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HERO, Paris

I’m working a lot now, both with the bar at Gordon and with my French studies. Yes, I study French even though I live in Germany – but I kinda always liked doing stuff ‘the other way around’ or ‘may way’, and I just love the French language. I’m looking back at my time in Paris and I want to show you a bit of Hero – a Korean cocktail bar and restaurant at 289 Rue St-Denis that’s part of…

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Velvet, Berlin

About Friday night… When me and Freddie started the night with oysters at Papilles and Freddie goes “I feel like getting proper bar-wasted tonight” I knew we were in trouble – because I was also feeling like getting proper bar-wasted! And sheeeeet, there’s NO ONE I have as much fun with as with Freddie! We got totally smashed! I don’t think I’ve ever seen Freddie that drunk actually – and it was only 11pm. Wow. After Papilles we went to…

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TB Guest shifts at L’entrée des artistes, Paris ?>

TB Guest shifts at L’entrée des artistes, Paris

Earlier this month, on September 8th and 9th, I had the opportunity to work together with the crew at L’entrée des artistes on 30-32 rue Victor Massé in Pigalle, Paris. The owner and manager Edouard established the restaurant and cocktail bar together with a business partner only two years ago and since then they have gathered a fine clientele of cocktail and music lovers. The drink list is fresh and innovative. The music is jazz, soul and disco played on vinyl….

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Best cocktail bars in Paris

So, I’m back in Berlin now and it feels really good. I will miss Paris however, especially the fantastic bar scene which reminds me a bit of about what the bartenders social network look like in the city I developed to become a bartender – Stockholm. There are similarities of the scenes in these two cities, where as the scene in Berlin is much younger and more “spread out”. Paris and Stockholm share a common culture between people working in…

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Back at Le Syndicat, Paris

Last night I went to Le Syndicat on 51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, who just re-opened after a few weeks holiday leave. They’re back with a new menu and I just had to go visit the amazing people behind the bar; a part of the crew I got to know last year when I visited in October. Yesterday I met Aris, Juliette, Giovanni and Joanna on my quick stop in this golden bar before I had to run a last…

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Glass

Last Monday I did a guest shift at Glass, on 7 Rue Frochot, Pigalle. It’s a cocktail bar for everyone, unpretentious and raw with kind of a punk-attitude that is welcoming rather than repellent, and it’s Paris’ bartenders hotspot; the place where people working in the industry can go after work or on a night off, and stretch out. It’s open to 4am  from Sunday to Thursday and to 5am on Fridays and Saturdays. I had so much fun working…

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Little Red Door

I went to say hello at Little Red Door – 60 rue Charlot in Paris – on Tuesday where I met Calvin and the rest of the crew. Calvin was at Glass when I worked there on Monday, dancing behind the bar after closing! He didn’t expect to see me on Tuesday and man, we had a laugh. The Paris cocktail scene is very familiar to the Stockholm scene. Everyone knows each other and visit each others bars. The bartenders…

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Back at Candelaria

I was back at Candelaria last Thursday where I one again met Alejandro who works there. Their cocktails are really good but man, their michelada.. WOW! To die for! Read my review of Candelaria from last year!

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Warung

Last Wednesday I met Sonja and Cecilia, two childhood friends from Ösby Grind, at Warung, Långholmsgatan 3 in Stockholm. Anders, who earlier bartended at Morfar Ginko, works now in the bar at Warung and I saw him posting a new bar-menu (food) on Facebook earlier that day, and since I only had cake for dinner at my Grandma’s, it was perfect to enjoy a bit of food in the bar. Of the bar-menu I had the nuggets, try it! They…

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