Comfort Hotel Andre Latin
50-52 Rue Gay Lussac
Phone: (33) 1 43547660
Fax: (33) 1 40517710
Bars & Cafes
Café Universel is one of the finest jazz clubs of Paris. Universel's vocal jam sessions on Tuesday nights are very popular with club-hoppers, as they throng the cafe in large numbers. Jazz concerts and festivals along with cocktail parties, birthdays and various other events feature on the itinerary of the club. Binge on the delicious snacks and booze, while the music plays on. Jazz lovers head to Café Universel and have a gala time! Call ahead for more information.
Les Papilles opened in 2003, has captured the hearts of the picky gourmands of Paris with its gourmet food, classic wines and amiable service. It's a delicatessen by the day offering wide choices of local dishes spiced up with authentic herbs. In the afternoon, when you look forward to an elaborate lunch, Les Papilles offers you dining services. Since they believe in serving fresh recipes, the food served varies seasonally and the menu board always has a list of exclusive delicacies. As the day ends, all we want is a glass of fine wine and good company. In the evening, explore the cellar of Les Papilles which stocks the finest vintage wines, specially hand-made by masters of renowned vine-yards. A visit to Les Papilles and you get to experience all that is France famous for.
Le Crocodile is well-known for the size of its menu; pages and pages of cocktails are available for EUR8 apiece, and every night before midnight, the prices drop to EUR6. The waiter leaves a pen and paper at your table so that you can record your own order from the vast selection of choices. Regulars hang out here until dawn - maybe they're trying to taste every cocktail on the menu? -Emily Monaco
Other than Eiffel tower, what attracts hoards of tourists to France is wines. At the Le Vin Qui Chante apart from savoring authentic French cuisine, you get to drink, one of the choicest of wines produced in the finest of vineyards. Nothing but the best is served here and you have nearly hundreds of wines to choose from. To go with the drinks, it also serves local dishes prepared with fresh produce and herbs. For starters, try the Salade d'écrevisses à l'huile d'olive et au citron or Ravioles du Royans au basilic served with thick cream. Gorge on the Entrecôte grillée, sauce Choron served with sauteed apples and don't forget to order delectable desserts. Good service, classy decor and a glass of wine complete the picture perfect.
If you want to find a whole new meaning of fun, then this Irish pub should be your destination. Friendly bar tenders, a good crowd and the best beers, such as Amstel and Red Stripe on tap, make this a great place to chill and unwind. Live music on Saturdays and DJ nights Thursday and Friday will surely get you in the groove. Wednesday night is student night. The Hideout is one crazy joint, where good times has no bounds and you get to set your own limits. Cheers!
With a collection of more than 350 types of beer, Brewberry is a well stocked cave. The local produce is of excellent quality. They also organize special beer tasting fests with a great variety of breads, cheese and other quick bites to go with it. To organize some of the most entertaining parties and events, they provide with innovative ideas and give you a memorable show. Check out the website or call ahead for further details.
You can escape the many tourists traps of Rue Mouffetard by dining at the Truffière, a traditional restaurant offering regional cuisine in an authentic cellar dating from the 17th Century. The Red Tuna tastes just as good with Foie Gras in a Filo Custard or with Parmentier de Canard aux Truffes Noire. And top that off with Soufflé Chaud à la Truffe Noire; it's guaranteed to send you to a different realm altogether. Strictly for non-vegetarians, the restaurant also has a huge variety of liqueurs, which can be sipped at leisure at the lounge. Their wine cellar has a spectacular wine collection of more than 3,300 bottles. Truly a special place for romantic occasions.
This pub from the 1960s is still going strong thanks to the regular patronage of those neighboring it and a healthy, if somewhat jolly student population. "Hunger has no specific time and neither does thirst" is their motto, sticking by it to provide close to around the clock service. With around 150 different brews to choose from, some of which can only be found here, this is one academy where one wouldn't mind spending time on "research!"
Facing onto Place de la Contrescarpe, this snug Irish pub is brimming with energy and vitality. The interior is small and curves around a central bar with an alcove at the back. There's live sports coverage and, along one wall, Shuffleboard, a game similar to curling but played on a long, wooden table. The best seats are found outside in front of the bar. Here, the buzz radiating from around the fountain in the square is palpable and it's these spots that are snapped up first. A wonderfully compact pub with a friendly, vibrant atmosphere. -Greg Blackman
The Bombardier, a real English pub serving real English ale, brings British pub culture to the heart of Paris. Even the tables on the terrace resemble pub-garden-style picnic benches rather than the more traditional pavement café variety. They boast a view out onto the dome of the Panthéon; guests are almost in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. The beer is reasonably priced, pub-grub is served from mid-day to 2.30p, and there's a choice of three TVs showing the best of British sports. The Bombardier is a good place to watch a crunch match or simply sit with a pint and read an English newspaper.
La Closerie des Lilas is a chic bar and restaurant located in the 5th arrondissement in Paris. Indeed, the celebrated Hemingway penned his epic novel 'The Sun Also Rises' sitting in this very bar. This gourmet restaurant can easily be very expensive due to its location near the Luxemborg Gardens and also due to the exceptional quality of food served. Gorge on Fin Clair oysters and sip on white wine, as the piano player creates music that filters the entire dining room.
For people with a sweet tooth, you may want to literally live here! The perfect place to chill over a cup of coffee or tea, the ambiance is fun with the friendly staff. Sugarplum Cake Shop offers you desserts that are of top notch quality in taste and designs. Whether its a single, double or three layered cake, it will be creatively baked for your senses. The carrot cake is a must-try! Try from their other American style baked goods, and you sure won't regret anything! For further details and orders, check out the website or call ahead.