Hidden behind an unmarked wooden door near Odéon, Castor Club is easy to miss even for local Parisians. But the discretion is part of the appeal. An anonymous façade leads you into an intimate cocktail bar enveloped in deep green velvet and flatteringly low lighting, with wooden stools only enough to sit handful of guests. Behind the bar, Thomas Codsi, shares inventive yet subtle concoctions with fresh seasonal ingredients. Don’t hesitate to go for signature cocktails like Chirac 95, a twist on a whiskey sour with calvados (along with génépi, spiced apple shrub, egg white, and lemon), or for Turkish Delight (pisco, gum arabic, chartreuse, pistachio cream, lemon and nut meg), and for those less adventurous, a perfectly executed classic Manhattan.
Address: 14 Rue Hautefeuille, 75006
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday & Wednesday from 7PM-2AM; Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 7PM-4AM
Telephone: 09 50 64 99 38
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What people are saying
Le Parisien (2017) says “with its wooden walls, hunting scenes and blues soundtrack, we leave the bar with the impression of having being lost in a Canadian cabin deep in the forest,” giving a special love to “Banana Flip: rum, banana syrup, quail egg, dry sherry, light crème fraîche with a hint of nutmeg.”
L’express (2017) nominates Le Castor Club as one of the 10 best artisanal cocktails in Paris that has been “a benchmark for Parisian bartenders” with its “ambitious and seasonal ingredients that caters to passionate cocktail enthusiasts.”