Le Bar (Park Hyatt)
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The Park Hyatt Vendome Hotel,, 5 Rue de la Paix, Paris, 75002, France
Tel: +33 1 5871 1234
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sun noon-1am
Door: Open door
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
Food: Bar snacks
When you walk into the understated entrance of this slick modern hotel look out for a bronze sculpture of two figures reaching up and welcoming you in. These figures are repeated throughout the hotel and spotting them becomes strangely rewarding.
The bar area lies well to the rear of the hotel, just beyond a lounge area with comfy chairs and a central open fireplace. The bar runs off of this, allowing drinkers to sit in either space. Both rooms are modern, airy and overlook the hotels central courtyard with its stunning sculptures.
The leather look bar counter is two-sided, allowing drinkers to sit alongside the bartender as well as opposite. Cocktails, particularly the classics can be well-made but Le Bar is better-known for its selection of 80 whiskies and a dozen Champagnes by the glass. Although this bar may lack atmosphere, I like its stylish, slick feel. However, you may prefer to sip your whisky by the fireplace.