Prescription Cocktail Club
Opened in 2010 right in the middle of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, the third address from the Experimental Group (which now includes 13 bars worldwide), still looks good with its back-from-Brooklyn style (a ceiling with authentic mouldings, bartenders dressed in white collared shirts, a marble bar, vintage furniture) and its beautiful cocktail menu created by Eric (ex-Night Flight): a subtle Papillon that flutters around between walnut, citrus and herby notes (gin, Picon, Bonal, Amontillado Tio Diego sherry, Sipsmith Summer Cup liqueur and raspberry tonic, €14), a more summery East Side that feels properly modern (gin, mint, fresh cucumber juice, lime and sugar). And if it gets to crowded,you can head up to the little lounge at the top of the staircase with its bar hidden behind a bookshelf. Mocktails upon request (€8). // A.B.