Paris is not a great city for the art of Amaro, or the joys of a Campari Spritz, despite its reasonably close proximity to Italy.
It’s easier to apply for securité sociale in France than it is to find Averna in a bar. Enter Lockwood to save the day. Though the bar is far more than a haunt for Italy’s finest digestifs and liqueurs, the range and the spread during aperitivo is reason in itself to make the visit.
By day, it’s a reputable coffee haunt with cafe food and beans from Belleville Brulerie. From 6.30 – 8 its Aperitivo time with antipasto and cold cuts to soak up the spritz.
From 8pm onwards you can descend into the cocktail bar for some late night debauchery, or maybe munch on a fried chicken sandwich to the sound of excellent rock, soul and blues.
A new neighbourhood favourite despite its short existence.
Impress fellow hipsters: Lockwood is the brainchild of the Lehoux brothers; Thomas (Le Bal, Ten Belles, Belleville Brulerie), Olivier (formerly Silencio) and Christophe (freshly back from Australia).
Lockwood, 73 rue d’Aboukir 75002
Monday – Saturday, 8am – 2am
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