Found in the heart of edgy Belleville, La Commune is a stylish joint with a unique selling point beyond its cool clientele and chic interiors – although the jungle-like terrace, concrete walls, marble bar and hip-hop playlist certainly have their own charm. What’s so unique, however, is in the liquid, with cocktails drawing on French spirits and produce, from cognac to Armagnac, eau de vie and rhum agricole. First and foremost, this is a punch bar: drinks come in silver bowls inspired by its origins in Africa, India and the West Indies. Tasty, balanced and almost too easy to drink – a winning formula.
80 Boulevard de Belleville, 20th arrondissement, Paris, 75020