Dirty Dick

The congenial international crew at this cheekily named Polynesian-themed rum bar are serving up reasonably priced tropical cocktails, flaming scorpion bowls for a crowd, and interesting craft beers from Oregon to boot. Hipsters and regular people alike are enjoying the retro ambiance at this kitschy cool lounge.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 10 Rue Frochot, 75009
Nearest transport: Pigalle (2, 12)
Hours: Open every day 6pm-2am
Telephone: 01 48 78 74 58
Average price for a beer: 6€ for pints, 7€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 3
Average price for cocktail: 6-14€
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Thierry Richard (2013) “On se verrait d’ailleurs bien en smoking blanc, version Bond à la Jamaïque, dégustant l’un de ces somptueux cocktails où le rhum est roi, comme un Mai Tai (Rhum, zestes d’orange, amandes grillées) parfumé ou, pour les soirs de blues, un Zombie (mélange détonnant de plusieurs rhums) un Pain Killer (Rhum, coco, ananas, orange) revigorant. Car l’avantage du Dirty Dick, c’est qu’on peut aussi s’y réfugier les jours de mauvais temps: le soleil hawaïen y a élu domicile.”

Serious Eats (2013) “As over-the-top as its ambiance is, the bar maintains equilibrium both in the make-up of the menu and in the mixing of impressively balanced individual drinks. The Da-Tiki-Da offers easy-drinking pleasure to big tiki style, impersonating a Brazilian caipirinha, but with rough edges smoothed out by coconut. Served small and clean, this cheapest drink on the menu (6€, or about $7.75) was a refreshing break.”

Le Figaro (2013) “Du côté des breuvages, la part belle est faite au rhum, avec 55 références, et une vingtaine de cocktails very strong servis – pour certains – dans des verres en forme de statues Maori ou dans des bowls à partager. La «Mula Mexicana», à base de tequila, gingembre et menthe, est intelligemment relevée d’un piment entier.”

Forest Collins (2013) “The menu features 17 cocktails with a good mix of classics and house creations, mainly based (of course) on rum, but with other options…I was ready to move onto the rum-based Cutback Conquest, which offers the satisfying balance of a well-made sour made more mature and interesting thanks to the Guinness reduction’s bitter beer bite, spiking through the otherwise easy-going cocktail for a pleasant surprise. The rest of the menu also reflects this element of the unexpected or a juxtaposition of sorts: An elegant un-refinedness, if you will.”

Sophie Doran (2013) “Rum is definitely the star of the show but the team are doing equally great things with vodka, tequila and whisky…The Mai Tai is excellent…As are the drinks – €5 for a pint, roughly €10 for a cocktail – its high brow drinking on a low brow budget.”

Kim Laidlaw (2013) “Somewhat incongruously, Guinness and Newcastle Brown Ale are also on tap, and there is a good selection of bottled beers, too.”

Photo via Dirty Dick’s Facebook page

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