Aux Deux Amis’ owner David Loyola learned all he needed to know about hospitality with the buccaneer team at Le Chateaubriand before opening this thronged moneypit of a natural wine bar near Oberkampf. The service might be gruff at times, and the clientele might be among Paris’s rudest and most entitled, but what the bar lacks in welcome and niceties it makes up for in sheer mastery of its basic offerings: one of Paris’ strongest natural wine lists and a tasteful and contemporary menu of addictive small plates.
- outdoor / patio
- bar food
- singles scene
- natural wine
What to drink
Sought-after bottlings from Auvergne winemaker Patrick Bouju and Savennières master Clement Baraut. Or, on tap, beer from Montreuil craft brewers Deck & Donahue.
If you happen to get a spot on Aux Deux Amis’ unbookable terrace, it's lucky. Otherwise, plan on sitting in the rather harshly lit interior.