Though recent happenings have created mixed memories for this café (I was here while the attacks happened back in November) I am still happy to share this spot for its originality and its rooftop, which is a particular asset with spring coming up soon!
The entrance of Le Bar à Bulles is so hard to find that if nobody tells you about it there is no way you can know. It is located at the tacky avenue de Clichy, next to the nightclub La Machine du Moulin Rouge, which this bar belongs to. The stairway leads to a spacious bar that is clearly influenced by the Moulin Rouge, but with a folklorist and young twist.
The staff is particularly cool and welcoming (but maybe they do need more word of mouth, who knows) and the menu is reasonable, offering lunches, brunches and tapas in the evening. It also offers drinks without bulles (bubbles), so no need to spend heaps of money. Located in the vibrant Pigalle area, it is the ideal place to start a long evening.