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Experimental Cocktail Club, 75002

Experimental Cocktail Club, 75002
Great cocktails, but when I was here with a group of friends, we suffered really poor service. 
 
Once you've successfully located the bar (it's not easy as you might think, with just a little brass plaque next to the door to inform you of what lies beyond) and been given the nod of approval from the doorman (also not a small feat), you step into a dimly-lit, but cosy, lounge. You might have to get there early or fight for a seat to perch on because it does get busy, especially on weekends, but once you've got a seat, you can settle yourself in for the night. 
 
The problem I have with it is that you want to feel somehow special for being 'in the know' and rewarded for your hawk-eye tracking skills, and yet you then have to fight an uphill battle against the waitress just for a drink. Half the reason why you are likely to spend a whole evening there is because it takes so bloomin' long to be served. 
 
Go to the Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels or the Curio Parleur instead - both under the same ownership as the Experimental, just with much better service. 
 
37 rue Saint Sauveur, 75002
Closed Sunday.

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