Diane, A Broad
October 15, 2013

Candelaria by Night [Paris]

9th best bar in the world, and the best bar in Europe, according to World’s 50 Best Bars. You really can’t go wrong here.

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

One of the things I admire most here is the total lack of pretension. Despite the very serious cocktail program, and the incredible breadth and depth of knowledge the people behind the sticks have, it still manages to feel like a welcoming neighborhood bar — albeit welcoming in a dark and sexy way. Last time I visited, there were dudes in t-shirts and basketball shorts mingling with women in Chanel. Then again, it was fashion week.

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

There is no doubt that Paris is slowly but surely turning into a cocktail town, buoyed by establishments like Candelaria. The Experimental group may have been the headwater of artisan cocktail culture in the city, but the diaspora of well-educated bartenders that has sprung from it seems to be doing the real moving and shaking in the scene these days.

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Pun intended, of course.

Candelaria by Night by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Candelaria
52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 (Filles du Calvaire)
01 42 74 41 28

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9 Responses to “Candelaria by Night [Paris]”

  1. Teffy says:

    The pictures came out amazing!! What settings did you shoot in?? Xx

  2. Laura Grai says:

    Candelaria looks like such a cool place – definitely want to check it out next time I visit Paris!

  3. Ylenia says:

    Amazing post! the photos are amazing, and it just makes me wonder why I haven’t been there yet… I’m bummed out that I didn’t see you when you visited, you seem to have had a pretty awesome hectic week! Will you be back soon!!
    xx

  4. chocolatecookiesandcandies says:

    Diane, you’re incredibly talented. You write AND photograph so beautifully.

  5. Liza in Ann Arbor says:

    Is that a lavender martini?!

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