Bar Robinet is a well-known little bar with many years of success serving up a wide range of creative drinks to a niche crowd. It’s tiny and often full of life. You probably won’t find Bar Robinet unless you’re looking for it.
Robinet is different every single time I visit. It is so small and intimate that the atmosphere depends entirely on the clientele at the time. On any given evening you might find yourself among bespectacled intellectuals, shallow party-goers, groups of artists and actors or midget fetishists. Who knows? But the cramped quarters will do their best to make sure you end up making new acquaintances.
I visited with two of my own friends and we quickly found ourselves in an enjoyable conversation with two teachers. The music was pleasant, the light from the lamps above bathed us in warm, ruddy light. Adding to the ambient air was the “drink of the day”, a nice-price Aquavit Sour which I nursed while enjoying our chat.
Come early if you’re preoccupied with securing your own table or show up later and eel your way into the flock and mingle. Robinet shares the same charm as Bar Boca in that it gets people to socialize together.
Age limit: 23+