that you to go to Oberkampf, especially on Saturday, just to see how dynamic the district is with all the students hanging out.
Ne conoscete qualcuno?
Io no…devo assolutamente rimediare durante la prossima visita Parigina!