PARIS / Brasserie Barbès
When I think of the Barbès area in the top of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, images of a scruffy neighbourhood with a lot of dark nooks & crannies, a very 'low'-street selection of discount stores such as Tatti et. al., and subway station that inspires you to carry mase -- these are what first come to my mind. But now with the opening of a light, airy brasserie donning the district's name, Brasserie Barbès is the new it-spot with a lineup and trendy staff to boot.
In the location of the former Vano discount shop and just across the street from the Louxor cinema, an Art Deco masterpiece, the new venue also comes with its own Art Deco swing, glam brass lighting fixtures, and 4 floors -- one of which is an open-ceiling terrace style sun room.
2 Boulevard Barbès