Inspired by French singer/dancer Joséphine Baker and 1940s tattoo parlours, this bar has everything you need for a night out: great atmosphere, nice design, delicious and reasonably-priced cocktails (10€ a pop) and good bar snacks.
We arrived via the wine bar, which is also a whisky and wine shop. You can buy a bottle to take out or sample on the spot, but we started off with a glass of IGP Collines Rhodaniennes from Stéphane Ogier at €5.50. It was only afterwards we discovered the cocktail bar in a different room, and the evening got even better…and more dangerous. We quickly moved on to their signature ‘Joséphine, the ultimate cocktail à la francaise with a blend of calvados, chartreuse jaune, sbsinthe, lime juice and grapefruit zest.
At weekends, the cocktail bar is the livelier of the rooms, with a DJ playing soul, ska, reggae and jazz to a dancing crowd. There’s a smoking room down here too. Just watch out for the see-through floor – there’s a nice view to the wine cellar below, but also up your skirt.