51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
Le Syndicat founders Sullivan Doh and Romain Le Mouellic fly the French flag high and proud with a 100% Made in France drinks programme. Their passionate young team works with home-grown goodies from Cognac to Corsican citron eau-de-vie for their contemporary creations and classics revisited with la touche Française.
In addition to discovering forgotten French ingredients, you can travel the country without leaving your barstool through flights such as a trio of liqueurs and spirits made with local plants that take you from Normandy with a taste of Benedictine to Basque country via Verveine liqueur.
Hiding in plain site on a gritty but gradually gentrifying street, Le Syndicat is a low-key urban venue where industrial pegboard and concrete get a blingy boost from metallic curtains. The soundtrack brings it full circle with hip-hop playlists recalling artists such as Busta Rhymes, P Diddy and Jay-Z, who helped make dusty cognac’s reputation cool once more.