Hotel Concorde La Fayette, 3 Place du Général Kœnig, Paris, 75017, France
Tel: +33 1 (0)4068 5068
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Daily till late
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: View
Price guide: High-end
Food: Bar snacks
On the top floor of the Hotel Concorde La Fayette's tube-like tower you'll find this bar running around one quarter of the 34th floor. It has high aspirations to be a fashionable destination but is decidedly mass market. However, La Vue's cocktails are better than most other bars perched atop a skyscraper, but in keeping with such lofty night spots you'll find the prices stratospheric.
A sea of glass rods dangle like stalactites from the ceiling cutting an overhead path to the DJ booth. If this were not bling enough the ceiling ripples with changing colours. Double height windows lined with built-in seating look onto the Eiffel Tower, the two buildings appear equal in stature if not status. The view, rather than the DJ, attracts a mixed crowd ranging from flatteringly dressed model-like women to fat men with bad shirts they forgot to tuck into their ill-fitting strides.
The cocktail menu kicks off with the classic La Louisiane and caters to every taste with the Pina Colada popular. Wines include 4 champagnes, 4 whites, 4 reds and one rose by the glass. They have beer - bottles of Carlsberg but champagne's more in keeping with the view. SD