The Golden Triangle of Pigalle

With the arrival of the retro resto/bar Le Lautrec, the 9th arrondissement is now home to a veritable Golden Triangle of bobo (‘bourgeois bohemian,’ or older French hipster) approved drinking dens, joining neighbors Chez Moune and Le Sans Souci as the top three Pigalle destinations.The brainchild of Paris nightlife impresario Lionel Benesemoun of the still super-hip and wildly successful Le Baron in the neighboring 8th arrondissement, Le Lautrec has become a neighborhood hotspot, the kind of place where everybody knows your name (and they’re always glad you came).  What’s the draw? Classic French fare paired with super cheap beers in a space that walks a fine line between classy and rock ‘n’ roll.

That’s the other reason to hit up Le Lautrec: their basement plays host to a wide variety of indie musical acts and DJs, all curated by local guitar legend Yarol Poupaud of Bonus Track Records. Poupaud often takes to the stage himself, shredding it alongside his brother Melvin in their funky new outfit Black Minou, singing and cheerily berating the crowd in both French and English.

When in the Pigalle area, complete the Golden Triangle for a truly wild night out, or simply ditch the competition, join Yarol and his homeboys and call Le Lautrec home for the evening.

Le Lautrec

63 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle 75009

33 (0)148740357

–Ashley Churchill






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