The young fellows behind boutique Pigalle bar L’Entrée des Artistes are Fabien Lombardi (a former bartender at Prescription) and Edouard Vermynck (former sommelier at Hotel Murano). They bonded over a shared love of traditionalist hip-hop and ambitious wines and cocktails and each night they perform a delicate balancing act between a serious destination for food and wine and a raucous, freewheeling bar. These aims do conflict at times. But at others they cohere into the ground zero of quixotic geekery and insider bro-downs.
- craft cocktails
- natural wine
- singles scene
- bar food
What to drink
Anything from the Courtois clan of aggressively natural vignerons in Sologne. The wines are relatively rare, and L’Entrée des Artistes has a disproportionately large allocation.
Go there for apéro hour when tables are plentifully available and service is fast. Also, note that L'Entrée des Artistes recently made the move from Oberkampf to Pigalle.