Brasserie Barbès

Barbès has long been one of those places to avoid during your trip to Paris. Brasserie Barbès changed that and taking pictures on the rooftop facing Tati is now considered cool.

Brasserie Barbès’ opening sparked wide debate. Symbol of gentrification for some, and new spot for hipsters to others, the press seized this fruitless debate like it always does. Articles written to say what exactly? Nothing that really matters. Yes, Barbès can welcome a venue with a neat design and several floors. It can attract people and tourists. And this is good news. That won’t change the fact that Barbès’s metro station is a sort of an outlaw area, but that’s also part of Paris.

you can eat, have a drink or a coffee and dance with a view on the aerial metro

Paris is not only the Louvre or the Champs-Elysées. Paris is also messy and imperfect. “Ici, c’est Paris”. Brasserie Barbès is superbly decorated in each floor, you can eat, have a drink or a coffee and dance with a view on the aerial metro. The customer base is cosmopolitan, the venue attracts all kinds of Parisians to the 18th and allows them to see that Barbès is no more dangerous than any other district, even the poshest ones. As Assassin, a French rap group, said the Le dernier juge que j’ai vu avait plus de vice que le dealer de ma rue (*the last judge that I saw had more vice than my street dealer). Don’t judge a book by its cover as everyone says.

 

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Brasserie Barbès
2 Boulevard Barbès, 75018 Paris

2 Boulevard Barbès, 75018 Paris

+33 (0)1 42 64 52 23

+33 (0)1 42 64 52 23

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