Nested in Les Faubourgs, in the 10th arrondissement, the most vibrant and fast-changing neighborhood in Paris, the Fantôme bar manages to play its cards right. Cocktail bar, street food and parties, a unique setting and a joyful surprise for the kid inside of you (especially if you grew up in the 70/80/90s).
Behind the black-tile front and the big bay windows is revealed a highly unusual bar, with a surprising and fun concept: gaming. Inaugurated last year with great buzz, the Fantôme bar (opened in June 2013) plays the card of the regressive eighties style through a retro-futuristic decoration which seems to be dedicated to geeks who grew up with entertainment and video games. But there, anyone can access this game paradise: you can try various ultra vintage arcade games (Pac-Man coffee table, Street Fighter terminal) or more traditional pinball, table football and even darts. During the day, the place is a quiet coffee while at night the ambiance goes up in a joyful mess. Overall, it is really, really fun!
For who? Hipsters, trendsetting gents in their 20s/30s. Great for a pregame between friends. Usually over-packed! Local families on the weekends for brunch.
Eat round? One of the best new gourmet and haute-cuisine restaurant in town (trendy and casual chic) called Porte 12. Mandatory booking (like two weeks in advance) / Or the trendsetting Japanese restaurant next door Nanashi / Or Farago, an exquisite Basque tapas trendy restaurant.
When? Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 2am / Saturday from 6pm to 2am / Sunday from 12pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday to Sunday
Where: Le Fantôme, Rue de Paradis, Paris, France
Metro: Poissonnière (Line 7)