51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
One of the first bars to create cocktails using exclusively French ingredients, Le Syndicat continues its inward exploration and is currently, in the words of one of its founders, Sullivan Doh, “more local than local”.
Earlier this year, the staff paid tribute to their favourite Paris bars, creating cocktails inspired by them. More recently, head barman Aris Makris and his team continued their ‘meta’ mixology approach with the Monumental Menu, for which they created 15 drinks to help you discover 15 corresponding Paris monuments, including Versailles, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Ever wonder what the Eiffel Tower might taste like? Try their La Reine de Fer.
While Le Syndicat’s patriotic cocktail creativity has moved it to front and centre on the global stage, the actual entrance on a lively, gentrifying street is still nondescript and leads you through to a bar that retains the same low-key urban cool as always.