1. Bars
  2. Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  3. Département des Bouches-du-Rhône (13)
  4. City of Marseille
  5. Marseille (13002)

Carry Nation

Bar Carry Nation in MarseilleCarry Nation (Marseille) - © Carry Nation

At the foot of the Puget hill, there’s an improbable souvenir shop (ceramic cicadas and other knickknacks) that almost seems abandoned…. To get a closer look, you’ll need the secret code that you receive via email, before heading to the backroom, which has a faux-authentic feel of a Belle Epoque club. Where Guillaume Ferroni, the owner of this speakeasy and a producers of “identity” liquors (rum aged in the Phocean city, French rye whiskey…) welcomes you with his house spirits that have been mixed and remixed. A very dry Sazerac: rye whiskey aged in the attic, a pastis from 2013, lemon zest, light brown sugar and Peychaud’s bitters. A very fresh Nouvelle Amazone (Noilly Prat, vin jaune, lime and a raspberry liqueur) served over crushed ice and raspberries. And a nostalgic Singapore Sling (gin, cherry brandy, grenadine syrup, Cointreau, fresh pineapple syrup, triple sec, lemon juice, Bénédictine and angostura bitters) served in a hollowed out pineapple. If the absence of a terrace seems like heresy in Marseille, know that Carry Nation climbs further uphill, from September to June, to the Parc du Château des Creissauds, in Aubagne. On the menu: summery cocktails made with fresh fruits and herbs that grow in the park’s garden (7 days a week, reservations only). Cocktails €12-18. // A.S.

Getting there

Bar Carry Nation
Adresse tenue secrète.
TEL: +33 9 50 26 01 66