Is there anything cooler than a hidden cocktail bar in one of the hippest neighborhoods in Paris? By checking out the recently opened Moonshiner in the Bastille area, visitors to the City of Light can certainly find out. Le Moonshiner has been open since May of this year, and it is already becoming known by Parisians as one of the places to be once the sun sets.
Its reputation is due in part to the earlier successes of its founders. With popular bars such as UFO and Rock’n'roll Circus, the team behind Le Moonshiner are now experts at creating hip ambiances that attract Parisians in droves. Their latest creation now pays tribute to the era of American Prohibition, when it was illegal to manufacture, sell and drink alcohol.
Staying true to its forbidden inspiration, Le Moonshiner can only be accessed by going through a secret entrance: large refrigerator doors within a pizzeria called Da Vito. Once they have gone through these hidden doors, bar patrons will be transported to the 1920s thanks to a decadently vintage interior design.
Those who wish to indulge in the specialties of this establishment can try classics like the amaretto sour or the Manhattan. Visitors who are a bit more adventurous can taste a Safran Julep, Salsa Verde, Smokey Island or any one of the unique concoctions invented at this one-of-a-kind bar.
To create an even more authentic experience, Le Moonshiner often invites musical artists who embody the 1920s spirit and make the night come alive with tunes from the days of yore. Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg should not hesitate to head over to the Bastille neighborhood to discover this world of Prohibition.
5 rue Sedaine, 75011
Open every day from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.